How to make Twitter profitable

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April 21, 2017

Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise

Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise

Quora just became the unicorn of subjective human knowledge. After eight years carefully cultivating an intelligent question and answer community, it’s just raised an $85 million Series D round… more

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April 20, 2017

Machine intelligence is the future of monetization for Facebook

Machine intelligence is the future of monetization for Facebook

Money.

That was effectively the only conversation missing from Facebook’s F8 conference — an event that even made time for a progress update on a moonshot project that… more

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April 20, 2017

The augmented reality gold rush is afoot

The augmented reality gold rush is afoot

Who will be the Pixar of AR? Someone oughta be rounding up Hollywood special effects engineers and animated character designers to build an augmented reality content… more

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April 20, 2017

Crunch Report | Google Home Gets More Personal

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You are about to activate our Facebook Messenger news bot. Once subscribed, the bot will send you a digest of trending stories once a day. You can also customize the types of stories it… more

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April 20, 2017

Pinterest’s Tim Kendall will talk the future of advertising at Disrupt NY 2017

Pinterest’s Tim Kendall will talk the future of advertising at Disrupt NY 2017

Snap has finally gone public and it’s worth more than $20 billion. Facebook continues to be an advertising behemoth. Google still owns the search ad universe. So is there room for another —… more

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April 19, 2017

FTC tells ‘influencers’ to quit trying to hide the fact that they’re shilling for brands

FTC tells ‘influencers’ to quit trying to hide the fact that they’re shilling for brands

The Federal Trade Commission has put dozens of so-called influencers on notice for failing to adequately document the fact that their Instagram and such like posts are in fact thinly veiled ads… more

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April 19, 2017

Completed wants to take on LinkedIn with a Yelp-style rating model

Completed wants to take on LinkedIn with a Yelp-style rating model

If Black Mirror is anything to go by, rating everyone around you isn’t always a great idea, but Completed wants to make it easier to rate and rank the business professionals around you. It’s… more

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April 19, 2017

Facebook plans ethics board to monitor its brain-computer interface work

Facebook plans ethics board to monitor its brain-computer interface work

Facebook will assemble an independent Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) panel to oversee its development of a direct brain-to-computer typing interface it previewed today at its F8… more

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April 18, 2017

Talking fiber, drones and open-source hardware with Facebook’s Yael Maguire

Talking fiber, drones and open-source hardware with Facebook’s Yael Maguire

Facebook has been putting a lot of resources into improving internet connectivity in rural areas. At first, that may seem like a distraction for the social networking giant, but Facebook takes… more

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April 18, 2017