Sony and Line (Japan’s most popular messaging service) are considering joining forces to develop devices powered by artificial intelligence. The companies are exploring opportunities around digital personal assistant technology to co-create a new communication experience, Sony said in a statement at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday. Sony unveiled concept earphones powered by […]
Snap Inc, owner of the popular messaging app Snapchat, set a lower-than-expected valuation range on Thursday, amid mounting investor concerns over its unproven business model, slowing growth and tight founder control. The company, which filed for an initial public offering earlier this month, was widely expected to be valued at between $20 billion and $25 […]
Salesforce, the only serious contender left on the list of Twitter buyout suitors, has ruled out a bit on the fledging social network. Speaking to the Financial Times, the firm’s chief executive Marc Benioff confirmed that Salesforce was no longer interested in purchasing Twitter, saying: “In this case we’ve walked away. It wasn’t the right […]
App marketing and data company Sensor Tower just released its Q2 “Ad Intelligence Data Digest.” The report presents mobile advertising trends on social media sites, and Instagram in particular. The report finds that one out of every four ads on Instagram is now a video ad. This coincides with Facebook’s effort to make “video ads” […]
Live streaming has come to GoPro. GoPro and Twitter have teamed up to bring live-streaming video to GoPro’s action cameras. The live video feeds will broadcast to Twitter’s Periscope video app, and the video will work with either GoPro’s Hero4 Black or Hero4 Silver.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) drone registry went online on Monday. As the agency announced this morning, more than 45,000 people have now used the online service to register their drones. If you own a drone (or really any model aircraft) that weighs between 0.55 pounds and 55 pounds, you now have to register […]