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7 Essential Trends That Will Shape Product Design in 2019

The pace of change has accelerated. Gone are the days when fashion trends could be measured in decades. Or a telephone was a one-time, long-term purchase. Now, new technologies supplant older ones every single year; and, in some cases, even faster. Today’s successful products have an even greater need to differentiate than in prior years. Today’s consumers want the newest technologies. But, they also want products that are environmentally responsible as the debates over climate change rage. The...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Internet Of Things, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Sales, Lego, Innovation, Nintendo, Cnet, Alexa, Product Design, Sustainable Design, Self-care, Mackenzie Brown, DIGA


Vivo APEX 2019 bezel-less curved screen smartphone to be introduced on January 24

Vivo introduced its APEX FullView Concept Smartphone with 98% screen-to-body ratio and an in-display fingerprint scanner at the MWC in February last year. Later it introduced the phone as NEX and the new NEX Dual Screen with a new design was unveiled last month. Today the company posted a teaser for APEX 2019 bezel-less smartphone ahead of announcement on January 24th. This shows a more curved design without the front camera or even the buttons on the sides. In a teaser on Facebook earlier ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Blogging, Xiaomi, Vivo, APEX 2019, Vivo APEX 2019


Facebook is restructuring its augmented reality glasses division as it inches closer to launch (FB)

Facebook is moving hundreds of employees to a new product-focused augmented reality group as it continues to quietly develop AR glasses. The employees are being moved out of the research-driven Facebook Reality Labs and into a new specialized team overseen by two key hardware execs, Business Insider has learned. A Facebook spokesperson said that Facebook is working on multiple different AR hardware products, but that they might not all ultimately launch. A source who has tried a prototype of t...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Trends, Silicon Valley, Randall, Signal, Michael Abrash, Kirkpatrick, Ficus Kirkpatrick, Facebook Reality Labs, FRL, Facebook Reality Labs FRL, Ryan Cairns, AR Business Insider


Instagram influencers are so overwhelmed by hackers, they’re hiring hackers of their own to get their accounts back (FB)

Instagram influencers with thousands of followers are getting their accounts hacked and held for ransom. Hacked influencers told VICE's Motherboard that Instagram has been slow to give them back their accounts, even after creators followed necessary steps for account recovery. Some influencers have turned to 'white-hat' hackers to get their Instagram accounts returned to them, after being unsatisfied with Instagram's slow process. Internet celebrities who have seen their Instagram accounts ha...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Fbi, Xiaomi, Oklahoma, Cassie Gallegos


In defense of screen time

Siri Fiske Contributor Siri Fiske is founder and head of MYSA School in Bethesda, Md. and Washington, D.C. The Silicon Valley engineers who design our tech gadgets won’t let their kids anywhere near those devices, according to a shocking New York Times profile. These workers are convinced too much time in front of smartphones and iPads is rotting kids’ brains. Technology “is wreaking havoc on our children,” warned one former Facebook employee. These parents nee...
Tags: Facebook, Column, Education, Opinion, Washington, Tech, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Cartoon Network, Bethesda Md, Spokane Wash, Colorado Technical University, Siri Fiske, MYSA School, Institute of Education in London Kids


How To Take Advantage Of Memes, Memes, Memes, Memes...

As the realities of content and distribution continue to transform in the contemporary media economy, many artists and distributors have been forced to rethink their marketing strategy entirely. Here we look at memes have and could potentially be tapped as an effective marketing platform. ________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media As content and distribution rules shift in the new media ecosphere, brands – whether they're radio, TV, streaming, personalities, a...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Music, Taylor Swift, NFL, Chicago, Netflix, Guest Post, Sandra Bullock, North America, Wrigley, Richard Dawkins, Hyde Park, Music Business, Brian May, Variety


Facebook says it will ask employees to take down glowing Portal reviews on Amazon

The reception to Facebook Portal has been, at best, a mixed bag. Between the company’s ongoing privacy woes and a lackluster response, Facebook likely didn’t get the response it was anticipating for its first in-house hardware creation. Still, both the Portal and Portal Plus are floating around the four-star mark over on Amazon. Not too shabby. New York Times columnist Kevin Roose noticed something fishy in all of this, noting on Twitter that many of the verified reviewers on the site bore th...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Tech, New York Times, Andrew Bosworth, Bosworth, Boz, Kevin Roose, Amazon Not, Facebook Portal


A look at Birdies, the popular slipper shoe startup that just raised $8 million more from investors

Bianca Gates is a first-generation American, her parents having immigrated to the U.S. from Latin America. As such, she says, after waitressing her way through college at UC Irvine, she was expected to get a safe job with a 401(k) plan and to live with her parents until she was married. Things haven’t gone exactly that way, but one can imagine Gates’s parents feeling pretty satisfied with their daughter’s trajectory nevertheless. The reason: Gates, along with cofounder Marisa Sharkey, are the co...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Instagram, Stanford, China, Sacramento, San Francisco, Tech, Mtv, Venture Capital, Manhattan, Harry, Latin America, Gates, Viacom


Snap and WeWork have done an outstanding job showing the problems with making CEOs all-powerful (FB, GOOGL, DBX, SNAP, ROKU)

Recent news out of WeWork and Snap illustrates the shortcomings of their corporate structures.  At Snap, CEO Evan Spiegel's imperial management style seems to be driving away numerous top managers, including its chief financial officer, who announced his departure Tuesday. At WeWork, CEO Adam Neumann is reportedly engaged in what has the appearance of self-dealing — directing the company to lease buildings that he himself owns, despite the objections of the company's investors. Both companies ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Congress, Softbank, Trends, Bloomberg, Larry Page, Chicago, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Evan Spiegel, WeWork, New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street Journal


Most Facebook users don't know that the site uses their interests for targeted ads, a new Pew survey says (FB)

Facebook collects data on its users, categorizes their interests, then lists those interests for advertisers.  According to a new study done by Pew Research Center, most Facebook users do not know the site lists their collected interests for advertisers. Of those, half are uncomfortable with how the site categorizes them. Some believe their listed interests do not line up with their personal lives.  Facebook users can view how the platform categorizes their interests on the "ad preferences" pa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Congress, Trends, Airbnb, Pew Research Center


Apple boss Tim Cook attacks 'shadow economy' of data in call for new privacy law

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook has called for the US to introduce a national privacy law, attacking a “shadow economy” in which people’s personal data is bought and sold without their knowledge. Mr Cook said companies should have to collect as little data as possible and make it easy for people to delete the information that is held about them. It is the latest attempt from Apple to position itself as the steward of consumers’ privacy, and to draw a line between itself and companies such as Fa...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, UK, Cook, News, US, Tim Cook, US Congress, Federal Trade Commission, GDPR Facebook Amazon


Daily Crunch: Prosecutors may be building a criminal case against Huawei

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. U.S. will reportedly seek criminal case against Huawei for stealing tech secrets According to a new from The Wall Street Journal, U.S. federal prosecutors are preparing a criminal indictment against Huawei for stealing trade secrets — specifically in the company’s actions around a T-Mobile smartphone t...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Microsoft, Russia, Tech, Canada, United States, Ford, Aws, Kremlin, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Seattle City Council, Tappy, G Suite


Tim Cook on iPhone Sales: We Need to Talk About Facebook

Just in case you weren’t already aware of this, Apple is super duper serious about privacy. In a new Time opinion piece, Tim Cook reiterated the company’s old talking points about how other companies (read: Facebook and Google) turn people’s personal data into a product that they can sell, sometimes without the user…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Science, Privacy, Time, Marketing, Tim Cook


On Target – 5 Ways to Attract the Right Audience for Your Small Business

As a small business owner, it is likely you’ll have your hands full with everything it takes to operate your business and manage your staff. In order to keep your customers coming back and gain new clients to sustain your business, it’s essential that you have a focus on growth and generating new leads. Here are five easy ways to kick off this process and draw in a wider audience: 1. Effective Branding Your brand is more than just a logo – it’s your business’s entire appearance and should embo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Sales, Social Media Social, Instagram Twitter


Squad is the new screensharing chat app everyone will copy

Squad could be the next teen sensation because it makes it easy to do nothing… together. Spending time with friends in the modern age often means just being on your phones next to each other, occasionally showing off something funny you found. Squad lets you do this even while apart, and that way of punctuating video chat might make it the teen girl “third place” like Fortnite is for adolescent boys. With Squad, you fire up a video chat with up to six people, but at any time you can screensha...
Tags: Apple, Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Molly, Ebay, America, Tech, Panda, Snapchat, Squad, Charles


Streaming TV service Philo to launch a co-viewing feature for watching with friends

Following last year’s $40 million raise, low-cost streaming service Philo is preparing to further differentiate itself from rivals with the launch of a new feature that will allow viewers to watch shows together in real-time. With co-viewing, the company hopes to make a case for choosing Philo that goes beyond its affordability. Instead, the company hopes subscribers will pick Philo simply because it’s a better way to watch TV. It’s only been 14 months since Philo first introduced its take on...
Tags: Facebook, Video, TV, Television, Media, Tech, Ces, Netflix, Showtime, Starz, Streaming, Hulu, Cord Cutting, Streaming Service, Philo, Streaming Tv


Sweden — and You! — Can Save the Internet from the Copyright Directive

Europeiska unionen är nära att ge ännu mer makt till ett fåtal stora amerikanska IT-företag, i utbyte mot tillfälliga vinstdelningsarrangemang med en handfull europeiska underhållningsföretag — med masscensur och en ännu svagare förhandlingsposition för verksamma europeiska artister som följd. Det har gått mer än fyra månader sedan EU-parlamentets förhandlare och företrädare för Europas nationella regeringar försvann bakom stängda dörrar för att göra det nya direktivet om upphovsrätt på den ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, Copyfight, Usa, News, Sweden, Eu, Ett, EUCD, Article 11, Article 13, Fixcopyright, Copyright Directive


Former Facebook engineer picks up $15M for AI platform Spell

In 2016, Serkan Piantino packed up his desk at Facebook with hopes to move on to something new. The former Director of Engineering for Faceboook AI Research had every intention to keep working on AI, but quickly realized a huge issue. Unless you’re under the umbrella of one of these big tech companies like Facebook, it can be very difficult and incredibly expensive to get your hands on the hardware necessary to run machine learning experiments. So he built Spell, which today received $15 mill...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Tech, Nasa, Nvidia, Spell, Microsoft Azure Google, Serkan Piantino, Eclipse Ventures, Google AWS, Faceboook AI Research, Two Sigma Ventures Spell, Piantino


2019 is expected to be another terrible year for media brands, but publishers like BuzzFeed and Refinery29 have a plan to survive

2019 looks to be a punishing year for venture capital-backed media companies whose advertising growth has slowed. But the heads of BuzzFeed, Refinery29, and Group Nine Media say they're bullish on their futures. The execs say they're well positioned because they've been diversifying beyond advertising and see themselves as acquirers. VC-backed media outlets have become associated with stalled growth, layoffs, and fire sales. BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti even floated the idea to The New York Tim...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Buzzfeed, Trends, Discovery Communications, New York Times, Times, Jonah Peretti, Vox Media, Hearst, Group Nine, Facebook He, Lerer Hippeau, Peretti, Kenneth Lerer, Lerer


Big brands like Verizon and Toyota are backing Amazon's Freedive as the e-commerce giant pushes deeper into OTT advertising

Amazon recently launched its first foray into ad-supported video streaming with its IMDB Freedive service. Business Insider tracked 57 commercials on Freedive and found that 41 of them promote Amazon's products like Echo or Amazon Music. The remaining 16 ads come from a handful of big TV advertisers including Verizon, Geico and Toyota. Marketers said that they're interested in seeing how Freedive plays into Amazon's bigger play for OTT advertising. Amazon is moving into ad-supported streaming...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Nbc, Disney, Trends, Sony, Roku, Toyota, Hulu, Pluto, Crackle, Amazon Fire TV, DSP, Thomas Middleditch


BuzzFeed and other digital sites say they’re well positioned to acquire in 2019 despite a tough ad market and a chorus of doomsayers

2019 looks to be a punishing year for venture capital-backed media companies whose advertising growth has slowed. But the heads of BuzzFeed, Refinery29, and Group Nine Media say they're bullish on their futures. The execs say they're well positioned because they've been diversifying beyond advertising and see themselves as acquirers. VC-backed media outlets have become associated with stalled growth, layoffs, and fire sales. BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti even floated the idea to The New York Tim...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Buzzfeed, North Korea, Trends, Discovery Communications, New York Times, Kim Jong Un, Times, Jonah Peretti, Vox Media, Hearst, Group Nine, Facebook He, Lerer Hippeau, Peretti


An Animated History of Cheese: 10,000 Years in Under Six Minutes

We can now eat cheese nearly anywhere in the world, and most world cuisines seem to have found — to varying degrees of success — ways of working the stuff into their native dishes. But if cheese has gone and continues to go global, from where did its journey begin? The TED-Ed video above can tell you that and more, having been written by University of Vermont professor of nutrition and food sciences Paul Kindstedt, author of Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and its Place in Wester...
Tags: Google, Facebook, College, Food & Drink, Seoul, Leo Tolstoy, Mediterranean, University Of Vermont, Facebook Twitter, BCE, Fertile Crescent, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Paul Kindstedt, Kindstedt


Apple CEO Tim Cook blasted the invisible 'shadow economy' that profits off your information

Tim Cook published an op-ed in Time Magazine on Thursday arguing for the US to rein in data brokers in order to give people true privacy when it comes to their data. Data brokers are firms such as Experian or Oracle which collect huge amounts of information on consumers, then sell that data or insights based on the data to their customers. Most people aren't aware that data brokers exist, and how they hoover up online information. Cook called for new federal privacy regulation to shine a light...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Cook, China, US, Trends, Tim Cook, Brussels, Time Magazine, Las Vegas, Alex Stamos, Axciom Experian


Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts

LONDON (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations, in its latest effort to fight fake news. The social media company said it took action after finding two networks “that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior” on its Facebook and […]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, London, News, Russia, Ap, Nation


"The idea that the #10YearChallenge might be a shady astroturfed meme intended to capture innocent user data isn’t so extraordinary, as far as social-media folklore goes."

"There’s a widely held conspiracy theory that Facebook is eavesdropping on conversations through our smartphones — how else, the idea goes, could Facebook serve up advertisements about things I was literally just talking about?...  Facebook doesn’t need to eavesdrop on you: The data it already has and is able to extract continuously... is more than enough....  The breathtaking scope of contemporary surveillance and data-extraction processes doesn’t just make conspiracy theories about astroturfed...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Law, Conspiracies, Ann Althouse, Fool You New York Magazine


Facebook removes hundred of pages 'linked to Russian site'

Social network says it has taken down 289 pages connected to Kremlin-backed news websiteFacebook has removed hundreds of pages believed to be connected to the Kremlin-backed Sputnik news website for allegedly breaching its rules.The Facebook pages, which were targeted at individuals in former Soviet satellite states, either pretended to be independent news services or had names designed to appeal to fans of particular individuals, regions, or foods. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Russia, World news, Kremlin


Facebook removes hundreds of pages 'linked to Russian site'

Social network says it has taken down 289 pages connected to Kremlin-backed news websiteFacebook has removed hundreds of pages believed to be connected to the Kremlin-backed Sputnik news website for allegedly breaching its rules.The Facebook pages, which were targeted at individuals in former Soviet satellite states, either pretended to be independent news services or had names designed to appeal to fans of particular individuals, regions, or foods. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Russia, World news, Kremlin


Facebook advertising profiles are a mystery to most users, survey says

About three-fourths of the Facebook users in a Pew Research Center survey said they were not aware of the Ad Preferences page, which lists their personal traits made available to advertisers.
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, News, Pew Research Center


Apple chief calls for laws to tackle 'shadow economy' of data firms

Tim Cook seeks competitive advantage over Google and Facebook with privacy pushApple’s chief executive has called for regulation to tackle the “shadow economy” of data brokers – middlemen who trade in the personal data of largely unsuspecting consumers – as the company continues its push to be seen as privacy-positive.Tim Cook, in an op-ed for Time Magazine published on Thursday, said: “one of the biggest challenges in protecting privacy is that many of the violations are invisible. For example,...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Technology, Privacy, World news, Tim Cook, Data Protection, Time Magazine


Facebook finds and kills another 512 Kremlin-linked fake accounts

Two years on from the U.S. presidential election, Facebook continues to have a major problem with Russian disinformation being megaphoned via its social tools. In a blog post today the company reveals another tranche of Kremlin-linked fake activity — saying it’s removed a total of 471 Facebook pages and accounts, as well as 41 Instagram accounts, which were being used to spread propaganda in regions where Putin’s regime has sharp geopolitical interests. In its latest reveal of “coordinated inaut...
Tags: Security, Social, Facebook, Europe, Instagram, Putin, Russia, US, Social Media, Tech, Ukraine, United States, Nato, Kyrgyzstan, Sputnik, Moscow



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