Tag : digital

Facebook Uses Offline Purchases to Target Ads

Facebook Uses Offline Purchases to Target Ads

From: CNN   If you head to a department store to buy a pair of jeans, you might start seeing a lot of ads for pants on Facebook. For the first time, Facebook ads will target specific users based on their past buying history — even if the purchases happened offline. Facebook unveiled the new [...]

The Internet: It's Like Never Leaving Junior High

The Internet: It’s Like Never Leaving Junior High

From: CNN (CNN) – Remember when you were 12 years old and you’d pass notes in class, making snide remarks about members of the opposite sex? Remember the electricity that shot through school when word went around that there was going to be a schoolyard rumble? Remember the rollercoasters of emotions, the whispers of gossip, the [...]

Yahoo Paid $30 Million in Cash for 18 Months of Young Summly Entrepreneur’s Time

Yahoo Paid $30 Million in Cash for 18 Months of Young Summly Entrepreneur’s Time

From: AllThingsD Earlier today, Yahoo said it hadacquired the trendy and decidedly stylish news reading app Summly, along with its telegenic and very young entrepreneur Nick D’Aloisio. Yahoo said it plans to close down the actual app and use the algorithmic summation technology that the 17-year-old D’Aloisio built with a small team of five throughout [...]

LG Joins the Smart Watch Sweepstakes

LG Joins the Smart Watch Sweepstakes

From: CNN (CNN) – After Apple, Samsung and Google, another company is now rumored to be building a smart watch: South Korea’s electronics giant LG. According to Korea Times, citing a source familiar with the matter, LG is building both a smart watch and a product similar to Google Glass. “The company has spared no efforts to invest in products that it [...]

Dropbox, Spotify, Gmail, Skype: Are We In A Subscription Bubble?

Dropbox, Spotify, Gmail, Skype: Are We In A Subscription Bubble?

From: TechCrunch Editor’s note: Ezra Galston is a VC at I2A Fund, a young entrepreneur at Foundation Capital, a Kauffman Fellows Finalist and a second-year MBA student at Chicago Booth. He focuses on early-stage technology investments. Follow him on Twitter @EzraMoGee. It seems like nearly every tech business has sought to employ a subscription model for its services. While [...]

Waterproof Phones & Tablets Make a Splash

Waterproof Phones & Tablets Make a Splash

From: CNN Call it a tech-induced hydrophobia. Consumer electronics and water don’t mix, and for many, there are few things more nerve-racking than a smartphone or tablet that’s been accidentally doused. A rainy day or a trip to the beach means gingerly baby-sitting our devices. And kitchens and bathrooms are fraught with danger zones: sinks, [...]

Six Tech Resolutions for 2013

Six Tech Resolutions for 2013

From: CNN Between your new regimen of daily workouts, volunteering, painting or whatever else you’ve resolved to do more of in the New Year, make time for a few tech-centric resolutions. They’re low impact and will keep your memories and online identity safer, your mind sharper and your friendships healthier. Here are six you can [...]

Google Maps: Is the iPhone version actually better than Android?

Google Maps: Is the iPhone version actually better than Android?

From: CNNMoney Google Maps is good, much better than Apple Maps. We all know that. But in his write-up of the new app, New York Times reviewer David Pogue said that even Google thought its new design was superior to the same app on Android. Maybe that unnamed Google employee was just playing a sales-and-marketing role, talking the [...]

Who Is This? (Sprint + Google Voice Is Hopeless)

Who Is This? (Sprint + Google Voice Is Hopeless)

From: Tech Crunch You can’t say I didn’t give it an honest try. It was over a year ago now that I tried switching from an Android phone to the iPhone. The main reason I had waited so long was my tether to Google Voice – I’m all in there after porting my phone number to them [...]

An Organizational Structure That Supports Your Digital Presence

An Organizational Structure That Supports Your Digital Presence

From: Smashing Magazine By: Paul Boag Which category does your organization’s Web presence fall into? Over- or under-managed?When it comes to the Web, few organizations have found the Goldilocks zone. Their online activities are either under-managed with minimal policies and procedures, or dogged by bureaucracy and internal politics. Those that fall into the former category are vulnerable to legal [...]