Instagram deters deletion with reversible “archive” option
When Instagrammers don’t get enough likes or think their posts look boring, they sometimes impetously delete them. But they can later regret this common emergent behavior which also deprives Instagram of monetizable [..]
Kuang-Chi invests $5 million in SkyX, a maker of drones to monitor oil and gas pipelines
Shenzhen-based Kuang-Chi Group is investing $5 million in SkyX Systems Corp., according to the drone tech startup’s founder and CEO Didi Horn. A former fighter pilot with the Israeli Air Force, Horn started SkyX in [..]
PC gamers, prepare your wallet: Nvidia’s official store finally open to Aussies
Industry-leading graphics hardware maker Nvidia has finally brought its online store to Australia, enabling customers the chance to buy the company’s GeForce graphics cards directly from the manufacturer, rather than [..]
Mavin Motion says it can improve app engagement by making marketers more timely
As mobile developers and publishers wrestle with how to keep users engaged with their apps, Mavin Motion co-founder and CEO Shailesh Nalawadi said it’s time for new strategies. The startup started out by [..]
Twitter brings on a new lead for its live video business
There’s another new hire for Twitter was announced today, but this one is tied more closely to its big push into live video as part of its efforts to differentiate itself from other platforms. Twitter COO [..]
Nest Cam may get a 4K upgrade and enhanced zooming features
It’s been a while since we heard from home automation company Nest and its internet of things-powered gadgetry, though it appears it’s been keeping itself busy with a new high-resolution camera.
Nest is [..]
Quora tests video answers to steal Q&A from YouTube
Newly-minted unicorn Quora has even bigger ambitions than text questions-and-answers. And it’s not going to let video giants or startups disrupt its future. This week Quora began testing video answers, because sometimes [..]
Instagram Location Stories appear in Explore. Is Story Search Coming?
It’s taking Instagram less and less time to copy Snapchat. Less than two months after Snapchat launched its Stories Search feature for seeing what’s going on at a location or related to a topic, Instagram is [..]
Amazon’s Echo Look companion app goes live
Amazon’s odd foray into the world of selfie cameras via the Echo Look is now complete with the launch of a companion application for iOS and Android devices that works with the new connected camera. The app [..]
Download of the day: MediaMonkey
Most people don’t know it, but in addition to eating bananas, scratching themselves and throwing their poo at zoo visitors, monkeys are really good at organizing MP3s and tagging videos.
MediaMonkey is a [..]