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SoundHound Unveils Hound Voice Recognition Platform

SoundHound, maker of the popular music identification app, has unveiled Hound, its app combining voice recognition with search technologies. Available on Android to start, Hound was designed to become a user’s \"go-to app\" for everything...Show More Summary

discoverynews: micdotcom: Watch: Bill Nye’s graduation speech...

discoverynews: micdotcom: Watch: Bill Nye’s graduation speech was as fiery and inspiring as you’d expect  Bill Nye is killing it!  We are stardust, not races.

Facebook Establishes Artificial-Intelligence Research Team in Paris

Facebook announced the establishment of an artificial-intelligence research team in Paris, as well as a collaborative agreement with French research institute Inria. The social network said Facebook AI Research Paris joins its already-existing...Show More Summary

#BadTeamBuildingActivities Trending on Twitter

Happy Monday! … Or is it? It seems that a lot of Tweeps aren’t ready to settle into Work Week Mode, and have made their own bit of fun with a generous helping of passive-aggressive rebellion against organized corporate office structures. That, or maybe they just really, really dislike team building activities. Right after #WelcomeBackto1DZayn, […]

Twitter Launches Official Partner Program

It’s been two years since Twitter launched its advertising API and the partners using the platform have been refining the advertising process on Twitter. Last year the the partnership offerings were expanded, with the introduction of...Show More Summary

Anonymously Ask A Black Person 3 days numbers, 4900k+ page views, Top 5 Show Hacker News & Tons of Penis Questions

“You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. – Morpheus Stats Friday May, 29th 5pm – June 1, 11:59pm Stats SMS Questions Received: […]

Instagram Adds Call-to-Action Buttons, More Relevant Ad Targeting

Pinterest isn’t the only company announcing a direct commerce initiative today. Instagram has added several new features to its advertising platform, including call-to-action buttons such as Shop Now and Install Now. Instagram notedShow More Summary

Heir Buys Apple Watches for His Dog — Because He Can

This dog is one lucky and kinda confused dog — and people across China are shaking their heads. Keke the husky found himself to be the owner of two Apple Watches — and these aren’t the regular kind. The best of pampered pooches deserves only the best, the gold-plated kind, fetching the dizzying price of […]

Facebook Responds to Protest Over Real-Name Policy

Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., was the site of a protest Monday over the social network’s failure to resolve issues with its real-name policy, despite promises to do so last year. A group that calls itself The #MyNameIs...Show More Summary

Apologies To The Organizers and Attendees of Future Insights Live

Yesterday I sent the email below to the organizers of Future Insights Live, Ellie and Sarah. Both were two of the most well organized and professional conference staff I’ve interacted with. I really did not want to cancel speaking at the event especially last minute but I know right now it’s what best due to […]

Pinterest Announces Buyable Pins for iPhone, iPad

As long rumored, the “buy” button is coming to Pinterest. Pinterest co-founder Ben Silberman announced Buyable Pins, allowing Pinners to buy something directly from a pin. Noting that 80 percent of the people buying things via Pinterest...Show More Summary

Hyper-Local Economies Key To Future Economic Stability

It’s conceivable in the near future transportation costs will make a global economy unstable.  That’s why it’s important to develop hyper-local economies for a sustainable future.

Learn To Speak Hawaiian

If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii, take a few minutes to learn to speak Hawaiian.  You won’t be fluent, but you will have greater cultural awareness.

Facebook Tests “Saved Replies,” A Tool That Lets Pages Respond To Customers With Canned Messages

Facebook is testing a new feature called “Saved Replies,” which will allow business Page owners the ability to write, save and then re-use canned messages when communicating with their customers over Facebook. The addition will saveShow More Summary

Pinterest Unveils Buyable Pins, A Way To Purchase Things Directly From Pinterest

Pinterest unveiled what it’s calling “buyable pins” at an event at its headquarters in San Francisco today. Here’s how it works: Rich Pins — pins which have much more information than a normal link, such as the ingredients for a recipe — will get a new button that allows users to purchase things directly from partners that it’s working for. Users will… Read More

Happy National Leave The Office Early Day!

Yes, it’s a thing. It’s official (of sorts), and it’s the perfect excuse to leave! The office early! Today! Though do take note, it’s the sort of holiday that falls on the same level as National Rotisserie Chicken Day and National Rocky Road Day, so you may want to calm down a bit before tossing […]

Instagram Beefs Up Ads With App Install And Buy Buttons, Interest Targeting, API

Instagram continues to expand its ad program, today announcing three broad changes — new ad formats, new ad targeting and new ad-buying tools. For Instagram users, the most obvious change will be the new formats. They’re called “action-oriented” formats, and they’ll appear as buttons below an image. As you can see in the mock-ups above, they’ll give you… Read More

Microsoft Acquires Wunderlist Maker 6WunderKinder

Microsoft has announced its acquisition of 6Wunderkinder, creator of to-do list app, Wunderlist. The purchase is part of Microsoft’s continued push to improve its users’ productivity, which has already addressed mail, calendars, messaging...Show More Summary

Notice it says ‘Stowe’ and not ‘+Stowe’ at the upper right...

Notice it says ‘Stowe’ and not ‘+Stowe’ at the upper right hand?  #googleplusisdead

From Data to Decisions: Social Insights for Better Campaigns

It’s always a pleasure to tap into the considerable brain power of Spredfast’s Chris Kerns, author of Trendology, and upcoming speaker at The Social Shake-Up.  During last week’s webinar, also sponsored by Spredfast, we were able to bounce Chris’s theories about putting data into action with Andrew Ashton of Yum Brands. 

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