Librarians have built up quite a reputation for activism in all the right ways. Whether taking a stand against DRM, expanding libraries' catalogs to include new digital media and art, or embracing indie authors, librarians come off as much more of a hip crowd than you might expect. Show More Summary
Since its debut, iCloud has gone from a barebones syncing and backup service to a more full-featured, cross-platform cloud storage solution. Here's a rundown of how to use and get the most out of the modern iCloud Drive on iOS, OS X and the Web.
iOS: Bop.fm is a great way to easily share music across services on the web, but their new iOS app makes listening a heck of a lot easier on the go too. Read more...
Google isn't satisfied with securing Gmail itself from prying eyes; it's blocking sinister add-ons, too. The email service now supports Content Security Policy, which prevents web extensions from running code that could bypass security or otherwise w...
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has always been known for its core business on online transactions, but a closer look one cannot fail to note Amazon Web Services (AWS) that continues to gain traction on the cloud space. AWS has grown to become a key player on cloud infrastructure prompting many analysts to suggest it could be […]
Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci Chris Limbrick and Francesco Fragomeni work at Squarespace, a web hosting service. They're working on a project at work... but not necessarily for work....Show More Summary
This is really fun: a web service that will turn your text messages into video messages using words taken from famous movies and TV series. More »
SoundCloud isn't shy about its plans to launch a subscription service, but it's going to need a new interface to make that service work -- and it just took one of the first big steps in that direction. Updates to its iOS and web apps (Android is comi...
The Chinese web giant Baidu has decided on Nokia as its mapping partner for services outside of China. 's Here platform is one of the key remaining businesses of the Finnish…
It looks like WhatsApp might be bringing its messaging service to the web. The rumors started shortly after the the co-founder of rival messaging app Telegram, Pavel Durov, told TechCrunch that he thought WhatsApp was working on a web...Show More Summary
OpenStack rules the open-source cloud. Which may simply mean it's the tallest person in Lilliput. With Amazon Web Services (AWS) paving the way for enterprises to move their workloads to the public cloud, including in-house apps, OpenStack’s reign as open cloud sovereign may be short (if not nasty and brutish). Show More Summary
Chinese web services company Baidu Inc. is reported to be investing $600 million in Uber Inc. to assist the ridesharing service’s expansion in China. Uber will receive cash and non-cash assets as part of the deal, a person familiar with … Continue reading ?
Could BitTorrent turn out to be an Internet service provider's best friend?
Janet Wagner of Programmable Web reports, “AYLIEN, a natural language processing (NLP) services and API provider, has announced the release of new SDKs designed to help developers quickly and easily integrate the AYLIEN Text Analysis API with their applications. Show More Summary
In this note, we suggest that the low pricing strategy adopted by Amazon in both online retail, as well as Amazon web services segments, is one of the chief reasons for its lack of profitability. Additionally, Amazon owns a majority of the inventory that it sells on its websites, which adds to fulfillment and warehousing costs. Show More Summary
Sony has launched a counter-attack against people trying to downloaded leaked files stolen from its servers after a massive hack. Re/code is reporting that Sony is using Amazon Web Services to rent cloud computer power, and aim traffic at sites offering the company's files for download. Show More Summary
Slacker Radio today announced the beginning of a raft of updates for its website and mobile apps that are designed to make the service more personalizable and easier to use. Announced today, the updated iPhone app and website are available...Show More Summary
Yandex is going beyond web search and into the enterprise. This week it announced a new venture, the Yandex Data Factory, which will apply its machine-learning products and algorithms – which power more than 70 percent of its own products...Show More Summary
On the Web: Coming Soon! On the Wires: First Data and ReD Partner to Fight Card-Not-Present Fraud in Mexico - "Through this partnership, First Data will introduce the market leading, real-time fraud prevention service, Red Shield®, to...Show More Summary