Friday, December 9, 2016

    Around The Net

    • NBC News Killing 'Breaking News' AppPolitico

      Despite its popularly, NBC News reportedly plans to shut down its Breaking News app. “Breaking News gave NBC News a well-loved entreé into smartphones around the world, and the decision to shut it down will mean ceding some of this territory to competitors,” Poynter reports. “The entire staff at Breaking News — more than 20 editors, developers and administrative staffers -- will stay on payroll at NBC News until Jan. 20.” ...Read the whole story

    • Pokemon Go Moving Into Sprint StoresCnet

      Sprint is giving Pokemon trainers a reason to come into its stores. The nation's fourth-largest wireless carrier is partnering with Niantic, the developer behind the smash hit Pokemon Go, to turn more than 10,500 Sprint, Boost Mobile and Sprint-RadioShack stores into PokeStops and Gyms. The new deal takes effect December 12, which is when Niantic will share more details about new Pokemon coming to the game. Niantic CEO John Hanke teased that while some creatures would emerge that day, others would come later. ...Read the whole story

    • Starbucks To Launch AI-Based Mobile BaristaMobile Commerce Daily
    • Erin McPherson Has Top Content Job At Go90Variety
    Get a Feel For Oculus Touch

    Oculus, Facebook's virtual reality acquisition, just released its new Oculus Touch peripheral, more closely aligning itself with HTC's Vive from a control standpoint.I've previously lamented the lack of standards and unification in control formats for VR, ...More