Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  • Google Acquires Synergyse 'Virtual Coach'

    Google has acquired Synergyse, a startup that offers a training service for Google Apps. The "virtual coach" inside the Google Apps interface has trained more than 4 million people in 3,000 organizations, the company estimates. ...Read the whole story

  • Video, Mobile, Data Take Center Stage At AOL NewFront

    Taking over New York's South Street Seaport on Tuesday evening, AOL threw a carnival-like NewFront dubbed "Access" to showcase its commitment to online video, mobile and data. The company highlighted its scale from its nearly year-long affiliation with Verizon. ...Read the whole story

  • Tapjoy Partners With Rubicon Project For Private Exchange

    Ad network Tapjoy announced a partnership with advertising technology company Rubicon Project to launch the Tapjoy Private Exchange, which opens up Tapjoy's premium in-app mobile video inventory to programmatic buyers on Rubicon Project's platform. ...Read the whole story

  • Adobe Acquires Livefrye, User-Generated Content Will Expand

    Adobe just agreed to buy social-media software provider Livefyre. Jordan Kretchmer, Livefyre founder and CEO, said the deal was necessary for Livefyre achieve its next phase of growth. Livefyre has expanded from a system for social commenting to a platform powering live chat, live blogs, instant messaging, content curation. ...Read the whole story

  • A Look At Samsung Phones Through The Years

    I'm pretty sure I still have one of these phones, and it's not one of the new, high-tech gadgets. Samsung launched a fun 90-second ad that follows the evolution of the cellphone through the years. "Unpacking Samsung" begins with a clunky phone and a detachable antenna. The phone opens to reveal smaller, light-weight and more high-tech versions of Samsung phones, juxtaposed with researchers attempting to build a watch that doubles as a phone. The ad continues with TV being watched on phones and entire music collections fitting in the palm of a hand. That watch-phone comes to fruition at the ... ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • Apple Music Getting Much-Needed Makeover Bloomberg

    After being roundly panned, Apple is reimagining its Music service. For starters, “Apple is altering the user interface of Apple Music to make it more intuitive to use,” Bloomberg reports, citing sources. “Apple also plans to better integrate its streaming and download businesses and expand its online radio service.” ...Read the whole story

  • Big Boots Buys MEDL Mobile's Assets Hollywood Reporter

    Big Boots just bought some key MEDL Mobile assets, including code, platforms and about 120 apps. “The acquisition, valued at up to $5 million, is the second for Big Boots after having recently purchased several platforms from Sony Music,” The Hollywood Reporter writes. Big Boots was founded by Roger Mincheff, former head of Relativity Media's digital studio, and Anthony Kaan, former vice president of original content at Relativity's digital studios. ...Read the whole story

  • Apple Hires Google X Lab Co-Founder For Health Projects Fortune

    Apple has hired Yoky Matsuoka -- co-founder of Google’s X lab and former head of technology at Nest -- to work on health projects. “Matsuoka left Nest last year and was headed to Twitter until she was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness,” Fortune reports. At Apple, “Matsuoka is working for chief operating officer Jeff Williams, who oversees the tech giant’s growing number of health initiatives.” ...Read the whole story

  • Opera Expanding Ad-Blocker To Mobile TechCrunch
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