Google to begin phasing out Adobe Flash display ads from 30 June
Google made the announcement that its Google Display Network and DoubleClick Digital Marketing (DCDM) platforms will begin phasing out the use of Flash ads starting June 30. Also, it won’t  be able to run display ads in the Flash format on the Google Display Network or through DoubleClick, starting January 2, 2017. The Google Blog, stated, “Over the last few years, we’ve rolled out tools to encourage advertisers to use HTML5, so you can reach the widest possible audie...
Diffbot Aims To Build The Intel Of Data For Artificial Intelligence
 With a new $10 million commitment led by Tencent, one of China’s largest Internet companies, Diffbot chief executive Mike Tung has come a long way from his days of eating beans and rice in the dark and solving the math problems that would form the core of his groundbreaking artificial intelligence software. Diffbot, which raised its first seed money in 2012, has set itself the lofty goal… Read More ...
Time Inc. purchases Myspace, may use it for content distribution
Part of a deal to acquire a company with a strong advertising network, Time Inc. is now the owner of the Myspace social network. The media company could end up using the network to distribute news stories. The post Time Inc. purchases Myspace, may use it for content distribution appeared first on Digital Trends....
Hydrogen fuel cell tech can give smartphones enough juice to last a week on single charge
With this new technology, your phone could get an entire week’s battery life in a single charge. “Give us more juice” was the cry from tech enthusiasts at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show held in January in Las Vegas and the number one item on their tech wish list was better battery life, Fortune said in its survey report. To this increasing demand, Intelligent Energy — a 27-year-old British company working on clean power technology — has an answer. The c...
Facebook may bring back SMS to Messenger, also adds multiple account support
Potentially ideal for anyone that loves Facebook Messenger and has friends that hate using Facebook, the social network has begun testing the addition of SMS support for messaging friends outside of Facebook. The post Facebook may bring back SMS to Messenger, also adds multiple account support appeared first on Digital Trends....
How to download and print NASA’s 14 brilliant travel posters at home
NASA's JPL commissioned a series of posters that celebrate the exploration of our solar system, illustrated in the style of vintage travel posters. Here's how to download and print them at home. The post How to download and print NASA’s 14 brilliant travel posters at home appeared first on Digital Trends.
Forget Oz: Redditor claims Dark Side of the Moon syncs up with new Star Wars
Redditor claims Pink Floyd's revolutionary album Dark Side of the Moon syncs up perfectly with J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Find out how to get your Floyd-Star Wars trip on. The post Forget Oz: Redditor claims Dark Side of the Moon syncs up with new Star Wars appeared first on Digital Trends....
Ideology vs Hard truths: Here’s what NYT, WSJ and Guardian have to say on TRAI’s stance on differential pricing
TRAI’s stance on differential pricing is strong, clear, and laudable in the face of Facebook’s relentless onslaught. As Indians, we’re rightfully proud of what we’ve accomplished and, dare we say it, more than a little proud of TRAI’s stance. But what does the rest of the world have to say about this? Net Neutrality is, after all, the core of a great many debates in a great many countries. Perhaps the strongest opinion against TRAI’s decision was offered ...
GGV Capital Is Raising A Giant New Fund
 GGV Capital, a 15-year-old, cross-border venture fund that invests in both U.S. and China-based companies, is raising a giant new fund, shows a new SEC filing that lists a target of $880 million dollars and states that the first sale has yet to occur. (Senior Editor Dan Primack of Fortune says the fund may ultimately exceed $1 billion.) Either figure would represent an enormous increase… Read More ...
Smuggled into North Korea, your old flash drives could help topple a dictatorship
The Flash Drives for Freedom campaign smuggles foreign media like films, movies, interviews, and website archives into North Korea. Under Kim Jong-un's ban, citizens are indoctrinated to fear the world outside North Korea and they have no access to outside resources. The post Smuggled into North Korea, your old flash drives could help topple a dictatorship appeared first on Digital Trends....
Smuggled into North Korea, your old flash drives could help topple a dictatorship
The Flash Drives for Freedom campaign smuggles foreign media like films, movies, interviews, and website archives into North Korea. Under Kim Jong-un's ban, citizens are indoctrinated to fear the world outside North Korea and they have no access to outside resources. The post Smuggled into North Korea, your old flash drives could help topple a dictatorship appeared first on Digital Trends....
Google Is Reportedly Building A Standalone VR Headset Not Powered By A PC Or Smartphone
 Google may be preparing a consumer virtual reality headset for a release as early as this year that defies existing categorizations and doesn’t rely on a PC or mobile phone as the central brain, the WSJ reports. Rumors have been bubbling up on the company’s VR hardware ambitions over the last few weeks. The Financial Times reported a few days ago that Google would be… Read More ...
Google Is Reportedly Building A Standalone VR Headset Not Powered By A PC Or Smartphone
 Google may be preparing a consumer virtual reality headset for a release as early as this year that defies existing categorizations and doesn’t rely on a PC or mobile phone as the central brain, the WSJ reports. Rumors have been bubbling up on the company’s VR hardware ambitions over the last few weeks. The Financial Times reported a few days ago that Google would be… Read More ...
It’s not too late to order flowers! And these sites make it quick and painless
Flowers are a staple gift for Valentine's Day (and every other holiday). If you're behind, here are some of the best sites for ordering a bouquet, whether you're looking to link up with a local florist or include a peppering of chocolates with your lilies. The post It’s not too late to order flowers! And these sites make it quick and painless appeared first on Digital Trends....
Smartphones won the camera wars a long time ago, why are we still expecting otherwise?
Smartphone cameras eating away at the market share of dedicated digital cameras is old news. On and off over the past few years, digital camera makers such as Canon, Nikon and Sony, to name a few, comment on this sad state of affairs. Their solution to the problem? Offer smartphone users something more, quality, and maybe a zoom lens. Unfortunately, it does seem like they’re barking up the wrong tree. To quote many a famed photographer, “the camera’s only job is to get out of t...
Zenefits Under Investigation In California
 The hits just keep on coming at the embattled cloud human resources software provider Zenefits, as the California Department of Insurance has begun an investigation into its licensing practic Read More ...
Microsoft wants to offer more titles across Xbox One and PC
After announcing that pre-orders for the Xbox One version of Quantum Break will offer customers access to the game on a Windows 10 PC, Microsoft has plans to expand its cross-buy program going forward. The post Microsoft wants to offer more titles across Xbox One and PC appeared first on Digital Trends.
Ideology vs Hard truths: Here’s what NYT, WSJ and Guardian have to say on TRAI’s stance on differential pricing
TRAI’s stance on differential pricing is strong, clear, and laudable in the face of Facebook’s relentless onslaught. As Indians, we’re rightfully proud of what we’ve accomplished and, dare we say it, more than a little proud of TRAI’s stance. But what does the rest of the world have to say about this? Net Neutrality is, after all, the core of a great many debates in a great many countries. Perhaps the strongest opinion against TRAI’s decision was offered ...
Groupon Soars 23% On Favorable Earnings
 Not dead yet, deal site Groupon soared 23% in initial after-hours trading, following a better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings release. The company beat revenue forecasts, bringing in $917 million, instead of the anticipated $846 million, and a 9% year-over-year increase.  Adjusted earnings per share was a four cents, whereas Wall Street was expecting zero. This is quite the bright spot… Read More ...
Someone built a Rocket League pitch in Halo 5 for Xbox One players
The Xbox One version of Rocket League isn't out yet, but custom level designer TurbTastic has recreated the game as a multiplayer level in Halo 5: Guardians. The post Someone built a Rocket League pitch in Halo 5 for Xbox One players appeared first on Digital Trends.