LinkedIn Lite leads trio of new apps launched by Microsoft in India
Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is getting a set of new apps aimed at low-connectivity markets, starting in India. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the products on Wednesday at his company’s Future Decoded event in Mumbai. The post LinkedIn Lite leads trio of new apps launched by Microsoft in India appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook reportedly in talks to bring MLB live-streams to its upcoming TV app
Facebook is reportedly in talks with Major League Baseball (MLB) to license live games from the upcoming season. The deal could provide a major boost for Facebook's recently announced video app for set-top boxes. The post Facebook reportedly in talks to bring MLB live-streams to its upcoming TV app appeared first on Digital Trends....
WhatApp’s revamped Status feature sure seems a lot like Snapchat Stories
We’re dealing with a bit of déjà vu today, as WhatsApp has decided to roll out a massive update to its years-old Status feature. Early adopters will remember that WhatsApp launched as an application for sharing your status with friends and family, which means this feature was in place before even messaging – now the main draw of WhatsApp – … Continue reading...
You can nab a pair of Snap’s video-equipped Spectacles for $130
Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, has made its video-equipped Spectacles sunglasses available for online purchase in the U.S. They're expected to begin shipping within a two-week time period. The post You can nab a pair of Snap’s video-equipped Spectacles for $130 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Digital services provider Lucideus starts Cyber Whiz Kids; a cyber security awareness course for youth
In a bid to bring awareness among the youth regarding the growing cyberattacks and cyber bullying, Delhi-based IT risk assessment and digital security services provider Lucideus on Monday launched a first-of-its-kind cybersecurity course. Titled Cyber Whiz Kids, the course will delve into topics like basics of computers, hardware and software, basics of networking and how computers communicate with each other, smartphones, basics of programming and the security of each one of them. Students from...
Snapchat’s new Spectacles countdown is different, and it could indicate something big
Is Snap planning to start selling Spectacles online? A new countdown on the Spectacles website is notably different than the timers it uses to indicate the upcoming arrival of a new Snapbot vending machine. The post Snapchat’s new Spectacles countdown is different, and it could indicate something big appeared first on Digital Trends....
Snapchat’s new marketing video doubles as a guide to the app for newbies
Snapchat's first official video guide may be aimed at Wall Street investors, but that doesn't mean general users can't watch it too. The clip will teach you how to use everything from stories to Memories direct from the source. The post Snapchat’s new marketing video doubles as a guide to the app for newbies appeared first on Digital Trends....
Twitter to live-stream one-off Showtime Championship Boxing event
Twitter is set to live-stream Showtime Sports’ telecast of its Championship Boxing triple-header this Saturday, headlined by a welterweight clash between four-division world champion Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados. The post Twitter to live-stream one-off Showtime Championship Boxing event appeared first on Digital Trends....
Blin.gy puts you inside your favorite music video
 A green-screen effect, or chroma keying, is nothing new. But it’s not really consumer technology — mainly because of the need for an actual green screen, a static camera and studio-quality lighting. But being able to have a live video background behind you is cool. Meet Blin.gy, a new app that’s figured out how to achieve a “mobile green-screen effect.” Read More ...
Snapchat taps Discovery to bring Shark Week and MythBusters shows to its app
Discovery meet Snapchat Discover. Snap Inc., the maker of the visual messaging app Snapchat, is adding media company Discovery Communications to its burgeoning video roster. The post Snapchat taps Discovery to bring Shark Week and MythBusters shows to its app appeared first on Digital Trends.
Reddit is cleaning up its public front page for new users
Reddit is introducing changes to its public home page in an attempt to present a more sanitized version of it site to new users. Despite cries of censorship from users, the update is going live today. The post Reddit is cleaning up its public front page for new users appeared first on Digital Trends.
Twitter is adding Periscope live-streams to its top trends feed
Twitter wants you to watch more videos. To help give user-generated clips and professional live-streams maximum exposure the platform is surfacing video in more places, including the top trends feed. The post Twitter is adding Periscope live-streams to its top trends feed appeared first on Digital Trends.
Algorithms help us manage our digital lives and influence us at the same time
Algorithms are a crucial cog in the mechanics of our digital world, but also a nosy minder of our personal lives and a subtle, even insidious influence on our behaviour. They have also come to symbolise the risks of a computerised world conditioned by commercial factors. A gift from a Persian scientist Long before they were associated with Google searches, Facebook pages and Amazon suggestions, algorithms were the brainchild of a Persian scientist. The term is a combination of mediaeval Latin an...
New LinkedIn feature makes it easier than ever for contractors to connect with recruiters
LinkedIn is introducing a new feature that should appeal to the 4 million contractors that use its service to find work.The highly requested option is part of the Microsoft-owned platform’s Open Candidates tool. The post New LinkedIn feature makes it easier than ever for contractors to connect with recruiters appeared first on Digital Trends....
Snapchat users are ignoring media outlets and ads on the app, reveals survey
Snapchat publishers are having a hard time finding an audience for their content, according to a new survey. Just as worrying for the company is the revelation that users are skipping ads on its app. The post Snapchat users are ignoring media outlets and ads on the app, reveals survey appeared first on Digital Trends.
Need for incentives and tax breaks from govt and regulators, to tackle cybercrime: Report
To check cyber crimes, government and regulators must design policies entailing incentives and tax breaks to encourage private sector participation in curbing the menace, a report has suggested. Besides, the government must increase budget for cyber security related initiatives such as capacity building, training of the workforce, implementing awareness programmes, and promoting research and development, it said. “The government and regulators should develop comprehensive cyber security po...
JK Rowling’s Twitter scrap with Piers Morgan prompted a bookstore to take drastic action
Harry Potter author JK Rowling and former CNN anchor Piers Morgan got into a fight on Twitter recently. Lots of their followers were quick to get involved, though one British bookshop's response certainly stood out. The post JK Rowling’s Twitter scrap with Piers Morgan prompted a bookstore to take drastic action appeared first on Digital Trends....
Twitter kills off latest safety update after wave of negative feedback
Twitter is reversing a safety update aimed at combatting harassment on its site after it was criticized by users of the social platform. Twitter quickly admitted that the change was a"misstep" on its part. The post Twitter kills off latest safety update after wave of negative feedback appeared first on Digital Trends.
Facebook scores Mexican soccer league live-streams courtesy of Univision deal
Sports live-streams on Facebook just received a huge boost thanks to the site's latest deal with Univision to stream soccer games from the most-watched soccer league in the United States: Liga MX. The post Facebook scores Mexican soccer league live-streams courtesy of Univision deal appeared first on Digital Trends.
Musical.ly launches another video-centric app in the form of Ping Pong
Musical.ly, the social platform for creating and sharing short videos beloved by teens, is releasing a new video messaging app entitled Ping Pong. The startup is hoping its 100 million users make the jump to its latest offering. The post Musical.ly launches another video-centric app in the form of Ping Pong appeared first on Digital Trends....