Apple will require all apps to have a privacy policy as of October 3

Posted on: September 3, 2018, in Blog

Apple is cracking down on apps that don’t communicate to users how their personal data is used, secured or shared. In an announcement posted to developers through the App Store Connect portal, Apple says that all apps, including those still in testing, will be required to have a privacy policy as of October 3, 2018. […]

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Google and AISense will talk voice at Disrupt SF 2018

Posted on: September 2, 2018, in Blog

Only a few years ago, talking to your phone or computer felt really weird. These days, thanks to Alexa, the Google Assistant and (for its three users) Cortana and Bixby, it’s becoming the norm. At this year’s Disrupt SF 2018, we’ll sit down with AISense founder and CEO Sam Liang and Google’s Cathy Pearl to discuss the […]

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Google takes a step back from running the Kubernetes development infrastructure

Posted on: September 1, 2018, in Blog

Google today announced that it is providing the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) with $9 million in Google Cloud credits to help further its work on the Kubernetes container orchestrator and that it is handing over operational control of the project to the community. These credits will be split over three years and are meant to cover the […]

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You can now apply to get a verified badge on Instagram heres how

Posted on: September 1, 2018, in Blog

Instagram is at last quenching the thirst of its thirsty, thirsty unverified users. The company just introduced a trio of new features designed to make Instagram a generally safer and more authentic place to hang out (third-party 2FA — enable it!) and for the first time the platform now offers users a straightforward way to […]

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YouTube launches a suite of fundraising tools

Posted on: August 31, 2018, in Blog

YouTube today announced a suite of new features designed to offer creators and their fans new ways to contribute to charitable causes. This includes beta versions of new fundraising and campaign matching tools, as well as a variation of YouTube’s Super Chat service, called “Super Chat for Good.” Explains the company, YouTube creators have already […]

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Will big brands disrupt higher education?

Posted on: August 31, 2018, in Blog

Daniel Pianko is co-founder and managing director of University Ventures, a fund focused on innovation from within higher education. More posts by this contributor Rethinking return on education investment Why Silicon Valley Falls Short When It Comes To Education Carol D’Amico Contributor Carol D’Amico is executive vice president of Strada Education Network, a national nonprofit […]

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Facebook has removed all cross-posted tweets

Posted on: August 30, 2018, in Blog

Facebook users are complaining the company has removed the cross-posted tweets they had published to their profiles as Facebook updates. The posts’ removal took place following the recent API change that prevented Twitter users from continuing to automatically publish their tweets to Facebook. According to the affected parties, both the Facebook posts themselves, as well as […]

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6 million users had installed third-party Twitter clients

Posted on: August 29, 2018, in Blog

Twitter tried to downplay the impact deactivating its legacy APIs would have on its community and the third-party Twitter clients preferred by many power users by saying that “less than 1%” of Twitter developers were using these old APIs. Twitter is correct in its characterization of the size of this developer base, but it’s overlooking […]

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Facebook is going back to college

Posted on: August 28, 2018, in Blog

Kids these days take a greater interest in practical things than we give them credit for. For example, this summer my 12-year-old son Leo was at sleepaway camp in Canada. When we received his first letter home, among camp platitudes, the two notable items reported were that one of his counselors was discharged from the […]

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Openbook is the latest dream of a digital life beyond Facebook

Posted on: August 27, 2018, in Blog

As tech’s social giants wrestle with antisocial demons that appear to be both an emergent property of their platform power, and a consequence of specific leadership and values failures (evident as they publicly fail to enforce even the standards they claim to have), there are still people dreaming of a better way. Of social networking beyond outrage-fuelled […]

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