Carnival’s Mobile Marketing Platform Gets More Automated

carnival trigger messaging When someone tells me that they’re introducing “trigger messaging” to their product, well, it’s not the most thrilling start to a conversation. But hey, mention automated FaceTime calls from One Direction, and suddenly I’m onboard.
(Not that I’m a huge One Direction fan or anything. It’s not weird that I think this sounds cool, right? Please tell me… Read More

Facebook Has So Much To Announce, Its f8 Conference Expands To 2 Days In SF March 25-26 2015

Facebook F8 2015 Facebook has more news to share at f8 than can fit in a single day, so it’s adding a second for its developer conference now slated for March 25th and 26th, 2015 at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center. Registration for the first two-day f8 will open in early 2015, but developers hoping to attend can sign up for a reminder of when they can vy for tickets.
Facebook explains the… Read More

Canary Home Security System Has Finally Started Shipping

Screenshot 2014-12-19 13.22.50 Canary, the $250, all-in-one home security system that caught the attention of our hearts and minds back in 2013, has finally started shipping. The device launched on Indiegogo back in July of 2013, with a goal of $100,000. By the time the campaign had ended, Canary had amassed nearly $2 million in pre-orders. After selling around 15,000 units, Canary turned off pre-orders and went head-down… Read More

Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion

instagram generic Citigroup raised the valuation of Instagram this morning from $19 billion to $35 billion.
The photo-sharing network recently announced it had surpassed 300 million active users, and has taken steps toward cleaning up spam accounts, as well as adding new filters and features. Read More

Eva Wants To Quantify Your Showering

Eva Eva is a device that attaches to your shower, adding a proximity sensor, temperature sensor and a water flow valve so it can intelligently throttle back the water flow when the ideal water temperature is reached or when the occupant has stepped away from the shower head. Read More

Neurence’s Cloud Platform Gives Wearables Eyes That Can See And Ears That Can Hear

Neurence U.K. startup Neurence, which has previously released two proof-of-concept apps showcasing its augmented reality tech, called Taggar and Tag Me, has now launched its long term platform play: a machine learning cloud platform for object recognition which it’s hoping will underpin the next wave of search queries as computing becomes increasingly immersed in the physical world — thanks… Read More

ZZ Photo Is A Photo App That Can Organize Your Snapshots By Pet

ZZ Photo Screenshot for TC Does your photo management solution recognize your cat? Your mom? Your dog? No, it does not. That’s why there’s ZZ Photo. The app, built by a Ukrainian team, is essentially a shoebox for all of your photos but with a few smarts built in. It is Windows-only right now but the team is working on mobile and Mac versions of the app. The app won our weekly TC Radio Pitch-Off thanks to… Read More

Few Winners In Anonymous Social Networking, And Secret’s Not One Of Them

anonymity-apps Is anonymous social networking a flash-in-pan trend? A winner-take-all category? Which of the anonymous social networking apps around today are still thriving, and which are practically dead? These questions come to mind today as one of the leading companies in the “anonymous social” category, Secret, revamped its application, borrowing ideas from popular apps like Yik Yak and… Read More

Duet Makes Your iPad A No-Compromise Display For Your Mac

Duet Display iPad-as-secondary-display apps have been around almost as long as the iPad, but most who used them once have seldom used them since. These things mostly work over Wi-Fi, and work poorly over Wi-Fi at that, with unwatchable video performance, choppy animation and tons of lag, even in the best of circumstances. Duet, a new app from a team that includes ex-Apple display engineering talent,… Read More

VHX Introduces An iPhone App And Library So You Can View Your Whole Video Collection In One Place

vhx app 2 VHX has been working hard to make it easier for independent content owners to sell their videos online. And now it’s working to make it easier for consumers to find and enjoy the content that they’ve bought off the platform, with the introduction of a video library that stores all their purchases in one place, along with the launch of an iOS app. Read More