Sunday, June 25, 2017

For Third Time In Two Years, Jay Z’s Tidal Service Needs A New CEO

The chief executive position at Tidal continues to be a revolving door. The streaming service’s former CEO, Jeff Toig, has left his post, making him the third person to leave that...

YouTube Hails UK’s Grime Music With 1.3Billion Views In 2016

One of the hot events at the UK’s Great Escape festival this past weekend was a YouTube-branded night of grime, headlined by Kano. Ahead of the gig, YouTube put out some stats...

Musical.ly Coming To NBC

Musical.ly, an app for creating and sharing personal music videos, is in talks with media companies including Viacom Inc. and Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal to make original show programming, set to launch...

Home Invasion: Your Smart TV Is Watching You

Over 40 million US households own smart TVs, a category that made up more than half of TVs shipped globally in the first quarter of 2016. These high-tech internet-connected displays offer...

Girls Lead On Snapchat, Instagram Adoption (Are We Surprised?)

It’s no secret millennials and Gen Z (the next generational cohort, still awaiting its pithy marketing moniker) are heavy users of visually focused social media platforms including Instagram and Snapchat. And...

This New Wearable Is Your Personal, Silent Subwoofer

In the club, in the cinema, or on the dancefloor, bass makes or breaks the experience. The visceral feeling of low frequency notes roaring out of a woofer as tall as...

Will.I.Am Latest Investment Is In This New Messaging App

The line of failed music messaging startups is long and ignoble, but British firm Emoticast thinks it can build a business – and now it has $5m to back its ambitions. The...

Who Said Streaming Music Doesn’t Pay Ask Drake

Who says streaming doesn’t pay? Tracks from Drake’s More Life playlist are estimated to have already generated over $3 million for the artist, his collaborators and business partners across Spotify and Apple...

Combating Crime in a Virtual Future Filled with Love and Sex

How can we best prevent exploitation as our erotic lives intertwine with the digital realm?   The virtual reality platform AltspaceVR will soon host the world’s first VR wedding, Future of Sex contributor Alice...

What Trump’s Tweets Cost Us (you may be surprised)

Trump’s prolific tweeting sets him apart in our presidential pantheon. As Twitter posts losses year after year, Trump seems hellbent on keeping it in business all by himself, as he continues to...

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FUTURE

A.I Can Now Predict If Someone Will Die In The Next...

This AI will tell people when theyre likely to die -- and thats a good thing. Thats because scientists from the University of Adelaide...