Facebook pivots into Stories

 In its biggest change in a decade, Facebook is evolving from text and link-focused sharing to the visual communication format it admits “Snapchat has really pioneered.” Starting today, all users will soon have access to the new Facebook Camera feature that lets them overlay special effects on photos and videos. They can then share this content to a Snapchat clone called Facebook… Read More

Evie teams up with Verizon to launch a new search experience next to your Android home screen

Evie Evie is bringing its app search technology to a new location on your phone. The startup has partnered with Verizon to launch a new product called AppFlash. Like Evie’s existing app launcher, AppFlash helps users find content and services across different apps — and Evie is working with Verizon to make this the default experience on customers’ Android devices. Read More

Congress just voted to let internet providers sell your browsing history

 Less than a week after the Senate voted to empower internet service providers to freely share private user data with advertisers, the House has weighed in, too. Today in a 215-205 vote on Senate Joint Resolution 34 (H. Res. 230), the House voted to repeal broadband privacy regulations that the Obama administration’s FCC introduced in 2016. Read More

Someone recreated The Office’s Dunder Mifflin in explorable 3D and I love it

 The Office is one of two shows that we have on near-constant rotation in our house. It won’t sound too weird, then, when I say that trying to mentally recreate the layout of Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch is something I’ve found myself doing more than once. You too? Good news! Now someone has done it in fully explorable, browser-friendly 3D. Read More

Tech will lead to new sub-prime crunch

 In October 2016, two leading P2P platforms in the U.S. — Lending Club and Prosper — announced a new increase in interest rates for lower-grade loans. The decision was made in order to sustain investor demand. However, keeping the investor demand stable is not the only reason for recent changes — delinquencies are growing, especially when it comes to high-risk loans. Read More