You can now share your Uber with strangers by “Uber-pooling”

Uber will now let you carpool with other Uber passengers to cut down on ride costs. You can now share your Uber with strangers by “Uber-pooling” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…. Powered by WPeMatico

First Solar beats its own solar cell record, again

First Solar is on a race to boost its core technology and remain a major player in the market. First Solar beats its own solar cell record, again originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…. Powered by WPeMatico

Reports: Sprint gives up on T-Mobile merger; CEO Dan Hesse out

Breaking news: Sprint is throwing in the towel after realizing the regulatory hurdles to buying T-Mobile are two high, according to two news reports. Bloomberg adds that Sprint could be showing CEO Dan Hesse the door. Reports: Sprint gives up on T-Mobile merger; CEO Dan Hesse out originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue ...

Messaging gets a virtual reality twist with new app Traces

With new app Traces, messaging meets virtual reality. Users can only see a note when standing in a particular place and popping a virtual water droplet. The monetization possibilities are promising. Messaging gets a virtual reality twist with new app Traces originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…. Powered by WPeMatico

Surprise: TV networks are already unbundling from cable

Sick of the big cable bundle? Luckily, the number of alternatives are growing — and some are coming from the very people who say the bundle isn’t going away. Surprise: TV networks are already unbundling from cable originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…. Powered by WPeMatico

Anonymous apps may be troubling, but are they unethical? Secret defends its approach

Secret has come under fire for not caring about the anonymous app’s potential impact on users who are being bullied, but co-founder David Byttow says the company cares deeply and that anonymity has a positive side Anonymous apps may be troubling, but are they unethical? Secret defends its approach originally published by Gigaom, © copyright ...

How Spotify is working on deep learning to improve playlists

A Spotify intern and Ph.D. student published a blog post laying out his work to improve Spotify’s recommendation algorithms using deep learning to analyze the acoustic properties of songs. He hopes his models can help listeners discover new and relatively unheard music. How Spotify is working on deep learning to improve playlists originally published by ...

PayPal partner MyCheck brings its restaurant bill payment app to SF and Austin

MyCheck is expanding beyond NYC into more restaurants and it’s taking its partnership with PayPal along for the ride. Diners can view, split and pay their bills from the PayPal app. PayPal partner MyCheck brings its restaurant bill payment app to SF and Austin originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…. Powered by ...

How much has Microsoft lost on its Surface line? $1.7B by one estimate

Microsoft’s revenues from the Surface line are up, which is good news. But the actual cost to produce those revenues shows the company still has a way to go before considering Surface a success. Will it stay the course like it did Xbox? How much has Microsoft lost on its Surface line? $1.7B by one ...

Live streaming pioneer Justin.tv shuts down as company focuses on Twitch

Justin.tv was one of the first live video streaming sites. Seven years after its founding and a head of a rumored acquisition, it is shutting down. Live streaming pioneer Justin.tv shuts down as company focuses on Twitch originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…. Powered by WPeMatico