People.io data rewards app gets Telefónica co-branding push

London based People.io has taken its first steps outside the UK, expanding its data sharing rewards platform into Germany — where it’s launched a co-branded version of the app...

How to make Twitter profitable

Bruce Judson is a bestselling author of books on business and public policy strategy in the evolving digital era. He is a senior...

Facebook to test showing ads mid-video with publisher revenue split

Facebook is doing what many publishers had hoped it would one day do, according to Recode: opening up another key revenue stream for video producers....

McDonald’s is just lovin’ VR advertising

When a new technology or social media “hot thing” emerges, chances are about 100 percent that the guys in the sales department are going to find a way to use...

Big data can’t bring objectivity to a subjective world

Simon Chandler Crunch Network Contributor Simon Chandler is a writer and journalist, contributing articles on culture, politics and technology. More posts by this contributor: How...

Facebook needs accountability to win back advertisers’ trust

James G. Brooks, Jr Crunch Network Contributor James G. Brooks, Jr. is the founder and chief executive of the social video distribution company...

Five industries that should take a cue from Netflix and crowdsource parts of its...

In 2006, Netflix took a long, hard look at its world-class Cinematch Technology. Cinematch was as straightforward as it sounds: With user-submitted data, the technology...

New FCC rule protects users from the prying eyes of ISPs

It’s a good day for consumers, and the advertisers are tearing out their hair: The FCC today voted to adopt new privacy rules that severely...

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Microsoft’s Surface Dial is proof your mouse is holding you back

As more alternative input peripherals hit the market, is it time we stopped thinking of the computer mouse as a one-size-fits-all solution? The...