Uber investors who called it “toxic” are satisfied by plans for change

Freada and Mitch Kapor broke rank with typical investor silence in the face of scandals at their portfolio companies by publicly criticizing Uber in February,...

Facebook’s AI crosses language barrier to assist in Spanish

Any technology that only works in English neglects 75% of the world. That problem is especially severe for Facebook with its global userbase. Yet most...

Instagram’s archive feature goes live, letting you hide photos indefinitely

Last month we noted that Instagram was testing a new feature called “archive”, which lets users hide any of their posts from anyone else –...

Jeremy Liew: Forget the critics; watch “Planet of the Apps” for its window onto...

Reviewers have not been kind to Apple’s first TV offering, “Planet of the Apps.” Variety had a particularly entertaining, if biting, take, with writer Maureen...

Snapchat seduces advertisers with new self-serve tools and certified partners

To beat Facebook and Google’s duopoly, Snapchat needs advertisers to build and buy campaigns with confidence. So today it’s announcing the Snap Publisher tool for...

Meet Binky, the anti-social media simulator

Something happened to social media recently. I don’t know exactly when things changed, but almost overnight, randomly scrolling through feeds became a lot less enjoyable....

Here’s what the top accelerators in North America are funding

The top startup accelerators have a history of seeing the future in ideas that sounded silly at the time. After all, who would have foreseen...

The most hilariously awful volume controls ever

 Fed up with those sensitive volume sliders? It could be A LOT worse. Redditors dreamed up the most absurd possible interfaces for controlling the sound on a video. Click through...

Apple legalizes and taxes in-app tipping for content creators

Apple has activated a new revenue stream that could foster communities of digital content creators around the world like those already thriving in China. Apple’s...

Target and Cartwheel apps to merge starting this summer, mobile payments and improved maps...

Target’s mobile app strategy will undergo a significant change, starting this summer. The retailer announced this week it will soon combine the functionality of its...

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Amazon shares hit record high as profit tops $2 billion for...

(Reuters) - Shares of Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) rose 4 percent to hit an all-time high after the online retailing giant’s quarterly profit topped...