These are the most liked / least liked tech CEOs
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may be experiencing pushback in some regions as he tries to connect the rest of the world to the Internet but in the US, he’s still garnering plenty of “likes.” In a recent Morning Consult poll, 48 percent of registered voters said they view the... Read more
Netflix is introducing data saving, second screen, and HDR features this year
If you have a limited data plan for your smartphone and find you can’t always binge-watch Netflix shows when you’re out and about, the video streaming site has some good news for you – an update to the Netflix mobile app later this year will give users more control... Read more
Facebook’s Canvas brings full-screen interactive ads to its mobile platform
Facebook has just launched a new feature that will allow advertisers to display full-screen ads on the social media site’s mobile platform. It’s not as bad as it sounds, though; users have to click on an advertisement for it to take up the entire screen. Facebook unveiled the feature,... Read more
Instagram finally gets around to adding two-factor authentication
It has taken way longer than it should have but Instagram is finally rolling out the option for two-factor authentication. TechCrunch first learned of the development from a tipster that spotted two-factor authentication in testing. On Wednesday, the social network confirmed with the site that it is indeed rolling... Read more
There’s more to Amazon Prime than 2-day shipping
In case the Super Bowl commercial and accompanying jingle didn’t clue you in, there is more to Amazon Prime than simply free two-day shipping. And while the chorus line points out a few of the additional benefits, there are even more perks than could be squeezed into that minute-long... Read more
Here’s how to get a free Chromecast from Spotify (and other great deals)
The streaming music scene is really heating up. Apple Music crossed the 10 million paid subscriber threshold last month, Spotify is rumored to be approaching the 30 million listener mark and Tidal received exclusive rights to Kanye West’s latest albumthis past weekend. All of this is in addition to... Read more
Twitter adds video support for direct messages and rolls out native GIF search
It seems that it’s a case of another day, another new feature for Twitter. This time, however, the microblogging site has revealed two new additions to the platform. The first is native support for GIFs, the second is the ability to record and share videos within direct messages. Twitter... Read more
Google CEO Sundar Pichai is Apple’s latest high-profile supporter in its FBI encryption battle
Tim Cook has found a host of allies in his stance against the FBI’s demand that Apple helps authorities access the encrypted data on San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone. A coalition of tech groups, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Edward Snowden have all lent their support to... Read more
Reports claim that Facebook will soon introduce ads inside Messenger
Facebook’s incredibly popular Messenger service will introduce ads inside the platform sometime within next few months, according to a report from TechCrunch. A document obtained by the site says that businesses will be able to send advertisements as messages, but only to those users who have already initiated a... Read more
Vevo is jumping on the paid subscription bandwagon
Music video service Vevo could be the latest multimedia company to embrace the ever-popular subscription-based model. During the recent Code/Media conference, Vevo CEO Erik Huggers said that one of the important things – something they’re hearing throughout the industry – is the move toward subscription, or a more premium... Read more