Dropbox to open Sydney office

Dropbox, the cloud-based file-sharing service is opening a new office in Sydney, Australia, which means a whole new range of employment opportunities, mostly in customer-facing roles and sales and support. According to the article on the Australian, this will be the company’s first Asia-Pacific office that is set up to ensure best possible service for […]

Microsoft reveals Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 at Build 2014

Microsoft introduced its answer to Siri and Google Now- Cortana, the Halo-inspired personal assistant software. Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, head of Windows Phone product and design, revealed the new voice search tool for Windows Phone 8.1 at the company’s annual Build Conference in San Francisco. “We think Cortana is the most personal digital assistant,” Belfiore said. […]

Disney to buy YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million

The Walt Disney Co is about to pay $500 million for one of YouTube’s largest networks- Maker Studios- and become a major online video distributor with expectations running high that the company will now be able to draw more teens into the Disney entertainment empire. According to the article on Reuters, Disney is prepared to […]

European researchers to develop a social media lie detector

Researchers from five European universities, Sheffield, King’s College London, Warwick in England, Saarland in Germany and MODUL University Vienna– and four companies: ATOS in Spain, iHub in Kenya, Ontotext in Bulgaria and swissinfo.ch.- are working on developing a system that will automatically identify and verify information by pin-pointing the reliability of the source. According to […]

“Dumb Starbucks” leaves LA residents baffled: what’s the deal?

A weird thing happened in LA this weekend, a “Dumb Starbucks” coffee shop appeared out of nowhere serving free “Dumb Vanilla Blonde Roast”, “Dumb Chai Tea Latte”, “Dumb Caramel Macchiato”, and much more, in all available sizes “Dumb Venti”, “Dumb Grande”, and “Dumb Tall”, while visitors listened to a selection of “Dumb Jazz Standards”, “Dumb […]

News Corp Australia launches news Xtend with DFM’s AdTaxi

News Corp Australia has partnered up with Digital First Media to launch a digital-marketing extension package for small to medium sized businesses. The package is titled news Xtend and it includes a wide range of digital marketing solutions. According to the news release by News Corp Australia, Digital First Media’s AdTaxi will be in charge of managing […]

Bad Pinteresting news for Tumblr

Pinterest has rolled out support for GIFs to all “Pinners” on the web, leaving Tumblr wondering whether the already “flat-lined” traffic has any chances of springing back to life.  Pinterest announced the GIF support launching last Thursday, titling the news as “A GIF from Pinterest” for all “Pinners”. The decision to incorporate GIF support into the “static […]

HootSuite acquires uberVU

Ryan Holmes, CEO of HootSuite, announced the acquisition of social analytics leader and innovator uberVU on Wednesday, wholeheartedly welcoming the company’s talent and best-in-class technology to the ever-growing HootSuite family. According to the update on HootSuite’s official blog, uberVU has managed to amass a striking user base of over 200 customers, including Fujitsu, S.C. Johnson, […]