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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Technology

Gaming Live launches its game livestreaming beta as a Twitch alternative

46 minutes ago - Venture Beat
Gaming Live has launched the beta test of its game livestreaming platform as an alternative to Amazon’s Twitch. The Warsaw, Poland-based Gaming Live, which is part of the Seedcamp business accelerator, has announced it is going to launch a beta version of its platform “to battle Twitch” on Feb. 1. That won’t be an easy competition, as Twitc... by Dean Takahashi

Latest Samsung Galaxy S6 leak shows a surprisingly iPhone 6-like design

31 minutes ago - Venture Beat
The usually-reliable SamMobile website has published a new shot of Samsung’s eagerly awaited Galaxy S6 smartphone. And, as you can see, the rendering looks a lot like the design of the iPhone 6. Keep in mind that this render shows the shape of the device; the build might be metal, which would make it look even more like Apple’s new phones. The... by Mark Sullivan

The Storm eBike Is A $499 Entry-Level Electric Bike

1 hour 19 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 At its $499 launch price on Indiegogo, the Storm eBike seems like a solid entry-level option. Comparable bikes I’ve tried cost a few hundred dollars more, and if you really do want things like fancy industrial design and storage for stuff while you ride, you generally have to pony up well over $1,000. Read More by Kyle Russell

The Chief IoT Officer: The most important CxO you still haven’t hired

1 hour 38 minutes ago - Venture Beat
GUEST:Most businesses can see that the Internet of Things (IoT) offers many opportunities to monetize and potentially change and pivot their business model. And more and more companies are using cloud-based connected devices and services to help run complex operations. Utilities, for example, are using smart meters to provide greater insight into p... by Syed Hoda, ParStream

Virtual Reality, The Empathy Machine

1 hour 38 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 I’ve never been to Syria. Never been in a terrorist attack. Never experienced the confusion and fear, the loss of faith in my species in the face of senseless violence. But now I know just a little bit what it feels like. And it makes me want to help. What if you really could walk a mile in someone’s shoes? Shared perspective breeds understan... by Josh Constine

This Search Engine Wants More Human Input

1 hour 38 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Does the ever-increasing volume of digital information demand a more powerful search interface? One that allows for more complex queries to be formulated, and supports instances where the information being sought out is not necessarily something the user is aware of when they begin tapping on the keyboard? Read More by Natasha Lomas

Gas planets can become habitable if their stars get grabby

2 hours 9 minutes ago - Engadget
It's tempting to think of gas planets as permanently hostile to life as we know it. A pair of University of Washington researchers beg to differ, however. They've used computer modelling to determine that these worlds can become habitable when their by Jon Fingas

Jeff Bezos’ brilliant advice for anyone running a business

2 hours 38 minutes ago - Venture Beat
If you want to build a successful, sustainable business, don’t ask yourself what could change in the next ten years that could affect your company. Instead, ask yourself what won’t change, and then put all your energy and effort into those things. That’s the advice of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, highlighted in an interesting post about Uber’s... by Jillian D'Onfro, Business Insider

NBC’s 10-Hour Super Bowl Live Stream Begins Now

2 hours 38 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 As we reported weeks ago, NBC is bringing the Super Bowl to the internet for free offering a live stream of the big game today starting at noon ET. This isn’t the first time that NBC has streamed the big game, but it is the first time that the whole game (from pre-game, to the game itself, to half-time and beyond) will be streamed start to fini... by Jordan Crook

PayPal And Dunnhumby Put $1.2m Into Pulsate, A Location Marketing Startup

3 hours 9 minutes ago - Techcrunch
Pulsate, a startup with a platform to deliver content for brands based on a user’s location and preferences, has raised $1.2 million in funding from PayPal and Dunnhumby (the customer science company). The money will be used to expand the platform and service customers. Menlo Park-based Pulsate is a so-called “end-to-end context marketing” pl... by Mike Butcher

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