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Juicero CEO Says Luxury Juicer Is Much More Than Juice Internet Is Unimpressed

Sometimes, it’s the Internet of stings. Juicero, a startup that sells a pricey juice press, found that out firsthand. The company’s Wi-Fi-enabled machine produces cold-pressed juice out of packets sold exclusively to owners via subscription. Received as both Silicon Valley cautionary tale and commentary on conspicuous consumption, Juicero’s story was chronicled this week in a Bloomberg News piece. The article ... Read More »

Trump’s spending agenda could be a ‘recipe for disaster’, says NYU finance professor

The problem for President Trump is implementing his agenda: Expert  12 Hours Ago | 02:51 President Donald Trump’s spending reform agenda could turn out to be a “recipe for disaster” and a significant risk to the U.S. economy if more attention is not paid to the implementation process, NYU finance professor Edward Altman has warned. Describing the policies as “risky,” Altman ... Read More »

Real estate mogul says this purchasing secret helps him find perfect buys

Sidney Torres has made millions developing real estate. The secret, he says, is in the buy, not the sell. In other words, renovations are not where the money’s at. “A lot of people think, ‘Oh I’m going to go in there and I’m going to renovate [the property] for a lot less and that’s where I’m going to make my ... Read More »

Is the Mobile App Already Dead? comScore Says We’re Nearing “Peak App” (INFOGRAPHIC)

Barring Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and other hugely successful names, many apps are actually rarely used or even downloaded by mobile device owners. Yet many businesses spend considerable time and resources creating apps to engage customers. A new study from comScore now says we’re nearing the “Peak App” moment, which suggests businesses should revisit their mobile app strategy. Highlights of the comScore ... Read More »

Paytm Says It’s Confident of Topping Total Card Transactions in India

Paytm Says It’s Confident of Topping Total Card Transactions in India With 8.5 million daily transactions on its platform, Paytm on Thursday exuded confidence that the digital payment company will soon overtake the cumulative transaction volume for cards in the country. The Alibaba-backed company said it has also seen a multi-fold rise in its userbase post demonetisation in November. “… ... Read More »

Instagram Stories Live Video Feature Rolling Out to Users Worldwide: Here’s How it Works HIGHLIGHTS It will work for users with Instagram version 10 and above The live video feature shows up in Stories It has been rolled out to users globally After releasing it in November and making it available only to users in the US, Instagram has now introduced live broadcasting on Instagram Stories for users worldwide. The Live video feature will work in the same way as Facebook Live, and will allow users to go live for its followers to see real-time feed via the social app. Live video on Instagram Stories is rolling out globally for all users with version 10.0 and above across platforms. The new Live button shows up on Instagram Stories, which appears when you swipe right on the home page. The Live Button now sits at the extreme left in Instagram Stories section, followed by the Normal, Boomerang, and Hands-free mode. Hit the Start live video button and the app will start looking for a proper connection. Once it is satisfied with the connectivity, a countdown starts to warn you to get ready for the live video. As the live video starts, followers are notified of the development so that they could come and watch the live broadcast. The number of people watching your live video is also shown on the screen. Unlike Facebook, the live video does not get saved on Instagram, and disappears as soon as you finish with the broadcast. There’s also an option to comment on the live video, and the user can even pin it to the top for everyone to see. The user can alternatively even disable comments if need be. You can switch cameras from rear to front mid-recording, and can even see the time since you started recording by tapping on the Live button on the top-left edge. Instagram has also added a new section in Explore called ‘Top Live’ that shows you all the people that are live currently with the most popular ones getting the top spot. Tags: Instagram, Instagram Stories, Apps, Android, Apple, Social, Instagram Live Video [“Source-Gadgets”]

Shelving rumours surrounding his plans to run for the US presidency, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has insisted that for now he has no such intentions, saying he would continue to work to grow his company. For now, he said he would continue working on growing his company as well as the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) – the corporation he and ... Read More »

98% of Small Businesses Use Wireless, AT&T Poll Says

[Click for large version PDF] Nearly all (98 percent) small businesses use wireless technologies in their operations, a 2013 AT&T small business technology poll says. Details of the poll released recently also reveal how dependent upon wireless technology most small businesses have become. For example, the survey shows two-thirds (about 66 percent) of those businesses would be unable to survive ... Read More »

Facebook Says Data Requests From India Increased in First Half of 2016

In keeping with the global trend, the Indian government requested social networking giant Facebook for data 6,324 times in the first half of 2016 – up from 5,561 requests in the earlier July-December 2015 period, Facebook’s latest Government Requests Report revealed on Saturday. Facebook restricted access to 2,034 pieces of content “in response to legal requests from law enforcement agencies ... Read More »

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Says Tweet Editing Feature ‘Definitely Needed’ but Implementation Is Complicated

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Says Tweet Editing Feature ‘Definitely Needed’ but Implementation Is Complicated HIGHLIGHTS Jack Dorsey asked users what changes they wanted in Twitter for 2017 Dorsey unsure about time limitation on the editing feature Dorsey hinted that the feature might be made available for everyone It’s the end of the year and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has now ... Read More »

Is the Mobile App Already Dead? comScore Says We’re Nearing “Peak App” (INFOGRAPHIC)

Barring Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and other hugely successful names, many apps are actually rarely used or even downloaded by mobile device owners. Yet many businesses spend considerable time and resources creating apps to engage customers. A new study from comScore now says we’re nearing the “Peak App” moment, which suggests businesses should revisit their mobile app strategy. Highlights of the comScore ... Read More »