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Facebook Acquires Teen Honesty App tbh

Facebook Teen Honesty TBH App

Facebook has added at least five million more users – teens specifically – after acquiring the anonymous compliment app, tbh – short for “to be honest.” Tbh was launched in September and has become a hit among middle school and high school teens. Created by Midnight Labs LLC, the app is available only on the Apple App Store for iOS …

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Twitter Eyes Harsher Rules vs. Hate, Violence, Harassment Posts

Twitter

Twitter has promised to crack down on hate, violence and sexual harassment posts with “more aggressive rules.” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made the announcement in a series of tweets over the weekend and following the #WomenBoycottTwitter protest against online harassment. Dorsey said the changes in the rules “will start rolling out in the next few weeks.” Harsher rules Dorsey’s message …

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Airbnb to Open Apartment-Building

Airbnb to Open Apartment-Building

Airbnb will open its 324-unit apartment-building near Walt Disney World Resorts in Florida early next year. The short-term home rental company recently announced that it is establishing its branded apartments to be called “Niido powered by Airbnb” in Kissimmee with real property developer Newgard Development Group. Airbnb said, “residents will have the opportunity to share their units for up to …

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Pocket-Sized Sensor That Can Give You the Exact Color You Want

Pocket-sized Sensor

Imagine this scenario. You’re engaged in a DIY project — painting a room in your house — and you like to have the exact color that you saw on a fruit or leaf you saw outside. You tried everything to recreate the same color in your house and even spent hours working on it, but can’t seem to get the …

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Facebook Stories to Feature Brands, Nonprofits

Facebook Stories

Expect to see more Facebook Stories. You will not only see Stories from those who you’re connected with on the world’s most-used social media app but Pages as well. Pages or business accounts will post Stories as well, according to Facebook product manager Amy Sun. Sun said the rollout will start “over the coming month” and comes just eight months …

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Google Pledges $1B to Train Workers for High-Tech Jobs

Google pledges $1B to train Workers

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced on Thursday that the Internet search giant will commit $1 billion to nonprofit groups worldwide over the next five years for high-tech job training. It is considered as the biggest financial pledge from the company, reports said. Aside from the grants, Google will conduct a “Grow With Google” tour across the US that will work …

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FastPay Buys AnchorOps, Forms Financial Solutions Powerhouse for Media

Fastpay buys Anchorops

FastPay and AnchorOps have formed what is now widely considered as a financial solutions powerhouse for digital media. This after FastPay acquired AnchorOps, according to an announcement from FastPay CEO/Founder Jed Simon. (Read: FastPay Acquires AnchorOps, Creating a Financial Solutions Powerhouse for Media) The two businesses are engaged in media financing. Single platform In their announcement, Simon said: “We’ve been …

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Google Buys Podcast App Co-Founded by Ex-Netflix Execs

Google Buys Podcast App

Podcast app 60dB has been purchased by Google, according to the Business Insider. A representative of Google confirmed the acquisition to Business Insider but did not divulge details about the purchase of the podcast app that was co-founded by former Netflix executives. Instead, the Google rep referred queries about the purchase to the announcement on Medium.com regarding the purchase of …

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10 Ways to Make Your Business a Success in 2017

Make Your Business a Success

Like every year prior, 2017 is your year! You are going to lose 15 pounds, clean out your garage, be a better spouse, and make a gazillion dollars from your business. Maybe your business has plateaued, maybe it’s not where it should be, maybe you just launched, or maybe it is on the brink of success. Ultimately, you are committed …

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