Building a brand-new Internet

Building a brand-new Internet

We do not possess the ability to read the future, and yet we can predict with a high level of certainty that we will see more major cybersecurity incidents in 2016 and 2017. The world’s cybersecurity capability is not able to advance in line with the growing vulnerabilities. We are faced by more and more […]

Validating adtech: Innovation is a stronger proof point than share price

Validating adtech: Innovation is a stronger proof point than share price

Adtech is in trouble because many firms have gotten the cold shoulder from venture capital. Supposedly. Another way to say that, of course, is that smart venture capitalists passed on startups that failed to demonstrate how they would add value to the space. So is that bad news or good news for adtech? Unfortunately, many […]

Instagram is switching its feed from chronological to best posts first

Instagram is switching its feed from chronological to best posts first

The average Instagram user misses 70 percent of what’s in their feed, including great photos with tons of Likes and posts by their best friends. So today Instagram announced it will start rearranging the order of posts in its feed. Rather than strictly reverse chronological, Instagram will order posts “based on the likelihood you’ll be […]

Facebook sneaked a seriously addictive basketball game into Messenger

Facebook sneaked a seriously addictive basketball game into Messenger

**Look away now if you need to be productive today** We good? Ok then. Facebook sneaked a secret basketball mini-game into Messenger. And it’s insanely addictive, borderline annoying playable. Perhaps inspired by March Madness, the hoop shooting game can be unlocked by sending a basketball emoji (🏀) to a friend or group in the latest version of […]

Algorithmic feeds force us to compete

Algorithmic feeds force us to compete

Is that photo pretty enough? Is that tweet funny enough? If not, they might not be seen now that Instagram and Twitter are moving to algorithmically sorted feeds. That could spell big problems for marketers and cause our social media lives to be more stressful. To make their apps more consistently interesting, especially for people who […]

Amazon says it will bring device encryption back to Fire OS

Amazon says it will bring device encryption back to Fire OS

Less than a day after it emerged that Amazon is quietly dropping device encryption support for its Fire OS devices, the U.S. firm has flip-flopped and said that it will restore the feature. Yesterday we reported that Amazon will continue to encrypt data transfers from Fire tablets to external servers, but content stored locally on Fire OS devices […]

Apple loses e-books price-fixing appeal in U.S. Supreme Court

Apple loses e-books price-fixing appeal in U.S. Supreme Court

Apple looks to have come to the end of the road in a long running legal saga involving allegations of an e-books price inflating conspiracy. Today the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the company’s challenge to an appellant court decision that it had conspired with five publishers to increase e-books prices — meaning Apple now faces having to stump […]

Will Uber save e-commerce in Mexico?

Will Uber save e-commerce in Mexico?

Federico Antoni is managing partner at ALLVP, an early-stage VC based in Mexico. He is a lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network In May 1999, I joined one of the hottest startups in Latin America at the peak of the Internet […]

Amazon debuts its first live show that lets you shop while you watch

Amazon debuts its first live show that lets you shop while you watch

Amazon’s foray into fashion continues today with the launch of what will be the company’s first daily live show, called Style Code Live, which will feature fashion and beauty tips and advice from style experts and viewers. However, the more interesting aspects to the new program will be the ability to shop the products while you’re […]