Tag: wider angles
Pinterest IPO filing reveals plenty of data
We’ve learned not to describe Pinterest as a social network: the company is more often described as a ‘visual search engine’ – although its chosen pitch is as a place “where more than 250 million people around the...
March 25, 2019
Muso claims global digital piracy was 189bn visits in 2018
Run for the hills! Piracy sites attracted 189bn visits in 2018, according to infringement-tracking firm Muso! But wait, run back from the hills! When the company released similar data a year ago for 2017, the total was more...
March 22, 2019
Google takes the wrappers off game-streaming service Stadia
Google was rumoured to be launching its own games console at the GDC event this week. Actually, the big reveal was something slightly different: but still a big move in the games world. Google’s new thing is called Stadia:...
March 20, 2019
Myspace has lost all content uploaded to it before 2016
Some good news for fortysomethings: all those embarrassing (and in some cases recruitment-endangering) photos you uploaded to Myspace in your youth, and couldn’t remember your login to delete, are now scrubbed from the...
March 19, 2019
Snapchat tipped to launch its own gaming platform in April
Google might be launching a games console this month, but it’s not the only tech company ramping up its gaming activities. Snapchat may be on the verge of launching its own games platform, albeit one within its app rather...
March 18, 2019
T Bone Burnett takes on big-tech companies in SXSW speech
Musician and producer T Bone Burnett has spoken out before on the relationship between technology companies and artists. Last week at SXSW, he gave a speech outlining how he feels about all this in 2019. “It must be becoming...
March 18, 2019
Stormzy’s book imprint launches contest for emerging writers
Stormzy isn’t just an award-winning grime rapper: he’s also a book-publishing mogul. Well, he has his own books imprint anyway: #Merky Books, which is part of the Penguin Random House empire, and published his own ‘Rise...
March 14, 2019
Analyst thinks Apple can sign up 100m video-streaming subs
Apple’s next press event is on 25 March, and it’s expected to focus on services – including the long-rumoured launch of a Netflix-style video-streaming service. Analyst Wedbush has published its thoughts on what this...
March 13, 2019
Almost Tangible wants to make audiobooks more immersive
Yesterday, Music Ally was at the Quantum conference in London. It’s a one-day event within the London Book Fair with a focus partly on new technologies and trends. One of the companies speaking was a startup called Almost...
March 12, 2019
Instagram co-founder isn’t sold on big-tech breakup plans
Of all the things Facebook could have done in response to Democrat politician Elizabeth Warren’s suggestion that it should be broken up for abuse of its power, temporarily blocking the Facebook ads that she’d booked...
March 12, 2019
Report claims Apple’s first AR headset could launch in 2020
It’s been a few months, so it’s time for another rumour about Apple making an augmented-reality headset or goggles or similar face-worn device. This time it’s KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who’s often quoted...
March 11, 2019