New York (CNN Business)The lead developers behind social media tools like Instagram Stories and Boomerang left their jobs to build new features for the very tools they created. A group of former Instagram and Facebook employees have rolled out a new app called Chroma Stores that capitalizes on social media trends at a pace far faster than what's rolled out by Instagram and Facebook. Flagship social platforms can notoriously take months or even years to push new features to the mainstream. Yet more and more, users are looking for additional editing tools to spruce up their content beyond filters and clever captions. This has made way for a cottage industry of apps that help Stories, or photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours, stand out. Chroma Stories is among these new apps, offering a variety of fonts and other special effects to help users jazz up their Stories for social platforms, including Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat (SNAP), which pioneered the concept of Stories. … [Read more...] about These ex-Instagram and Facebook employees left to make Stories better
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Photo: PRWeb Photo: PRWeb Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PRWeb 3rd Annual Global Virtual Reality Day – Saturday, November 23, 2019 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Including Special Vuze VR Camera Pricing Available Worldwide WASHINGTON (PRWEB) November 12, 2019 It’s about to be easier than ever to jump into virtual reality. On Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, Virtual Reality Day kicks off its third annual global celebration of all things VR and AR. After two very successful years, this year’s event will be better than ever with over 40 participating cities and counting, providing opportunities for anyone to get involved in virtual reality. All of Virtual Reality Day’s events are free, open to the public, and organized entirely … [Read more...] about 3rd Annual Global Virtual Reality Day – Saturday, November 23, 2019
A cafe in downtown San Francisco uses swinging robotic arms to make lattes. Companies are competing to build software for self-driving cars. At UC Berkeley, a delivery app’s four-wheeled, cooler-size bots ferry burritos, Big Macs and bubble tea to students. Robots and artificial intelligence are starting to come for the Bay Area’s jobs — a theory endorsed by a new report from management consultancy McKinsey & Co., which suggests that at least 907,000 jobs could be lost to automation in the San Francisco and San Jose metropolitan areas by 2030. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the Bay Area will be less hard hit than most of the rest of the country. The region’s job loss equates to 21.5% of the workforce, below the projected rate of 22.9% for California and the national rate of 23%. New jobs will also arrive. Through the next decade, according to McKinsey’s report, the San Francisco metro area could see a 12% net increase in new jobs, … [Read more...] about Robots kill jobs. Will the Bay Area be better off for it?
One measure of Ryan Holiday’s accomplishment with “Conspiracy,” his flawed but riveting account of the Gawker-Peter Thiel celebrity death match, is what it isn’t: breezy expose or portentous narrative — the Vanity Fair treatment this star-addled tale of intrigue and vaulting ambition might have received in the hands of a lesser writer. Instead, Holiday crafts something richer: an allusive fable and extended philosophical disquisition alive to the epic overtones of its subject. There are dual narratives to the 2016 gutting of Gawker by a Florida court (the $115 million-plus judgment nudged it into insolvency and a sale to Univision). One preceded the other. Initially, it seemed salutary; just deserts for a tawdry scandal sheet trafficking in human misery, exemplified by the proximate case that precipitated its dissolution — the posting of video of ex-wrestler Hulk Hogan fornicating with his best friend’s wife. Then, it emerged Hogan had been … [Read more...] about New tech books: ‘Conspiracy,’ ‘Broad Band,’ ‘The Truth Machine’
Photo: PRWeb Photo: PRWeb Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PRWeb CallJoy’s Virtual Phone Agent Gets More Automated, Customized and Scalable 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The updated technology solution makes small business owners’ phones more modern, while making their lives easier. SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) November 12, 2019 Six months following its debut, CallJoy, an easy-to-use cloud-based phone agent that enables small businesses to delight customers, today announced a new version of its product, which provides small business owners with greater automation, customization and scalability to make their lives easier and businesses run more efficiently. “Since we launched CallJoy in May, we’ve talked to thousands of small … [Read more...] about CallJoy’s Virtual Phone Agent Gets More Automated, Customized and Scalable