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Luke Ditella & Melissa Dilger: NYC’s Most Envied & Influential Power Couple

January 31, 2017 12:47 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 13892
Meet Luke Ditella and Melissa Dilger, one of NYC’s most intriguing and influential power couples, set to be married in November, 2017. It’s no secret New York is packed with incredible and beautiful couples, but very few compare to Luke and Melissa. Luke—a former surf prodigy, turn model, turn actor, turn brand ambassador and entrepreneur—met his… View Article

Facebook Expands Its Personalized Learning Platform to 120 Additional Schools

August 11, 2016 9:00 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 11494
Facebook’s newest partnership with Summit Public Schools introduces an innovative approach to learning On Tuesday, Facebook and Summit Public Schools, a nonprofit charter school network, announced that 120 U.S. schools are planning to introduce a free student-directed learning system this fall. Co-created by the social network and the charter school network, the “Summit Personalized Learning… View Article

Funding from ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to New Genetic Discovery

July 27, 2016 9:58 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 4328
The ALS Association has discovered 3 new genes that will help identify new treatment The Ice Bucket Challenge, a fundraiser for ALS research that went viral in 2014 and raised over $220 million, announced earlier this week that the funding has allowed scientists to identify a common gene that contributes to the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis… View Article

New Study Shows Pokémon GO is Used Twice as Much as Facebook

July 25, 2016 5:42 pm  | Comments: 4 | Views: 10311
On Friday the analytics company 7Park Data released data that revealed people are spending a significant more time playing Pokémon GO—the latest gaming phenomenon from Nintendo—than they are on Facebook, YouTube or Snapchat. 7Park Data’s new report shows that during its first week, Pokémon GO users spent 75 minutes per day playing the insanely popular… View Article

Zefr Releases List of Top 100 Digital Influencers

June 23, 2016 9:27 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6175
Earlier this week, video technology company Zefr released a report ranking the top 100 digital video influencers of 2016, with popular acts such as Cameron Dallas, Dan Howell and Roman Atwood ranking high on the list. The report also revealed major digital video trends the team identified over the course of their 90-day study. Unlike other rankings that rely… View Article

Instagram Hits 500 Million Users Milestone

June 21, 2016 7:16 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3623
On Tuesday Instagram announced they have reached 500 million active monthly users, with more than 300 million people using the photo-sharing app on a daily basis. “It’s a big milestone for us because we set to create a community, not just a photo-sharing app,” Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom told TIME in an interview…. View Article

Facebook Activates First U.S. ‘Safety Check’ Following Orlando Massacre

June 13, 2016 8:40 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 10024
Following Sunday’s devastating mass shooting in Orlando, Facebook Inc. has activated its Safety Check feature for the first time in the United States since formally launching in 2014. The feature allows Facebook users to use the social networking site or app to to confirm they are safe following a natural disaster or emergency. The tool… View Article

Microsoft To Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

June 13, 2016 5:03 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5670
Microsoft Corp. announced Monday they will purchase LinkedIn Corp. for a total value of $26.2 billion at $196 per share, in an all-cash transaction by the end of the year. LinkedIn, the world’s largest and most profitable social network for professionals, will “retain its distinct brand, culture and independence,” according to a press statement released… View Article

Meet the World’s Newest Digital Voice Assistant & AI Game Changer – Viv

May 13, 2016 5:41 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 13937
Earlier this week the original creators behind Apple’s Siri, the most well-known virtual assistant in the world, debuted the newest innovation in the artificial intelligence (AI) evolution with the introduction of the next-generation digital voice assistant – Viv. During a live demonstration at TechCrunch Disrupt, Viv cofounder and CEO, Dag Kittlaus, promised Viv will be more… View Article

10-Year-Old Finds Instagram Glitch, Receives $10,000 Reward

May 10, 2016 4:03 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 3043
A 10-year-old Finnish hacker has been awarded $10,000 after he found a glitch on Instagram, the popular photo sharing app Facebook bought for a reported $1 billion in 2012. Jani, whose last name has not been released, discovered a way to delete any given comment on Instagram. He told Iltalehti—the Finland news outlet that broke the story—that he could delete any user’s comment, citing Justin… View Article