Month: August 2018

Facebook is cutting loose hundreds of thousands of apps as part of its big data cleanup (FB)

Facebook is shutting down hundreds of the thousands of dormant apps following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Inactive apps will be cut off from Facebook’s application programming interface, which lets app makers access user data and Facebook functionality. Facebook will continue ushering active apps through the review process, which includes them signing up to more robust terms […]

Ad tech M&A is heating up as tech giants look to arm themselves against Facebook and Google — and maybe save the digital ad industry

A wave of acquisitions and funding rounds this summer indicates that investors are warming back up to advertising technology. Industry insiders point to factors like Europe’s GDPR law and an industry-wide movement to clean up digital advertising as driving the renewed interest. Plus, the dominance of Google and Facebook shows no signs of slowing down, […]

Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s Google Camp is as star studded as ever and most definitely not an ‘actual summer camp’ (GOOG, GOOGL)

  Celebrities from entertainment and sports are guests of Google Camp 2018 The annual event, organized by Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, is taking place in Sicily. Basketball legend Michael Jordan is rumored to be attending this year.  The “conference” known as Google Camp is not your typical sleep away. This is not […]

Even Elon musk doesn’t think he can fix MoviePass

Elon Musk has an established penchant for fixing problems. But the ailing movie-ticketing app MoviePass is not one of them. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO jumped into a brief exchange on Twitter Tuesday evening after one use asked him if he could fix MoviePass. “No,” Musk replied. Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla, SpaceX […]