Groupon could be looking to acquire Yelp amid shareholder discontent

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Groupon, the struggling Chicago-based deals site, could be eyeing the acquisition of online review site Yelp. Shareholders are unhappy with Groupon’s financial performance and stock price, and a potential acquisition could boost the value and earnings potential of both companies, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with […]

Google Photos partners with CVS and Walmart for prints

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Google Photos, far and away the most used photo sharing app, with over 1 billion users monthly, has partnered with CVS and Walmart to offer on-demand, in-store prints from the app. The 4×6 photo prints directly from Google Photos and will be available for same day pick up at the […]

Chrome 77 keeps it simple

[ad_1] September 13, 2019 weblog Credit: CC0 Public Domain Google Chrome 77 feature lets you fly pages over from one device to another. Phandroid, Android Headlines, 9to5Google, just a few of the sites highlighting this, regarding one of Chrome’s browser update. Android Central was also in the reporting lineup; the new update will become available […]

Google will promote original reporting with algorithm change

[ad_1] Newspapers have often blamed Google’s algorithm for plumenting online traffic and the industry’s decline Original reporting will be highlighted in Google’s search results, the company said as it announced changes to its algorithm. The world’s largest search engine has come under increasing criticism from media outlets, mainly because of its algorithms—a set of instructions […]

Google Earth leads to remains of missing Florida man in lake

[ad_1] It took 22 years, but a missing man’s remains were finally found thanks to someone who zoomed in on his former Florida neighborhood with Google satellite images and noticed a car submerged in a lake, authorities said. The skeletal remains were of William Moldt, who went missing in 1997 at the age of 40, […]

Facebook expands new tool aiming to shrink 'news deserts'

[ad_1] This July 16, 2013, file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the expansion of a tool that provides people with local news and information, but says it still has a lot to learn. The social media giant said Thursday, […]

Tracking coordinated disinformation campaigns online made easier with new BotSlayer tool

[ad_1] An infographic about BotSlayer Credit: Indiana University Indiana University’s Observatory on Social Media has launched a new tool in the fight against online disinformation: BotSlayer. The software, which is free and open to the public, scans social media in real time to detect evidence of automated Twitter accounts—or “bots”—pushing messages in a coordinated manner, […]

Canadians should watch out for dumbfakes and deepfakes

[ad_1] Dumbfakes and deepfakes are edited or altered videos. In just the past few years, the capability to produce and share these videos has increased exponentially due, in part, to artificial intelligence. These fake videos are already present in Canadian politics and are even more likely to be created and disseminated during Canada’s ongoing election […]

Cell-mostly internet users place privacy burden on themselves

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new report from the Media, Inequality and Change (MIC) Center—a joint project of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University—details the kinds of online privacy tradeoffs that disproportionately impact cell-mostly internet users, who are likely to […]

Rumi matches individuals who have a disability with compatible caregiver-roommate

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Blake Elliott, 38, has worked in disability services for 10 years, but his training began earlier. In 2003, his then 16-year-old brother suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car crash and has required 24-hour care since. He’s received that care in-home but Elliott knows that most people with disabilities—whether […]