Google Assistant hits more Android devices today

 Your Android phone is about to get an upgrade. Google today is making good on its promise to bring its Siri alternative known as Google Assistant to more Android devices, starting today. The company announced at Mobile World Congress over the weekend that its Assistant would soon launch in the U.S., followed by English-language launches in Australia, Canada and […]

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unGlue helps parents set screen time limits on any device

 A new startup called unGlue wants to help kids better manage their time on connected devices. Just don’t call it parental control software, says co-founder and CEO Alon Shwartz. The idea, he explains, is to offer families a simpler solution for setting limits on screen time across devices, whether inside the home or away. Shwartz, a serial […]

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KC Prodigy AAU Youth Basketball Team Partners with Bad Banana

KANSAS CITY, MO – December 30, 2016 – KC Prodigy is a not-for-profit, federally designated “501(c)(3)” organization serving the Kansas City Metro areas (of KS & MO), focusing on building a stronger community of young scholar-athletes. They manage an extensive youth program for boys and girls, which promotes the academic, physical, social, psychological and total development […]

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iPhone 7 was a top holiday gift, but Apple Watch is fading

 More iPhone 7 devices were unwrapped over the 2016 holidays compared with Google Pixel smartphones, according to new data released by analytics service Mixpanel. Specifically, in the first few days after Christmas, the number of unique iPhone 7’s increased by 12.7 percent, compared with an 8.5 percent increase for Google’s newest flagship. And when comparing iOS to […]

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Twitter introduces 360-degree video live streaming

 Twitter is taking another step into getting into live video by introducing 360-degree live streams through Periscope. Anyone on Twitter and Periscope can watch 360-degree live video, though currently only select partners can go live in 360 via Periscope, the company announced in a blog post. While it’s only available for a limited number of partners […]

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Now Snapchat has “Filter Games”

 Snapchat wants you to play with your face, not just take pictures of it. New Selfie Lens filter games are starting to appear to users, creating an addicting new Snapchat feature that also inspires competition between friends and could become a powerful ad revenue driver. Snapchat confirms this is the launch of a new, native games […]

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Facebook kills off exact location sharing in Nearby Friends, adds “Wave”

 Nearby Friends didn’t turn into the Foursquare-killer it could have been, but Facebook is still trying to help people meet up in person…with a few changes. Facebook has removed the precise location sharing feature from Nearby Friends, which now only lets you opt-in to broadcasting your approximate distance from friends and current neighborhood. Unmapped Previously, you […]

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Twitter didn’t fix itself in 2016 and Wall Street isn’t happy

 Layoffs, a borked acquisition and continued tepid user growth defined Twitter in 2016. And these are all things that make Twitter’s future uncertain, which we know Wall Street does not like. Jack Dorsey’s one-year tenure as CEO was more or less defined by a continue decline in its stock price and, amid all its attempts to […]

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