Using Quora Video to Answer Questions

The Q&A site, Quora, began testing the concept of using video to answer questions this past week.  This seems appropriate in a world where video dominates three-fourths of online traffic. The company was founded in 2009 by a couple of guys that used to work for Facebook, Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever, and was initially popular only in the…

Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Platform

Microsoft recently announced their newest venture into the world of augmented reality, and it is creating quite the buzz. The platform has been dubbed “mixed reality,” referring to the process of superimposing holographic images on top of real life images. It was officially unveiled at Build 2017, the company’s annual developer conference, but has been in the works…

How Brain-Computer Interface Will Change Our World

Mark Zuckerberg is a big supporter in the future of virtual and augmented reality. So much so that his company is developing quite the futuristic concept. Even though they are predicting this idea to be at least five to ten years out, it has the tech world buzzing. He wants to develop glasses that will replace smartphones….

What Is Biometric Security

Cyber security is a major hurdle for any business, but especially for bigger companies such as banks, online retail stores, and insurance companies. However, small and medium-sized businesses have also been targeted more recently, possibly due to their lack of preparedness. Holding critical company information  for ransom by encrypting it to prevent access has become fairly common….

Instagram Has Altered Your Inbox

Snapchat and Instagram have been in competition for quite some time. They are similar in their core functions and both are pretty much exclusive to your smartphone. Even though Instagram has twice as many active users, Snapchat is very popular among millennials. The two apps started within one year of each other; Instagram in 2010 and…

How To Switch To YouTube’s Hidden Dark Mode

Watching videos on YouTube is one of the most popular pastimes worldwide, with over a billion users watching countless hours of video every day. Over half of the views come from mobile devices, and YouTube has launched local versions in almost 90 countries in a total of 76 different languages. Many of these views are happening when…

How To Switch To YouTube’s Hidden Dark Mode

Watching videos on YouTube is one of the most popular pastimes worldwide, with over a billion users watching countless hours of video every day. Over half of the views come from mobile devices, and YouTube has launched local versions in almost 90 countries in a total of 76 different languages. Many of these views are happening when…

Fact Check Tool By Google

It’s tough being at the top. Google has been taking a lot of heat for returning what some are calling fake news results to online search queries. In addition, they have been under fire for showing paid ads next to offensive content and losing Adwords revenue. They aren’t the only ones. Facebook has also been…

New Verizon Company Name Will Be Oath

The acquisition of Yahoo by Verizon has been ongoing news since July of 2016, when it was announced that the deal was made at a price tag of $4.8 billion. In the meantime, the revelation of two major data breaches affecting 1.5 billion Yahoo users caused the deal to be put on hold. After the price…

Adwords Recent Update

Recently released news from Google will definitely affect your Adwords campaign. If you aren’t familiar with Google Adwords, it is the paid advertisements that show at the top and bottom of the page when someone types in a search query. When an online shopper clicks on the ad, then the person that ran the ad gets charged, which…

How Can Foursquare Analytics Help Your Business?

Foursquare, a social networking service where you “check in” with your location to allow your friends to keep tabs on you, has announced a new service. Through logging all of the data collected by the users of the app, they are now unveiling Foursquare Analytics. This platform is designed to provide insight for retail shops concerning…

Google Hangouts are Changing

Google has decided to take Hangouts to the next level. They have split the video chat service into two separate classes: Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat. Why? They are pushing toward being more business-oriented as opposed to consumer-oriented. After all, in today’s world an actual face-to-face meeting isn’t really necessary. Virtual chat meetings save a lot…