Facebook wants to bring emerging market mobile advertising up to speed — by making speed less of a factor.
Facebook has launched a new option that allows marketers to target certain types of smartphone network connections, a move aimed at improving its advertising offerings in emerging markets.
“Optimizing the creative — for instance, targeting a video campaign to people with high-speed connections, and swapping in an image or…
Facebook is tweaking how stories appear on its News Feed in an attempt to minimize “clickbait,” or headlines that attract users to click on a story that may not offer much substance.
The social network revealed the change in a blog post on Monday, citing continued pressure from users to present better content in the News Feed
To do that, Facebook is employing a metric becoming increasingly popular across the Internet: time spent…
Tesla did away with the need for gas, and now, according to a new leak, it’s planning to throw away the keys.
The newest Tesla Model S OS update will reportedly allow owners to start and unlock their electric cars with an iPhone.
Based on screenshots obtained by Electrek on Wednesday, the new Tesla mobile app has “new notifications functionality and the ability to start your car.” Electrek, an electric car…
While news of Facebook’s emotion-manipulation study sparked public outrage and investigations from regulators, dating site OkCupid is letting its users know that human experiments are a reality of using the Internet.
In a post called “We Experiment on Human Beings,” founder Christian Rudder took to OkCupid’s blog Monday to defend human experimentation and remind users that such tests are extremely common and even beneficial to users.
Developer Marco Arment is best known for his read-it-later app Instapaper, and for his former role as Tumblr’s lead developer
Arment’s latest project, however, tackles an entirely different medium: podcasts. The developer just rolled out the first version of Overcast, a deceptively simple, yet powerful, podcast player.
The app was inspired by the simplicity of iOS 7, according to Arment.
“iOS 7 shook up the market, and by…
BlackBerry is planning a Siri-like voice-enabled assistant, the company revealed Wednesday.
Like Siri and Windows Phone’s Cortana, BlackBerry Assistant responds to voice commands but also uses the Passport’s keyboard to respond to typed commands. It will ship with the upcoming BlackBerry Passport and will be able to launch apps, respond to voice commands and control your devices settings.
“If I’m driving and I ask it to read my latest email…
SoundCloud released a redesigned iPhone app on Thursday that emphasizes listening and music discovery instead of recording and uploading.
The change is a small but significant shift for the service, which has long been a hub for both mainstream and indie artists.
The app has been completely redesigned to make navigation and music discovery faster and easier. The revamped user interface relies solely on swipes to navigate around the app and…
Humans have a longstanding tendency to anthropomorphize the objects and appliances we use —