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Two Bit Circus is Redefining the Traditional Carnival

Can you imagine a time where traditional carnivals have become a thing of the past? Brent Bushnell and Eric Gradman can. Bushnell and Gradman are, respectively, the chief executive officer and the chief technology officer of Two Bit Circus, a new venture that wants to reinvent the carnival and perhaps social interaction as a whole. […]

No. Robots will not replace humans.

Robotic process automation will take over the litany of tedious tasks that slow us down. Robotic process automation (RPA) is transforming CX and customer care. Automating the repetitive, tedious tasks that often occupy personnel in back offices and customer-facing contact centers can provide meaningful benefits. It can reduce the need for a cumbersome back office, […]

Apple Attempts to Right Facebook’s Wrongs

Apple has joined the effort to educate and encourage voters ahead of the most highly-anticipated midterm elections in recent memory. In a press release posted on Monday, Apple called their new initiative “an easy way to follow the elections, with reporting from trusted sources curated by Apple News editors.” This endeavor is the latest in […]

Take a Look Behind the Internet’s Curtain with Oracle’s New Map

Oracle, the second-largest business software company in the world that’s best known for its cloud platform offerings, announced the launch of a brand-new “Internet Intelligence Map” last Wednesday. The map service “will help to democratize Internet analysis by exposing some of our internal capabilities to the general public in a single tool,” said Doug Madory, […]

Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and USDZ, Oh My!

I’m going to come right out and say it: LEGO was my favorite part of this year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote. Yes, the conference that Apple junkies everywhere live for kicked off Monday at the San Jose Convention Center with a keynote that was largely focused on the release of iOS 12. Over […]

“We’ve updated our privacy policy.”

If you’ve found your email inbox to be more clogged than usual in recent weeks, you can blame that on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), also known as the world’s strictest online data protection rules. You might think these regulations are a result of the recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, but actually, this is a […]

Goodbye (for now), Klout

Dry your eyes, everyone: Klout, the Black Mirror-esque service that assigned a score to individuals on a 1-100 scale to determine the value of their online presence using social media analytics announced yesterday that it will be shutting down, effective May 25. After its launch in 2008, the site was acquired by Lithium Technologies in […]

YouTube and Snapchat: Better Late Than Never?

It’s refreshing to see a couple major players in the social media sphere attempt to make amends for their egregious mistakes, even if that atonement comes way, way later than it should have. The errors in question are Snapchat’s recent and massively unpopular redesign and YouTube’s algorithm allowing highly inappropriate videos into their app for […]

PopSugar in Hot Water After Swiping Influencer Photos

Prior to a couple weeks ago, PopSugar seemed innocuous enough. Up until that point, the San Francisco-based media and technology company was known for their female-oriented fitness videos and lifestyle content and, more recently, for coming out with their own cosmetics line. But their reputation for helping women was tarnished on April 13 when a […]

Cryptocurrency: Proceed with Caution

If you have paid any attention to the news in the past year, there’s one word you’ve likely heard over and over again: “bitcoin.” Cryptocurrency has been one of the hottest topics of conversation in the tech world for a while now, and it seems like everyone is trying to get in on it at […]

Tech Industry Leaders Pledge Over $300 Million to STEM Education Following Trump’s Memorandum

Historically, multiple US administrations, Congress, and tech companies have attempted to push computer science education forward. Currently, however, the relationship between the Trump administration and tech is strained. After Trump moved to dissolve DACA and responded feebly to national violence, hundreds of tech CEOs and leaders voiced their dissent while dozens left his advisory councils. […]