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Yasmin Gagne / Fast Company:
eBay launches Interests, personalized product recommendations that cut across shopping categories, using big data and a questionnaire   —  eBay, says Bradford Shellhamer, the company's head of engagement, wants to be the “heavy metal-loving, yogi, OSU fan's favorite store.”  It also wants to be yours.
May 17, 2018, 9:15 AMIn context
Elizabeth Segran / Fast Company:
Instagram announces new tools for businesses including improved DMs and integrations for booking events with OpenTable, Fandango, Eventbrite, Yelp, others   —  If you spend as much time on Instagram as I do, you may have run into the following problem: You're scrolling through the app …
May 8, 2018, 12:00 PMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Amazon says there are now 40K Alexa Skills, up from 25K in December and 10K in February 2017, and makes in-skill purchases generally available in the US   —  Just six months after Amazon revealed the AI-infused Alexa service and Echo smart speaker in November 2014, it began welcoming third …
May 3, 2018, 11:10 AMIn context
Jared Newman / Fast Company:
IFTTT raises $24M led by Salesforce Ventures with participation from IBM, Chamberlain Group, and Fenox Venture Capital; the startup raised $30M Series B in 2014   —  A brick-and-mortar powerhouse like grocery giant Kroger might not appreciate being called a “legacy” enterprise …
Apr 26, 2018, 8:00 AMIn context
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
Digg, formerly owned by Betaworks, has been sold to Boston-based ad-tech company BuySellAds; new CEO Todd Garland plans to streamline Digg and build up ad stack   —  This story has been updated.  —  Last month, Digg, an old beloved content aggregation destination, made the sad announcement …
Apr 25, 2018, 5:02 PMIn context
Jared Newman / Fast Company:
A look at how Microsoft is monetizing the Minecraft ecosystem, having paid out $7M to Marketplace creators so far   —  Stefan Panic and Joe Arsenault used to dream of building things in Minecraft for a living.  But until recently, they couldn't quite figure out how.
Apr 24, 2018, 2:55 AMIn context
Fast Company:
An in-depth look at how Twitter is scrambling to combat abuse on its platform, after initially being blinded to safety concerns by its zeal for free speech   —  For years, the company's zeal for free speech blinded it to safety concerns.  Now it's scrambling to make up for lost time.
Apr 4, 2018, 5:15 AMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
On-demand shipping/delivery startup Shyp, which raised a total of ~$63M, is ending operations and laying off all its employees   —  The company that hoped to revolutionize shipping is ending operations today-a poster child for a whole era of venture-funded ideas that has come and gone.
Mar 27, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context
Daniel Terdiman / Fast Company:
Inside Amazon's third annual MARS conference, an invite-only event that brings together experts in AI, home automation, and robotics   —  Amazon's “summer camp for geeks” brought together some of the world's leaders in AI, home automation, robotics, and space exploration.  And, naturally, a robotic dog.
Mar 24, 2018, 10:15 AMIn context
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
Slack updates privacy policy to comply with GDPR, says customers with certain premium services can download all data, including DMs, without informing members   —  Slack just updated its privacy policy and tools, and one of the changes may give some users pause.
Mar 22, 2018, 6:50 AMIn context

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