Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey CEO, Dies Unexpectedly

 Silicon Valley and the wider world of technology are mourning the very sudden death of Dave Goldberg, a long time entrepreneur and investor, CEO of SurveyMonkey, husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, father and friend to many. The news was made public earlier today in a Facebook post from his brother Robert. “It’s with incredible shock and sadness that I’m letting our… Read More Read more »

12 beautifully random comments on Walmart’s Facebook page

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The retail giant Walmart has over 32 million likes on their Facebook page, so with that amount of reach, you can expect a variety of comments, ranging from genuine feedback, to trolling and confusion Some people have a different approach to social media. We're not sure which category these customers' comments fall under, but we're happy that they exist See also: The most awkward hover hands in awkward dude history Except for the woman looking for socks —someone please help her find socks Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more... More about Facebook , Lists , Social Media , America , and Walmart Read more »

Rich Kids of Snapchat will make you hate your minimum wage job

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Life is tough for a rich kid. Their whole morning is spent choosing which Rolex they want to wear or which of their multimillion dollar homes they want to vacation at. They don't use trains and bikes to travel because they have to make use of their private helicopter See also: Internet Goes Wild for the Rich Kids of Instagram One rich youth has been been creating stories and even sending money with Snapchat to showcase his wealth to the world. Going by the username RichKidSnap on Snapchat, he has set up a Facebook page and Tumblr to show the world what living in the lap of luxury is all about. Read more... More about Watercooler , Pics , Snapchat , and Rich Kids Read more »

TC AppleCast 13: Life With Apple Watch

 On this week’s AppleCast, we get into the Apple Watch experience, since we’ve both now been actively using them for at least a few days. We expand on our thoughts regarding the device at length in our extensive review, but here on the podcast, we talk about very different aspects of the device, including how first-hand experience differed from what we thought we’d find… Read More Read more »

IAC-Owned Ask.fm Acquires Recipe Network Foodily

 IAC-owned social network Ask.fm has acquired the entire team behind recipe network Foodily, the companies are announcing today, which includes those focused on product, engineering and design. These nine team members will now be tasked with the continued development of Ask.fm’s Q&A platform, while the Foodily website and mobile app will be maintained by a separate division within IAC. Read More Read more »

Gillmor Gang LIVE 05.01.15

 Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today – Friday, May 1, 2015. LIVE chat during LIVE recording session Gillmor Gang on Facebook Our sister show, G3, on Facebook Our sister show, G3’s archives on Ustream Read More Read more »

Tinder Sees Huge Jump In App Revenue Rankings, Courtesy Of Tinder Plus

 Dating app Tinder’s move into the subscription business seems to be paying off. According to remarks made by parent company IAC during its quarterly earnings reported this week, the company is pleased with Tinder’s penetration rates – it reached its current level of penetration quicker than IAC’s OkCupid did, in fact – and renewal rates are higher than any… Read More Read more »

Over-The-Air HDTV Makes Xbox One A Near-Perfect Cord-Cutting Console

 Microsoft announced support for over-the-air TV broadcasts, including HD content, early in April. I’ve been using the setup since, after enrolling in the Xbox One Preview program and receiving a Mohu Leaf indoor HDTV antenna and a Hauppauge 955Q USB TV tuner to take it for a test ride. The end result is that, for me at least, Xbox One is closer than ever to achieving its vision of being… Read More Read more »

HoloLens Hands-On: How We Built An App For Microsoft’s Augmented Reality Headset

 Microsoft’s HoloLens is no joke. We’ve now tried the company’s latest revision of its unreleased augmented reality headset and even built an app for it. The new hardware, which Microsoft also showcased during its Build developer conference keynote yesterday, feels very solid and the user experience (mostly) delivers on the company’s promises. Read More Read more »