Facebook nemesis Max Schrems is fed up with what he sees as the ineffectiveness of the Irish data protection regulator, so he’s launched a mega-suit in his home country of Austria. Sore points include PRISM, Graph Search and general non-compliance with EU privacy law. Read more »
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It’s expensive and difficult to communicate with satellites, especially if an organization is only launching one or two. Spaceflight will allow paying customers to reach their spacecraft wherever they are above Earth. Read more »
You might think the market for viral clickbait sites is already saturated, but The Independent newspaper in Britain has launched its own version anyway, called i100 — complete with celebrity gossip, cat photos and large, red “upvote” buttons. Read more »
It’s no secret that the new Foursquare app has eliminated check-ins. But the company still needs users to leave reviews at local joints without getting that pat-on-the-back from badges. Enter: Expertise. People will earn “expertise,” and when they write tips that other users like or save, a little pink “expert” status bar will fill up. Eventually, you’ll be flagged in the reviews as an “expert” in “pizza places” or “sushi” or “dance clubs,” and the world shall know your power. Or something.
Here’s the numbers you should know from the Tesla 2nd quarter earnings report. Read more »
Charter wants to use the cloud to give all of its TV customers a new user interface by next year. Are online video apps next? Read more »
Tableau Software beat Wall Street’s expectations and continued its skyrocketing revenue growth. Its $90.7 million second quarter represents 82 percent annual revenue growth. Read more »
Gaming company Kabam, creator of such little known hits as “Kingdoms of Camelot” and “The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth,” has joined the elite-ish $1 billion valuation club following a sizable Series E from Alibaba. With a “diversify and prosper” strategy, Kabam hopes to avoid the rocky roads paved by Zynga and Candy Crush’s King.com. Read more »
LinkedIn has introduced a Twitter-like feature for all users: A follow button. It brings professional networking platform one step closer to the “media” side of its “social media” mandate. Read more »
The Model X is slowly getting here. Read more »