Facebook’s will license its new 360 cameras that capture in six degrees of freedom

 On day two of Facebook’s F8 conference, Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s CTO showed off designs for two new 360 cameras that the company is going to help push to market. The x24, with 24 cameras, and its little brother the x6, with six cameras, can each capture in six degrees of freedom for more immersive 360 content. Facebook plans to license the designs of the two cameras to… Read More

Meet the famous guru who’s helping a growing number of startups battle bad press

gettyimages-166554269 It’s easy to appreciate why Bambrogan hired the firm to filter media inquiries. When it comes to handling crisis situations in particular, Sitrick is as well-regarded as they come thanks in large part to an approach that’s neatly captured by its tagline: “If you don’t tell your story, someone else will tell it for you.” “We’ve been in a tricky position… Read More

Slingr turns Slack into the ultimate task manager

Sign In With Slack Slack is great for taking lunch orders and sharing GIFs with an international team (as us about “Whiplash Wednesday!”) but it breaks down when you try to get real work done. That’s why Slingr exists. Created by experienced product manager Grace F. Schroeder, Slingr was designed first as a platform and then as a product. Shroeder wanted something that a disparate team could use… Read More

CrowdFlower announces a scientific advisory board as it works to combine AI and crowdsourcing

Artificial intelligence and cybernetics When crowdsourced labor company CrowdFlower recently raised funding from Microsoft, co-founder Lukas Biewald told me his team was focused on technology that allows businesses to supplement algorithms and artificial intelligence with human judgment from crowdsourced labor pools. Now CrowdFlower bringing on more experts to shape the development of that technology. Specifically it’s… Read More

Facebook opens sponsored messages to all advertisers in newest version of Messenger

list-template-examples As Messenger continues its steady growth as a communications channel distinct from its social network parent Facebook, the company today is taking the wraps off a new version of the platform that will give developers some new tools for how they present content in it, but it also opens the door wider to a new phase of how Messenger is evolving: get ready for more Messenger traffic from… Read More