Apple Music’s new student plan cuts subscriptions in half

Although it may soon give it a welcome revamp, Apple is finding new ways to lure new listeners to its Music streaming service. The company confirmed today that it has launched a new student membership in seven countries, which offers the same …

Although it may soon give it a welcome revamp, Apple is finding new ways to lure new listeners to its Music streaming service. The company confirmed today that it has launched a new student membership in seven countries, which offers the same feature…

Amazon launches a Prime Now website

Amazon’s Prime Now expedited delivery service finally has a standalone website. It was previously accessible only through a mobile app, but now Prime subscribers — those who live in areas where the one- to two-hour delivery option is available, at l…

Amazon's Prime Now expedited delivery service finally has a standalone website. It was previously accessible only through a mobile app, but now Prime subscribers — those who live in areas where the one- to two-hour delivery option is available, at l…

Taco Bell wants you to order food from a chat bot

We’ve seen some clever ways to order food online in our day, but this one is decidedly off the wall. Taco Bell is testing TacoBot, a chat AI that helps you order (what else?) tacos in a Slack conversation. Think of it as a tasty text adventure — y…

We've seen some clever ways to order food online in our day, but this one is decidedly off the wall. Taco Bell is testing TacoBot, a chat AI that helps you order (what else?) tacos in a Slack conversation. Think of it as a tasty text adventure — y…

Newegg to offer customer support via Facebook Messenger

Ever since Facebook Messenger started allowing businesses to chat with their customers (and vice versa), it’s been used as a means of customer support. A number of different companies have already started doing so — Hyatt, Sprint, Zulily and Everlan…

Ever since Facebook Messenger started allowing businesses to chat with their customers (and vice versa), it's been used as a means of customer support. A number of different companies have already started doing so — Hyatt, Sprint, Zulily and Everlan…

Reddit’s blocking tool now hides unwanted comments and posts

In a big step towards making Reddit a more welcoming community for everyone, and not just its hardcore users, the site just debuted an upgraded blocking tool. Previously, you could block Reddit users from sending you unwanted private messages,…

In a big step towards making Reddit a more welcoming community for everyone, and not just its hardcore users, the site just debuted an upgraded blocking tool. Previously, you could block Reddit users from sending you unwanted private messages, but no…

The 50-year digital relationship

digitalclock I occasionally meet people who think the Internet is going to go away someday. Yes, some of its pieces do move around a bit. Bye, Friendster! Hello, Peach!* But its core benefit — your ability to find any information any time, and to build relationships around common interests at any distance — aren’t going anywhere. Ever. Read More

digitalclock I occasionally meet people who think the Internet is going to go away someday. Yes, some of its pieces do move around a bit. Bye, Friendster! Hello, Peach!* But its core benefit — your ability to find any information any time, and to build relationships around common interests at any distance — aren’t going anywhere. Ever. Read More

Lyft drivers would make more as employees, estimates show

Critics claim that ridesharing companies stiff drivers by labeling them as contractors rather than full employees, but how much are they losing out on, really? Quite a bit, if you ask those drivers’ lawyers. In the wake of Lyft’s proposed lawsuit set…

Critics claim that ridesharing companies stiff drivers by labeling them as contractors rather than full employees, but how much are they losing out on, really? Quite a bit, if you ask those drivers' lawyers. In the wake of Lyft's proposed lawsuit set…

The After Math: It’s virtual insanity

Between SXSW and GDC, Virtual Reality has been front and center in the public eye (and not just the folks wearing prosthetic penguin appendages). Sony’s PSVR headset finally received a price tag and shipping window, Sulon Technologies introduced its…

Between SXSW and GDC, Virtual Reality has been front and center in the public eye (and not just the folks wearing prosthetic penguin appendages). Sony's PSVR headset finally received a price tag and shipping window, Sulon Technologies introduced its…