Flickr Removes Creative Commons Images From Its Wall Art Program Following Backlash

flickr-wall-art Last month, Flickr expanded its Wall Art print service to include images from the photo-sharing site’s professional artists as well as images licensed for commercial use through Creative Commons. The project was originally intended to allow photographers profit from the sale of images made into prints, but it generated controversy when users realized that Yahoo (Flickr’s owner)… Read More

Mobile Commerce Consolidation As Mozido Takes Majority Stake In CorFire

 Just days after Dutch digital commerce provider Adyen announced a $250 million round of funding, another heavily capitalised player in the space has made an acquisition to up its game. Mozido, a mobile commerce specialist that raised $185 million…

Neurence’s Cloud Platform Gives Wearables Eyes That Can See And Ears That Can Hear

Neurence U.K. startup Neurence, which has previously released two proof-of-concept apps showcasing its augmented reality tech, called Taggar and Tag Me, has now launched its long term platform play: a machine learning cloud platform for object recognition which it’s hoping will underpin the next wave of search queries as computing becomes increasingly immersed in the physical world — thanks… Read More

Ending The Invisibility Of Homelessness

 The lack of affordable, safe, and supportive housing is a scourge on society. It costs $90K to maintain a human being on the streets for a year, compared to $18K to provide supportive housing to a previously homeless person. Over the last 10 year…

Google Rips MPAA For Allegedly Leveraging Local Government To Revive SOPA

Corruption in the American Hollywood style is something to behold. Today, Google published a short blog post alleging that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), alongside a number of film studios, funded what was essentially opposition rese…

Are SaaS Companies Just Misunderstood?

Man pushing a virtual subscribe button. Depending on whom you ask, companies that sell their products on a subscription basis are either companies that are veritable giants of growth, or firms that hide their business models’ inherent weakness in the form of short-term losses that are dismissed under the guise of investment. Read More

A Holiday Gift Guide For Your Tech-Savvy Girlfriends

giftguide-splash-galpal Whether you are looking for your girlfriend, your gal pal or that special lady in your life, or a gift for yourself, these items promise to charge, inform and add some chic style for the new year. Tory Burch for Fitbit Whether you go with the pendant or bracelet, this Tory Burch styled Fitbit is a great gift for close girlfriends such as your mom, sister or bestie. Both come in gold, silver… Read More

Google Claims 2015 Will Be A “Moment” For Surveillance Reform

android statutes google Google thinks that next year will be a big moment for surveillance reform. So much so that the company set up a special page on its ‘Take Action’ hub, asking individuals to sign something akin to a petition of sorts to “help make the Internet more secure for everyone.” Why does Google think that 2015 will be big? The company notes that “[i]n June of 2015, we have… Read More