While several cities inaugurate new systems or expand older ones, the streetcar revolution, faced with fiscal and operational challenges, has stalled elsewhere.
Nintendo is finally bringing its games and characters to mobile after the company announced an alliance with Japanese mobile gaming firm DeNA. Read More
Rakuten, Japan’s largest online retail firm, has announced that it will begin accepting bitcoin across its global marketplaces. Read More
eBay pushed into collectibles and live auctions last year and now the U.S. retailer is adding a notable name to its list: prestigious auction house Sotheby’s. The duo have teamed up to live-stream auctions from Sotheby’s and allow prospective buyers to place bids in real-time via eBay. Read More
Over the last two years or so, the news around Adobe has mostly focused on its Creative Cloud, so it’s easy to forget that the company also has a huge business in the document business with Acrobat. Now, it’s putting renewed emphasis on this side of its business with the launch of its Document Cloud. Read More
Google’s Chromecast turns the phone in your pocket into a really, really great TV remote — which is great, until your TV remote is nearby, but your phone for some reason isn’t.
Surprise! Chromecast suddenly lets you pause and un-pause videos with your TV’s infrared remote. Read More
If you were looking for love in Austin this weekend, you might have run into Ava — a chatbot on Tinder created to promote the South by Southwest premiere of a new science fiction film called Ex Machina. Regardless of what you think about the campaign (I didn’t have a problem with it, but then I’ve always found Tinder chats to be awkward and slightly surreal), it certainly… Read More
McDonald’s announced a partnership with General Assembly today at South by Southwest. They are launching a pilot program in which a small subset of McDonald’s employees can take one of two GA courses and receive a monthly stipend for the duration of the courses. Interested employees will have to take an aptitude test to determine their fitness for the program, but once… Read More