Microsoft Opens Wallet to Extend Internet in Remote Areas – New York Times

New York TimesSAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft has joined other tech giants working to deliver the Internet in remote parts of the world, although it’s taking a smaller-scale approach than some of its rivals. Google and Facebook are pursuing expensive, ambitious efforts …Microsoft awards grants to bring affordable Internet access to the massesCNET12 businesses receive Microsoft […]

DJI drones can now stream to Facebook Live from the sky (hands-on) – CNET

CNETDuring Facebook’s F8 developer conference in April — amid updates on Oculus VR, a new 360-degree camera rig and chat bots — the social site’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg demoed a new option for its Facebook Live feature: live-streaming video from a drone.Report: Skip Ahead to Best Parts of Facebook Live VideosPC MagazineFacebook Live lets you […]

DJI drones can now stream to Facebook Live from the sky (hands-on) – CNET

CNETDuring Facebook’s F8 developer conference in April — amid updates on Oculus VR, a new 360-degree camera rig and chat bots — the social site’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, demoed a new option for its Facebook Live feature: live-streaming video from a drone.Report: Skip Ahead to Best Parts of Facebook Live VideosPC MagazineFacebook Live lets you […]

Twilio ramps up mobile play with programmable SIMs for IoT and handsets with T-Mobile – TechCrunch

TechCrunchTwilio stormed into the telecoms market several years ago with a set of services that turned core communications features once controlled by carriers, like text messages and phones numbers, into API-based services that any developer could easily …Twilio teams up with T-Mobile to help developers build apps that use cellular dataVentureBeatTwilio rolls out mobile communications […]

Microsoft awards grants to help bring affordable Internet access to the masses – CNET

CNETMicrosoft on Tuesday announced that it awarded grants to 12 businesses as part of the company’s Affordable Access Initiative. The software giant is looking to accelerate the delivery of affordable Internet access to developing countries around the globe.12 businesses receive Microsoft grants to deliver affordable internet accessWinBetaMicrosoft Grants to Help Expand Global Internet AccessPC MagazineMicrosoft […]

24 more characters, for better and worse – TechCrunch

TechCrunchToday Twitter redefined its laws of physics. But while it’s posed as a simplification of the 140 character rule, the change will reshape information density, conversation style, and self-promotion in the app. If you want to know what’s happening and …Twitter to Ease Character Limit, Making Room for GIFs, Videos and MoreNew York TimesTwitter says […]

Google AdWords to break up tablet & desktop and enable a mobile base bid – Search Engine Land

Search Engine LandGoogle has announced a significant change that will give advertisers more control over device-level bidding in AdWords. The news came during Google Performance Summit in San Francisco, at which Google also said it now handles trillions of searches …Google Maps Will Feature Local Search Ads for BusinessesAdweekGoogle announces significant changes to AdWords bidding […]

Google Maps Will Feature Local Search Ads for Businesses – Adweek

AdweekExpect to see more digital strangers along your physical routes: Local ads are coming to Google Maps. Now that nearly one third of all mobile searches are related to location, Google is looking for more ways to connect marketers with users walking …Saying a third of mobile searches are local, Google brings “Promoted Pins” to […]

Pebble 2, Time 2, and Pebble Core Launch on Kickstarter – Mac Rumors

Mac RumorsPebble today launched a Kickstarter campaign for two new fitness-focused smartwatches, and an all-new cellular-connected wearable. pebble_family_wht_crop_web. Pebble 2, the first major upgrade to the original Pebble smartwatch, features new built-in …Pebble just re-invented the iPod Shuffle, and it runs SpotifyBGRPebble Back on Kickstarter This Morning With Pebble 2 and Time 2, Already Surpasses […]