The Sherman Chronicles

Jul 25

Weave is a Tinder for LinkedIn, minus the sexy parts
Kia Kokalitcheva, venturebeat.com
It seems like these days, every app is using the swiping-interface dat­ing app Tin­der made pop­u­lar, and most of the time, it feels like an unnat­ur­al me-too attempt — except maybe in the case of Weave.Weave is a…

Weave is a Tinder for LinkedIn, minus the sexy parts
Kia Kokalitcheva, venturebeat.com

It seems like these days, every app is using the swiping-interface dat­ing app Tin­der made pop­u­lar, and most of the time, it feels like an unnat­ur­al me-too attempt — except maybe in the case of Weave.

Weave is a…

Jul 23

Marvel’s giving you the key to over 13,000 comics for 99 cents
Edgar Alvarez, engadget.com
To cel­e­brate the start of Comic-Con tomor­row in San Diego, Mar­vel is kick­ing off a pro­mo­tion that pro­vides an all-you-can-have pass to its entire dig­i­tal library for less than a dol­lar. There are a few caveats, as expect­ed, but not eno…

Marvel’s giving you the key to over 13,000 comics for 99 cents
Edgar Alvarez, engadget.com

To cel­e­brate the start of Comic-Con tomor­row in San Diego, Mar­vel is kick­ing off a pro­mo­tion that pro­vides an all-you-can-have pass to its entire dig­i­tal library for less than a dol­lar. There are a few caveats, as expect­ed, but not eno…

Jul 22

LinkedIn Just Bought A Business Marketing Company For $175 Million
Jillian D’Onfro, businessinsider.com
LinkedIn just bought a busi­ness mar­ket­ing com­pa­ny called Bizo for $175 mil­lion.LinkedIn’s David Thack­er writes that Bizo’s team has been part of its API Part­ner Pro­gram for a while and the acqui­si­tion will help it estab­lish “a…

LinkedIn Just Bought A Business Marketing Company For $175 Million
Jillian D’Onfro, businessinsider.com

LinkedIn just bought a busi­ness mar­ket­ing com­pa­ny called Bizo for $175 mil­lion.

LinkedIn’s David Thack­er writes that Bizo’s team has been part of its API Part­ner Pro­gram for a while and the acqui­si­tion will help it estab­lish “a…

Jul 17

Facebook Tests Buy Button To Let You Purchase Stuff Without Leaving Facebook
Josh Constine, techcrunch.com
Face­book is try­ing out let­ting you pay for ecom­merce pur­chas­es from other busi­ness­es with­out leav­ing its site or app. For now it won’t be charg­ing the few small and medium-sized busi­ness­es in the US to test this new Buy but­ton on the…

Facebook Tests Buy Button To Let You Purchase Stuff Without Leaving Facebook
Josh Constine, techcrunch.com

Face­book is try­ing out let­ting you pay for ecom­merce pur­chas­es from other busi­ness­es with­out leav­ing its site or app. For now it won’t be charg­ing the few small and medium-sized busi­ness­es in the US to test this new Buy but­ton on the…

Twitter buys CardSpring to start selling goods within its tweets
Kevin Fitchard, gigaom.com
If you were look­ing for anoth­er way to cement Twit­ter into your daily life, the com­pa­ny just pro­vid­ed one: shop­ping. Twit­ter announced Thurs­day that it was buy­ing Card­Spring, a start­up that has built an e-com­merce plat­form that lets…

Twitter buys CardSpring to start selling goods within its tweets
Kevin Fitchard, gigaom.com

If you were look­ing for anoth­er way to cement Twit­ter into your daily life, the com­pa­ny just pro­vid­ed one: shop­ping. Twit­ter announced Thurs­day that it was buy­ing Card­Spring, a start­up that has built an e-com­merce plat­form that lets…

Jul 14

IAC Acquires Dating Startup HowAboutWe -

Josh Ong, thenextweb.com

Match.com and Tin­der par­ent com­pa­ny IAC has acquired most of dat­ing start­up HowAboutWe, The New York Times reports. With the deal, IAC fur­ther con­sol­i­dates its posi­tion as the leader in online romance.

Along with HowAboutWe’s dat­ing…

Jul 11

More Millennials Use MySpace Than Reddit: Pollhuffingtonpost.com
More mil­len­ni­als are using MySpace than Red­dit, accord­ing to a new poll from Rea­son mag­a­zine and Rupe.Excuse us while we try to process that infor­ma­tion.In a lengthy sur­vey of 2,000 mil­len­ni­als, most­ly about polit­i­cal top­ic…

More Millennials Use MySpace Than Reddit: Poll
huffingtonpost.com

More mil­len­ni­als are using MySpace than Red­dit, accord­ing to a new poll from Rea­son mag­a­zine and Rupe.

Excuse us while we try to process that infor­ma­tion.

In a lengthy sur­vey of 2,000 mil­len­ni­als, most­ly about polit­i­cal top­ic…

Jul 10

Bill Gates Backs Birth Control With Wireless On-Off Switchhuffingtonpost.com
First Bill Gates brought us a bet­ter con­dom. Now, the bil­lion­aire phil­an­thropist and Microsoft founder is tak­ing birth con­trol to an even more amaz­ing level.Gates is back­ing a long-lasting implantable birth con­trol device that can be…

Bill Gates Backs Birth Control With Wireless On-Off Switch
huffingtonpost.com

First Bill Gates brought us a bet­ter con­dom. Now, the bil­lion­aire phil­an­thropist and Microsoft founder is tak­ing birth con­trol to an even more amaz­ing level.

Gates is back­ing a long-lasting implantable birth con­trol device that can be…

Jul 09

Interns At Twitter Make The Equivalent Of $81,000 A Year — And They’re Not Even The Best-Paid Interns In Tech
Jim Edwards, businessinsider.com
Interns at Twit­ter make the equiv­a­lent of $81,000-a-year salaries, accord­ing to Glass­door, which sur­veys tech work­ers.And Twit­ter isn’t even the most gen­er­ous tech com­pa­ny with a paid intern pro­gram. That honor belongs to Palan­tir…

Interns At Twitter Make The Equivalent Of $81,000 A Year — And They’re Not Even The Best-Paid Interns In Tech
Jim Edwards, businessinsider.com

Interns at Twit­ter make the equiv­a­lent of $81,000-a-year salaries, accord­ing to Glass­door, which sur­veys tech work­ers.

And Twit­ter isn’t even the most gen­er­ous tech com­pa­ny with a paid intern pro­gram. That honor belongs to Palan­tir…

Jul 05

Forget the Turing test: Users value authentic, not artificial, intelligence
Greg Zontanos, thenextweb.com
They final­ly did it. Tech­nol­o­gy can now offi­cial­ly out­smart humans into believ­ing it’s “one of our own.” Apoc­a­lyp­tic pre­mo­ni­tions aside, this water­shed moment – while an impres­sive feat of sci­en­tif­ic endeav­or – has a…

Forget the Turing test: Users value authentic, not artificial, intelligence
Greg Zontanos, thenextweb.com

They final­ly did it. Tech­nol­o­gy can now offi­cial­ly out­smart humans into believ­ing it’s “one of our own.” Apoc­a­lyp­tic pre­mo­ni­tions aside, this water­shed moment – while an impres­sive feat of sci­en­tif­ic endeav­or – has a…