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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
More Millennials Use MySpace Than Reddit: Poll
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…
Bill Gates Backs Birth Control With Wireless On-Off Switch
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…
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…
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…