Meerkat built a new app in secret, and almost 1 million people are using it

The company that turned live-streaming into a sensation last year is ready to introduce its next act. Meerkat, which sparked new interest in mobile broadcasting before sputtering amid competition from Facebook and Twitter, has returned with Houseparty. It’s an app for video chatting with friends …

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Twitch and YouTube ‘taking misogynistic abuse in gaming seriously’ – BBC Newsbeat

Two of the biggest gaming sites in the world say they are battling to stamp out sexist and misogynistic comments and behaviour on their platforms. Female gamers have told Newsbeat they get regular abuse on sites like Twitch and YouTube. Improvements are « happening as fast as we can » according to Anna …

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Spotify Just Made The « Shuffle » Button A Thousand Times Smarter

Daily Mix is a new personalized playlist that blends songs you love with new, undiscovered gems that fit right in. Matthew Ogle wants Spotify to stop feeling so much like a music app. That might sound counterintuitive, since Spotify is pretty much synonymous with streaming music these days, but his …

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Android 7.0 Nougat Crashes Way More Than iOS 10

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This crazy iMessage app lets you prank friends by putting words in their mouth

Got iOS 10? Want to mess with your friends? A hilarious new iMessage App called Phoneys lets you prank others by sending stickers that look exactly like iMessage text bubbles. And thanks to the new layering feature in the updated version of iMessage, you can place these stickers – which say things …

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Apple keeps track of everyone you try to chat with on iMessage

iMessage is supposed to be a private way of chatting with friends and colleagues, but a report from The Interceptthis morning points out one glaring flaw: though Apple doesn’t know what your messages say, it does get to see who you might be talking to. When you try to contact someone through Apple’s …

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Spotify finally launches in Japan, the world’s second largest music market

Afters years of waiting, Spotify has finally launched its music streaming service in Japan. We reported earlier this month that the launch would happen before September is out, and the company just about delivered on that timeframe. Spotify has had an office in Tokyo for at last 18 months, but …

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Danny Meyer Just Single-Handedly Made the Apple Watch Relevant to the…

NYC restaurateur, Shake Shack founder, and millionaire Danny Meyer is having a good week. He’s invested in a home-cooked food

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Some of Samsung’s washing machines are reportedly exploding now, too

Probably not the kind of thing Samsung was hoping it would be dealing with in the wake of a massive Galaxy Note 7 recall, but here we are. And here’s the statement from the company’s media relations wing: It is important to note that Samsung customers have completed hundreds of millions of loads …

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Facebook’s F8 2017 conference outgrows SF, hits San Jose April 18th-19th

Facebook couldn’t fit all the developers for its F8 conference into San Francisco’s Fort Mason any more, so F8 will take place at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center on April 18th and 19th, 2017. Registration hasn’t started yet but will follow the same rules as last year, which you’ll want to …

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