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Facebook Will Start Showing Mobile AMBER Alerts To Help Find Missing Kids
/ January 13, 2015 8:48 am
Facebook Will Start Showing Mobile AMBER Alerts To Help Find Missing Kids

TechCrunch reports "Your phone probably already receives AMBER alerts when a kid goes missing in your area. Most smartphones are configured to allow it right out of the box. But Facebook thinks they can help make the system better — and starting today, they’re going to try.". Read More

App Annie: $55M mo money … and massive new app usage intelligence product
/ January 13, 2015 8:48 am
App Annie: $55M mo money … and massive new app usage intelligence product

VentureBeat reports "App Annie just raised more money in a fourth round of financing than in its previous three. And, the company announced a major new product addition that will help app developers spy on their competitors’ vital statistics: daily users, monthly users, time spent, usage frequency, and the all-important user retention.". Read More

Microsoft hints at ‘Minority Report’-style customer recognition for retailers
/ January 13, 2015 8:48 am
Microsoft hints at ‘Minority Report’-style customer recognition for retailers

Mashable reports "Microsoft has teased the ability for retailers to employ its Kinect technology to identify customers through facial recognition, bringing the world one step closer to the weirdly prescient future displayed in the 2002 film Minority Report, which was based on a 1956 short story by Philip K. Dick." . Read More

Survey: 45% of the UK industry’s women feel gender is a “barrier”
/ January 13, 2015 8:48 am
Survey: 45% of the UK industry’s women feel gender is a “barrier”

GamesIndustry.biz reports "A survey of the UK industry's female workforce has revealed that, whilst most feel that good practices are in place to ensure gender equality, a significant proportion of women working in games still feel that they've been discriminated against." . Read More

Golden Globes Ratings on NBC Down Vs. Last Year, Still Strong
/ January 13, 2015 8:48 am
Golden Globes Ratings on NBC Down Vs. Last Year, Still Strong

Variety reports "After soaring to its largest audience in a decade last year, the Golden Globes on NBC cooled off a bit in the ratings this time around. Nielsen was expected to release total-viewer and demo estimates for Sunday’s primetime telecast later Monday, but in the overnights the show earned a 12.6 household rating/19 share — down 11% from last year’s 14.1 and about on par with 2013.". Read More

‘The Throwaways’, Crackle’s Cyberattack Movie Delayed By Sony Hack, Gets New Premiere Date
/ January 13, 2015 8:48 am
‘The Throwaways’, Crackle’s Cyberattack Movie Delayed By Sony Hack, Gets New Premiere Date

Deadline reports "Originally slated to debut Dec. 19, the release of Crackle’s original movie The Throwaways was put on hold because of the massive hack attack on parent Sony Pictures Entertainment." . Read More

Whistle Sports Raises Another $28M
/ January 13, 2015 8:48 am
Whistle Sports Raises Another $28M

Multichannel News reports "Whistle Sports, a multichannel sports-programming aggregator, said today it has raised $28 million in Series B financing from entities including Liberty Global and Sky Broadcasting." . Read More

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