Snapchat is distancing itself from its core messaging feature with its new Discover product. Instead of offering new communication tools, it’s focusing on media content to hook users. It’s hoping that will keep people on the app longer and get them there more frequently, the same way it did for Facebook.
The time is right. Discover’s launch comes a few weeks after I reported that growth in messaging apps has plateaued, according to leaked Comscore numbers.
In the new Snapchat section you can surf bite-sized text, video and photo updates from 11 different news organizations ranging from CNN to Vice. It’s slick, sophisticated and stylish. It’s also a big departure from the original app. You can get the rundown on the details here or here.
Is Snapchat moving on from messaging?
Discover isn’t just a new feature for the ephemeral messaging app, which has an estimate of more than 100 million…
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With Windows XP unsupported and users eager to get off of Windows 7, the much anticipated Windows 10 should be great for businesses. While we already explored a little bit about the exciting Surface Hub for Office Collaboration, we want to break down some of the features that Microsoft is launching with Windows 10 and how they can help businesses become more efficient.
Here are the top features that we think you’ll be interested in:
- The return of the start menu.
One of the biggest obstacles for Windows 8 was the navigation. Removing the start menu was a huge change for the user interface in Windows 8 and one that many didn’t like. For Windows 10, Microsoft is bringing back the start menu with advanced features. A sleek integration of the tiled interface and the old start menu – we’re hoping that it’s the best of both worlds (we’ll let…
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You might not have noticed it, but depending on the phone platform you use, your Facebook mobile app is about 10 to 15 faster than it used to be. How’s that? Facebook has tweaked its app for both iOS and Android to render pictures and your overall News Feed faster than before.
On the [company]Apple[/company] iOS side, [company]Facebook[/company] said in a blog post on Wednesday that its software uses 10 percent less data and displays images 15 percent quicker. The company now uses the PJPEG, or Progressive JPEG, image format to display pictures. PJPEG has been around for a while in browsers and it speeds things up by having multiple scans of the same image but at different quality levels.
When an image first appears in Facebook, the app may use a lower resolution scan to display a full image quickly, which can also save on bandwidth since less data…
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What is Data science?
Data science is magic.
Magic, not just because it can grow exponentially and unpredictably, neither because of the vastness in context of what each data holds within, but also because it has capability to re-define the entire process of how the perfectly armored and sophisticated model or a product (in theory) can be actually nothing but perfectly imperfect. What is interesting is, even when we do not know “why” the product’s marketability is low, we are ready to make decision with “what” is the reason for product’s marketability to be low. The data is everything. Once you understand the concept why it is important, you begin to know that everything could be possibly made perfect (as close to it as possible).
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A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window called transparent luminescent solar concentrator, which can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface.
“Because the materials do not absorb or emit light in the visible spectrum, they look exceptionally transparent to the human eye”.