3 fixes for Netflix’s “What to watch?” problem

Wasting time every night debating with yourself or your partner about what to watch on Netflix is a drag. It burns people’s time and good will, robs great creators of attention, and leaves Netflix vulnerable to competitors who can solve discovery. Netflix itself says the average user spends 18 minutes per day deciding. To date, […]

How do you hire a great growth marketer?

Editors Note: This article is part of a series that explores the world of growth marketing for founders. If you’ve worked with an amazing growth marketing agency, nominate them to be featured in our shortlist of top growth marketing agencies in tech. Startups often set themselves back a year by hiring the wrong growth marketer. […]

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel will reappear at Disrupt SF

He invented modern social media, then had it stolen from him. So how does Evan Spiegel feel about it, and how will he turn Snapchat’s product leadership into a profitable business? We’ll bring you the answers at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, where Snap CEO Evan Spiegel will join us. Come learn how Spiegel analyzes behavior to […]

Facebook now says its password leak affected ‘millions’ of Instagram users

Facebook has confirmed its password-related security incident last month now affects “millions” of Instagram users, not “tens of thousands” as first thought. The social media giant confirmed the new information in its updated blog post, first published on March 21. “We discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format,” the company […]

Instagram hides Like counts in leaked design prototype

“We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get. During this test, only the person who share a post will see the total number of likes it gets.” That’s how Instagram describes a seemingly small design change test with massive potential impact on users’ well-being. Hiding Like […]

Review the benefits of network performance monitoring strategies

How can you properly monitor WAN performance? WAN performance monitoring is still important despite new technologies, such as software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), that increase network visibility, Froehlich said. It’s crucial for IT to implement extensive WAN monitoring because, as the name suggests, WANs cover a wide area. This large span of coverage means lag and poor […]

CloudBees acquires Electric Cloud to build out its software delivery management platform

CloudBees, the enterprise continuous integration and delivery service (and the biggest contributor to the Jenkins open-source automation server), today announced that it has acquired Electric Cloud, a continuous delivery and automation platform that first launched all the way back in 2002. The two companies did not disclose the price of the acquisition, but CloudBees has […]

Microsoft delves deeper into IoT with Express Logic acquisition

Microsoft has never been shy about being acquisitive, and today it announced it’s buying Express Logic, a San Diego company that has developed a real-time operating system (RTOS) aimed at controlling the growing number of IoT devices in the world. The companies did not share the purchase price. Express Logic is not some wide-eyed, pie-in-the-sky […]

Etihad Airways automates customer and luggage journey monitoring

Etihad Airways is using fleet and crew management software to improve its customer journeys and increase its operational efficiency. It is using IBS Software’s iFlight NEO systems to automate the monitoring of customer and luggage journeys. IBS Software was selected to replace the airline’s existing network control system. It will develop a system to manage […]

Middle East CIOs optimistic as budgets increase and digital transformations expand

Nearly three-quarters of organisations in the Middle East expect their IT budgets to increase this year as more companies embark on digital transformations. According to Computer Weekly’s IT Priorities survey for the Middle East, budgets and optimism are strong in the region. Some 72% of Middle East-based respondents to the survey said they expect IT […]

Twitter acqui-hires highlight-sharing app Highly

Quotes from articles are much more eye-catching than links on Twitter, so the social giant is scooping up the team behind highlight-sharing app Highly. This talent could help Twitter build its own version of Highly or develop other ways to excerpt the best content from websites and get it into the timeline. Twitter confirmed to […]

Autonomous vehicle tech is too costly and unreliable for production

A study by analyst Forrester for chipmaker Arm, looking at the development of autonomous vehicles (AV), has reported that engineers believe the cost of the technology needed to support autonomous vehicles is too high. Forrester’s study found most of the organisations that have developed AV prototypes are struggling to translate these into safe, secure and […]