Amazon is reportedly working on a full-feature, stand-alone messaging app called Anytime. play null (BI Intelligence) This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Messaging apps are on the rise, and retail giant Amazon wants a piece of the action. Amazon is reportedly... Continue Reading →

Netflix crushed its Q4 earnings on Wednesday, sending its stock soaring, but its cash burn is still climbing. play reed hastings netflix (JD Lasica/Socialmedia.biz) Netflix crushed its growth targets for the second quarter, adding over five million subscribers worldwide, and was rewarded with a stock price that soared to an all-time high Tuesday. The party... Continue Reading →

Rachel Whetstone, Uber's former head of communications and policy, has joined Facebook as its new VP of comms for messaging apps. rachel whetstone uber   The former Uber executive who led the company through a months-long public relations crisis is joining Facebook. Rachel Whetstone, Uber's former head of communications and policy, left the ride-hailing giant... Continue Reading →

A woman was arrested on July 11 by customs officials in Shenzhen, China for allegedly strapping 40 pounds of iPhones and luxury Tissot watches to her body and trying to smuggle them into the country, according to Chinese news site XMNN. The woman was allegedly carrying 102 iPhones and 15 Tissot watches, which she was... Continue Reading →

Ada Health wants the NHS to be more transparent after controversial deal with Google DeepMind. play Ada Health cofounder and CEO. (Ada) Ada Health, a fast-growing healthcare startup with 100 staff across Berlin and London, believes that the UK's National Health Service (NHS) should be more transparent about how it works with technology companies. Daniel... Continue Reading →

Analyzing the photos of mingling tech and media moguls at the Allen & Co Sun Valley conference is a July ritual. After all, some of the biggest deals, such as Verizon's acquisition of AOL and Jeff Bezos' purchase of the Washington Post, were hatched at the so-called "summer camp for billionaires." But sometimes the photos... Continue Reading →

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio will team up again, for a true-crime movie of "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI." play (L-R) Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio on Marty and Leo are getting back together. After Martin Scorsese teams with his long-time collaborator Robert De Niro on... Continue Reading →

You shouldn't text and drive at the same time. But don't take my word for it — this 40-second video does a much better job at illustrating the point. Just watch the whole thing. As you can see, people can't even handle texting while walking, not to mention driving. And distracted driving is a major... Continue Reading →

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert mocked Kellyanne Conway's use of flash cards to downplay the possibility of collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia. play "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." (CBS) On Thursday's "Late Show," Stephen Colbert mocked White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's use of rhyming flash cards in a Fox News interview to downplay... Continue Reading →

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