Ticketmaster is using its software — and your data — to take on ticket-buying bots

Ticketmaster is using its software — and your data — to take on ticket-buying bots

Courtesy of ReCode: It’s an $8 billion problem for the live events business. Ticketmaster is fighting back against ticket-buying bots, using a combination of technology and its customers’ personal data to take on an $8 billion problem. Live Nation’s ticketing giant is rolling out a “Verified Fan” program that’s supposed to cut down on automated […]

Twitter to Keep 140-Character Limit, CEO Says

Twitter to Keep 140-Character Limit, CEO Says

Courtesy of Fortune Magazine: Jack Dorsey is now standing behind the beauty of brevity. Twitter’s 140-character tweets are here to stay, chief executive Jack Dorsey said on Friday, ending speculation that the microblogging site might abandon one of its trademark features for a 10,000-character limit. “It’s staying. It’s a good constraint for us and it […]

Marc Andreessen Has Returned to Twitter

Marc Andreessen Has Returned to Twitter

Courtsey of re/code: He tweets! Prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist and well known tweetstorm-enthusiast Marc Andreessen is back on social media after a two week “vacation” (or timeout) after some ill-advised comments about Facebook’s Free Basics service in India got him into hot water. Andreessen told Re/code earlier this week he was taking a “soothing […]

How the Rest of Tech Is Playing Catch-Up to Facebook and Google in Artificial Intelligence

How the Rest of Tech Is Playing Catch-Up to Facebook and Google in Artificial Intelligence

Courtesy of re/code: Facebook and Google are two of Silicon Valley’s leaders in artificial intelligence. They have both invested heavily in AI, hiring loads of top researchers to develop projects like the Facebook Messenger “smart” assistant M, or Google’s in-the-works AI-powered chatbot. While Facebook and Google are duking it out in international competitions, the two […]

Twitter Data Signaled Ted Cruz Victory in Iowa Republican Caucus

Twitter Data Signaled Ted Cruz Victory in Iowa Republican Caucus

Courtesy of re/code: Twitter data anticipated Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s narrow Iowa caucus victory Monday over his billionaire rival for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump. On the eve of Monday’s caucuses, Twitter released information showing a shift in sentiment away from the brash presumptive front-runner to Cruz, who had assiduously built relationships in all […]