So there I was, braces so big my mouth couldn’t shut, flat chest, flat butt and dance moves so bad that I lost my “I Am Black” card. Elementary school was not kind to me and it didn’t help that I was into comics, science-fiction novels, and any video game that I could get my hands on. Psychoanalysis aside, my inner geek and nobby-knees didn’t quite fit in at this Catholic School. So as sister so-and-so or father-morality went on about creationism vs evolution and how we were all sinners, my mind wandered to science and how technology would change us. I romanced about a time where man and machine would co-exist. What will the future look like? Will life [...]
Having long surpassed the largest pay-TV providers in the United States in terms of subscribers, Netflix is now the most popular source of TV content among U.S. consumers. That’s according to a recent survey conducted by the research arm of investment banking firm Cowen & Co., which found that 27 percent of Americans prefer Netflix over any other platform, including basic cable and broadcast TV.
Boding well for the company’s future, Netflix’s popularity is even bigger among younger Americans, with nearly 40 percent of respondents aged 18-34 naming the service as their favorite TV platform. Traditional TV delivery via broadcast, basic or premium cable appears to be playing [...]
Tech titans slugging it out to protect proprietary intellectual assets is a boxing bout long in the making. In this corner? Oracle “The Java” whose multi-billion dollar lawsuit against Google alleged copyright infringement for Google’s “unfair” use of it’s Java programming language. And in this corner, the reigning champion, Google “The Android”, whose previous wins include a TKO of Oracle after a jab jolting 2016 jury trial and verdict to uphold the “fair use” of certain Java programming language to design the Android operating system. On Tuesday, after the hotly contested 2016 verdict, the United States Court of Appeals reversed the 2016 jury verdict holding that Google’s use of [...]
Beauty behemoth L’Oréal announced on Friday the 100% acquisition of Canadian AR/AI company ModiFace. Although the buyout amount was not disclosed, the move will accelerate L’Oréal’s digital strategy by providing the group’s 34 international brands with a virtual try-it-before-you-buy-it consumer experience. “We are thrilled to welcome ModiFace to L’Oréal to become the heart of our digital services R&D”, expressed Lubomira Rochet, Chief Digital Officer of L’Oréal. “With its world-class team, technologies and sustained track record in terms of beauty tech innovations, ModiFace will support the reinvention of the beauty experience around innovative [...]