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Mark McSpadden leads Sabre Labs, the technology incubator and innovation lab of Sabre Corp. Most of us techies agree that optimal travel isteleportation(Star Trek) orapparition(Harry Potter).
Pinterest said it has hired Li Fan, the former head of image search at Google, as the companys new head of engineering. Much of Pinterests most promising technology involves searching for objects within photos and then using that technology to rank and display the most relevant content to users, whether thats through search or the traditional feed.
The common wisdom for most companies that set out to build an app is to build a native Android or iOS app, as well as a supporting website. Although there are some good reasons for that, not enough people know about the major advantages of web apps.
The European on-demand delivery fall out continues. This time its the turn of Frances Tok Tok Tok, a Postmates-styled same-hour delivery company, which sent an email to customers earlier today announcing that it was shutting down and that the startups tech platform has been acquired by an unnamed leading player in the industry.
Ive just finished watching Entrepreneur Firsts sixth cohorts Demo Day Demo in London. The event, held at Facebooks UK HQ, saw 21 newly outed startups pitch their wares on stage to investors, press and other actors in the European tech scene.
Online furniture shop Wayfair has acquired aBoston-based mobile messagingapplication called Trumpit, with the aim of utilizing its technology in order to expand its customer service offerings. So yes, that meansmessaging will be a part of the mobile Wayfair application in the future.
Apples reality TV show Planet of the Apps keeps getting weirder. Every time Apple and Propagate release new information about the show, it gets harder to understand what theyre actually trying to build.