Google Summons the Power of YouTube and the Cloud in Bid to Shake up Gaming

Google Vice President Phil Harrison on stage at the 2019 Game Developers Conference to announce his company's game-streaming service Stadia launching later in the year. (Photo credit: Livestream screenshot)

At this year’s Game Developers Conference, Google introduced its game-streaming service called Stadia touted as an industry wake-up call and taking aim at not only incumbents Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft, but going after Amazon and its subsidiary Twitch. Perplexing name-aside, Stadia’s appeal may be its lack of hardware — Google is drawing from not only… Continue reading Google Summons the Power of YouTube and the Cloud in Bid to Shake up Gaming

Snap Has a Startup Accelerator, but Who Really Benefits?

A fad these days is for corporations to launch startup accelerators, a program designed to help legacy incumbents innovate. We’ve seen these initiatives sprout up time-and-time again, like with Orange, Samsung, and Qualcomm. And in Silicon Valley, independent ones like 500 Startups and Y Combinator are viewed as a badge of honor among entrepreneurs. In… Continue reading Snap Has a Startup Accelerator, but Who Really Benefits?

Highlight’s Roll for iOS App Is Great For Quickly Sharing Photos With Friends, But Initially Lacks Unique Features

Whatever happened to Highlight? You remember the app — it’s a location-based service that helped you find people near you in an almost serendipitous-type manner. Turns out that it’s still around and the company is still chugging away, especially after raising $4 million in December 2013. The company just launched its first standalone app today called… Continue reading Highlight’s Roll for iOS App Is Great For Quickly Sharing Photos With Friends, But Initially Lacks Unique Features

Priime for iOS is a Photo Editing App With Pro Photographer-Curated Styles To Make Your Pics Look Good

As some of you may know, I have a habit of taking photographs practically everywhere I go. Usually I’m lugging around a Canon 7D dSLR, but nearly all the time I have on hand my iPhone. I don’t fancy myself a professional photographer so when I browse through Instagram, EyeEm, Flickr, and Facebook and see… Continue reading Priime for iOS is a Photo Editing App With Pro Photographer-Curated Styles To Make Your Pics Look Good