Description: Cybercriminals using stolen data have targeted millions of user accounts on Alibaba’s popular Taobao shopping platform. Source: CNN Money Date: February 5, 2016 Questions for discussion: 1. Do you use any online seller-to-consumer services? 2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a business model?
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Description: Uber India is giving lovebirds a chance take a free, last-minute Valentine’s Day weekend getaway with a first-of-its-kind on-demand service on Friday, Feb. 12. Source: Mashable Date: January 28, 2016 In the past, Uber has offered everything from red roses to skywriting love messages to matchmaking services to its riders across the world on Valentine’s… Read more »
Description: Foursquare just announced some major changes: $45 million in funding and a new CEO. Source: CNN Money Date: January 14, 2016 Questions for discussion: 1. Do you use Foursquare? 2. If you do not use Foursquare, what sort of incentives or features could persuade you to try the platform?
Description: Apple and Samsung are taking on China’s top payment service. Source: CNN Money Date: December 18, 2015 The two companies announced separate plans on Friday to offer payment services in China starting next year. Both firms have deals with state-owned bank card network China UnionPay. Questions for discussion: 1. Do you think people will spend… Read more »
Description: How many of your Android Apps are sending your hidden data? Source: Engadget Date: November 22, 2015 You may already know that Android apps send a lot of data, but you might be surprised at how much of it isn’t really necessary. While the data collected is likely to be harmless, there is always… Read more »
Description: YouTube Music lets you watch and listen to a nearly endless catalog in an app designed for music discovery. Source: Tech Crunch Date: October 25, 2015 Today YouTube launched an official music app. With YouTube Music, you’ll get a new experience, designed to make discovering music on YouTube easier. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise,… Read more »
Description: Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger says he would love to team up with Oculus to transport you around the world using Instagram’s photos. Source: CNN Money Date: November 12, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. Do you think this feature will be a hit with Instagram users? 2. How could you see this feature being implemented within the… Read more »
Description: Sello is a free mobile app for creators, curators and entrepreneurs where you can instantly create an online store, share your products with your social networks, and accept credit cards and PayPal. Source: Tech Vibes Date: November 13, 2015 Commerce is changing. Digital consumption has shifted from desktop to mobile, and people’s attention is being… Read more »
Description: Instagram appears to be testing using the IPhone’s newest functionality to make better ads. Source: Fast Company Date: November 6, 2015 Instagram is experimenting with new advertisements that use the iPhone’s 3D Touch functionality. The advertisements, which are believed to be still in the testing and development phase, let customers apply added force to their clicks in order to browse between… Read more »
Description: BUD-e Fridge: the greatest, smartest, and coldest beer fridge Source: TechVibes Date: November 5, 2015 Budweiser Goal Lab’s latest hockey innovation, the BUD-e Fridge, makes game time with your buds even better. Read More Questions for discussion: 1. Would the smartphone notifications really be of much use or do you feel like they would just add to… Read more »