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FlowPlay launches All Star Daily Fantasy as alternative to social sports gambling

Daily fantasy sports have created a lot of controversy. Since the winnings come in real money, some states are calling it illegal gambling. But FlowPlay is offering an alternative with the launch of its new social sports game, All Star Daily Fantasy. The title offers the gameplay of betting on daily fantasy sports games, but it […]

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Twitter makes images better for the visually impaired

Twitter is taking a step toward making its service more accessible to visually impaired users. The company is launching support for alternative texts to accompany images across its iOS and Android apps, which means that any image descriptions will be available to those using screen readers. This feature can be used by not only the […]

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SoundCloud launches its $9.99 monthly subscription music service to take on Spotify

In July, Eric Wahlforss revealed that the company he cofounded, SoundCloud, had plans to launch a subscription service as a means of generating more revenue. Fast-forward nine months later, and it’s now here to take on Tidal, Spotify, and Apple Music. Called SoundCloud Go, it allows the service’s 175 million monthly listeners to access a […]

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IBM delivers a piece of its brain-inspired supercomputer to Livermore national lab

IBM is about to deliver the foundation of a brain-inspired supercomputer to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the federal government’s top research institutions. The delivery is one small “blade” within a server rack with 16 chips, dubbed TrueNorth, and is modeled after the way the human brain functions. Silicon Valley is awash in optimism […]

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Pyze launches out of stealth to give mobile app publishers powerful analytics and growth tools — for free

VB INSIGHT: Pyze, a new mobile app analytics and engagement solution, has launched out of stealth today with $1.7 million in seed funding from DoubleRock and several prominent angel investors. The core product, Pyze Growth Intelligence, will be available immediately to mobile publishers, completely free. This is a huge differentiator, since Pyze’s main competitors (Mixpanel, Localytics, Amplitude Analytics, and […]

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