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This app writes ‘100% unique’ content in 2 minutes for a dollar – too good to be true?

‘Content marketing’ often amounts to nothing more than companies filling their blogs up with posts that try to make them seem smarter than they are, while saying nothing of any value to anyone at all. And if you’re going to get into that game, why spend time and effort crafting a 500-word article when you can buy a computer-generated one for a dollar? That’s the idea behind Article, a startup that...

Apple’s Planet of the Apps Reality Show Is Seeking Its Cast

Apple’s first original series is getting ready for production. Dubbed Planet of the Apps, the reality show, which was unveiled earlier this year but had not yet been named, will be accepting cash submissions between now and Aug. 26. The show’s producers have requested a one-minute video introducing the person, the name and description of his or her app, and how much money the person needs to get it to the...

The future of apps: How Salesforce is using low code development

While much of the focus on low-code development is on users as developers, the so-called ‘citizen developers’, they’re only part of the story. Yes, the fact that anyone can build an app is important, but it’s also important to note that experienced developers and designers are key to delivering compelling tools to end users. That doesn’t mean that developers can’t benefit...

La Russa opens up to Buck in candid TV interview

For most of his long and very successful run in St. Louis, he was Tense Tony. The guy who rarely smiled. The guy who managed a “Hard Nine.” The guy who couldn’t tell you how his day was going until after the Cardinals’ game was over. But it has been five years since Tony La Russa last managed the Cardinals, stepping down after the team’s miracle run to the World Series title in 2011. And the lighter...

Where Is Pokemon Go-ing?

After 74 days on the market, Pokemon Go this week lost the top revenue spot in Apple’s U.S. app store to Clash Royale, although it remains the highest-grossing app in Google’s Play store. While it may not be attracting as much revenue, Pokemon Go certainly has attracted more regulatory scrutiny than traditional mobile gaming apps like Clash of Clans or Candy Crush. Pokemon Go is arguably the most popular...

WHY DEEP LEARNING IS SUDDENLY CHANGING YOUR LIFE

Over the past four years, readers have doubtlessly noticed quantum leaps in the quality of a wide range of everyday technologies. Most obviously, the speech recognition functions on our smartphones work much better than they used to. When we use a voice command to call our spouses, we reach them now. We aren’t connected to Amtrak or an angry ex. In fact, we are increasingly interacting with our computers by...

The Future of Marketing Lies with YouTube & Facebook Video Source: The Future of Marketing Lies with YouTube & Facebook Video

The folks at HubSpot, an inbound marketing and sales platform, have just published their eighth annual State of Inbound Report. And the big news is buried on Page 44 of the 65-page long report: Inbound marketers see YouTube and Facebook video as the future of marketing! And this future also includes Instagram, Snapchat, and Vine! Now, most video marketers will shrug their shoulders and say, “We’ve known...

Brain waves can be used to detect potentially harmful personal information

Cyber security and authentication have been under attack in recent months as, seemingly every other day, a new report of hackers gaining access to private or sensitive information comes to light. Just recently, more than 500 million passwords were stolen when Yahoo revealed its security was compromised. Securing systems has gone beyond simply coming up with a clever password that could prevent nefarious computer...

Commentary: Don’t adopt ‘overregulate ’em all’ strategy on game apps

By Anne Hobson After 74 days on the market, Pokemon Go last week lost the top revenue spot in Apple’s U.S. app store to Clash Royale, although it remains the highest-grossing app in Google’s Play store. While it may not be attracting as much revenue, Pokemon Go certainly has attracted more regulatory scrutiny than traditional mobile gaming apps like Clash of Clans or Candy Crush. Pokemon Go is arguably...

Pokémon Go Generates $500 Million In Revenue In Record Time, Even As Usage Slows

Pokémon Go has generated over $500 million in revenue and is anticipated to make a billion dollars by the end of the year, according to a new report from business intelligence firm App Annie. The game is just over 60 days old—after first debuting on July 6—and is now the fastest game to have reached $500 million in revenue, despite a continued decline in both downloads and usage. “Now, after debuting...