Voice chat

The next big thing for retail? Voice.

There is a hype around the Clubhouse App going on in Silicon Valley. It’s basically a voice based incarnation of chat rooms from the past. One wonders if this kind of app will go the way other overhyped apps have in the past. Btw. is YO still around? Well, probably not. But this time, it […]

Deepfakes aren’t very good—nor are the tools to detect them | Ars Technica

Facebook led an effort to combat deepfakes and announced the Deepfake Detection Challenge However, the best deepfake detector to emerge from this challenge manages only to catch about two-thirds of deepfakes. According to Henry Farid of UC Berkeley, creating a really useful deepfake detector might be even harder than we think, because it’s basically a […]

WhatsApp Phone Numbers Pop Up in Google Search Results — But is it a Bug? | Threatpost

The WhatsApp feature “Click to Chat” exposes mobile phone numbers on the web and Google’s search engine is able to index them. You can try it using the search string site:wa.me “+43” The phone numbers are simply as part of an URL string (https://wa.me/<phone_number>) and available in plaintext. Facebook claims that this not a bug: […]

Instagram changes embedding API ToS

In an surprising announcement, Instagram stated that the platform does not provide users the copyright license to embed images to other websites: While our terms allow us to grant a sub-license, we do not grant one for our embeds API. Our platform policies require third parties to have the necessary rights from applicable rights holders. […]

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How do programmers think?

If you want to know how programmers think, you’ll have to look at their brain activities when they analyze program code. Sounds like a crazy idea? Well, that’s exactly what a team of scientists did. And they found some interesting results. One of them is that programmers activate those brain areas that are related to […]

How much does an app cost?

The answer is of course: “it depends”. This is certainly way too vague from a business perspective. To give you a ballpark estimation what app can cost, here’s a list of famous startups that got seed money to implement their ideas with apps: Uber: $200.000 Instagram: $500.000 Tinder: $485.000 Postmates: $750.000 Snap: 485.000$ Note that […]

Mark Zuckerberg on taking his massive workforce remote – The Verge

COVID-19 has changed the way we work – for some maybe even for good. Facebook was among the first big tech companies that canceled all physical meetings, not only for this year, but until 2021. Now, Mark Zuckerberg is contemplating that Facebook might become a largely remote working company within a decade or so. Their […]

Startups und Corona

Startup Insider liefert wöchentliche Infos als Podcast über die deutsche Startup- und Gründerszene. Zwei Episoden pro Woche lieferen Interessierten Inspirationen für Startups und Gründer. Dem Auftakt macht ein Podcast zum Thema Corona und wie Startups diese Krise meistern. Was sind die ersten Learnings aus der Krise? Welche Maßnahmen funktionieren und helfen jungen Unternehmen? Hier geht […]

Nearly a Million WP Sites Targeted in Large-Scale Attacks

If you have a WordPress page, you should check the status of your installtion right away. Because there was a massive attempt of a hacker group to capture more than 900.000 pages. Hackers tried to insert malicious JavaScript Code into WordPress pages that diverts visitors to manipulated webpages. They also scanned for admin logins to […]

Jetzt ist es Zeit für die digitale Transformation Ihres Unternehmens

Jetzt ist es Zeit um die digitale Transformation Ihres Unternehmens zu starten. Wenn uns COVID19 etwas gelehrt hat, dann das, dass Unternehmen einen digitalen Kanal zwingend benötigen, um mit Kunden in Kontakt zu bleiben. Wenn es Ihre Services zulassen, sollten Sie diese auch über einen digitalen Kanal bereitstellen oder ergänzen. Es fängt mit einer einfachen […]