Facebook revealed its Q2 2014 earnings report. Facebook had another strong quarter and Q 2 2014 sets a new benchmark for the company. CEO Mark Zuckerberg further added, “We had a good second quarter. Our community has continued to grow, and we see a lot of opportunity ahead as we connect the rest of the world.”
Technology is becoming smarter. We want machines to be far superior than humans and serve us with minimal manual effort. Intelligence amplification or augmented intelligence (AI) is making this possible. Bay Area-based notetaking and archiving startup Evernote is building intelligent solutions to help their customers with a team devoted entirely to AI.
The recent buzz about Google’s YouTube reaching a deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company for more than $1 billion, seems to be part of the more general idea that everything, music, games, and video, is moving in the direction of streaming.
Twitter is in a mood to shop now after Yahoo and Google. In a recent development reported by re/code, it is said that Twitter is in talks to acquire Berlin-based SoundCloud, the music and audio-sharing company. Neither of the companies have chosen to comment on the rumors, but a deal would be great for Twitter in many ways.