"New ads—lots of new ads—are on their way to Twitter. Hoping to win over e-commerce companies and mobile-game developers, the communications platform will debut 15 types of new ad products and improved ways to target users over the next six months, according to people familiar with the company’s plans."
Wait, what? Will.I.Am has developed his own smartwatch?
"Bitonti envisions 3D-printed couture branching off into two enterprises: the mass-production model, where any consumer can become a maker at a low cost, and the luxury model, where high-end garments are created using 3D printing processes, in addition to luxury materials.
He predicts code will compete alongside couture for the fashion industry’s profits, just as an album is now sold on iTunes instead of as a physical object.”
"John Hornick, with Washington D.C.-headquartered law firm Finnegan, told attendees at the Inside 3D Printing conference in New York on Friday that with the ‘democratization of manufacturing’, where the lines between who is a manufacturer, retailer, and user, the notion of intellectual property becomes ‘increasingly relevant’."
A band called Vulfpeck have launched an entirely-silent album on Spotify, encouraging fans to stream it through the night to earn them enough royalties to go on tour around the world.
In three weeks, it’s notched up 3.7m streams on Spotify, netting the band more than $18k so far.
(via Vulfpeck Stands to Earn More Than $18K From Spotify for Silent Album | Billboard)
Following an application in July 2013, Google Inc. has now been awarded a patent which should help the company keep pirated and cloned content off its Play store. The system itself is fairly complex, but the way it works is relatively simple to explain.-Google Patents Method of Keeping Pirate Apps at Bay | TorrentFreak
YouTube MCN Maker Studios has teamed up with retailer Macy’s to launch an online show called The Next Style Star. It’s aimed at aspiring stylists, with 16 competing in the reality-show format.
Imogen Heap is trying to raise £200k on Kickstarter to make Mi.Mu: music-making gloves that “lets you control sounds with your hands”. She’s already past the £44k mark with 28 days to go…
Judy McGrath spent last decade developing shows for millennials like Jersey Shore and Teen Mom. Now she wants to do the same for the Snapchat generation. This June the former MTV Networks CEO’s new company will debut a show and website aimed at the highly sought-after younger millennial and teen female audience…-Former MTV Chief Builds Video Net for Snapchat Generation | Digital - Advertising Age
The Wolf of BuzzFeed: a trailer for a movie that isn’t real, but darn well should be!