Last week, SoundCloud announced layoffs of 173 employees (about half of its staff), as well as the closing of its offices in San Francisco and London.TechCrunch’s Josh Constine later found out that those layoffs and other cost-cutting measures only gave SoundCloud enough runway to Q4.I took that to mean that SoundCloud was at risk of shutting down, but its CEO Alex Ljung says the company isn’t going anywhere.“Last week we had to make some tough decisions to let go of some of our staff, but we did this to ensure SoundCloud remains a strong, independent company,” Ljung wrote yesterday in a post titled, “SoundCloud is here to stay.”Ljung’s post came shortly after Chance the Rapper (pictured above), an artist who got his start on SoundCloud, posted on Twitter that he was “working on the SoundCloud thing.” After a “fruitful call” with Ljung, Chance tweeted “@SoundCloud is here to stay.”TechCrunch reached out to SoundCloud in an attempt to figure out what happened on that call, and if Chance invested in the company to save it.
Reimagining the journey to SaaS growth.Meet churn, value-based pricing, expansion MRR and negative net churn on the way.
We talk to Bombing Brain Interactive's Creative Director, Joe Cieplinski, about life as a developer, the pros and cons of the App Store and advice for people who want to get started developing apps.
iTunes is great at storing all your music and other media, but only if you let it.And if iTunes displays a “session expired” dialog, here’s how to fix it.I am struggling to find an efficient way to consolidate all the music into the iTunes Media folder.In others, people have thought it was a good idea to segregate music, manually managing it and spending a lot of time juggling files and folders.I get these questions a lot, and there’s only one real answer.Decide which is going to be your master iTunes library, open it, then drag the top-level folders that contain the music from the different libraries or drives onto the iTunes window.
We all see more and more people glued to the blue-screens for an increasing amount of time, but what are they actually doing on there is they aren’t talking to anyone?Thanks to Adobe, we have a bit of a clearer idea.Now, the primary use of a smartphone will be to either call someone or send a text.That is a given, although calling seems to becoming an increasingly unpopular way to communicate, so these haven’t been included.But what is clear is that the smartphone is fast becoming the centre of our lives.In days gone, an A-Z might have been a fixture in everyone’s car, or an Argos catalogue in everyone’s cupboard, but no more.
EDIT: The BEST retention emails in B2BSee the retention emails CloudApp, AdRoll, and CoSchedule use to maintain snd grow customer accounts.Janet Choi (Customer.io) breaks down how the best B2B SaaS companies achieve high retention rates and negative revenue churn in Chapter 1 of the new book Data-Driven Marketing.
The bard has a new story to sing at InXile thanks to an investment from Gumi, and the troubadour’s tale isn’t going to take the form of Torment: Tides of Numenera or Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius.What shape will this story take?This bundle of equity investment and project investment funding will go toward, among other uses, an unannounced RPG for Oculus Rift with Touch, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR.The unannounced open-world survival RPG, InXile CEO and founder Brian Fargo said, is based on one of the studio’s existing worlds — so it could be riffing off Wasteland, Torment: Tides of Numenera, or The Bard’s Tale (though it could also be Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, a fantasy take on the cover shooter that InXile made for Bethesda Softworks in 2011).“I’ve been fascinated by the social dynamics of open world games, and I’ve wanted to bring our storytelling techniques into this genre and push on the intensity of that experience,” Fargo said over email.InXile and its forerunners (Black Isle and Interplay) have decades of experience in Western role-playing games, while Gumi focuses on RPG mechanics that work in Asia.
Wee have all been waiting for some new smartphones from Xiaomi but this, wasn’t on our first thoughts, don’t you think?It seems that a leaked photo showing several packages of a phone called Redmi Note 5A has surfaced and the Internet is trying to find out what is happening.According to the leak the boxes belong to the alleged Redmi Note 5A smartphone.The boxes are red in color and all of them have a Mi logo placed at the right corner.Rumors say that this Redmi Note 5A model may debut as a lower version of the Redmi Note 5.But so far there are no official specs to support this leak.
Rob Reid, founder of Listen.com and the Rhapsody music service, is touting his new book After On by taking advantage of Medium’s digital content subscription service.Reid’s book has a traditional physical publisher in Random House, but it is aimed at the tech crowd, with its clear references to technologies that are popular in Silicon Valley today, such as the dangers of artificial intelligence, threats to privacy, and social networking.Reid wrote the book after having conversations with his friend Adam Gazzaley, a prominent brain researcher at the University of California at San Francisco and founder of brain game startup Akili Interactive Labs.Medium licensed the first half of the book from Random House, and it is publishing online excerpts for members.Reid’s book promotion is the first time that Random House has actively worked with Medium to license excerpts of a book for pre-publishing.We’ll continue that theme at our GamesBeat 2017 event in San Francisco taking place October 5–6.
While it's difficult to identify the absolute best running shoes for everyone, we’ve been going the distance with a veritable mountain of options, spanning both road and trail-based, so the below recommendations are fantastic places to start.We’re constantly trying out new running shoes, so be sure to return to this page, as we’ll update with new pairs worthy of your consideration.Whether it's an iPhone 7, Huawei P10, Sony Xperia XZ Premium or any other flagship phone, they all look and feel the same.This is a dedicated Bixby button – which I'll cover in more detail in the Software section – and while it shows Samsung is taking its new virtual assistant seriously, it feels too much for Bixby to have its own button.Like the recently launched LG G6, the front of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is almost all screen – and it's this that really makes the S8 stand out.Unlike with the G6, though, the display here melts into the sturdy metal rim.
The IAB Tech Lab announced the release of MRAID 3.0 on Thursday.This version of the Mobile Rich Media Ad Interface Definitions builds on the universal specs for creating in-app rich media ads that can automatically run in any MRAID-capable app, across devices and operating systems.“MRAID will be the bridge for in-app advertisement that allows the industry to focus on being creative instead of being bogged down supporting proprietary implementations,” the IAB Tech Lab said in the announcement.“MRAID 3.0 provides compelling interfaces for the creative to understand where and how it fits in an application, and enables it with a much better way to deliver the brand’s creative experience to the user.”The release comes after a public comment period during which the IAB Tech Lab says it received more than 50 comments and suggestions that resulted in improvements and additional new features.[Read the full article on MarTech Today.]
Platinum gave the Wii U some great console exclusives such as The Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2.Platinum Games launched a new Japanese-language Twitter account earlier in July.Without skipping a beat, the new account started teasing fans with images suggesting a Nintendo Switch port of The Wonderful 101.The image in question shows three characters from the game gathered around a table, playing a game.What adds plausibility to the tease are the controllers being used in the image.Interestingly enough, the Nintendo Switch being used features a design based off the original Famicom.
The confusion of Brexit has left many UK businesses falling short in digital transformation and innovation as they remain unsure on how to proceed.Brexit has caused UK businesses to fall behind in their digital transformation strategies.According to a Pure Storage survey, 76 percent of UK businesses say that Brexit has disrupted their ability to plan and invest in technology innovation.UK businesses still remain stuck in what Pure Storage calls a “technology investment limbo” as the forthcoming Brexit and GDPR leaves many confused as to how to proceed when investing to boost innovation.However, when emerging technologies such as AI and machine learning are deployed in businesses, there is a significant change in the way they operate.AI in particular, is recognised as one of the biggest opportunities for businesses to accelerate in the fast-changing economy and those automating new process are more likely to notice gains, according to PwC research.
How much do you love your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick?They really are two of the best streaming devices you can possibly buy, and the addition of Alexa completely seals the deal.There is one thing missing from the experience though, but we’re going to help you fill the void right now.Check out the iPazzPort Mini bluetooth Keyboard for Fire TV or for the Fire TV Stick, which add full QWERTY keyboards to the back of your remote.You’ll seriously wonder how you ever lived without one.Here are more details from the product page:
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds studio Bluehole has opened up its zombie mode to its content-creator partners (think YouTubers and Twitch streamers) around the world.The developer gives those players access to a special version of the game that includes custom matches.I played as the undead in a handful of matches, and it is a big change from the core Battlegrounds loop.It is also long periods of nothing followed by bursts of excitement.Here’s how this new mode works: Unlike in a standard squad match, where teams of up to four people all battle each other for victory, the zombie game has one human unit fighting against a giant group of zombies.The humans can still pick up all the weapons and use vehicles.
Yet, when asked, many women say they would like to participate more in sport and physical activity.We need to harness the power of the role models or influencers to get more women more active.The key with influencer marketing is to choose the right individual or organisation to intermediate a message, consequently adding power and weight to communication outcomes.Bring a Ball, the recent campaign from Vitality, relies heavily on sporting celebrities who act as ambassadors for ball sports and healthy lifestyles; for example, England Cricket captain Joe Root, Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill and England Rugby’s Maro Itoje.Although using sporting heroes is valuable, maybe they’re missing a trick in not tracking this influencer approach to the grassroots.Influencers don’t necessarily have to be celebrities from the world of sport and social media personalities with millions of fans.
the Game Oxenfree, was recently released for Android, after having garnered success for platforms such as Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.the Document has supernatural elements and takes place in the 80's.You assume the role of Alex, a teenager who is partying on an island that the military once used.the Game connects to Google Play Games but not use the function to save in the cloud, something that will hopefully be integrated.Oxenfree for Android costs 44 kronor in the Play Store.Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller about a group of friends who unwittingly open a ghostly rift.
Update: Elon Musk has tweeted that the Model 3 has passed regulatory requirements for production, and that there will be a handover party for the first 30 customers on July 28.Tesla was founded 13 years ago and shipped its first car in 2008 – the Roadster.At a base price of $109,000 (£86,950, AU$191,888), it was a long shot away from Elon Musk's vision of an affordable electric vehicle (EV).How do I reserve one?In the UK there are also numerous electric vehicle incentives, so it's worth checking these out if you're thinking of purchasing the Model 3.The entry-level Tesla Model 3 is claimed to give you 215 miles from a single charge, and there are plans to offer other configurations like with the Model S and X.
Tidigare i år släppte LG sin senaste flagskeppsmobil, G6, och nu verkar det som om företaget kanske också överväger att släppa en mindre version av mobilen.Detta enligt Techno Buffalo som uppger att de tagit del av ett internt dokument.Missa inte: Recension - LG G6 - smart och sansad nystart för LGDokumentet visar då en telefon med 5,4 tums skärm och bildformatet 18:9, vilket är samma unika form som LG har just med sin G6-mobil.Enligt dokumentet var mobilen planerad att släppas redan förra året.Techno Buffalo har inte några uppgifter om vare sig pris eller hårdvaruspecifikationer.
It's a bit of a mouthful, but Tamron has updated its fast 24-70mm zoom lens – meet the SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032).The lens features a new Dual MPU (Micro Processing Unit) that are said to provide rapid autofocusing with improved accuracy.The SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 also promises to deliver the highest vibration compensation performance of any lens in its class, at up to five stops.Optically, the use of specialized, high-quality glass materials should see greater color reproduction and improved sharpness, while the application of Tamron’s exclusive nanotechnology-based eBAND coating substantially curbs the ghosting and flare that are prone to occurring in backlit photography.As well as this, the new lens also sports a protective Fluorine Coating, moisture-resistant construction and a locking lens hood.The Tamron SP 24-70mm G2 in Nikon mount will be available in August, with the Canon mount following in September, both priced at $1199.