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Today’s users can access online information from diverse ways, from a giant corporate monitor to a smartwatch. With this amount of different devices, website designers must provide solutions in their designs that fit the variety of screen sizes. This is one of the most challenging tasks that every web and app designer currently faces. To […]


“SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their […]

Twitter’s Crashlytics adds Velocity Alerts to warn developers about critical problems

Twitter today is announcing an enhancement to its Crashlytics crash reporting tool. Once developers have turned on the Answers mobile analytics tool within Crashlytics, they can now receive special Velocity Alerts that are meant to stand out from all other alerts, because they’re probably the most important. “Now … our system will proactively check to […]

Instagram starts showing notifications on the Web for all users

Facebook-owned Instagram has begun showing notifications in a new drop-down box on its website. The box shows likes, people who’ve followed you, and friends who have recently started Instagram accounts. The update is available now for everyone, an Instagram spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email. (Hat tip to Rob Poitras for pointing out the update.) […]

Twitter looking to see if stickers are right for its future

Twitter may be jumping into the stickers game. The company is testing a new product called “Stickers,” which will allow you to affix these graphics right onto any photo before you tweet it out. What’s more, it’s said that there’ll also be a feature suggesting other edits that have been made to the same photo, likely […]

Facebook is said to have withdrawn its bid to stream big NFL games

Facebook has withdrawn its bid to stream NFL games, according to Bloomberg. Facebook’s vice president of partnerships, Dan Rose, had previously confirmed to Variety that Facebook was in talks with the NFL about streaming “Thursday Night Football” games. It was competing with other bidders including Amazon and Verizon. Sources told Bloomberg that Facebook “balked” at the […]

Email took an almighty beating this week, but it’s far from dead

ANALYSIS: While 2016 is shaping up to be the year virtual reality and the Internet of Things went mainstream, it could also go down in history as the year email’s much-touted demise cranked into overdrive. At least, if this week’s events are anything to go by. With the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Twitter, and […]

We need a new username system

GUEST: What do Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and a gazillion other digital platforms have in common? They all treat usernames like a baby treats a diaper instead of the precious and lucrative resource they are. Because usernames are dished out using an archaic first-come, first-served model, early adopters snag the dictionary-friendly handles. Everyone else gets smacked with alphanumeric […]

Google is building YouTube Connect, a livestreaming app to take on Periscope

EXCLUSIVE: Google has quietly been building a new livestreaming app called YouTube Connect, VentureBeat has learned. This service highlights the company’s efforts to double down on live video while also placing it in a position to compete directly against Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook Live. YouTube Connect will be available on both iOS and Android devices. Google did […]

Skype will launch its universal Windows app preview in the coming weeks

Microsoft today announced that in the next few weeks it will roll out a preview of its Skype universal Windows app to people participating in the Windows Insider program. The current Skype app will still work on PCs running Windows 10, but Microsoft will be gradually bringing the existing app and the new one together. […]