Tumblr introduces a new interface designed for long-form writing

Jan 30

Tumblr is about to get more powerful. The platform will introduce a series of new features that make it more friendly toward long-form writing – and more competitive against blogging platforms like Medium and Squarespace. The new set of tools makes writing and adding media on Tumblr more dynamic than before. You can, for instance, add an image or video anywhere...

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Microsoft Sway content presentation app now allows Web content and document embeds

Jan 30

Microsoft has been hard at work polishing its content creation tool Sway. The Web app now allows users to embed content from the Web, like videos, audio clips, maps and more. The updated version of the app lets you paste the HTML embed code from online interactive media — think content from YouTube, Vine, Flickr and Giphy, OneDrive documents and Google Maps — and...

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This is how easy it can be to get people’s medical information and credit card number

Jan 30

Pedestrians entering the Nassau Street entrance at Trinity College, Dublin on Tuesday evening were greeted with a giant projection of a QR code, like a terribly geeky Bat signal. It was also displayed elsewhere around the university campus. There was no explanation of what the QR code did but over 100 people scanned it out of curiosity and were led through a series...

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FullContact Raises $7 Million, Rolls Out A New Universal Contacts App For iOS

Jan 30

FullContact, a company offering a range of solutions for contact management for both consumers and developers alike, has raised an additional $7 million in Series B funding, it announced this morning alongside the launch of a new universal contacts app for iOS. The round was led by prior investor Foundry Group, and included participation from another earlier...

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