E-Commerce Rivals Challenge Alibaba
Visual Search To Shop: Gimmick?
Twitch Makes Gaming Spectator Sport
Get Ready for the Thermal Selfie
Google Buys Visual Effects Firm Zync
China's biggest property developer, Wanda Group, and Internet giants Baidu and Tencent unveiled a new e-commerce venture in a challenge to industry leader Alibaba ahead of its US IPO.
Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.
Since kids crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play Pac-Man, video games have been a spectator sport. But now there's Twitch, which draws millions of visitors watching people play games.
Tired of the selfie? Get ready for the "thermie," or as I like to call it, the "hottie." That's when you take a picture of the heat emanating from your body, using an infrared camera on your iPhone.
Tech giant Google has beefed up its cloud-computing platform by acquiring Zync, a Boston-based firm that specializes in visual effects rendering via the Internet with its Zync Render technology.