Google captures another acquisition – Snapseed imaging app to rival Instagram?

Things are about to get very interesting in the world of aged sepia filters and washed-out lighting effects. The acquisition of imaging tool Snapseed by Google follows Facebook’s recent buy-out of Instagram and will most certainly see Google create an equivalent photo-editing service for Android and Google+. The photography tool developed by Nik Software is set …

Silicon sisters: Top women in tech

Pressures to overachieve and out-do male counterparts in the workplace are nothing new for women in the corporate arena but how much worse are these issues in the ultra male-dominated industry of Information Technology?  The technology sector has always struggled to attract female employees, keep them and show them substantial progression but with a slew of high-flying …

Seeing into the future

As dynamic as research and development is in the world of technology, film and science fiction have made us so jaded and impatient for the world of flying cars that it takes more than a new smartphone or tablet to get us overly excited.  Then every once in a while something really impressive comes along…  Although still …

Traditional TV could be the internet’s next victim

With the emergence and rise of convergence, some traditional forms of media have had to struggle to ride the wave. According to The Observer’s John Naughton – the dual influences of YouTube and ‘smart’ television sets could mean that broadcasting’s days are numbered. Naughton argues that while widely-held theories were that convergence was eventually going to be …

YouTube announces celebrity partners as it takes on original programming

Video-sharing platform YouTube announced a venture into original content which will see add around 100 channels of original programming through partnerships with A-list celebs including Ashton Kutcher and Madonna.  “Even more talented creators and original entertainment will soon join YouTube’s existing channel lineup,” said YouTube global head of content partnerships, Robert Kyncl, in a blog post. …