Voiceitt lets people with speech impairments use voice controlled technology

 Voice controlled technology like Amazon Echo, Siri, or hands free features in Google Maps are thing we’re starting to take for granted. But as Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report noted,  voice controls are changing computer-human interfaces, and industries, broadly. Speech recognition or voice controls are being added to medical …

Meal ingredient delivery service Blue Apron is the next big consumer IPO

 Blue Apron, which delivers ingredients to cook meals in your home and was among the companies whispered to go public this year, has now filed to go public. Amidst an array of enterprise companies that have jumped on the IPO bandwagon following Snap’s successful IPO (aside from its more recent …

Twitter’s COO explains why charging all users doesn’t make sense

 Twitter might consider adding premium subscription features to TweetDeck, but likely won’t charge all users because the reduced access wouldn’t jibe with what Twitter wants to be, according to COO Anthony Noto. Today at Code Conference, Noto explained the four characteristics that make Twitter special, and how those guide its product …

Facebook lets you add any post to albums, not just photos

 Facebook is revamping its photo album feature with the ability to add videos, check-ins, text posts to albums, follow friends’ albums so you’re notified when they’re updated, and display “featured” albums on your profile to highlight your favorite collections. Facebook is also simplifying the ability to add contributors to a collaborative …

National Museum of the American Indian in New York Announces 2017 ‘Native Sounds Downtown!’ Lineup

Free Outdoor Concerts Feature Diverse Musical Talent, Ranging From Andean Folk Music to Contemporary Rhythm and Blues June 1, 2017 The annual “Native Sounds Downtown!” concert series returns to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center in New York City with two performances this summer. …