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GhostCodes makes it easy to discover new Snapchat users [Video]

Snapchat is insanely popular with the younger demographic, and it flourishes in areas like schools, where there is a community of individuals using the app who see each other face to face.

One of Snapchat’s greatest weaknesses, though, is that it lacks good discovery tools built inside the app. It’s why I believe that its growth, although impressive, has been bridled in some instances. It’s why an app like GhostCodes can provide a valuable bridge to user discovery on the platform. more…


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Jeff Benjamin

May 24th

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T-Mobile adds YouTube, Google Play Movies & much more to Binge On data free streaming

T-Mobile is expanding its Binge On initiative that allows users to stream content in certain apps without using up their data allowance, and with today’s update YouTube, Google Play Movies, and many other services are now officially supported.

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Filed under: Apps, iOS Tagged: binge on, discovery, esne, ESPN, fox business, Google Play Movies, Music, Red Bull, T-Mobile, YouTube, YouTube Red

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Jordan Kahn

March 17th

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Relive All The Best Moments Of Mythbusters With This Incredible Supercut

After almost 300 episodes and fifteen seasons on Discovery, the Mythbusters have called it quits. To commemorate the end, Thomas Crenshaw put together an amazing supercut that reminds us why the show was awesome.

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Andrew Liptak

March 6th

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Vimeo for iOS gains picture-in-picture video playback, new discovery features, more

Vimeo is out with a new version of its iOS app today that adds support for iOS 9 features, improves content discovery, makes video sharing faster, and more. iPad users will be happy to learn that Vimeo now supports iOS 9’s picture-in-picture feature for video playback when using other apps. The video service has also tuned up video discovery features and recommendations in the latest version of their iOS app.

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Filed under: Apps Tagged: 4k, curation, discovery, iOS 9, Picture in Picture, Spotlight, video, Vimeo

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Zac Hall

March 3rd

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SharkCam helps researchers understand the predatory behavior of sharks

SharkCam Shark Behavior

Although you might not think of Shark Week as anything more than an over-publicized TV event for the Discovery Channel to sell ads, it's helping researchers learn more about the underwater predators than ever.

CNET reported this week that Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute's REMUS SharkCam autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), which was deployed in 2013, has led to "groundbreaking" discoveries for the research team.

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Jacob Siegal

January 14th

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How Will We Even Know New Lifeforms When We See Them?

If we met new life – on this planet or the next – would we know it when we saw it? Matthew Francis investigates.

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Matthew Francis - Mosaic

October 20th

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I’m Getting Completely Lost in Discovery’s Beautiful VR Projects

The Discovery Channel, home of sharks and professional pyromaniacs, has a lot of cool stuff to show off. So it makes complete sense to cherry-pick some of the best moments, and package them into bite-size VR experiences.

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Chris Mills

August 28th

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Can A Home Drone Kill You? The Mythbusters Talk Drones And U2 Spy Planes

Tonight’s episode of Mythbusters, Flights of Fantasy features two very different types of flying machines: drones and a Lockheed U-2 spy plane. Show hosts Adam Savage and Jaime Hyneman took a couple of minutes to chat with us about the episode and the rest of the newly-rebooted season of the show.

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July 25th

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Spotify focusing on content discovery through playlists following Apple Music’s launch

Screenshot via Re/code

Screenshot via Re/code

With custom playlists at the center of Apple Music’s discovery experience, Apple’s biggest streaming competitor Spotify is also focusing its efforts on playlists for its latest feature called Discover Weekly. It’s not exactly a “me too” feature, though, as Apple’s and Spotify’s approaches each differ in how playlists are created. While Apple highlights having human editors curating its featured playlists, Spotify is basing its new feature around listening behavior to deliver weekly recommendations…

Rolling out to Spotify users starting today, Discover Weekly is a two-hour long playlist delivered each Monday with refreshed content based on past music playback and preferences of users with similar music taste. Spotify tells Re/code that the feature was built by a team of engineers over the last few months based on listening data from 75 million users.

The idea is that Spotify will use this personalized playlist to help subscribers discover new artists and tracks. Because it updates each Monday, the Discover Weekly playlist should become a tool for subscribers to routinely check and find new material.

Aside from opening access to a massive catalog of music from the iTunes Store, Apple Music has been recognized as a platform for discovering new material through playlists and recommendations. Spotify’s new Discover Weekly feature embraces both playlists and finding new content, making subscription music services as a tool for finding new music a clear feature for each service.

Apple Music's playlist recommendations

Apple Music’s playlist recommendations

With both services starting at $10/month for individual subscribers, the big question is whether or not users will care if recommendations are driven by music industry insiders or machines. Several of our readers told us last week that Apple Music has been compelling enough to convince them to switch from Spotify (or a similar service) altogether. In addition to today’s discovery feature through a weekly, personalized playlist, Spotify has also focused on original content, videos, and podcasts for growing the service recently.

The new Discover Weekly playlist feature should appear for users today through the desktop and mobile Spotify apps.


Filed under: Apple Music, Tech Industry Tagged: Apple Music, Content, Discover Weekly, discovery, playlists, recommendations, Spotify

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Zac Hall

July 20th

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So, a 15-Year-Old Intern Discovered a New Planet

When I was 15, I spent a lot of time playing Nintendo 64 in a dark basement. Tom Wagg, on the other hand, discovered a new planet 1,000 lightyears away.

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Bryan Lufkin

June 11th

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