Played Joe the Policeman in the What's Going Down episode of That's My Mama.

How Google Could Transform the $20 Billion Local Television Market — Your phone knows where you live, but your TV has no idea. Most of the ads played on television are the same whether you live in Mississippi or New York. The exception is local ads, but even those are a blunt instrument that ignore the more complex concepts of audience that have become commonplace in digital media.

Why robots may soon replace fast-food employees — Imagine if the assembly line at your local McDonald's was as automated as the ones that make cars in Detroit. Farfetched? A new report from financial services firm Cornerstone Capital Group makes a solid case that humans behind the counter may be going the way of the McD.L.T.

Enlight wants to be a Swiss Army knife for mobile photo editing — Even with Instagram filters we can still screw up photos we take on our mobile phones. Maybe it's too dark or horizontal rather than vertical. Or perhaps you just want to augment your photo with some text or a superimposed image.

Apple to replace AT&T on the Dow Jones Industrial Average — Apple has finally hit the big time. The world's most valuable company will replace AT&T on the Dow Jones Industrial Average on March 18, according to a press release from S&P Dow Jones Indices, which owns the index.

Mark Cuban says this tech bubble is worse than the one in 2000 — Just days after the Nasdaq broke 5,000 for the first time since 2000, billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban has thrown cold water on the most recent tech boom with a blog post arguing that this one is more fragile than the last.

Instagram 'carousel ads' let you swipe left to learn more — Instagram broadened its options for advertisers on Wednesday with a new type of ad unit that lets readers swipe left to learn more about the brand or product. Called carousel ads, the product was developed after marketers clamored for a way to "tell sequenced stories in beautiful, compelling ways that lead to meaningful results for their businesses," the Facebook unit wrote in a blog post on Wednesday.

The billionaire Nextdoor: Local social network hits $1.1 billion valuation — Nextdoor, a 5-year-old social network based on geographical proximity, is raising $110 million, which will give it a $1.1 billion valuation. The investment, first reported by The New York Times and confirmed by a rep to Mashable, was led by Redpoint Ventures and Insight Venture Partners.

Tragic news video is showing up more in Facebook's News Feed — Facebook used to be a place where people went to discuss breaking news, though often hours after the fact. Increasingly, though, the platform is being used to break news - especially on video. The latest example is a fatal shooting by the Los Angeles Police Department over the weekend.

Halifax's ad for 'date night' is utterly horrifying — Advertising, at least in theory, is supposed to stimulate a consumer's desire for a product or service or at least elevate one's opinion. The Downtown Halifax Business Commission in Halifax, Nova Scotia, either didn't get the memo or is pulling off some crazy mental jujitsu here.

Stratos wants to be the supercard that holds all your credit card details — Forget Apple Pay. A Michigan startup says what you really need is a Buetooth-enabled supercard. On Tuesday, Stratos introduced such a device, which it bills as the industry's first payment card that consolidates an unlimited amount of cards into one.
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