Google is giving users less reason to ever leave its sprawling walled garden

Google is giving users less reason to ever leave its sprawling walled garden
Image: mashable compositeGoogle used to be about transporting you around the open web and connecting you with all the weird, wonderful stuff the internet has to offer. Not anymore. If it was up to Google, you'd never need to leave its growing internet real estate. It's a scary proposition for just about everybody but Google. Between fast-loading AMP articles from major news brands hosted in its domain, full pages of information scraped from outside sites that don't require you

Most successful startups have cracked the code on growth hacking it’s time you did too

Most successful startups have cracked the code on growth hacking  it’s time you did too
Most successful startups have cracked the code on growth hacking -- it's time you did too.Image: pixabayJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Any young company claiming to be the next Apple or Amazon has its work cut out for it. But even those mega-giants of the tech world began in someones garage andwith the help of clever marketinggrew to what they are today. That, boys and girls, is

Facebook now has technology for manipulating live videos

Facebook now has technology for manipulating live videos
Fake it.Image: facebookFake news, it's a big deal on Facebook, and we might just be getting more of it in the form of videos. Facebook recently bought a startup with an expertise in video manipulation, Deutsche Startups reported. The German-based startup Fayteq has software that is able to remove or add objects in videos, even live ones, and add effects to them. SEE ALSO: Facebook's dumbest feature is coming to desktop now, too The company offers "innovative technologies in

Uber’s days without drama resets back to zero

Uber’s days without drama resets back to zero
Your scandal is arriving now.Image: ALTAFFER/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCKRemember #DeleteUber? So much has happened since people complained about Uber CEO ... err rather ... former CEO Travis Kalanick being on President Donald Trump's advisory council and Uber stopping surge pricing during Trump's travel ban. It's like we can't go a day without Uber-related drama. SEE ALSO: Uber at war: Major investor sues cofounder Travis Kalanick for fraud Case in point: On Friday, a group of Uber shareholders requested via a strongly worded

Netflix CEO let Peter Thiel know damn well what he thought of Donald Trump

Netflix CEO let Peter Thiel know damn well what he thought of Donald Trump
The battle of the Valley Titans: Reed Hastings, left, and Peter Thiel, right.Image: Mashable composite: Left,  Masatoshi Okauchi/REX/Shutterstock; Right,  Jim Lo Scalzo/Epa/REX/ShutterstockRemember those heady days of August 2016, just a year ago before the Trump presidency had us genuinely wondering how to prepare for a nuclear attack? SEE ALSO: Mark Zuckerberg says 'diversity' is why Peter Thiel should remain on Facebook's board That happened to be when Silicon Valley big shot and New Zealand fanboy Peter Thiel was being

Apple is finally on Instagram

Apple is finally on Instagram
One of @Apple's inaugural posts is a narrated photo gallery from user Jeryl T.Image: appleApple is getting a bit more social. The notoriously social media-shy tech giant just launched a new Instagram account to showcase some of the best photos taken with the iPhone. Like Apple's long-running "Shot on iPhone" campaign, @Apple will exclusively feature curated and credited photos from iPhone users all over the world. The company says product photo galleries, commercials or other company marketing will never

10 free classes that’ll make anyone better (and happier) at their job

10 free classes that’ll make anyone better (and happier) at their job
Image: Shutterstock / begalphotoDespite how different our jobs may bewhether were an engineer or a sales rep, work remotely or in an open officewe all have one thing in common: We want to be better at what we do. Well, reaching success (and, alternatively, being happier) in our careers starts with the right habits. This means learning how to communicate effectively, be a leader, face adversity, work more productively, and start our days off right. Maybe youre already a

Amazon has big ambitions in the automotive market

Amazon has big ambitions in the automotive market
Image: Brian Ach/Getty Images for AmazonBetween Amazon's blitz into the grocery market and its fashion aspirations, you might have missed the shopping juggernaut's entry into the auto world. Car retailers certainly haven't. The company has already built a sizable business selling vehicle parts online, and it could have its sights set on auto services and even car sales down the road. Like most of Amazon's plans, this is no small ambition. Cars and their maintenance are a bigger cash

Are we about to reach peak emoji?

Are we about to reach peak emoji?
Funny boy with smile pillow instead a head; Shutterstock ID 682241353Image: Shutterstock / Elena ValebnayaIt had to happen: Emojis have gone so mainstream that Hollywood cant resist. When Shakespearean-trained actor Patrick Stewart is willing to voice an emoji in the shape of swirled poop in multimillion-dollar box office flick, things have gotten out of hand. As Stewart adds his talent to The Emoji Movie, its clear that emoji use is on the rise across the boardtheres even an emoji

Learn how to make content that doesn’t suck

Learn how to make content that doesn’t suck
Image: pixabayJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. They say content is king. But your content is just lowly nonsense if it isnt written by someone with the proper knowledge and diligence. Content marketing is an art form, but luckily its one you can get better at with practice. Learn to imbue your social media posts, LinkedIn articles, and buzz-worthy listicles with authority and a focused plan of attack

Are Amazon’s prices too good to be true? The U.S. government wants to find out.

Are Amazon’s prices too good to be true? The U.S. government wants to find out.
Amazon CEO Jeff BezosImage: Getty David Ryder/Getty ImagesAs Amazon prepares to lock down its mega-merger with Whole Foods, one of its most controversial sales practices may be coming back to haunt it. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating claims that the online shopping giant misleads customers with the price comparisons it lists on its products, Reuters first reported. The unofficial probe concerns the listed price on items, that retailers use to demonstrate how much their customers are supposedly saving.

This online supermarket is sort of a (three-) dollar store crossed with a Trader Joe’s

This online supermarket is sort of a (three-) dollar store crossed with a Trader Joe’s
A new online grocery store is setting itself apart by ditching fancy labels and complex price tags. Brandless, a San Francisco-based startup from serial entrepreneurs Tina Sharkey and Ido Leffler, sells everything from snacks and meal kits to toothpaste and cleaning supplies at the same price: $3 per item. As the name of the company suggests, all of the inventory comes in spare, generic packaging marked only with an individualized checklist of moral or health-conscious "values," like whether it's