Companies across blockchains are starting to use non-fungible tokens (NFT). Non-fungible tokens are used to verify unique items such as digital art and digital ownership. Now, Wilmington, DE-based digital rights management platform RAIR wants to use NFTs to manage digital rights. The company provides a blockchain-based digital rights management platform and middleware encryption to enable digital scarcity. It wants creators to be able to upload media such as video, books, music, source code, or art on the RAIR platform, stored inside a non-fungible token. Special feature Special report: How blockchain will disrupt business (free PDF) This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet/TechRepublic special feature, looks at how blockchain is shaking up the economy and changing the way individuals and enterprises conduct business. Read More Creators can license, own, and control the distribution of their content and make money on sales and royalties. RAIR says that … [Read more...] about New platform uses NFTs as a gateway for digital rights management
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At approximately 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, Facebook Timeline began rolling out to the public in New Zealand. Since then, we've received reports of users gaining access in Canada, Germany, Holland and India as well. We'd like to track the rollout of Timeline geographically, but we need Mashable readers to help us. Have you received Facebook Timeline yet? If so, where in the world are you, and did you ever install the Developer version in the past? Let us know in the comments thread below. SEE ALSO: How to Fill In Your Timeline | Facebook Timeline: 10 Simple Tips & Tricks Here's our map of the rollout. We'll be live-updating this throughout the day with your feedback, so keep checking back to see if Facebook Timeline has been made available in your country yet. View Facebook Timeline Rollout in a larger map Map last updated: 10:30 a.m. ET, Thursday, Dec. 8 2011 Image courtesy of iStockphoto , Oxford … [Read more...] about We’re Mapping the Rollout of Facebook Timeline (And We Need Your Help!)
If it feels like you've been waiting forever for Google Fiber, you're not alone. It has, after all, been more than a decade since Google's announcement that "fiber is coming." To be fair, Google Fiber is long established in some areas. Before temporarily halting fiber expansion in 2016, the company brought service to 11 major US markets. Even in those cities though, Google's internet service didn't reach all, or even most, households, leaving many wondering when and if their neighborhood would be eligible for service. Meanwhile, residents of 34 other metropolitan areas who were teased with the possibility of getting Google Fiber early on are still wondering if it will come to their city at all. So what's going on with Google Fiber? A decade of deployment Let's start with where Google Fiber has successfully established service. In addition to Kansas City, Google Fiber's inaugural location, the service is also currently available in Atlanta; Huntsville, Alabama; Orange … [Read more...] about Whatever happened to Google Fiber?
For Tim Staples, Facebook's native video platform has been a revelation. Staples' ad agency, Shareability , released a video in December for client Freshpet. The ad featured dogs assuming the poses of humans during a holiday dinner. It quickly went viral. That wasn't that surprising. The revelatory part was the disparity between views on YouTube compared to Facebook. On YouTube, the video has racked up around 7.5 million views so far. On Facebook, the figure is 20 million. "It was fairly eye-opening," he says. "Things are evolving really quickly." With stats like that, this might be the first year in which views of Super Bowl ads on Facebook eclipse those of YouTube. No wonder then that many advertisers in the big game are looking to go Facebook native. Wix, a first-time advertiser, is putting its teaser ads on Facebook in Facebook's native format instead of dropping a YouTube link. "I think YouTube is sitting out there on the Internet without a communications network," … [Read more...] about Facebook may be the big winner of this year’s Super Bowl
LONDON: Google says it won't develop new ways to follow individual users across the internet after it phases out existing ad-tracking technology from its Chrome browser, a change that could shake up the online advertising industry. Google says it's taking the move to protect user privacy. It's part of a broader shift in the industry as marketers such as Apple and regulators in the U.K., US and elsewhere increasingly are seeking ways to phase out more egregious data collection practices. Still, there are concerns that it will add to the tech giant's already dominant power in online advertising. And the change won't affect Google's largest advertising moneymakers: Search and YouTube. "There's a growing idea that if you can't persuade consumers to part with their data willingly, you probably don't deserve it," said Brian Wieser, global president of business intelligence at media agency GroupM. "Consumers are more aware of their data being used unwittingly. Brands (thinking … [Read more...] about Google ends sale of ads using individual web tracking data