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Google and Blizzard team up on a StarCraft made just for AIs

AIs have more or less mastered chess, Go and a number of other highly cerebral games — how will they do on something like StarCraft II, which combines high-level strategy with the need for quick reaction times and tactical thinking? Probably great, honestly. And this collaboration between Google’s DeepMind and ...

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Facebook video pays off

Mark Zuckerberg’s drive to “put video first” is also putting money in Facebook’s pockets. The more organic videos Facebook users watch, the more high-priced video ads Facebook can slip into the feed. Now Facebook’s strategy around auto-play video, paying Live content producers and offering more creative tools is helping to propel ...

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How Yo inspired the Jonas Brothers to create apps

Remember that silly app, Yo, where you could ping someone with just a tap? Well, Kevin Jonas does. At the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York, the Jonas brothers talked about why they are creating apps. After seeing the Yo app raise over $1 million in funding, Kevin said ...

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Subaru Gears Up for 100th Anniversary Changes

Subaru has been merely a subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), which builds everything from generators to engines for construction equipment to aerospace parts. Now, the Subaru brand will play an even bigger part in its parent company’s grand scheme, as FHI is terminating its industrial products business to focus ...

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Apple is facing several big iPhone 7 problems

You could rename Apple “The iPhone Company” because the company’s fortunes are tied to the success of this product. Problem is, the iPhone isn’t selling as well as it once was, and the iPhone 7 might not be able to drag the company back into revenue growth. See also: Apple ...

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