BuySellAds — the popular ad-tech company — has just bought Digg from BetaWorks.
Cale Guthrie Weissman, reporting for Fast Company:
The company bought Digg’s assets, as well as its editorial and revenue teams, for an undisclosed amount. Additionally, the blockchain-based digital publishing platform Civil has hired up many people from Digg’s tech team.
BuySellAds owns brands like Carbon ads* and has previously bought and absorbed ad networks like Fusion Ads & Yoggrt in the past. The company has also acquired other companies like like Authentic Jobs and LaunchBit in the past. Interestingly, Digg’s tech team was not part of the acquisition.
(Note: Nuclear Bits was previously a part of the Carbon Ads network and Beautiful Pixels still runs ads from them.)
GitHub has introduced a new Desktop app for macOS and Windows platforms today.
Extend your GitHub workflow beyond your browser with GitHub Desktop, completely redesigned with Electron. Get a unified cross-platform experience that’s completely open source and ready to customize.
If you visit the page, the H1 tag on it reads “The new Native“.
If GitHub starts pushing for Electron apps as “native”, what hopes do we have left?
Linus from Linus Tech Tips explains how Apple refused to fix their iMac Pro, even if they were ready to pay for getting it fixed.
What Apple has done here is to release a brand new platform that they are unwilling and/or unable to provide support for.
This sure works as a great ad for your brand new “Pro” offering, especially when you’ve gone above and beyond to ensure that all your other “Pro” offerings are nowhere close to being Pro-level machines in reality.
Sarah Perez, writing for TechCrunch:
[Sensor Tower] found that U.S. iPhone users spent 23 percent more on in-app purchases in 2017 than they did the year prior – or, an average of $58 per active user was spent on in-app purchases, up from $47 in 2016.
Hardly surprising when it comes to games — they’re a hot category to build for these days. But the 57% jump in the entertainment category is interesting to see.