Eric David

Eric David

Eric David is a staff writer for SiliconANGLE, covering the latest trends in social media and gaming. He is an avid gamer and enjoys writing about innovations in the video game industry and gaming culture in general. Eric graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas, receiving major honors for his thesis "A Culture of Heresy: Explaining the Resiliency of Catharism and the Church's Response," which is every bit as exciting as it sounds. Eric lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, dog and gaming PC.

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Google’s Family Link gives parental controls to Android – in return for kids’ data

Google Inc. today announced a new Android app called Family Link aimed at helping parents monitor their kids’ mobile device usage. The app has the handy side effect of getting kids under 13 to sign up for their very own Google accounts, along with all of the valuable data that entails. In a blog post, Google Vice […]

As most rivals stagnate, Google and Facebook still dominate digital ads

Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. continue to maintain a firm grip on digital advertising in a market that is expected to hit $83 billion this year, according to the latest report released today by digital research firm eMarketer Inc. The firm predicts that Google’s share of U.S. digital ad revenue will increase to 40.7 percent this year, which eMarketer […]

Germany could impose $53M in fines on sites that remove illegal content too slowly

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection has drafted a law that could impose a hefty fine on social media companies such as Facebook Inc. for failing to remove illegal content quickly enough. Ministry leader Heiko Maas (pictured) announced the proposed law during a press conference today, where he said that social media platforms must do more to […]

Google’s Uptime app lets you watch YouTube with friends

Area 120, Google Inc.’s in-house startup incubator, has launched a new app called Uptime that allows users to watch and react to YouTube videos together, making the popular video streaming site a more social experience. Currently available for iOS only, Uptime is equal parts chatroom, social network and video player, with a cartoony interface that […]

Even with AI, people are still the driving force of innovation

The dream of artificial intelligence has been alive for about as long as we have had computers, if not longer, and thanks to recent advancements in hardware and machine learning, that dream is now more real than ever. And it has potential not only as a business tool but as something that can benefit the entire human […]

Chowbotics raises $5M to expand its robot chef business

Chowbotics, a robotics startup that specializes in automated food preparation, announced today that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Techstars Ventures, Foundry Group, Galvanize Ventures and the Geekdom Fund. The company, which is changing its name from Casabots, was founded in 2014 by inventor Deepak Sekar. It wants to make robots that can quickly […]

Facebook launches 360 video and photo app for Samsung Gear VR

Facebook Inc. today announced the launch of Facebook 360, an immersive photo and video app for the Samsung Gear VR, a mobile virtual reality headset that is powered by technology from the Facebook-owned Oculus VR Inc. According to Facebook, users of the social network have already uploaded more than 25 million 360-degree photos and over […]

Google acquires Kaggle, a data science competition platform

Updated Google Inc. today revealed that it’s acquiring Kaggle Inc., a data science community that hosts machine learning competitions and offers collaboration tools for data scientists. Founded in 2011 in San Francisco, Kaggle calls itself “a platform for data science competitions,” but the service has ambitions beyond competitions alone. The company is also working to […]

Doppler Labs accuses Bose of copying its augmented hearing tech

Doppler Labs Inc., maker of the Here One smart earbuds, has filed a lawsuit against Bose Corp. claiming that the audio electronics company’s Hearphones copy the design and features of Doppler’s own products. Founded in 2013, Doppler specializes in smart earbuds that allow wearers to listen to music or take calls while still hearing important sounds […]

AI makes Google Translate better at Hindi, Russian and Vietnamese

Google Inc. announced in November that it would be using an artificial intelligence technique called neural machine translation to completely change the way Google Translate understands languages, with the ultimate goal of creating a universal language translator. Today the company came a little closer to that vision by rolling its system out to three more languages: Hindi, Russian and […]