Chicago Bulls tab Adam Amin to succeed Neil Funk on TV broadcasts
CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls did not have to look far to find a replacement for the retiring Neil Funk. The team on Monday announced Adam Amin, an ESPN veteran who graduated from Addison Trail High School and lives in Chicago, will start in the 2020-21 season.“Adam knows our fans because he grew up a Bulls fan,” team President Michael Reinsdorf said in a statement. “That was important to us. We wanted to find someone who not only had the talent, but who also understood our history and the role the Bulls play in the lives of our city and our fans.”Amin said he is “absolutely ecstatic … the littl...
Facebook outlines how AI selects what to put in the Instagram Explore tab
In a blog post published Monday, Facebook has revealed the process by which Instagram selects the content to suggest to users in the Explore tab.Creating Instagram's Explore tab was, according to Facebook, quite the technological feat. In short, the purpose of the page is to recommend to users "the most relevant content out of billions of options in real time" so that they can discover new content that piques their interest.The company explained in a blog post how the Explore tab gives each user a unique and personalized experience; tools to do this were developed based on three main needs:"Th...
Instagram removes Following tab in move toward app simplicity
Instagram has confirmed the removal of the Following tab, thus taking away users' ability to view the activity of other accounts.On Monday, Instagram confirmed to Buzzfeed that the Following Tab has been removed in the latest version of the application, a feature that has helped users discover new content, led to heartbreak, or wasn't even known about. While Instagram's head of product Vishal Shah stated "simplicity was the driving factor," it's suspected that the harmful effects resulting from one's activity being unknowingly shared with others went into the removal decision, as well.If you a...