The sudden death of the website

Unlike most startup founders who saw the birth of the internet in the mid-1990s, I am still CEO of my company. My longevity in this position gives me a unique perspective on the changes that have happened over the past two decades,

A Eulogy For Dead Standalone Apps

Session lengths started to be counted not in hours or even minutes, but in seconds. Software had to blend into our life, augmenting it rather than supplanting it. Speed and simplicity became the keys to success. And it all came down to nailing something specific.

Why Website Redesigns Make You So Angry

Oh lord, Seamless. Do you want me to starve to death?Read more...

Mobile Blog JKOnTheRun Is Reborn After The Fall Of Gigaom

Harken back with me to the heady days of 2004. The century was still young and we humans were yet unsullied by the great iPhoning of mobile technology. A young man, James Kendrick, hat in one hand and valise in the other,

How Michael Jackson Inspired One of the Original YouTube Memes

An incredible thing happened on July 17, 2007. A video of several hundred inmates wearing orange jumpsuits and performing an immaculately choreographed dance to Thriller appeared on a small website called YouTube. Two years later, Michael Jackson was dead, and YouTube had changed history.Read more.

Why Deer Freeze in Your Headlights

Less a function of fear than bewilderment; simply put, deer freeze in headlights because they can't see.Read more...

How A Video Game Is Released In 2015

In 2009, publisher Electronic Soft released BloodDeath, a blockbuster video game that won 306 “Best In Show” awards at E3 and went on to sell 3.2 million copies worldwide. In 2015, Electronic Soft released BloodDeath’s sequel, BloodDeath: DeathBlood.

How We Bootstrapped A SaaS Company To 4 Million Users — And Why Google Owes Us €400,000

At 7 PM on February 7, 2007, MindMeister went live in private beta. Today, we have almost 4 million users worldwide, and have become the market leader in online mind mapping. It’s a story we haven’t told often (too busy working, I guess),

How Soundcloud's Corporate-Friendly Overhaul Fucked Over One Small Podcast

In February 2012, two friends and I started a podcast. It wasn’t a complex idea. They’re two straight male comedians and one day, they made a joke about doing a dating advice podcast in which they’d advise only non-straight males. Why would anyone want their advice, was the hilarious joke.

How a 14-inch Hole Created a 1,300 Foot Deep Saltwater Lake

Lake Peigneur is located in Louisiana near the Gulf of Mexico. Before 1980, it was an approximately 10-foot deep fresh water lake with an island in the middle. Next to it, and partially under it, Diamond Crystal Salt Company maintained a salt mine, with salt being mined near the lake since 1919.

America's Forgotten Wolf Still Lives In North Carolina

Did you know there were wolves roaming freely in North Carolina? Neither did we, so we set out to learn more about this rarest of canids: the Red Wolf. Read more...

Canonical plans to raise its first outside funding as it looks to a future IPO

It’s been 14 years since Mark Shuttleworth first founded and funded Canonical and the Ubuntu project. At the time, it was mostly a Linux distribution. Today, it’s a major enterprise player that offers a variety of products and services. Throughout the years,

SpaceX gets FCC approval to add 7,518 more satellites to its Starlink constellation

SpaceX's application to add thousands of satellites to its proposed Starlink communications constellation has been approved by the FCC, though it will be some time before the company actually puts those birds in the air.

Facebook will pass off content policy appeals to a new independent oversight body

Facebook doesn’t want to be the arbiter of decency when it comes to content policy decisions, similar to how it looked to third-party fact checkers rather than becoming an arbiter of truth. Today on a press call with journalists,

OpenStack regroups

Only a few years ago, OpenStack was the hottest open-source project around, with a bustling startup ecosystem to boot. The project, which gives enterprises the tools to run the equivalent of AWS in their own private data centers,

Facebook reports a massive spike in government demands for data, including secret orders

Facebook has published the details of 13 historical national security letters it’s received for user data. The embattled social media giant said that the letters dated between 2014 and 2017 for several Facebook and Instagram accounts. These demands for data are effectively subpoenas,

What the FDA’s restriction of e-cig flavors means for Juul

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has revealed his plans to combat underage use of e-cigs and nicotine, which has grown 78 percent among high school students from 2017 to 2018.

After first commercial launch, Rocket Lab announces $140 million in funding

When it rains, it pours. And when you're a successful space startup, it pours money. Rocket Lab, the New Zealand-based launch provider,

Particle announces the Mesh board, an easy way to make your DIY talk to itself

Particle – which used to be called Spark – has released the third generation of their tiny, networked computing boards. Their new product, called Mesh, allows you to connect either to a Wi-Fi or cellular network but also allows you to create a mesh network between multiple Mesh devices.

A Google R&D team wants to bring Smart Reply to all your chat apps

Smart Reply, the clever A.I.-powered technology that automatically creates responses to your inbound messages, first debuted in Google’s email client Inbox over two years ago, before later rolling out to Gmail, Android Messages on Project Fi, and Allo. Now,

Why Google Stories will save, not screw, Snapchat Discover

Snapchat has a new ally or enemy depending on how you look at Google’s new mobile magazine format, but the social app is welcoming the search giant. Google’s clone of Snapchat Discover called AMP Stories officially launched today,

ADS Securities 隆重推出100%交易赠金活动

阿布扎比2014年5月7日电 /美通社/ -- 资本雄厚并广受推崇的中东外汇交易服务公司 ADS Securities 现向新客户隆重推出100%赠金活动。此次活动将于2014年5月期间在所有的亚洲市场展开。

iPhone 6支持H.265 将强化蜂窝FaceTime

在 iPhone 6 和 iPhone 6 Plus 中,除了那些新的广为人知的新功能和新特性之外,在新机的规格页面上苹果还介绍了其他一些隐藏的新特性。比如新机将支持 H.265 视频编码与解码,即高效率视频编码。经过 H.

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[多图]不走海路走空路 网络漂流瓶简直弱爆

QQ 当年开漂流瓶的时候,还真是火了一把。个个都喜欢写点无病呻吟的东西,然后发给不知道是谁的人。现在,我们有了逼格更高的“漂流瓶”Attachment,这可是真家伙!

Harvard's "Frankenstein:" The 70s Controversy Over Mixing DNA

In the 1970s, two inhuman creatures—one hairy and tall, another with orange eyes—were spotted in New England. The mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts, blamed these monsters not on unreliable testimonies, but recombinant DNA technology, then a new and promising laboratory technique.Read more...

How one T-shirt from Target managed to piss off a lot of people

The word "trophy" generally has positive connotations associated with achievements and winningBut recently, after the word appeared on a line of Target T-shirts, it incurred the wrath of the Internet.See also:

微软发狠:Lumia 830下架 宣告谢幕

微软一直在憋Win10的大招,导致Lumia的中高端产品已经很长时间没有更新。去年的Lumia 830还算得上是次旗舰产品,它采用5寸720p屏幕,骁龙400处理器,1G内存和1000万像素蔡司摄像头。

新发布的 ZenFone 2 Dulexe,存储容量赶超笔记本

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Carly Fiorina ends 2016 presidential campaign

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Carly Fiorina is suspending her bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.Fiorina's withdrawal from the 2016 presidential race comes after disappointing finishes in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.

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