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...

Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over “forced consent”

After two years coming down the pipe at tech giants, Europe’s new privacy framework, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is now being applied — and long time Facebook privacy critic, Max Schrems,

Dot lets you invest in property without the hassle of a traditional mortgage

Dot, a new U.K. startup de-cloaking today, aims to make it easy to invest in property without the hassle of taking out a traditional ‘buy to let’ mortgage. The company is founded by Gray Stern, who previously co-founded London-based Buy to Let mortgage lender Landbay,

Take a look at your Twitter timeline 10 years ago

Here’s a fun thing for a Friday: go back and see what your Twitter timeline looked like 10 years ago. Twitter has pretty powerful search settings,

Lime, Bird and Spin have to temporarily remove scooters from SF

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has officially made available its permit application for electric scooters to operate in the city as part of a one-year pilot program. Part of that means companies like Bird,

Jury finds Samsung owes Apple $539M in patent case stretching back to 2011

A patent case that began back in 2011 has reached a conclusion, with Samsung ordered to pay about $539 million to Apple over infringements of the latter's patents in devices that are now long gone.

Snapchat launches less creepy Send and Request Location features

Snapchat is taking another shot at location after its always-on coordinate-broadcasting Snap Map proved a bit invasive for some users. Snapchat now lets you send your on-going real-time location to a friend, or request theirs, which show up on the Snap Map and within your message thread.

Andy Rubin’s Essential is reportedly up for sale and has cancelled work on its next smartphone

Essential, the smartphone company helmed by Android co-creator Andy Rubin is trying to sell itself and has cancelled development of its next phone, Bloomberg reports. The report states the Essential has hired Credit Suisse Group AG to advise them on potentially selling itself.

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,

Uber 计划为应用加入高峰时段结束通知功能

分类: 软件应用对 Uber 的高峰价格深恶痛绝?官方似乎也不怎么喜欢这么做。不过按照 CEO Travis Kalanick 今天在 LAUNCH 大会上的表态,未来这种情况可能会迎来一点点改观。

“傻傻”的智能

大设计师唐·诺曼(Don Norman),最近撰文一篇吐槽现在的智能手表和智能汽车,情绪看上去还有点小激动。不得不说,他毒舌得很有道理——这些冠之以“智能”名头的设备,表现起来不那么智能,或者说不能人性。

Massive ice melting moves entire bridge out of its place

When it comes to the Northern countries, spring can be quite dangerous. Look at what happened when the frozen river started to melt in Sainte-Marie de Kent, New-Brunswick, Canada. They were lucky the bridge wasn't completely obliterated—it just moved it about three or six feet.Read more...

苹果宣布将音频直播今年第三季度财报会议

威锋网讯 7 月 18 日消息,苹果今天对外宣布,他们将会对即将到来的 2014 年第三季度财报会议以音频的方式进行直播。

盖茨做慈善鲍尔默玩球队:科技圈大佬也常不务正业

自从个人计算机和互联网陆续降临人类文明之后,科技产业已经成为最近半个世纪来最受创业者欢迎,最能引发资本家追捧, […]

新生儿黄疸早知道 手机App在家就能检测

新生儿黄疸很常见,为了让医务人员和父母能在早期发现新生儿黄疸,西雅图华盛顿大学的研究人员开发了一款应用,手机一扫就能检测黄疸。  这款应用名为 Bilicam,需要用到摄像头、闪光灯和一枚颜色校准卡。

【ifanr·NExT】秋季沙龙:一起谈谈硬件交互

ifanr·NExT 是爱范儿推出的品牌系列活动,聚焦前沿科技领域,探讨科技发展趋势。 NExT 是 Next Excellent Trend 的简称,我们将力邀最有洞见、最有经验的人,和大家一起平等交流,打造一个关于科技趋势的分享平台。

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After School App Again Pulled By Apple After More School Shooting Threats

The anonymous posting app After School is again no longer available in the App Store. The app was pulled sometime late yesterday as threats of school violence continues to pop up even after the creators took steps to better filter the content. Read More

QQ通讯录祭文,祭奠一个时代的结束

2015年1月21日,对于微信来说,是一个值得记载的日子。今天直接关系到微信团队的两款产品的一生一死!QQ通讯录死,微信朋友圈信息流广告生!众所周知,微信于深夜在朋友圈正式发布信息流广告预告。

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