Over the past week or so, I've found myself revisiting the new Flickr and trying to figure out just why it feels like the product release falls short. A lot has changed, including what Flickr, at its core, is. A few particular pieces stand out, however, that should be discussed. Not so much as a critique of Flickr, but rather as lessons we can all benefit from as we think about our own products.
Bitcoin users are probably the last people who would be into online dating -- but don't tell that to OkCupid.
The online dating site has become the latest company to accept the controversial digital currency, which users can use to pay for OkCupid's $10 per-month A-List service. And it doesn't make much sense.
Think of it this way: So far, one of Bitcoin's most oft-praised features is its ability to be used to pay for things -- both legal and not -- anonymously.
When you take a moment to reflect on the history of product development at Monsanto, what do you find? Here are twelve products that Monsanto has brought to market. See if you can spot the pattern...
Twitter just launched its first app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. It's been a long time coming, but the new app does seem to do the platform justice, with a number of Windows 8-centric features, including support for the Windows 8 Share and Search charms, snap view (so you can park the app on the side of the screen), live tiles and notifications.
In case Facebook's partners needed more evidence that Facebook Platform has traction, Facebook is giving it to them.
The company said users share their app activity more than one billion times each day using the social network. These include details like the music they're listening to (done 40 billion times so far), their reading progress (shared 40 million times), and their fitness updates.
The startup community has been jolted by a spate of suicides: Ilya Zhitomirskiy at the age of 22, wunderkind Aaron Swartz, and most recently eco-mom’s founder Jody Sherman. The startup community is grappling with challenging questions about the toll that entrepreneurship can have on founders.
Paul Graham was once asked if he chooses stable or crazy applicants for Y Combinator.
Do you relish the idea of your phone buzzing with potential suitors?
If you need a dozen options for a date tonight -- and live in cities like New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles -- a new app called Let's Date is launching today. Forget the extended courtship period -- this app cuts to the chase, no back-and-forth messages or planning required.
Hell hath no fury like a Facebook scorned. In today's digital age, most of us assume everyone understands this fact. But every now and again, people surprise us. An ever-increasing element of this reality is that the hounds of Reddit, the Twitter armies, and Facebook vigilantes are more than willing to remind people that we live in a publicized world.
The most trusted companies in America include HP, Amazon, IBM, eBay, and Microsoft. But Apple and Google, the two companies at the forefront of the mobile revolution, didn't make the cut.
Last year Apple was the 14th most trusted company in America, and Google was the 19th, according to the Ponemon Institute's privacy report, released today. Facebook most recently made an appearance on the list in 2009, as did AOL, while Yahoo dropped off in 2010.