Mohamed Alabasiri

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Slack cofounder: ‘We’ve done a sh**ty job of telling people how to use Slack’

If you follow business software even just a little bit, you’ve probably heard about Slack, a team communication app that bears some resemblance to chat rooms and Internet Relay Chat (IRC) clients. People have been signing up for Slack to chat with their colleagues — and sometimes also friends — …

Startups

The Internet Is A Huge Energy Suck

But we love it anyway<p>The internet is an amazing thing. It connects the most remote, far-flung corners of the world with the busiest metropolises, allowing people around the world to learn, do business, and look at adorable puppy gifs.<p>But with great power comes ... huge energy costs? A new SciShow …

Meet Hello Alfred, A Single Portal For Your Home Service Needs

Alfred has had a busy year. In the six months since winning our Disrupt Battlefield SF in September, the company has raised $12 million+, set up shop in NYC, and tripled the number of employees on the team. And at Disrupt NY last week, Alfred announced that it would be introducing a new service …

Web Applications

Blogger, 16, exposes limits on free speech in Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) — A government crackdown on a teen video blogger and independent news and opinion website has focused attention on free speech limits, …

Designing for Android: an iOS developer’s perspective

As an iOS developer, I’m frequently asked, “When are you going to do an Android version?” Like it is just a matter of time.<p>But the truth is, we’ll probably never support Android. While there are sound business rationales for this, my motives are rooted in design philosophy.<p>The commercial and …

Browsing the web on an Apple Watch is the worst user experience ever

Yearning to browse the web directly from your wrist on Apple Watch's tiny 1.32-inch screen? You're not alone. A developer known by the nickname Comex …

How a yearly release cycle could improve the Android experience

Back in 2010, when Andy Rubin was still heading up Android, he told Mercury News, “Our product cycle is now, basically twice a year, and it will probably end up being once a year when things start settling down, because a platform that’s moving — it’s hard for developers to keep up. I want …

Former MySpace CEO & LA tech guru explains Facebook’s brilliant strategy to avoid disruption

Science Inc. CEO Mike Jones knows something about disruption. In the late 2000s, he was tasked with righting the ship at MySpace, even as the rest of the world fell in love with Facebook.<p>Now on the outside, Jones has a unique perspective on the challenges facing Facebook. According to Jones, …

Haxlr8r Rebrands As Hax, Announces New Accelerator Program And Matching Funds For Graduates

Over the past few years, Haxlr8r has helped a number of hardware startups go from the idea or prototype stage to actual production. But what happens when their products are finished? Those companies still need to find a way to get into stores and find distribution for their products.<p>To help them …

startups

Does Rackspace's future lie in supporting someone else's cloud?

Rackspace, a true cloud computing pioneer, is starting to sound like a company that will focus more on taking care of clouds other than its …