Ariel De los Santos

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Jack Dorsey’s dazzling startup promised to transform the credit and finance industry with a sweeping, digitized vision of the future. After losing $100 million, has his company lost its edge?<p>Jack Dorsey doesn’t know how to grade his performance. It’s early May, and Dorsey has just finished his …

Here's How the Feds Are Teaming Up With Hackers to Save Us All from Robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission is at one of the world’s biggest hacker conferences this weekend, where hackers are competing to help save us all from …

The nine companies that know more about you than Google or Facebook

You probably assume Google and Facebook know everything about you. You may not have heard of a group of companies who possibly know even more. They’re called data brokers, and their business is collecting and selling personal data—typically without your knowledge or consent—that are used to verify …

Mobile Devices

How to learn like a memory champion

Companies are creating learning aids that tap the science of memories, says David Robson. Do they work in the classroom?<p>For most of his 20s, Ed Cooke had been hovering around the top 10 of the World Memory Championships. His achievements included memorising 2,265 binary digits in 30 minutes and the …

Startup trends for 2014 | The Network | The Network

Tech bubble? What tech bubble? Despite the vertiginous valuations of some tech darlings, the pace of innovation shows no sign of slowing down. And it’s coming from all over: startups these days are just as likely to spring from the Midwest —or Mideast—as Silicon Valley and other traditional tech …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …

The Email Growth Tactic You Need To Be Following

It’s Over For Paid Apps, With A Few Exceptions

Is it over for paid mobile apps? That’s the general thinking these days, as the App Stores fill up with “good enough” alternatives to paid apps, while major publishers game the charts with free offerings that make millions which can then be used for their ongoing user acquisition efforts. That’s …

How I Went From 0 to $50k on the App Store(s)

I've been meaning to write this post for awhile and I got the push I needed with this 10k Bootstrap Challenge on HN today. It reminded me of my start …

The Top 25 Responsive Design Tools

Note: this piece was originally published on Net Magazine, who recently nuked about 10,000 articles when they moved over to Creative Bloq. In an …

The Accident That Created An App Millionaire

One night in 2009, Chad Mureta, a real estate agent from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was driving down the interstate in Charlotte, North Carolina on his way back home from a basketball game. It was his first vacation day in two years.<p>As he drove, with just his thoughts for company, his mind …

3 Innovative Ways Startups Are Driving Results Over Social Media

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some small businesses are getting creative and earning their social media followers' trust -- and their dollars -- by ditching the one-way hard sell that's all too common on Facebook and Twitter.<p>They understand that social-media platforms …

21 Useful iPhone Apps We're Obsessed With Right Now

Many of these app makers are raising a ton of money to enhance, remix, or try to take down kings like photo-favorite Instagram, travel comparison service Kayak, and even Apple's own camera app.<p>Take for example LandCam, a brand-new camera that will have you itching to ditch Apple's stock camera. …

How Much Do Average Apps Make?

The last few years have seen an unprecedented number of people rushing to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android. But looking at the installed user base on each platform and information on the payouts made by the different companies, it appears that the vast majority of developers will find …