Kevin Choy

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Fleksy’s Android Keyboard Gets First Stable Release, Adds Multiple Languages To Beta

San Francisco-based Fleksy offers predictive text typing that’s so intuitive it can be used without even a glance at a screen, and now the app is finally exiting beta on Android. Fleksy works by analyzing a user’s typing pattern, no matter how sloppy, and making predictions about what keys they’re …

Uncovering a More Useful Android Lock Screen

Nowadays, there’s a smartphone app for just about everything. Need to hail a ride? There’s an app for that. Need a game for your cat? There’s an app …

Apps

Telepathwords: How Bad are Your Passwords?

Choosing an effective password that’s easy to remember and type, as well as hard to guess for would-be fraudsters, is a perennial problem. But it’s one that the folks at Microsoft Research are trying to tackle with an experimental tool called Telepathwords.<p>Armed with an arsenal of data on common …

How Square Is Structured For Rapid Decisions, Awesome Products

How big of a difference does the size and composition of a team make? For one, it changes the whole way decisions are made.<p>Over the six years Ajit Varma was an “ad spam czar” at Google, he found himself getting into a routine: he would pour himself into an idea–and then have to gather opinions that …

Product Management

Getting Mobile Display Ads To Work: Researchers Say They've Discovered Sweet Spot

When professors Miklos Sarvary, Andrew Stephen and Yakov Bart set up an experiment to test the effectiveness of mobile display ads, they were extremely skeptical. “How can this little noisy message help sell a car?” Columbia Business School’s Savary wrote in a recent email. “Well, it turns out it …

7 Facebook Statistics You Should Know For An Engaging Facebook Page

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>One of the things we focus on most at Buffer is the best time to post to Twitter and Facebook. This is because we want to help you get more engagement with your audience, which is beneficial for everyone.<p>While the best time to post is definitely …

This chart means the US isn’t in a stock bubble—yet

The best measure of the US stock market, the Standard & Poors 500 index, has been shooting up to record highs in the past several weeks. Given the searing memory of the 2008 crash, it’s almost impossible not to ask if this is a bubble. Indeed, with interest in IPOs renewing, tech entrepreneurs …

A snapshot of one minute on the internet, today and in 2012

Industry reports from investment banks are turgid things, rarely fit for human consumption. A recent report about big data from boutique bank GP Bullhound, however, contains this gem.<p>This is not entirely accurate: The number of photos uploaded to Facebook every minute now exceeds 243,000 (pdf, …

Networking

Tablets to carve out nearly half of PC market next year

Tablets will come close to outshipping notebooks and desktops in 2014. At least, that's the latest forecast from research firm Canalys.<p>In a report released Tuesday, Canalys predicted that tablets will account for almost 50 percent of the total worldwide PC market (which includes desktops, …