Animesh Srivastava

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The Death of “Users” and “Product Design”

On examining what we say and mean<p>The Facebook company all-hands in January was—as most company all-hands are—wildly energetic, brimming with enormous …

7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI (Part 2)

A guide to visual aesthetics, written by a nerd<p><i>This is the second part in a two-part series. You should read the</i> <i>first part first</i><i>.</i><p>We’re talking about …

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Product-management platform Wizeline raises $6.7M

Wizeline, a product management startup, secured a new $6.7 million round of funding, according to an SEC document filed today.<p>Wizeline helps software companies determine which features in a particular product are most important — and which they should invest in next. The purpose of Wizeline’s …

InboxCube App Lets You Visualize Your Email Attachments, Photos And More

A number of startups lately have taken on the somewhat hefty challenge of rethinking email for the mobile-first era. But many of these are centered around task management and triage, like Dropbox-acquired Mailbox, for example. A newer company called InboxCube instead is focused on putting the …

Mahana helps hotels & casinos keep customers loyal with iBeacons — not key fobs

One way I can confidently say does not improve my loyalty for a business? Adding a key fob thingy to my key chain.<p>Luckily, new technologies have emerged that don’t require keychain additions — or require me to launch an app on my iPhone to participate in reward programs when I visit my favorite …

iBeacons Aren’t Just For Retail: Placed Lets You Use Them As iPhone Quick Launchers At Home

There has been a lot of talk about iBeacons since they launched with iOS 7 last fall, but much of the focus has been on how they benefit retailers and add to the in-store shopping experience. They have a much broader range of potential use, however, and part of that is consumer-focused, too. Placed …

The future of mobile: Less phone, more operating system

It’s still early in 2014, and news from the Mobile World Congress talks about a next generation of smartphones that will blow people’s minds, with dazzling hardware advances, great software, and new features that will make life easier, healthier and more fun.<p>Or will they? What if the Galaxy S5 is …

Who Was Carl Sagan?

The famed scientist, and celebrity, had a lot more going on than just hosting a television series.<p>It was almost like a dispatch from another planet: the invitation to the young astronomer to leave Brooklyn and visit the lakes and gorges of upstate New York.<p>"A letter shows up in my mailbox from Carl …

Amazon opens up its service for streaming games and mobile apps from the cloud

The little chips and pieces of memory inside your cell phone are only so powerful.<p>Amazon Web Services, the biggest public cloud out there, is now letting all developers tap its vast infrastructure to stream applications and games and render graphics, enabling more computationally intensive …

Why Apple's 'indoor GPS' plan is brilliant

Nearly a year and a half ago, I predicted that Apple was hatching a "secret plan to kill the cash register." Now that plan has a name: It's called …

Dirty Money: From Rockefeller to Koch

Catholic University's decision to accept $1 million from the Charles Koch Foundation to support the study of "principled entrepreneurship" is like a modern-day reenactment of 1905's "tainted money affair."<p>Last November, the Catholic University of America announced a pledge of $1 million from the …

Lowdown Is An iOS App To Help Busy People Prepare For Meetings

Apparently, preparing for meetings <i>properly</i> — the who, what and where — is a pain-point for some. This is especially true for sales people who have to hold a lot of meetings and where preparation can make the difference when trying to push a prospect over the line. That’s the problem Lowdown is …

Ahead Of Build, Tastes Of Microsoft’s Coming Platform Changes

Microsoft’s Build developer conference kicks off in a month, making it not surprising that we’re seeing increasing leaks and noise regarding platform changes the company is working on that may be unveiled at the shindig.<p>Over the past few days, the Windows Phone app emulator has caused chatter due …

Why enterprise apps could be in for Facebook-like fragmentation

Weeks after announcing Facebook’s mobile-first strategy of fragmenting Facebook into multiple apps, like Paper, Mark Zuckerberg buys one of the world’s most popular instant messaging apps for $19 billion. Although we haven’t officially heard how Facebook will use WhatsApp, its founder says “nothing …