Arun Ganti

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Freakstarter: Kickstarter's Weirdest Campaigns in One Place

Kickstarter is a great place for getting all sorts of weird and wonderful projects off the ground, and Freakstarter is a new blog that focuses very much on the ‘weird’ part of that equation.<p>Accurately describing itself as “a selection of freaky Kickstarter projects,” the site collects together some …

Sketching Instagram: co-founder Mike Krieger reveals the photo app's humble beginnings

On Facebook, creating filters, and why the web version took so long<p>Mike Krieger is a co-founder of Instagram. Having built the first version of the app years ago, he has been called the “soul” of the company and leads its engineering team today. Before Instagram, Krieger was a user experience …

Harvard and MIT try to build a higher education in the cloud

Harvard and MIT are among a group of universities planning to spend tens of millions of dollars on "massively open online courses (MOOCs)," a new type of higher education teaching that can include thousands of students in a single lecture. The two institutions have already launched an online …

Bitcoin mining operation tops world’s fastest supercomputers

Bitcoin, the online currency that looks to revolutionize how we look at money in an online environment, is rising in popularity. However, in order to …

LanguageTwin: A New Way For Language Students To Practice What They’ve Learned

Learning a language is never easy. One thing that’s usually missing in the way students learn a new language is the ability to use their new skills while talking to a native speaker. LanguageTwin, a startup I met at the Willamette Angel Conference in Corvallis, Ore., last week, aims to do just …