Brandon Garcia

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Obama Compares Healthcare.gov Rollout Problems To iOS 7 Glitches

This afternoon President Obama addressed the nation to talk about the recent government shutdown, as well as to promote the rollout of the new U.S. healthcare coverage website that just launched today.<p>During his remarks President Obama addressed criticisms that HealthCare.gov is full of bugs and …

How to Prevent Online Vandalism from Killing your Startup

<i>Sangeet Paul Choudary analyzes business models for Internet startups at his blog Platform Thinking. You can follow him on Twitter @sanguit.</i><p>Online platforms work on principles similar to offline communities. The onset of crime and vandalism in a community can lead to large-scale abandonment. The …

Why Moto X Users Literally Love Their Phones

You can talk speeds and feeds, specs and features, build quality, materials and engineering all you want. The Moto X is far more “human” than any other phone.<p>It feels like a friend and an ally, a sentient being that’s loyal and thoughtful. And these endearing qualities can actually trigger …

8 ways Boston can nurture — and keep — more startups

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Boston techies like to point to Cambridge’s jam-packed Kendall Square and the seaport’s Innovation District as proof that the …

The Best Time to Post Tweets, Facebook Posts and More

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>We’re pretty keen on optimal timing for social media here at Buffer, and I figured it was high time I collected all the information we have about online communication into one place. I’ve collected research and stats on Twitter, Facebook, email …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. No joke. If …

The 6 Commandments Of Buying Gadgets

<b>1) Spend The Most Money On The Items You Use The Most</b> <br>So simple, yet so often overlooked: It’s smart shopping to splurge on the items you spend a lot of time with, and skimp on the ones you don’t.<p>“Don’t worry about the price,” says Brian Lam, founder of gadget decision-making site The Wirecutter. …

Read Facebook’s ad sales presentation from April 2004, two months after it launched

Add this to the annals of internet history: Facebook’s presentation for potential advertisers in April 2004, just two months after the nascent social network launched at Harvard University.<p>Digiday earlier today published a similar slide deck from October 2004, which led us to this one from half a …

The seven-point plan to save Microsoft, as told by veterans who abandoned the company

Yesterday Quartz outlined the reasons for Microsoft’s “lost decade.” But now that CEO Steve Ballmer is on his way out, it’s time to talk about the way forward.<p>The web is already full of experienced Microsoft watchers’ opinions. Some of them, like IDC analyst Al Hilwa’s dive into how Microsoft needs …

Why good storytelling helps you design great products

One of the biggest flubs that product teams make is confusing designs that look great with designs that actually work well. It’s a simple mistake, …

UX Design

The smarter, faster, easier way to build a successful web application

Introduction<p>What is Getting Real?<br>• About 37signals<br>• Caveats, disclaimers, and other preemptive strikes<p>The Starting Line<p>Build Less<br>• What’s Your Problem?<br>• Fund …

Moto X Phone: Is $500 Million Enough For The Buzz?

Motorola Mobility is getting ready to launch a new smartphone, Moto X, and its owner Google is ready to spend big money.<p>According to a Wall Street Journal article, Google is prepared to spend north of $500 million to market the product. But is it enough to create the necessary buzz to help the …