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“The Daily Show” is dead to me: Trevor Noah will never, ever be good at his job — also, thanks a lot for Donald Trump

<b>Trevor Noah (AP/Evan Agostini)</b><p>We no longer expect Noah to be Jon Stewart. But the show has gone edgeless and dull just when we need it the most<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>May 16, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>Ever since Trevor Noah was announced as Jon Stewart’s successor as host of “The Daily Show” he has heard the …

Comedy

5 Must-Do's In Denver

When it comes to the USA, there are still countless cities I've yet to explore.<p>With so many amazing places to visit, it's hard to know where to begin. We tend to flock to the most publicized and popular destinations - think NYC, LA, Miami, Florida - but what about the other underrated cities that …

Travel

Shed a Tear While Watching D’Angelo Cover Prince’s “Sometimes It Snows in April” On Jimmy Fallon

This is ridiculously beautiful.<p>Yesterday, in the middle of a relatively warm spring day in London, little grey clouds began to cluster together like magnets until the sky was entirely covered. And then, as an icy chill slowly descended across the air, big fat snowflakes began freefalling from the …

Music

12 Shows You Can Binge-Watch on Netflix in a Weekend

Because some days you don't have time for five seasons and a Christmas special.<p>1. <i>Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23</i><p><b>Approximate time commitment:</b> 9 hours<p>Before she was Jessica Jones, Krysten Ritter was Chloe, the titular bitch in Apartment 23 who never met a party or scheme she didn't like. Come …

You can now design a $250,000 tiny house on an app and get it delivered in months

Becoming a tiny house homeowner is now as easy as tapping away at an iPad.<p>Blu Homes, a California-based prefab home manufacturer, just launched a new line of micro houses that shoppers can customize on an app and get delivered to their property in a matter of months.<p>The cost starts at $250,000, …

Prefab Homes

Lowercase’s Matt Mazzeo on being Chris Sacca’s partner and the 3 KPIs to successful investing

Harry Stebbings Contributor<p>Harry Stebbings is the founder and host of The Twenty Minute VC , an independent podcast focused on venture capital.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The four key responsibilities of a good board member<br>• Is thematic investing the future of venture capital?<p>For the small …

Venture Capital

Reddit's Alexis Ohanian on Dealing With Tragedy While Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is hard enough in the best of times. In the worst of times, it can be impossible.<p>That’s why it’s so important to have a strong support system, says Alexis Ohanian, the 32-year-old co-founder of Reddit.<p>In 2005, when he …

Pizza Hut

DigitasLBi Identifies The Most “Contagious” Brands On Social Media

It should be easy to tell whether or not something’s working on social media, right? I mean, if you’ve got a lot of likes and favorites, that’s great. If you don’t, that’s less great. Isn’t that how it’s supposed to work?<p>Well, not quite — at least according to DigitasLBi. The marketing agency …

Video platform-for-hire ViewLift points to a new era of TV-network-as-a-service

<i>[Updated 8.22.15 at 11:43 am PT to clarify ViewLift’s marketing and ad capabilities.]</i><p>Get ready for ad-hoc branded video networks that surface everywhere and then fade away when the demand does.<p>One possible engine for such a new era in online video is a pedigreed startup called ViewLift. It has the …

Media Industry

7 habits of great Web designers

Get developers involved in the design process as early as possible. Invite them to meetings, user research tests, brainstorming sessions, etc. Their input, after all, determines whether your vision actually comes to life. At the very least, they can warn you if your ideas are a technical nightmare, …

Framing

What Startups Can Learn From LearnVest’s $250 Million Acquisition

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Joe Polverari is chief strategy and development officer of Yodlee.</i><p>When LearnVest, one of the hottest startups in fintech, announced its acquisition by Northwestern Mutual, the $250 million deal raised some eyebrows. While this partnership may seem unlikely at first, it actually makes …

Here's One Thing All the Billion-Dollar Unicorns Have in Common

Do you believe in magic? How about something better: The liquidation preference.<p>They’re called unicorns — young companies valued at $1 billion or more — because at one point they were rare. Now, they’re much less so.<p>In the last two weeks the sector has seen several land large investments: Zenefits …

What it’s like to run Google’s $2 billion venture capital fund

When Google’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, decided to set up a venture-capital fund back in 2009, they chose a relatively little-known neuroscience graduate, entrepreneur, and biotechnology investor to run it. His name is Bill Maris, and over the past five years, he’s become one of the …

Venture Capital

Ad Startup FameBit’s Long Tail Of Creators Grows To More Than 9K YouTubers

We hear more and more about the big stars of YouTube, but what about the creators who haven’t quite reached superstar status? Well, if they’re looking to connect with advertisers, startup FameBit aims to help.<p>Co-founder and CEO David Kierzkowski told me that most multi-channel networks — which help …

VideoBlocks Launches New Stock Video Marketplace, Pays 100% Commission To Content Creators

The trend in startup stock video and imagery services right now seems to be toward all-you-can eat plans. We recently saw the launch of StockUnlimited, which currently focuses on vector graphics; VideoBlocks follows a similar model for stock videos with plans that start at $99 per year. VideoBlocks …

As Vertical Marketplaces Rise, Craigslist Faces Its Demise

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jeremy Levine is a partner at Bessemer Ventures Partners and serves on the boards of MindBody, Pinterest, Raise, Shopify, Wikia and Yelp. Rafi Syed co-authored this article as an associate at Bessemer Venture Partners, working closely with Jeremy Levine. He is now COO at Maven, a</i> …

The Untold Story Of Shake Shack’s $1.6 Billion Branding

For the first time, Pentagram tells the story of building Shake Shack’s branding from the ground up.<p>Last week, Shake Shack went public in an IPO that ballooned to $1.6 billion–cementing the brand’s journey from a one-off boutique stand in New York’s Madison Square Park to a multinational burger …

The Top Video Games Of 2015

It’s very difficult to pick a top 10 list for upcoming video games.<p>2015 is filled with interesting and exciting titles, from PC and new-gen exclusives, to cross-platform entries, and from sequels to brand-new IPs.<p>In this post we’ll take a look at a bunch of these, and we’ll do so in alphabetical …

Imgur Unveiled One of the Easiest Ways to Make a GIF

Looking to turn a video into an animated GIF like all the cool kids on the Internet? Image-hosting service Imgur just released a super-easy tool to …

The cheapest time to book a flight? New app thinks it has found the secret

A new app promises to save travellers money by pinpointing the cheapest days of the year to take a flight.<p>Hopper, available in the App Store since yesterday, claims to analyse “billions” of prices before identifying the cheapest time to travel on thousands of routes. Hopper believes it can save …

Practical Tips for Web and Mobile Usability Tests

Damian Rees, Co-founder of Experience Solutions, helps explain how he adapted website usability testing for the most optimized experience. Because anyone can use the Internet, one of his core principles is setting criteria and expectations up front so that your tests proceed with the right level of …

Lifecycle Emails: Magic Pixie Dust for User Onboarding

<i>Samuel Hulick is a long time UX consultant with an intense focus on user onboarding. This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Unless your product is eyebrow-raisingly basic, there’s a very, very good chance that a new user won’t get to experience all the value you have to offer in their …

Productivity

How to Optimize Your Business with a Mobile App

When it comes to the business value of mobile, the growth and engagement numbers speak for themselves. According to one study from Cisco, traffic from wireless and mobile devices are expected to outpace wired devices by 2018. Not to mention, mobile data traffic will grow three times faster than …

21 tools that will help your remote team work better together

Working as a remote team can be difficult, but doesn’t have to be. Here at The Next Web, much of our team is remote.<p>We have staff in the UK, India, The Netherlands, USA and New Zealand all working together across time zones successfully, even though the time differences can be confusing …

11 Websites That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Not everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.<p>Luckily, there's the internet.<p>We've made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.<p>Happy browsing.<p><b>Why we like it:</b>Investopedia's dictionary …

Personal Finance

VideoDubber Auto-Dubs Your Videos

English may have become the default <i>lingua franca</i> of many facets of the Web, but the fact remains that most people online speak a language other than English as their native tongue.<p>For content producers, the myriad of different languages can be a headache, as it’s costly to reproduce words – spoken …

20 of the Best WordPress Plugins For a More Powerful Blog

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>There’s a saying you’ll often hear around Buffer’s content team: “There’s probably a plugin for that!”<p>We’re often chasing new ways to work smarter, faster and more productively—and the same is true of our Buffer blog.<p>We’re quick to grab any and all …

Zing wants to liberate retail chains from crappy old point-of-sale systems

Point-of-sale (POS) technology has made huge leaps over the last decade, and yet most brick-and-mortar business chains are stuck using bulky, rigid, and costly systems that have been around for decades.<p>It’s something payments startup Zing is trying to do something about with the release of its new …

MacTrast Deals: The Beginner Web Dev Hacker Bundle

- Jul 21, 2014<p>If you want something done right, do it yourself. That applies to websites too. Today’s MacTrast Deal is 64 hours of web and mobile …