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Becoming a designer who codes: the making of a unicorn

Tired of having ideas and not being able to execute on them, Nick Fredman learned how to code.The post Becoming a designer who codes: the making of a …

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

Sad about Parse shutting down? This GitHub repo has a handy list of replacement services

Yesterday, Facebook made developers collectively throw their hands up as it announced it was discontinuing Parse. If you’re looking for a replacement for Parse, there’s a GitHub repo that can help.<p>While there’s no silver bullet for replacing Parse, the aptly named ‘Parse alternatives‘ repo has some …

The 11 best tech products of 2015, according to Product Hunt users

Here's how it works.<p>A new tech product gets added, and then people vote on whether they like it or not. In this way, the site functions a bit like Reddit, though there is a heavy element of curation by Product Hunt's team, which decides what gets featured on various pages.<p>This year, Product Hunt …

5 Books That Billionaires Don't Want You to Read | Inc.com

In previous posts, I've provided the recommended reading lists of numerous billionaires. There are, however, some books that most billionaires will never recommend because your ignorance is in their best interests. Here are five of them:<p>1. <i>The Price of Inequality</i><p><b>Subtitle:</b> <i>How Today's Divided Society</i> …

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The Burgeoning Invisible App Market

Today’s “invisible app” market could be classified as a passing trend, but it might also be the beginning of a significant multi-year shift in how we transact when we’re away from our computers. This shift applies to mobile devices, email, home devices like the Amazon Echo and even wearables like …

Outspoken Investor Chris Sacca Backs Jack Dorsey As Next Twitter CEO

As Twitter marches closer to selecting its next CEO, outspoken early investor in the company Chris Sacca has made his personal choice known.<p>Via Twitter of course:<p>In a multi-part tweet storm, Sacca backs up his reasoning for wanting Dorsey back in the saddle. First and foremost is his product …

Dojo, the app London's young bankers use to find the coolest night spots, will launch in Paris

It's a move that the Dojo founders — Robin Shimmin, Nick Dart, and Davran Karaca — anticipated but didn't expect this early on.<p>"We are beyond excited," the team told Business Insider in an email. "If you had told us eight months ago (when we were sleeping on our friend's sofas and handing out A4 …

Mobile App Navigation References

Last weekend I started the design process for the first Abduzeedo Android app following Google's Material Design spec. If you follow the post you …

Graphene structures created with 3D printing

Researchers have created a graphene composite paste that can be 3D printed into complex, patterned structures.<p>Super-strong, super-light, durable-yet-flexible two-dimensional material graphene is often hailed as the wonder material of the future. Able to conduct both heat and electricity with great …

3 Rules Of App Design, According To Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer

The ex-Googler and current Yahoo CEO spells out three rules anyone can use to make an app better.<p>A new book about embattled Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reveals her three rules of great app design. Written by Nicholas Carlson, <i>Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!</i> details everything from Mayer’s …

Deep-fried graphene may be the key to long-lasting batteries

The deep frying process isn't just useful for livening up your food -- it might also be the ticket to better batteries in your mobile devices. South Korean researchers have created highly conductive, stable electrode materials by spraying graphene oxide droplets into a very hot blend of acid and …

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Goodbye smart gadgets. Hello dumb tech

This is going to be the year of the smartwatch. Thanks to several incredible boundary-smashing technological vaults, Apple will soon release a product that looks like a wristwatch but is really So Much More Than That. The Apple Watch will display your Facebook updates. It will tell you who is …

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Facebook is the new AOL

The '90s are back.<p>They’re back in fashion, they’re back in music, and they are most certainly back in technology.<p>In a way this makes sense; the top end of the Millennial generation was just entering high school in the '90s, and now they’re in the workplace and armed with spending power, so it’s …

How Many Millions Should I Take From My Startup?

<i>Dear Danny, I am a young founder currently finishing a fundraising process and have multiple term sheets at absurd valuations with no expectation of offering board seats. I am trying to find ways to distinguish between these offers, and I recently heard that some of my best friends are using VCs</i> …

5 waves of technology disruption that are just getting started

Changes in technology are happening at a scale which was unimaginable before and will cause disruption in industry after industry. This has really begun to worry me, because we are not ready for this change and most of our leading companies won’t exist 15–20 years from now. Here are five sectors to …

Visual listening is the next big thing in social. Here’s why.

The human brain can process images in as little as 13 milliseconds, according to research from MIT released this year. That’s a hell of a lot faster than earlier studies, which suggested it takes 100 milliseconds. Visuals are just easier to consume: fact.<p>This is no secret to marketers. It’s the …

Five questions for the man making contactless wireless power a reality

First came Qi, and now we have Rezence. These are the two big names in the wireless power industry, except the latter is still in its infancy as it's kicking off with a different type of technology: magnetic resonance. With this, devices are no longer required to sit on a pad while charging, and …

Smart startups pick their (AWS) services carefully

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>The sheer number of Amazon Web Services is a blessing but can also be an embarrassment of riches. Savvy startups know that …

Husband And Wife Team Unveil The World's First 3D-Printed Graphene Battery

A company founded by a married couple has unveiled the world’s first ever graphene 3D-printed battery, heralding an era when consumers will be able to produce their own homemade power sources.<p>A team from Graphene 3D Lab, based in Calverton, New York, has spent more than five years designing a …

Apple to require iOS apps and updates to use iOS 8 SDK and include 64-bit support from February 2015

Apple has today notified developers about some upcoming rules regarding App Store submission, via its developer news portal. From 1st February 2015, newly-submitted apps and updates must be built against Apple’s iOS 8 SDK. This is not particularly surprising: Apple required similar adoption of the …

8 Steps to Launching Your Product

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale.</i><p>After Skyping with some college students, I wanted to share my process for launching a product or creative campaign. Whether it was launching IWearYourShirt, starting a non-profit, selling my last name, or various …

Why It’s So Hard To Detect Emotion In Emails And Texts

Short answer: we’re selfish. But there are things we can do about it.<p>Earlier this year, in a story on enigmatic email, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> shared an awkward exchange between a consultant named Jill Campen and her boss, Marty Finkle. Campen sent a detailed email outlining a broad business …

Entrepreneurs, here’s how to think about your valuation

A couple of discussions related to our portfolio companies last week led to me write this blog post. The timing could not have been better, since there have recently been some great posts related to this topic from Jamie McGurk and Stephen McDermid at Andreessen Horowitz, and from Fred Wilson at …

Harvard Wants To Help You Make Your Own Squishy Robot

Modern robotics has gone soft.<p>Ever sit alone in your room and think to yourself, “If only I had a soft robot to call my own.” All right, so that scenario is pretty unlikely, but for those who might have wondered how to create a squishy automaton, Harvard has the blueprints you’ll need.<p>In …

Push notifications don't have to be so annoying — here's how

When did push notifications get such a bad rap?<p>There has been a fair amount of controversy lately around something that was once revolutionary for the smartphone user: the push notification. Some critics, like Farhad Manjoo of <i>The New York Times</i>, argue that the beeping and buzzing meant to alert you …

This Is What It Feels Like When Google Buys Your Startup

At age 23, he invented song-sharing site Songza, bought by Google last month for an undisclosed sum. Raskin wasn't involved in Songza at the time. He sold it back in 2008 to Amazon-backed Amie Street.<p>But he had been creating cool things long before that. When he was 20, he built a human interface …

Steve Jobs had plans to make free, shared Wi-Fi the norm to improve iPhone experience

There were lots of hints that Steve Jobs was interested in changing the way we all access the internet on the devices he helped create. Back in 2011 there were reports that Apple considered developing its own network for the original iPhone that could potentially replace traditional carrier …

15 Real Tech Company Interview Questions You Will Probably Be Asked (And How To Answer Them)

The question was: You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?<p>Answer: Lots of variants but one is that you jump …