John Fleisher

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10 Startups That Turn Complexity Into Simplicity

Here’s the thing about simplicity. It’s all relative. A developer’s idea of simplicity is different from a finance chief or a customer service agent.<p>I run across a variety of startups in my daily work at TechCrunch. But few have that innate sense of elegance or the capability to abstract complexity …

My Not Yet Quantified Self

<b>@giorodriguez: With neither the ideal temperament, nor the philosophical inclination, I find a small place in an emerging world</b><p>About three months ago, on New Year’s Day, I found myself doing what countless other people do — making resolutions. But unlike many others, I was loath to share them with …

How to Convince People to Join Your Startup

When you’re first getting your startup off the ground, finding and reeling in awesome team members can be one of your biggest challenges. Once you’ve …

Ron Johnson's Biggest Mistake Was Spurning Flyover Country

Ron Johnson’s most fateful error, the one that really cost him the top job at J.C. Penney, was disdaining the way Middle America likes to shop.<p>After training for eventual hubris by making a winner out of Apple‘s retail operations, Johnson thought he could simply sprinkle some of his Jobsian pixie …

CHART OF THE DAY: What Facebook Got Wrong About How People Use Their Smartphones

Mark Zuckerberg had a strong case this week for why Facebook is making its new Home app for Android that replaces your normal Android home screen.<p>According to Zuckerberg, smartphone users spend more time in Facebook than any other individual app, so by that logic, it's a good idea to make Facebook …

Apps

App market soars with 13.4 billion downloads in Q1 2013

The first quarter of 2013 saw an 11 percent increase in app downloads over all of 2012 combined. This means a total revenue of $2.2 billion.<p>As people around the world become increasingly more reliant on their mobile devices, the app market continues to grow. New research from market analyst firm …

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Countdown To Coachella: 10 Eclectic Must-See Artists

The countdown to Coachella is slowly coming to an end. With only days left, we’ve compiled a list of artists to be on the lookout for.

Coachella

Coachella's Heineken Domes Reveal DJ Line-Up; Cold Storage Will Include Fingerprint Access For Campers

As Coachella's exclusive beer sponsor, Heineken has the responsibility of serving the festival's 80,000-plus daily attendees cold beer in the middle of southern California's scorching desert.<p>The beer company's famed domes will play host to a number of DJs who will interact with fans via …

Beautiful roads around the World (23 pictures)

There are certain roads around the world that go above and beyond average. They’re so sceni that traveling them is a true adventure.<p><b>Like it? Share it!</b>