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Former Kate Spade Art Director Develops An Adorbs Book App For Kids

It’s rare to see and “touch” things on the iPad screen that evoke the texture, color, and unpolished feel of real life. Fortunately, a new children’s book app corrects that shortcoming, bridging the divide between slick digital storytelling and handmade visuals.<p>Created by former MoMA New York …

Kids

Hilary Mason Will Make Sense Of Your Company’s Massive Data Sets

As data scientist in residence at Accel Partners, Hilary Mason’s goal is to learn what problems companies have when it comes to data–and then build something to solve them.<p>Three months into her new job as data scientist in residence at the venture capital firm Accel Partners, Hilary Mason is …

Startups

A Great Look at How a Startup Put Product First and Lost

In case you hadn’t heard, photo storage startup Everpix is shutting down. We’ve heard nothing but praise for the product, but, in the end, Everpix said it was “unable to secure sufficient funding in order to properly scale the business.”<p>The Verge has an illuminating behind-the-scenes look at what …

Apple Discloses Government Requests for Customer Data

Apple has published a Report on Government Information Requests detailing the number of requests it receives from governments around the world to turn over customer data. At present, the company is limited to only providing a broad range for the number from the US government.<p>Regarding the policy, …

Ubertesters Makes Beta Testing Mobile Apps Easier, Will Offer Crowdsourced On-Demand Testers Soon

When it comes to testing mobile apps, most developers today rely on Testflight or HockeyApp to get their betas in the hands of testers. Ubertesters, a relatively new player in this business, challenges these incumbents with a more comprehensive testing solution that offers a wider range of tools …