Erwin Oliva

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What I’ve been up to for the past 4 years

<b>Short version:</b><br>I made a thing called DistroKid. It got big!<p><b>Longer version:</b><br>If you don’t already know, DistroKid is a music distributor.<p>That means we …

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Thelonious Monk Creates a List of Tips for Playing a Gig: “Don’t Listen to Me, I Am Supposed to Be Accompanying You!”

We’re fascinated by lists. Other people’s lists. Even the ones left behind in shopping carts are interesting (Jarlsburg, Gruyere and Swiss? Must be …

Periscope, Twitter's answer to Meerkat-style live streaming, is now available

And it's pretty great<p>Live-streaming apps are the thirstiest of all media. A Facebook post wants a like, a tweet begs for favs, and a snap means little without a response. But for sheer drop-everything, look-at-me arrogance, nothing beats the push notification that says "LIVE NOW." <i>I’m doing</i> …

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Shades of gray in media ethics

A governor of a Northern Luzon province treated reporters to a weekend in Boracay, ostensibly to show them how this island markets itself to the rest …

Motorist group hits MMDA’s planned ban on driver-only cars on Edsa

Automobile Association Philippines President Gus Lagman disagreed with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority's (MMDA) plan to ban private …

Manila

A big shakeup at Audible has left the audiobook giant’s podcast strategy unclear

Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 172, published August 7, 2018.<p><b>Huge shakeups at Audible Originals.</b> I can confirm that the Amazon-owned audiobook giant announced internally last Thursday that it was eliminating a considerable number of roles within its original …

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Analytics for App Developers: A Seven Step Roadmap To Successfully Launching an App

When you are thinking about launching an app, everything seems rather messy and impossible to fully comprehend. There are just too many questions and …

App Store

Launching an app takes more work than most people assume

This month marks one year since my team came together with an idea and began building it from scratch.<p>In one year Flipd has transformed from a mere …

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America should borrow from Europe’s data-privacy law

AMERICA rarely looks to the bureaucrats of Brussels for guidance. Commercial freedom appeals more than <i>dirigisme</i>. But when it comes to data privacy, …

Privacy

Writing great App Store release notes

Learning from the good, the average and the ugly<p>I’ve written before about how great copy should live everywhere. If you’re an indie developer trying …

App Store

Facebook and Instagram now reveal how much time you spend in each app

Get ready to find out how much time you spend on Facebook and Instagram.<p>A new set of features are starting to roll out to the Facebook and Instagram mobile apps on Wednesday to help you better manage how you spend time on the platforms.<p>The features include daily and weekly data on time spent within …

Social Media

Statement of A.G. Sulzberger, Publisher, The New York Times, in Response to President Trump’s Tweet About Their Meeting

<i>Credit: Todd Heisler/The New York Times</i><p><i>Earlier this month, A.G. received a request from the White House to meet with President Trump. This was not</i> …

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Sotto surprises Senate staff with random mandatory drug test

Senate President Vicente Sotto III has announced the conduct of a random mandatory drug test for Senate employees. Sotto notified the Senate staff …

Drug Test

Startup aims to make ubiquitous use of virtual money for payments in PH

Blockchain startup Pundi X is eyeing the Philippines and the rest of Asia for the rollout of its point of sale (POS) device, which will allow retail …

Cryptocurrency

Go Ahead And Save Your Money With These Affordable Savings Plans

There was a time when you had to have at least five figures to open a savings account in your neighborhood bank. Hence, those who couldn't afford …

Personal Finance

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Dogs go out of their way to help owners when they are upset, study shows

Dogs will make a speedy effort to comfort their owners if they think they are upset, a study has shown for the first time.<p>Although anecdotally, dog owners claim that their pets are in tune with their emotions and will offer support in times of crisis, it has never been scientifically tested …

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A 'Fraught Time' For Press Freedom In The Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte does not like the press. Stung by critical media reporting, he has in the past months called some of the country's largest media organizations "bullshit," "garbage," "son of a bitch." Journalists, he said, have no shame. They are corrupt fabulists and hypocrites …

Content Curation: A Beginner's Guide To Curating Content

August 13, 2014<p>Share<p>From Songza to reddit, content curation is a huge part of the social web as we know it. We’re all on the same mission to find the …

Why Curation Is Important to the Future of Journalism

<i>Josh Sternberg is the founder of Sternberg Strategic Communications and authors The Sternberg Effect. You can follow him on Twitter and Tumblr.</i><p>Over …

The secret rules of the internet

That day Mora-Blanco came across something that stopped her in her tracks<p>They followed a guiding-light question: "Can I share this video with my family?"<p>Moderation is "a profoundly human decision-making process."<p>Even basic facts about the content moderation industry remain a mystery<p>The details of …

10 Most Important Mobile UX Design Principles You Should Know

By Abu Experience<p>Posted July 13, 2017<p>In User Experience<p>0<p>Smartphone adoption and its influence on people’s lives is growing at an exponential rate.<p>In …

How to Write Killer Web Design Brief

Are you looking to embark on a web design project? Make sure you nail the design brief upfront, and cover off any important design requirements <i>before</i> …