Publishers are in danger of becoming dumb content in the smart pipes of platforms like Facebook and Twitter. The quest for smoother user experience portrays actually visiting a publisher’s site as friction.
But only a handful of those companies have billion-dollar valuations. Pulled from our recently published Silicon Alley 100 list, these are the most valuable startups in New York City. All the companies
To process a transaction, you need first to make sure the sender owns the asset he wants to transfer, and make sure he will not trade it twice. In the blockchain, information is stored in blocks that all
With the introduction of Apple’s latest iPhone models, one of the most interesting features is its 3D Touch. This enables a so-called “Peek and Pop” feature that lets users press on the screen lightly
APIs — the rules governing how software programs interact with each other — not user interfaces, will upend software for years to come. When Intel CEO Brian Krzanich doubled down on the Internet of Things
Netflix nearly single-handedly proved that original programming could work for subscription streaming services, and now it's looking to take the next step by producing new shows completely in-house. According
Apple’s latest launch event next week is unlikely to surprise – the real conundrum is how the company convinces people to keep on buying “Siri, give us a hint,” said Apple’s invitation to its media event
But long before he came to EMC and then to VMware, he was a rising star at Intel, with Andy Grove as his mentor. He came to media attention in those Intel days for preaching to other techies about the
Facebook is the top social commerce platform, driving more than two-thirds of mobile e-commerce traffic and boosting social media's quickly growing share of e-commerce web traffic. Facebook accounts for
Earlier this year Facebook allowed you to add filters, stickers and text to photos when uploading via your phone and now it’s quietly added those features to the Web too. If you’re uploading a picture
Samuel Yam Contributor Samuel Yam is co-founder and CTO of Patreon. The most-watched Game of Thrones episode ever, this past season’s finale, had 8.11 million viewers. Meanwhile, Pentatonix, a musical
Facebook's Notes feature was an early addition to the social networking site, though over the years it's received little attention from developers, and for most users has simply slipped from view. In days,
Facebook is getting serious about its Events feature. The company is taking steps to treat public and private events differently, with distinct features and promotions for each. Public events will now
If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we write a lot about the user, the single visitor that on
By Maya Borgueta, Psy.D and Senior Coach at Lantern For anyone who has ever spent a long night wide awake with worry, it may come as no surprise that anxiety and long nights of sleeplessness often make
Until now, sending a message in a Slack channel to @everyone would bring you a warning that you were about to fire out a notification across time zones that might wake some people up. Now there’s a new
Service uses 'real people' to 'order products and services' on Messenger Facebook is reportedly testing a personal assistant service built into its Messenger app and referred to internally as "Moneypenny"
Now Google is entering the race with "News Lab," an effort led by Steve Grove to collaborate with entrepreneurs and journalists and "build the future of news." Grove says his global team will arm journalists
Although these are not directly clickable links within Instagram, using these techniques can help guide interested consumers to find your products or services. You’re trying to create an experience that
Swarm just got a little bit creepy — or maybe a lot handier. We can’t tell. Via an update, Swarm now allows users message friends of friends. Say you wanted to reach out to an acquaintance that also liked
Politwoops, a website which caches deleted tweets from politicians, has been shut down by Twitter. Speaking to Gawker, Twitter says Sunlight Foundation, which ran the site, violated its developer agreement.
Google is expanding its Spotlight Stories program in a big way at I/O this year, taking the short films beyond Motorola phones and toward the Android ecosystem at large — and during today's ATAP presentation
More good news for developers today: Google’s Polymer library, which makes it easy to add functionality like forms, maps and calendars to Web projects, is now ready for use in production applications.
On the Millennial Train Project, a car full of young social entrepreneurs receives some surprising information about their generation. A few days ago, I posted a dispatch from the Millennial Train Project,
Facebook is a huge time-suck. It's a lot of work, keeping your profile alive by updating statuses, liking people's photos and wishing everyone you went to high school with a happy birthday! But you can
Google Photos is as magical as apps get. Here’s why. A couple weeks ago, Yahoo unveiled a new update to Flickr that made Flickr worth taking seriously again. But, as often happens in the world of tech,