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YC-Backed One Month Rails Teaches You How To Build Your Startup While You Learn To Code

If you build it, they will come. But what if you don’t know how to build it?<p>That was the problem facing Mattan Griffel, founder of a new YC-backed startup called One Month Rails that is launching today.<p>“I didn’t study computer science or anything, but I had this great idea for a startup,” he said. …

Redbox Instant launches on Roku devices

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Redbox Instant by Verizon, the streaming service that combines a Netflix-like subscription plan with DVD rentals through …

Netflix Makes Recommendations More Personalized By Adding Individual User Profiles

Just a few weeks after sharing my Netflix account with the girlfriend, things started to get weird.<p>Random movies began to appear in my personalized recommendations. Documentaries about exceptional people overtook the carefully curated selection of dark crime dramas and indie comedies that dominated …

War of the Screens: Digital Passes TV as a Time Suck For the 1st Time Ever

And the smallest device is quickly becoming the biggest.<p>REUTERS<p>Five hours reading the Internet. Four hours watching television. Fourteen minutes with a print magazine. Sound about right?<p>That's what your day looks like, according to a new study on media trends from eMarketer. The survey found that, …

Roku CEO On Google’s Chromecast: Who Wants Their Phone To Be A Remote Control?

Chromecast may be a fresh take on television streaming, but Roku isn’t worried that it will take over the market.<p>“There are many of these dongles out in the market but they are not gaining consumer adoption because they don’t provide a good experience,” says Anthony Wood, the CEO of Roku.<p>Google’s …

9 Insider Tips to Promote Your App

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jonathan Saragossi is the founder of IM Creator, a free website builder, and AppSite, an editor and website collection for promoting mobile applications. Jonathan is also a UX and marketing consultant for major startups including Any.Do and Playscape. You can contact him by email or</i> …

Adobe users to Adobe: take your cloud and shove it

Advertisement<p>48 Comments<p>Some users of Adobe’s(s adbe) Creative Suite software aren’t taking the company’s planned move to the cloud laying down.<p>A …

Anti-Abuse Ad Uses Lenticular Printing to Show Alternate Photo to Kids

Last week we shared some photos from an awareness campaign by the Mexican organization Save the Children, which showed the “cycle of abuse” through …

10 Terrible Vintage PSAs That Should Stay in the Past

Vintage PSAs<p>1. 1950s Education on "Women"<p>2. Are You a Commie, or a Citizen?<p>3. Inglewood Police Department Anti-Homosexuality PSA<p>4. 'Flintstones' …

The Rising Costs Of Misunderstanding Big Data

The Big Data boom has largely been fueled by a simple calculation: Data + Technology = Actionable Insights, Magic Ponies, and Superpowers. The reality, of course, is far more pedestrian, because while Big Data technology has indeed increased our ability to store and process lots of disparate data …

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How much time should you spend automating a routine task?

Today's XKCD really tickles me. "Is It Worth the Time?" is a handy chart showing how much time you can invest in automating any recurring task in …