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The API Economy and You

<i>Adam DuVander speaks fluent “developer” while serving as Developer Communications Director at SendGrid. Previously, Adam wrote for Wired, Webmonkey and edited ProgrammableWeb, the leading resource for APIs.</i><p>Just a few years ago, application programming interfaces (APIs) were largely viewed as an …

Small Data: Why Tinder-like apps are the way of the future

Card-swiping, anticipatory computing, and the problem with Netflix, iTunes, and Foursquare<p>Good news for Kevin Spacey lovers, baseball fans, and …

Mobile Devices

Facebook Paper Has Forever Changed the Way We Build Mobile Apps

Mike Matas was sitting on an L-shaped couch inside one of the largest offices at Facebook, holding an iPhone that plugged into a Mac laptop through a …

What’s So Wrong about Bots, Reviews and Auto-downloads?

A Guerrilla Marketing Thought Experiment<p>I remember watching Miami Vice years ago when I was young and found it interesting that the bad guys always …

App Store

Beyonce Broke the Music Business

Release of Her New LP Changes Everything<p>Few artists have the capacity to change an entire business model with one deft maneuver, but hand it to …

Music

Explain Bitcoin Like I’m Five

If you still can’t figure out what the heck a bitcoin is…<p>We’re sitting on a park bench. It’s a great day.<p>I have one apple with me. I give it to …

Bitcoin

Book Culture

Why required reading is hurting America<p>Required reading has long been a tenet of schools. Every year, there are books that each student is told to …

Success

Software Is Reorganizing the World

For the first time in memory, adults in the United States under age forty are now expected to be poorer than their parents. This is the kind of grim …

Shift Change

How slight shifts in perspective will improve the quality of life for humanity.<p>History is filled with examples of how simple shifts in perspective …

Peter Thiel

The Coming Era of Magical Computing

Are you ready for your devices to anticipate your needs?<p>I’m trying to type the word angst into my phone, and autocomplete, even as far along as angs, suggests ands. I am sure that as recently as today you have been typing on an iPhone or Android smartphone and experienced this type of angst.<p>That’s …

How Medium Is Building a New Kind of Company with No Managers

<i>Ed</i><i>itor's Note: Medium has since changed the way it runs the organization as it's scaled. You can read about how they're approaching manag</i><i>ement now</i> …

Management

Doctor on Demand nabs $3 mln

<b>Doctor on Demand</b> has closed $3 million in seed funding. Investors included <b>Venrock, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Shasta</b> …