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Empathy for the User: Experience Design Secrets from an Expert

<i>Jo Plumridge is a UK-based photographer, writer and lecturer. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted with permission.</i><p>User experience (UX) designers are among the unsung heroes of the digital world. They make the tools, sites and apps we use simple, …

The Guilt of the Video-Game Millionaires

One night in March, 2013, Rami Ismail and his business partner Jan Willem released a game for mobile phones called Ridiculous Fishing. Ismail, who was twenty-four at the time and who lives in the Netherlands, woke the following morning to find that the game had made him tens of thousands of dollars …

Inside Sequoia Capital: Silicon Valley's Innovation Factory

When Doug Leone arrived in Mount Vernon, N.Y. in 1968, the 11-year-old Italian immigrant didn’t have a clue. He flunked a math quiz in school because the terms “true” and “false” bewildered him. He wore unsightly slacks from Sears that invited classmates’ teasing. After school he watched McHale’s …

How Gmail Happened: The Inside Story of Its Launch 10 Years Ago

If you wanted to pick a single date to mark the beginning of the modern era of the web, you could do a lot worse than choosing Thursday, April 1, …

April Fools' Day

How Dropbox Knows When You’re Sharing Copyrighted Stuff (Without Actually Looking At Your Stuff)

Late last night, a tweet was spread far and wide showing that a DMCA notice had blocked a file from being shared on a Dropbox user’s account.<p>As of this afternoon, it’s seen just shy of 3 thousand retweets.<p>What was going on? Was Dropbox suddenly doing something sketchy? Were they suddenly lurking …

How an Underappreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World

A curious download hit Apple’s App Store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.<p>It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. The app was developed by the crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden and this is their …

A Breakup Letter to Facebook from Eat24 - Bacon Sriracha Unicorn Diaries

Dear Facebook,<p>Hey. It’s Eat24. Look, we need to talk. This isn’t easy to say since we’ve been together so long, but we need to break up. We’d love to …

Waze Co-Founder Skips Google to Try Startup World Again - Bloomberg

Uri Levine still has the entrepreneurial bug. After selling map-software provider Waze to Google for $1.1 billion last June, the 49-year-old Israeli …

Why don’t designers take Android seriously?

Silicon's Valley's Brutal Ageism

“I have more botox in me than any ten people,” Dr. Seth Matarasso told me in an exam room this February.<p>He is a reality-show producer’s idea of a …

Silicon Valley

Automating Layouts Bring Flipboard’s Magazine Style To Web And Windows

Good layout design frames a story and impacts how you are informed by the content. For example, in the hallways of Sports Illustrated, editors hang up every page of the print edition to be reviewed and manually tweaked before publication.<p>When you read Flipboard, articles and photographs are laid …

Real Engines Of Growth Have Nothing To Do With Growth Hacking

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dan Kaplan helps startups tell their stories. He’s done marketing for Twilio, Asana, and Salesforce and blogs about marketing, growth, and storytelling at Threadling.</i><p>Imagine you’re a 17-year-old girl at a well-to-do high school in Los Angeles and you just discovered Snapchat. Until …

Vanity Fair - Entertainment, Politics, and Fashion News

Hollywood Portfolio<p>The 2018 <i>Vanity Fair</i> Hollywood Portfolio: 12 Extraordinary Stars, One Mome…<p>From the Magazine<p>Graydon Carter Recalls His Fondest Memories<p>Trump vs. Kelly<p>Are Trump and Kelly Heading for Divorce?<p>Photos<p>The Stars of Sundance 2018<p>Adaptation<p><i>Call Me by Your Name</i> Author André Aciman on the …

After WhatsApp: An Insider’s View On What’s Next In Messaging

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ted Livingston is the Founder and CEO of Kik, a mobile-first company with over 120 million registered users all over the world. Ted started working in mobile in 2007, while he was still studying at the University of Waterloo.</i><p>I was driving to a meeting in San Francisco when I got the …

Startup Employees Think They Are Going To Get Rich — Then A Horror Story Like This Happens

Here's a horror story every startup employee should be aware of.<p>Earlier this week, we published a story about the three ways VCs and CEOs screw-over startup employees.<p>One of those three ways is through the difference between "preferred stock," which investors get, and "common stock," which …

Venture Capital

The cronjob that generates $4 million a year

The evolution of Buffer’s core scheduling<p>At the core of how Buffer schedules posts is one line of a cronjob configuration that hasn’t been touched …

The Face Behind Bitcoin

Tech & Science Technology<p><i>This story has been appended to include a statement from Dorian Nakamoto</i> <i>received on March 19th when Newsweek was first</i> …

$19B later, Facebook now wants to own my phone

We all knew that Facebook was up to something when they dished out $19 billion to scoop up WhatsApp, but their latest mobile app update reveals a …

Flipboard is acquiring Zite from CNN, forming broad advertising and content partnership with news and media giant

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Flipboard announced Wednesday morning that it is acquiring Zite, a competing news-recommendation and content-sharing app …

Inside The Facebook-WhatsApp Megadeal: The Courtship, The Secret Meetings, The $19 Billion Poker Game

“Get together?”<p>The subject line of the e-mail was like every other come-on that hit Jan Koum’s in-box in the spring of 2012. He was pounded daily by investors who wanted a piece of his company, WhatsApp. Hatched on his birthday, Feb. 24, 2009, WhatsApp was emerging as a global phenomenon. Some 90 …