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See Your Favorite Movies Broken Down Into Just Their Color Palettes

Films typically have a cohesive “look”—their scenes all fit together within the same aesthetic guidelines. While there’s a wealth of detail that goes …

Pulp Fiction

The Middleman Strikes Back

Ezra Galston Contributor<p>Ezra Galston is a venture capitalist with Chicago Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Unboxing Stitch Fix’s S-1<br>• Anatomy of a managed marketplace<p>One of the great promises of the Internet — a democratic, transparent, open network that would disintermediate entrenched …

The Freelancer Generation: Why Startups And Enterprises Need To Pay Attention

Gone are the days of the 40-hour work week that kept us at work eight hours a day (I find that most startup founders or business owners in Silicon Valley work 50-60 hours a week).<p>Freelancing is becoming the accepted norm of the startup world. As more startups are starting to use the millions of …

Stunning Reflected Landscapes Capture The Beauty Of South Korea

Jaewoon U, a landscape photographer based in Seoul, has a great eye for finding stunning landscapes that have been reflected in mirror-like lakes and …

The Secret to Hermès’ Success

For two decades, Hermès has managed to make its luxury goods both impossibly exclusive and widely available, driving strong profits and growth.<p><b>PARIS,</b> …

The socialist case for Uber

PeopleCar would not only help low-income folks get lifts to work cheaper, but it would be structured as a wealth-sharing collective in which 75% of the money made by the business would go directly to the workers running it. And it would be environmentally friendly because it reduces the number of …

The inside story of how $1 billion Evernote went from Silicon Valley darling to deep trouble

That year, Evernote passed 30 million registered users, brought its total funding to $270 million, and seemed like a sure-fire candidate to hit the public market in the coming years.<p>Fast forward three years, and the tables have turned.<p>Despite reaching 150 million registered users this year, …

No wonder VCs just threw $57 million into Medium — it's basically this generation's version of PR Newswire

Its big promise is a new media network. Medium is not about clicks but quality, the company preaches.<p>"With this round we aim to make Medium the dominant pipeline for connecting quality content and conversation," Andy Doyle wrote. "We don't focus on page views, unique visitors, or click metrics. We …

“Pink Floyd is dead. I’m ready to move on.”

<b>David Gilmour speaks in an online exclusive on the end of Pink Floyd and his new beginnings at 69.</b><p>“I wish I could say there was a plan, but there never seems to be one,” David Gilmour, the man whose distinctive voice and guitar defined Pink Floyd tells me when I mention that there are as many new …

It’s Operating Systems Vs. Messaging Apps In The Battle For Tech’s Next Frontier

Pieter Walraven Contributor<p>Pieter Walraven is the co-founder of Pie, deliciously simple chat for work. Before founding Pie Pieter was product manager at Playfish in Beijing (acquired by EA). His Master's Thesis was on ‘Web & Mobile Business Model Innovation In Mainland China’.<p>As mobile devices …

Next-Generation iPhone Again Rumored to Adopt 7000 Series Aluminum

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a note to investors, a copy of which was obtained by Japanese blog <i>Mac Otakara</i>, in which he corroborates rumors that the next-generation iPhone will adopt 7000 Series aluminum as used in the Apple Watch Sport. Kuo also claimed that Apple will retain the …

Medium is courting writers and advertisers. But will the dollars follow?

Medium was created by Twitter’s founders, gets contributions from notables like Water Isaacson and Elon Musk, and has blogging tools writers love. …

The Shape of Things to Come

How an industrial designer became Apple’s greatest product.<p>I. Launch Day<p>In recent months, Sir Jonathan Ive, the forty-seven-year-old senior vice-president of design at Apple—who used to play rugby in secondary school, and still has a bench-pressing bulk that he carries a little sheepishly, as if it …

How Jeff Bezos Makes Decisions

Over the last 19 years, Amazon.com has revolutionized the way we shop—and for much of that time, journalist Brad Stone has been watching closely. This week Stone, a senior writer at Bloomberg Businessweek, published <i>The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon</i>. I talked with Stone about …

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Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online

Ev Williams has figured out the internet.<p>That's what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he …

Tumblr: David Karp's $800 Million Art Project

David Karp is in the midst of a rite of passage that seems universal for the young tycoons of the Internet’s social era: He’s buying himself a proper swank pad. And like Mark Zuckerberg‘s luxe but dowdy $6 million manse in Palo Alto and Sean Parker‘s Greenwich Village carriage house-cum-party …

How to Raise Money

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>September 2013<p>Most startups that raise money do it more than once. A typical trajectory might be …

Venture Capital

Learning to See

Learning to design is learning to <i>see</i>, an adventure that gets more and more captivating the further you go. <i>A love letter to my profession.</i><p>Our mind is …

The Internet is for snacking

Web products have followed a steady evolutionary path from the compound to the atomic. Today’s popular social sites are spin outs of behaviors that …

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Lays Out His Plan For The Future Of Media

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams has an ambitious new plan: to shift our daily reading habits away from consuming incremental news bites and towards engaging with enlightened ideas curated by an intelligent algorithm. Ordinarily, such a goal would seem utopian, were it not for the fact that …

The Man Who Would Build a Computer the Size of the Entire Internet

Google runs its web empire on computers the size of warehouses.<p>Inside the massive data centers that drive things like Google Search and Gmail and …

Liquidity hacking: How to build a two-sided marketplace

Marketplace businesses... They always seem great on paper, but it's so insanely hard to solve the chicken or the egg problem. Every founder I meet …

A Q&A With iA Writer's Oliver Reichenstein: How He Got To 400,000 Downloads With A Super Simple App

<b>BUSINESS INSIDER: What motivated you to create iA Writer?</b><b>OLIVER REICHENSTEIN:</b> My first computer was a Dragon 32. It had a resolution of 256×192 …

Interview with iA’s Oliver Reichenstein

Recently I got a chance to interview none other than Oliver Reichenstein. For those of you who don’t know him: he is the designer of the Web Trend …

Good design is invisible: an interview with iA's Oliver Reichenstein

Oliver Reichenstein is the founder and director of Information Architects, the Tokyo, Zurich, and Berlin-based design agency. iA's usual trade is website design and consultancy along with the odd concept like the Twitter strikethrough, but the company has also found recent success in iOS and Mac …