Ryan McCready

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We tested 48 Facebook ads to bust 6 marketing myths

Facebook Ads are a predictable and scalable way to find new customers and followers. You can start with just a few dollars a day and any brand can …

After 10,000+ data points, we figured out how to write a perfect Medium post

Over the last few years, Medium has quickly turned into my favorite place to publish and read. It’s a democratic haven where the most interesting …

Creative Writing

What makes an article popular on Medium? We analyzed 10,000+ data points to find out

Over the last few years Medium has quickly turned into my favorite place to publish and read. It’s a democratic haven where the most interesting …

Billion dollar companies show off their culture, not their apps on Instagram

Over the last month we’ve analyzed the social media use of the biggest tech startups. We looked at one hundred billion dollar companies (so called …

Warby Parker

Apple bans the successor to controversial app Stolen from the App Store

For violating developer guidelines<p>Less than a week after its relaunch, controversial mobile app Famous has been pulled from Apple's App Store. The game, which lets people become other users' "biggest fans" by sending them hearts, reportedly violated a developer guideline forbidding apps that are …

Apps

This Is the Worst Reason To Start Your Own Business

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Leadership

Famous, Formerly The Controversial People-Trading App Stolen, Hits Android After App Store Ban

The creators of a buzzy but controversial mobile game called Stolen, which let users buy and sell Twitter profiles as if they were trading cards, proactively shut their application down after responding to criticism that its game mechanics allowed for abuse and bullying. The company then revamped …

Apps

10 Amazing Entrepreneurs Who Had Accomplished Nothing by Age 30

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>There’s a rumor that Paul Graham, the founder of the world’s most successful incubator, once invested in …

Startups

The science of magic: how tricks are changing real-life research

The small yellow ball disappears from the magician's left hand, reappearing moments later, plucked out of thin air, by his right.<p>Hardly a …

Around The World In Series A’s

<i>tl;dr: What does the average Series A round in the world’s biggest economies say about their startup ecosystems?</i>Most of us know some version of the …

Jules Verne

Wakie Pivots To Let You Call A Stranger On Any Subject

Wakie, the ‘social alarm clock’ that lets you be woken up by a complete stranger, is pivoting the concept to enable you to connect via phone call on any topic.<p>Behind the scenes, the Russian startup, which has since relocated to Sunnyvale, California and is being put through its paces at accelerator …

Artificial Intelligence

Robinhood Ditches 3-Day Wait, Fronts New Users $1000 To Buy Stocks

The most annoying part of zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood was that when you signed up, there was a 3-day delay before money you deposited appeared in your account.<p>Luckily, today the startup is solving this by embracing a slightly higher risk of fraud with the launch of Robinhood Instant. It …

Brokerage

16 Famous Designers Show Us Their Favorite Notebooks

Designers from Ikea, Pentagram, Ideo, and more tell us what makes a great notebook.<p>Sure, digital design apps might be finally coming into their own, but there’s still nothing better than pen and paper. Here at Co.Design, we’re notebook fetishists, so we recently asked a slew of designers about …

Doodling

Facebook “Birthday Cam” Encourages Videos, Not Robotic Wall Posts

Birthdays on Facebook have become a dystopian chore. Typing “HBD” or just “Happy Birthday!” on a friend’s profile is basically the least human way to interact with them. So Facebook is pushing people to record more intimate greetings with its new Birthday Cam feature launching today on iOS.<p>A banner …

Social Media

Microsoft Launches Plumbago, A Paper App Competitor That Lets You Sketch & Handwrite Notes

Microsoft’s Office suite already has a popular note-taking app with OneNote, but today the company is turning its attention to how note-taking should work on tablets that support stylus and touch-based input. The company has now released Plumbago, a digital notebook application for Windows 8.1 and …

Software