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Why You Should Test Your Mobile App With Drunk People

In the Cocktails and Customization study, they asked Samantha, a 21-year-old pharmacist, to visit three separate websites that offer customization …

Paul Graham: 'Do Things That Don't Scale' | Inc.com

Paul Graham, co-founder of top start-up accelerator program Y Combinator, has some counter-intuitive advice for founders: Do things that don't scale.<p>Start-ups don't often experience hockey stick growth by themselves. They need a nudge from founders, who need to aggressively market their products …

Startups

Where in the world can you get universal health care?

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's sweeping health care legislation Thursday in a narrow 5-4 ruling that Obama says will provide up to 30 million additional Americans with health care.<p>America doesn't have universal health care coverage -- what the World Health Organization (WHO) …

Indonesia to roll out world's largest healthcare scheme - Insurance Post

The idea is to give everybody in Indonesia access to healthcare by introducing a 5% salary tax, and the poor will be given free healthcare. 117m …

Health Care

A slap in the face

THE first visit by a Japanese prime minister in seven years to the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, made by Shinzo Abe on December 26th, looks like a …

Foursquare 7.0 Brings Scannable Design And Expands Proactive Recommendations To All Users

Way back in the ancient prehistory of 2009, Foursquare made its first foray into push notifications, at a time when using push at all was still rare. Two years later, it made an attempt to capitalize on those notifications with a vision of an app that would alert you proactively when you were near …

The Harsh Realities Surrounding Mobile App Investing

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>Rohit Sharma from True Ventures likes to say: “Mobile is the only under-hyped thing in tech.” I think he’s right. Yet, for mobile …

Here’s Why Microsoft Coming To Foursquare’s Salvation Might Make Sense

Rumors that Foursquare is looking to take on a strategic investment from a large technology company kicked up a gear when several sources have reported that Microsoft is perhaps the potential suitor, and, to quote Dina Bass of Bloomberg, the talks are “advanced.”<p>What the hell, you might be …

BlackBerry puts quantity over quality, lets one developer own a third of its app store

BlackBerry 10 is far from a "thriving ecosystem," and the company is doing little to fix it<p>"BlackBerry has a thriving ecosystem with BlackBerry 10." That's what CEO Thorsten Heins said this May at a developer conference before revealing that users had a choice of 120,000 apps from its still-young …

Android is better

It was just meant to be a quick experiment. I started using a Nexus 4. I was going to go right back to my iPhone after a week. I was designing more …

Apps

Facebook To Partner With OpenTable To Make Restaurant Reservations Available On Mobile

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc<p>struck a deal with online restaurant booking service OpenTable Incthat will allow users to reserve tables at restaurants via a Facebook app, as the world's No. 1 social network continues to expand its mobile services.<p>In an announcement on its website, Facebook said the …

In The Smartphone Wars It’s iOS Vs. Android And Windows Phone Vs. The Rest

It’s Smartphone Platform Market Share Day, meaning that your local nerds are atwitter about the latest figures: Android’s continuing massive growth, the slowing of iOS’s year-over-year unit volume expansion, and curiously, today, if Windows Phone’s numbers matter.<p>You see, Windows Phone posted the …

Jelly Bean Passes 40% Android Adoption

Last month was a significant one for the Android ecosystem since it marked the first time the Jelly Bean (Android 4.1/4.2) build overtook Gingerbread as the most used version of the operating system.<p>Google just released its figures for July, and there’s further growth for Jelly Bean, which has …

The A-Z of UX design principles from the big tech firms / experts

<b>I was genuinely blown away by the simplicity and usability of the government's GOV.UK website, when it relaunched last year. The new site was</b> …

UI Design

App Store Optimization – A Crucial Piece of the Mobile App Marketing Puzzle

With over 2 million mobile apps in the major app stores, getting your app discovered is one of the biggest issues facing mobile app publishers today. …