Takumi Otsuka

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24 Kisses Around New York City in 24 Hours

The plan was to drive around and pick up couples in a truck, photographing them as the city rolled by. As always, New York was full of surprises.

New York City

Self-serve first: the overlooked but essential paradigm underlying great software companies

“My biggest regret is that our first customer was $1M ACV*,” my friend lamented over coffee the other day. “I wish I could take it back.”<p>“Why? What …

Artificial Intelligence Is Cracking Open the Vatican's Secret Archives

A new project untangles the handwritten texts in one of the world’s largest historical collections.<p>The Vatican Secret Archives is one of the grandest historical collections in the world. It’s also one of the most useless.<p>The grandeur is obvious. Located within the Vatican’s walls, next door to the …

Artificial Intelligence

Spotify Shunned an IPO. Now It's Just Another Public Company

Spotify’s successful direct listing could change the way tech’s “unicorns” go public, possibly even saving them some money. But let’s not get …

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.

Racism

For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in …

Christopher Wylie

Gaijin Engineer in Tokyo

Being a foreign software engineer in Tokyo has its ups and downs. If you work in a company of foreigners you’re mostly shielded from the experience, …

Language

Foursquare: A UX case study

Explore your destination city before traveling<p>Overview<p>I love Foursquare and have used it since I lived in Tokyo. After I moved to San Francisco, I …

UX Design

Much of the modern world is explained by one population spike

We like to think of the story of human growth as a single, long ascent. In fact, it’s a solitary spike. The population growth rate hovered just above zero for more than 10,000 years. Only after something happened in the 1700s did the growth rate begin to climb, and climb, and climb.<p>With the …

Geography

仮想通貨とブロックチェーン、そしてICOの狂乱に思うこと:伊藤穰一

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ブランディングとは何か【強いブランドを創る】20の戦略手法と8事例

2017年最後に抑えておきたいビジネスの基本概念7個 #ビジネスワード図解シリーズ|チャーリー|note

The Year in Pictures 2017

Photographs hold the power to clarify in tumultuous times.

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

Through the Outback

Traveling across Australia’s vast interior, our photojournalist found a land that defied easy explanations, a remote expanse filled with meaning.

Our Discovery of Cramming

Alphabet's Latest AI Show Pony Has More Than One Trick

The history of artificial intelligence is a procession of one-trick ponies. Over decades researchers have crafted a series of super-specialized …

Artificial Intelligence

Innovating Faster on Personalization Algorithms at Netflix Using Interleaving

By Juliette Aurisset, Michael Ramm, Joshua Parks<p>The Netflix experience is powered by a family of ranking algorithms, each optimized for a different …

Algorithms

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Referral marketing: The secret weapon that should be in your arsenal

It happens: you end up in the same new restaurant twice in two days. But what happens after, that’s what’s interesting. The first time, you land a great table with an awesome view of the shining city by night. Good so far!<p>Both you and your friend enjoy your meals. You order the wok-style sirloin …

Marketing

Single, Unemployed and Suddenly Myself

I was 37, single, unemployed and depressed because in a couple of months I was going to be moving out of my studio apartment on East 23rd Street in Manhattan and in with my mother in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Since taking a buyout at my Wall Street firm, I had devoted myself to two activities: …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

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Inventions

79 Airbnbs That Will Blow Your Mind (Not Your Budget)

There are holiday rentals, and then there are holiday rentals so unique, they’ll make you laugh and squeal with excitement. And, while Airbnb has …

Travel

2017年後半に感動したビジネスモデルまとめ10個|チャーリー|note

孫正義氏が見せた涙 ソフトバンク膨張の原点

「晴れやかな気持ちだ」。ソフトバンクグループ社長の孫正義(60)は、米国の携帯統合計画が破談となった後、こう話した。あくまでも米スプリントの主導権にこだわり、拡大路線を追求する。15兆円に上る有利子負債に市場が及び腰となる中、10兆円ファンドの次にめざす100兆円ファンド構想も口にする。あくなき拡大 …

トランプ大統領の「ビジネスコネクション」を視覚化すると、まるでクモの巣のように複雑だった

IMAGE BY KIM ALBRECHTドナルド・トランプは大統領になる前、さまざまな事業を行うビジネスマンだった。不動産やカジノ、巨万の利益をあげるブランド運営など、多岐にわたる事業は、大統領就任後も引き続き一族が運営している。「そのネットワークは巨大です」と話すのは、「Trump …

The comedian’s father killed himself when she was three. She was plagued by the fact he made no mention of her or her sister in the letter he left. Then, 30 years after his death, a box arrived<p>My father died when I was three years old and my sister was three months. For years, we thought he had …

Mental Health

My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields Dissects His New Loveless Vinyl Remaster, Talks New Album

I<i>t takes as long as it takes</i>. The phrase is useful in understanding the typically long-gestating output of Kevin Shields and My Bloody Valentine. The band’s 1991 album <i>Loveless</i> took three years, more than a dozen engineers, and as many studios to make. The band spent so much money on it that their …

How Strava, The App For Athletes, Became An App For Cities

Strava built a popular social network for millions of runners and cyclists. But more than 100 cities and states are quietly working with the app, too.<p>Every 40 days, a million people join Strava. It’s a staggering number for a niche social network aimed at athletes–but then again, Strava came along …

Square, the Twitter Boss’s Other Company, Could Pass It in Value

SAN FRANCISCO — Jack Dorsey has become a household name in Silicon Valley thanks to his role as the chief executive and co-founder of Twitter, President Trump’s favorite megaphone.<p>People will sometimes mention, as an afterthought, that Mr. Dorsey also runs another start-up he helped found, the …

Silicon Valley