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How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Every startup needs a story

This is the first article of a three part series on building products for critical mass<p>I spent last Saturday giving design feedback to the current …

Product Management

Where Data And Creativity Meet: Confessions Of A Quant, Madison Avenue’s “Hitman”

Becky Wang, a data strategist at Droga5, reveals the shadowy figures who work at the intersection of data and creativity and discusses why the ability to find, interpret, and deploy data is now critical to creating great brand experiences.<p><b>“Art and science have their meeting point in method.”<br>–Edward</b> …

The newsonomics of the mobile aggregator roundup

Flipboard, Zite, Pulse, and their peers are giving news companies a second chance at dealing with the rise of aggregators. Will they come out of this round any better than the last?<p>What are we to think when the aggregators start getting aggregated?<p>That’s what’s happening in the <i>mobile</i> aggregation …

This Epic 3-D Diagram Explains How Online Ad Fraud Actually Works

The team at web traffic analytics site spider.io released a cool diagram that sheds light on the mostly invisible (and illegal) world of hidden display ad exchanges.<p>Ad fraud occurs when high-traffic, low-quality sites (like porn or song lyric sites) insert legitimate websites into their browsers …

Spotbros Launches API To Let Companies Build Mini Apps For Its Mobile Messaging Platform

Mobile messaging app Spotbros, backed by ex-Nokia President and CEO Olli Pekka Kallasvuo, has announced the launch of an API to enable companies to build mini apps for its messaging client so that they can use the platform to engage with and provide various services to customers — not dissimilar to …

How We Scaled Pinterest From Zero Users To A $2 Billion Valuation

Pinterest is a site for collecting and sharing photos of interesting objects around the web.<p>In a little over three years, Pinterest has grown from zero page views a day to billions per month. The most recent tally: 3.4 billion monthly page views from its 25 million members worldwide.<p>Today, …

Improving the Fedora Boot Experience

An anonymous reader writes with a link to a recent post on Red Hat senior interaction designer Máirín Duffy's blog with an illuminating look at Red …

Apkudo Wants To Handle Android Fragmentation So Carriers And Developers Don’t Have To

Baltimore-based Apkudo is debuting its “Apkudo Approved” program this week, extending its existing work with making sure that Android apps and devices perform well for consumers. The company has positioned itself in a growth market, to act as a layer both between developers and devices, and between …

Mobile and Global: 10 Minutes With eBay CEO John Donahoe

Photo Credit: eBay<p>As e-commerce has grown more competitive with the rise of startups like Square, micro-payments companies like Stripe and …

TechCrunch’s Picks: The Top 7 Startups From Y Combinator’s W13 Demo Day

Y Combinator was tougher to get into than ever this season, and the quality showed on stage. Thirty-three startups presented on the record at the incubator’s Winter 2013 Demo Day today. Picking the most promising ones was no easy task. But after a team huddle and taking input from VCs and founders, …