Victor Garcia

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A SILICON VALLEY DISASTER: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything Blew Up

The week after Thanksgiving, 40 Clinkle employees gathered in the kitchen of their San Francisco office. It was the second time in two days they'd been called together for an all-hands meeting.<p>At the front of the room stood 22-year-old Clinkle CEO Lucas Duplan, eyes cast down. Next to him stood …

Startups

Big Money for Mobile Crowdsourced Transit App Moovit, With Sequoia Leading $28M Round

The notion that public transportation is a large and growing global opportunity for a tech company might seem a bit of a strange one. But, as Moovit …

Startups

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …

How the Float Label Pattern Started

How the Float Label Pattern Started<p>By Matt on 25 October 2013<p>Design, Float Label<p>I first had the idea for a new input pattern back in August, 2013. …

iOS

How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room | Inc.com

I did it. I went to a cocktail party where I didn't know anyone, and successfully chit-chatted for two hours. (Not to myself. I actually spoke with other people.)<p>I have never been good at the kind of networking where you're supposed to walk into a room full of strangers and walk out with …

Self-awareness

Forget LED bulbs—the future of interior lighting is lasers

Steven DenBaars, a research scientist at UC Santa Barbara, has been working on LED lights for 20 years. He has been instrumental in pushing them to the point that they are the true heir to Edison’s electric bulb. But in his own head, and in his lab, DenBaars is already onto the next big thing: …

Engineering

The Intelligent iHome Cometh, If Apple’s Patent Ideas Come True

Home automation has never been easy or cheap, but new patents from Apple hint at a promising future for the tech.<p>Apple has filed a new patent in the U.S. patent office with the nearly incomprehensible name, “System and method of determining location of wireless communication devices/persons for …

Home Automation

An iOS 7 App Icon Template for Obsessive Designers

Recently I was testing an app we're building that didn't have an app icon yet. I noticed that iOS 7 provided a new placeholder image. That …