Anders Waalen

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Adopting Continuous Delivery at the BBC

By now, you’ve almost certainly heard about Continuous Delivery, and some of the benefits it brings to development and product teams. Claire Mitchell …

Google’s Go-to-Market Gap

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of Google’s rise is that it is almost entirely attributable to having the best technology. That sounds like it …

The Real Problem With Facebook and the News

I got my start writing for the student newspaper at the University of Wisconsin.1<p>What is interesting about that statement is that the appropriate …

Apple’s Organizational Crossroads

Apple is unique, and I mean that objectively.<p>Forget about products for a moment, about which reasonable people can disagree. Leave aside the …

Management

Snapchat’s Ladder

The idea that Asian messaging apps are a model for Western social media companies is widespread at this point.1 As I noted two years ago in …

Social Media

A Checklist for Making Faster, Better Decisions

Managers make about three billion decisions each year, and almost all of them can be made better. The stakes for doing so are real: decisions are the most powerful tool managers have for getting things done. Setting goals (another tool) is aspirational, but making decisions actually drives action. …

The viral publishing game is over and we all lost

What’s next?<p>A lot of the conversations I’m having about audience development these days quickly devolve from focused discussions about acquisition …

How Facebook’s news feed algorithm works.

Every time you open Facebook, one of the world’s most influential, controversial, and misunderstood algorithms springs into action. It scans and …

What BuzzFeed’s Dao Nguyen Knows About Data, Intuition, And The Future Of Media

To understand what makes BuzzFeed tick, you need to know how Dao Nguyen thinks about data.<p>As the publisher in charge of BuzzFeed, which has annual revenue in the hundreds of millions of dollars, you might expect Dao Nguyen to be getting the best tables at fancy restaurants in order to land …

Once Upon a Time, Yahoo Was the Most Important Internet Company

Silicon Valley is full of giants. But one seems to be slowly disappearing. Yahoo was once an Internet titan, a ruler of the web. Now its future …

Advertising

Takeaways From Mobile Web Behavior

Below are six ways we can learn from this information.<p>Mobile Users Check Their Device Frequently<p>Research carried out by Salesforce for its “2014 …

Web Design

What Makes Uber Run

The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod.<p>Jordan Kretchmer remembers what Travis Kalanick was like before Uber was Uber.<p>Kretchmer was a 25-year-old college dropout with a lot of ideas, and Kalanick had even more. He was in his early …

The 10 best ever podcasts

Ten years since Apple launched a version of iTunes with a new format called podcasting, Pete Naughton selects 10 of the best<p>In June 2005, Apple launched a version of its iTunes software with a new feature which Steve Jobs confidently termed “the next generation of radio”. The technology in question …

63 Songs You Need In Your Life This Month

Pop, rock, rap, country, and R&B for June, in no particular order.

How Facebook’s #30 Employee Quickly Built 4 Businesses and Gained 40 Pounds with Weight Training

Noah Kagan was #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint.com, and is the Chief Sumo (founder) at SumoMe, which offers free tools to help grow website traffic. To …

Watch President Obama interview David Simon about The Wire

Our President has great taste in fictional characters<p>The White House's YouTube account just published a video interview between President Obama and reporter, author, and creator of HBO crime drama <i>The Wire</i>, David Simon. Simon is the interviewee, and speaks frankly about the nation's policing …

TV

Old-Fashioned Snapchat

One of the most fascinating aspects of the Evan Spiegel emails that were leaked in the Sony Pictures hack was his seemingly changing view of …

Entropy Crushers

When it was five of you sitting the same room, it was easy. When someone needed to know something, they stood up in the middle of the room and asked, …

Product Management

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

WATCH THIS!<p>From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the …

The Stradivarius Affair

It isn’t every day that a street criminal—a high-school dropout with two felony convictions—is accused of stealing a centuries-old violin worth as much as $6 million. But nothing about the heist of the Lipinski Stradivarius, which galvanized the music world last winter, was normal, or even …

The Fallacy of Funnels

The funnel is a lousy metaphor for measuring conversion. In real life, funnels let everything pass through–a 100% conversion rate if you will. A …

Why publishers want attention to replace the impression

Publishers have long lamented being held to ad success standards that don’t correlate to quality. Whether it’s clicks or impressions, publishers are …

The Innovation Strategy Big Companies Should Pursue

The inability of established firms to come up with breakthrough innovations is a truism today. It wasn’t always so. Joseph Schumpeter, the 20th century economist known for heralding the role of innovation in the evolution of society, argued that established firms were best positioned to innovate …

Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away

I teach theory and practice of social media at NYU, and am an advocate and activist for the free culture movement, so I’m a pretty unlikely candidate …

Mathilde Colombie, auteur sur Stdout

BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti Goes Long

The media mogul (twice over) on being both contagious and sticky<p><b>By Felix Salmon</b><i><br>Illustrations by Young Professionals</i><p>I first got to know Jonah Peretti …

Journalism

Unlocking mobile revenue and audience in journalism

Unlocking mobile revenue and audience: New ideas and best practices<p>We have thoroughly entered the age of mobile news.<p>People are shifting so rapidly …

Shipping is a Feature: Some Guiding Principles for People That Build Things

In the back of my head I always have that product manager view of accountability and so rather than “advise” I much prefer to have a dialog in …

What You Think You Know About the Web Is Wrong

If you’re an average reader, I’ve got your attention for 15 seconds, so here goes: We are getting a lot wrong about the web these days. We confuse …