FriendFeed

Oh Snap! Brands Are Getting Kicked out of the 'Friend Zone'

Snap<p>announced recently that it planned to separate feeds from real-life friends from those of publishers and influencers. For brands, this is a rude …

Advertising Industry

Instagram Needs Separate Feeds for Real-Life Friends and Celebrities

For a lot of us, Instagram is there to prove that celebrities aren’t so different after all. <i>They too</i> take mirror selfies of their OOTDs. <i>They too</i> …

Disney Channel

Snapchat's VP of Content talks about the app's biggest redesign yet

During an interview at Business Insider's IGNITION conference in New York, Snapchat's VP of Content, Nick Bell, walked through all the changes coming up in the app's biggest redesign.

Snapchat

Hints From Heloise: When pets stay home

<i>Dear Heloise: With the holidays coming up soon, many people will be traveling to visit family and friends. For those who cannot take their pets with them, hire a pet sitter or have a very reliable friend feed, water and possibly walk your pets. Do not pour out a bowl of food and tell yourself that</i> …

Lifestyle

How Facebook wants to overhaul your news feed

In a test, Facebook has divided its news feed in two — a move that could force some publishers to increase ad spending on the social network to keep …

Facebook

After You Read Those “Me Too” Posts, Here’s What You Can Do

If you’re on social media, you probably have seen an outbreak of a campaign of “me too”/#metoo across your feed. This isn’t a trend so much as it is …

Jewish Culture

UI Sounds: From Zero To Hero

Hello! I am Roman Zimarev, a sound designer and musician, and I develop sounds for movies, cartoons, advertisement materials, and software. Within …

UX Design

Your goldfish is way more hardcore than you could possibly imagine

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably cared for a gold fish at least once in your life. Maybe you won it at a county fair or bought it for a …

Science

Swarm kills the clutter, focuses on logging location

Swarm has been through a lot of changes since it launched in May 2014.<p>The app, which originally debuted as a social utility to let people check-in to locations and meet up with their friends, has since shifted to a gamified location-sharing app. Today, the company is looking to revamp the app once …

Apps

How a 33-year-old made $1 million in 92 days selling Kevlar pants online

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually he …

U.S. Postal Service

In praise of Flickr

Matt Haughey comes not to bury Flickr, but to praise it.Flickr represents one of the very best of things in the history of the internet. It was the …

Resolve to Weigh Your Horse's Feed

Weighing your horse's feed provides consistency and a more balanced diet, both of which are important for maximizing health and performance.<p>If you’re …

Horses

8 things I learned in 7 years writing for The Next Web

Today is my final day writing for The Next Web before I embark on something new. Late May will mark seven years since my first ever article was published. It was about the launch of Google Wave, and thankfully my career here outlived that once hotly-anticipated piece of technology.<p>I’ve learned a …

Writing

Meet The Startups Vying For The Crunchie For Best New Startup Of 2015

The 9th Annual Crunchies are right around the corner, and some of the best and brightest startups, companies and leaders are vying for the chance to win the coveted Crunchie award in one of the 12 categories up for grabs.<p>As the event draws near, we’ll be featuring the finalists in each of the 12 …

Why you should choose python programming?

With the introduction of new programming languages every so often, it becomes difficult to choose a language that suits your scripting and …

Programming

Can Ello's new iPhone app save the ad-free social network?

Ello, the social network that promised it was "one of the good guys" before becoming internet shorthand for "Bueller? Bueller? ...Bueller?" has …

Technology

Untangled

Thu 20 May 2010<p>On the same day that Liam was born, I received news that one of my two papers published at the ICSE 2000 conference has been given the …

Programming

Chat App Chat.Center Rebrands, Dumps Freemium Model In A Bid For Businesses

When we last left ChatCenter it was running on the URL chatcenter.me and was aimed at creating a one-stop spot for chatting. Now, a few months later, it has moved from a freemium product and gone full software as a service. It will offer $1.99 chat accounts so businesses can jibber jabber with …

Facebook to close FriendFeed in April

A flash from the past is being shut down, Facebook has announced. It’s the now-dated social network FriendFeed, and the number of people still using …

Facebook

Why agencies are bullish on Spotify

Spotify has won the hearts — and marketing dollars — of digital agencies.<p>On Thursday, Spotify updated its desktop app. The company added song lyrics, …

Advertising

Spotify for desktop update brings lyrics feature

Spotify has announced an update for its desktop application, and with the update will come one big feature: lyrics. That’s not the only benefit …

Viral

Spotify adds lyrics to desktop app, allowing for desk-bound Karaoke

Spotify has updated its desktop app to show lyrics from currently playing songs.<p>The feature, powered by lyric catalogue Musixmatch, also allows users …

Lyrics

Spotify adds lyrics to desktop app so you can annoy the hell out of everyone nearby

In a move that could cause untold friction in households around the world, Spotify has announced it’s adding a new ‘lyrics’ button to the desktop …

Apps

Spotify Desktop Update Adds Full Lyrics from MusixMatch

Spotify has announced the latest update for its desktop app. The biggest news is that it’s integrating lyrics using Musixmatch, the world’s largest catalog of song words.<p>Musixmatch was previously available as a Spotify app but now it’s fully baked in to the service’s desktop client.<p>To sing along, …

Spotify

Spotify’s Mac app getting integrated Musixmatch lyrics in the coming weeks

If you’re a fan of impromptu karaoke sessions, Spotify is about to make life easier by integrating Musixmatch lyrics into its desktop apps.<p>Simply fire up any song on our desktop app and hit the new Lyrics button. You can also search and browse popular lyrics from Spotify’s top songs using the …

Apps

Spotify Desktop Update Brings New Features (Video)

Spotify has announced a new software update that brings a range of new features to the desktop version of the popular music streaming app.<p>The new …

Spotify adds lyrics to its desktop player

Spotify signalled some time ago that it was winding down its “App Finder” feature for third-party apps within its desktop software. Now it’s removing …

Viral

Spotify adds song lyrics, gets more social on PCs

First Bing, then Google, now Spotify. The popular music streaming service is tweaking its desktop app to display song lyrics as you listen. Spotify's …

Music

Spotify announces Musixmatch lyrics integration in desktop apps and other goodies

Spotify, the world’s top music-streaming service, on Thursday announced its desktop apps will be soon getting Musixmatch-powered lyrics engine, …

Viral

Spotify Adds Lyrics to Its Desktop App

There goes your excuse for mumbling lyrics while singing along on Spotify. The streaming music service is taking a break from updating its mobile app …

Spotify