FriendFeed

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 …

Fish

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

Five questions after Comey’s testimony

Former FBI Director James Comey's dramatic testimony this week answered many questions about the events that led to his firing by President Trump.<p>But …

Government

The tech giants that made billions copying others

In Silicon Valley, companies prefer to highlight the innovation that occurs in their open offices, shared workspaces and halls, and downplay …

Silicon Valley

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

How a 33-year-old turned $200 into $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

Hands On: Facebook Video App for Apple TV

It would be easy to dismiss the Facebook Video app as unnecessary and just another way to waste time. The new app that was recently launched for …

Facebook

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

While all eyes are on Salesforce ringmaster Marc Benioff, the person to watch in the Twitter deal is Bret Taylor

The Quip co-founder loves Twitter and sits on its board.<p>It’s clear to anyone who has watched these acquisition dances unfold that Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is being awfully loud in his no-commenting about his interest in buying Twitter.<p>We’ll dub it <i>Benioffian</i> — a way to describe a highly …

Technology

The rise and fall of FriendFeed, the social network that brought you the ‘Like’ button

In the fall of 2007, a new social network named Friendfeed launched in semi-private beta. Founded by four ex-Google employees—Bret Taylor, Paul …

Social Media

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

Here's What Really Happened With FriendFeed, the Social Network That Wasn't

I always joke that FriendFeed was like the Apple Newton of social networks.<p><i>These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answers by Bret Taylor, CEO of Quip, former CTO of Facebook, on Quora.</b><p>In the …

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 …

Startups

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

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-owned, Billy-no-mates FriendFeed starves to death

FriendFeed – a photo, message and image-sharing website created by former Googlers in 2007 and scooped up by Facebook two years later – has signed …

Facebook

Facebook to close FriendFeed in April - SlashGear

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

Facebook shutting down FriendFeed, citing declining usage

Facebook is shutting down FriendFeed, the small, News Feed-like social network it purchased in 2009.<p>In a blog post today, FriendFeed noted, “We’ve been maintaining the service since we joined Facebook five years ago, but the number of people using FriendFeed has been steadily declining.”<p>A Facebook …

Facebook

Facebook is Killing Off FriendFeed on April 9

Remember when Facebook bought FriendFeed back in 2009? Amidst the mania of Apple Watch news, the platform today announced it’s shutting down.<p>The reason, as you might expect, is simply that no one was using it.<p>Friendfeed was one of the first networks to provide real-time updates for social feeds. …

Technology (India)

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 - SlashGear

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 …

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 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 …

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, …

Music

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 axes third-party app functionality

Music streaming service Spotify is rolling out a new update for its desktop version, which removes its once-popular third-party app support.<p>The …

Spotify

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, …

Apps

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 …