I must apologize to Dave Winer. He warned me about supporting services that aren’t the open web and I wasn’t willing to listen to him a month ago, because I was infatuated with a cool new service that lots of insiders were supporting.
I’ve seen a LOT of discussion about Quora in the past few weeks since I wrote it could be the biggest blogging innovation in the past decade.
There's a stereotype about the technology world that the whole thing is run by young wunderkind founders and powered by 20-something engineers. Anyone older is probably comfortably ensconced in management. Famous college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg have reinforced the idea.That perceived reality prompted Quora question: "What do people in Silicon Valley plan to do once they hit 35 and are officially over the hill?"It continues: "Since life in Silicon Valley ends at 35 unless you hit it big or move up in management (and simple logic tells you that most won't), I'm curious what people younger than this think they'll be doing at that age."Rather than agreeing, the question prompted a pretty massive backlash from founders and entrepreneurs."Well, (I) started Netflix DVD rental when I was 37...and first streaming when I was 47...so maybe not too bad after 35 except that all-nighters are definitely harder.""I turned 35 the year I founded Wikipedia. 38 the year I founded Wikia (now ranked #30, quantcast)."The premise of the question is wrong. A better question might be: How can we in the tech community make sure that unusual success at a very early age is not mistakenly thought to be the norm?""I founded Zipcar when I was 42.
Everybody seems to want to sell us a "smart home" these days, but is the all-connected life worth living? Peter Bright answered "no"—at least not when it comes to the kinds of smart home appliances that tech companies are selling nowadays.
In case you thought there wasn't ageism in Silicon Valley, think again.Someone presumably younger than 35 asked the following question on Quora:"What do people in Silicon Valley plan to do once they hit 35 and are officially over the hill?"People who are older than 35, and are more accomplished than most of their Silicon Valley peers under 35, are responding.Here are some of the answers:Head over to Quora to watch the comments roll in.
One of my favorite guilty pleasures is Susan Miller, a popular New York astrologer who has a cult following online . I read her horoscopes religiously and enjoy following her on Twitter for the fun mix of quirky updates and planetary advice she dispenses.
But in mid-November, I noticed a striking shift in the tone of her posts. Ms.
Jelly is an app designed to create empathy , according to Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter. He should know, as it's his new company. Using Jelly, you post a picture and you Twitter and/or Facebook friends who also have Jelly installed can look, answer, ignore or forward your photo question to someone who they think might be able to help.
Ever since the Twitter co-founder Biz Stone left the microblogging company in 2011, the tech world has been waiting for his next act. Over the past year, he has been dropping hints about his mysterious new start-up, Jelly.
Versus IO, a natural-language powered consumer electronics product comparison engine that's now getting some three million unique visits per month and growing at a monthly average of 34%, has added a social layer - so users can chip in their perspective on why the Samsung Galaxy S4 is a better phone than the iPhone 5s (or vice versa).Versus launched its comparison engine in July last year.
The evening of June 23, 2005, wasn't especially hot in New York City, at least by historical standards. The day's high was a mere 79 degrees, slightly below average for late June, and well below the record for the day of 96. But inside Compact-Impact, a Japanese gadget store on the city's Lower East Side, things were downright steamy.
The SaaS model is now for blogging, too. A new breed of companies are crowdsourcing writers to do posts for small and large businesses. Blogmutt is a bit different than the other services in this regard. It is now offering equity to its top performing writers.Blogmutt fits in the middle spectrum of the market betweenElance at the low-end and Contently, which is more at the upper end of the scale.
Reddit fans know there are plenty of apps to choose from, all offering their unique spin on how to access the popular blogging site. Plenty of options, but none seem to have the new Android design standards. Reddit Sync recently saw an update, and it’s been reworked almost entirely.While the content is what it is on Reddit, the way you now access it from Reddit Sync is new.
Comcast has confirmed that it's going to buy Time Warner Cable to form a huge, tangled monster of awfulness. Hooray! You want out? Lucky for you there are some alternatives to doing business with your monopolistic cable-internet master if you try hard enough. Here are your options, and good luck making your escape. Read more...
Editor’s note: This article is adapted from Hooked: A Guide to Building Habit-Forming Products , a new book by Nir Eyal and Ryan Hoover . Earlier this month, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone unveiled his mysterious startup Jelly . The question-and-answer app was met with a mix of criticism and head scratching . Tech-watchers asked if the world really needed another Q&A service.
Yahoo-owned blogging service Tumblr was down for a few hours Monday afternoon. Users attempting to access the site got a "502 Bad Gateway" error. Tumblr was able to resolve the issue by 6:30 p.m. Eastern time, according the company's official Twitter account
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone just launched a new app today. It's called Jelly and it exists to help you use your friends as a search engine . You can snap a photo and ask your network "what is this?" or inquire about anything under the sun — like where the best cup of coffee in a specific neighborhood is. Think Twitter, Yelp, Facebook, and Yahoo Answers, and Quora coming together as one.
If there's one buzzword that sums upCES 2014, it has to be wearables. There has been everything fromcamerastoearbuds. Not to mention a veritable deluge ofsmartwatches,wristbandsandfitness trackers. Even Intel is in on the game, bringing us some of the show's most memorable wearable tech: thebaby onesie, asmart mug concept, anearpieceand even awatch of its own.