Tag Archives: Apps

Pinterest Co-Founder Evan Sharp On International Ambitions, The Apple Watch, The SF Housing Crisis And More

evan sharp interest As part of a larger story about Pinterest’s Jumpstart program — a new experiment in its international expansion — I sat down with Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp to talk about the company and its current goals. We spoke at length about how Pinterest is structured internally, what they’re looking for and how they are thinking about the Apple Watch Read More

Pinterest’s Plans To Build Its International Playbook

Pinterest Tokyo Office On April 1st, Pinterest’s country manager in Japan Naoki Sadakuni got some of the engineering support he’d been wanted for a while. Five team members from Pinterest’s headquarters arrived to the company’s Tokyo office in an experiment the company is running called “Jumpstart.” It’s Pinterest’s first run at shipping a small team from the… Read More

Clinkle Implodes As Employees Quit In Protest Of CEO

Clinkle Employees Quit Seven employees quit the frequently mocked payment rewards startup Clinkle simultaneously today due to frustration with its 24-year-old CEO Lucas Duplan, according to multiple sources close to the company. Duplan, pictured above, is said to have withheld information from employees about acquisition talks with Apple that the team hoped would result in a sale. He’s believed to have… Read More

Facebook’s Quest To Absorb The Internet

Facebook Absorbs The Internet Facebook never wants you to leave, so it’s swallowing up where you might try to go. A few years back, its News Feed brimmed with links to content hosted elsewhere. News articles, YouTube clips, business websites, ads for ecommerce stores. But Facebook has decided the world outside its walled garden is full of friction. And friction isn’t The Hacker Way. In the wild, you’re… Read More

To-Do App Wunderlist Debuts An API, Early Integrations Of Slack, Sunrise, HipChat And More

wunderlist Wunderlist, the to-do app based out of Berlin, is now approaching 13 million free and paid accounts. And today it is adding a new feature that it hopes will make the app a lot a lot more useful and more used: it’s finally turning on an API so that people can create or modify Wunderlist tasks in other apps, and get alerts for Wunderlist tasks when they’re in those apps. The first… Read More

Facebook Starts Hosting “Instant Articles” That Load Fast Yet Give Publishers Data And Revenue

1-Article (new) Assuaging publishers’ fears that Facebook would keep all the data, the social network will share analytics, and Instant Articles is compatible with audience measurement and attribution tools like comScore, Omniture, and Google Analytics. Ads can appear inside Instant Articles, with publishers keeping 100% of revenue if they sell them, and Facebook keeping its standard 30% if it sells… Read More

BitTorrent’s Encrypted P2P Chat Service Bleep Adds iOS App, ‘Whisper’ Ephemeral Mode

bleep-message-to-whisper-crop Bleep, an encrypted text, picture and voice chat app built on peer-to-peer architecture by the P2P company BitTorrent, has picked up over 200,000 users on Windows, Android and Mac while in its alpha version. To take things up one more notch, today BitTorrent is bringing the product out of alpha, launching a version that will work on iOS and adding new features, such as a new… Read More