Tag Archives: Mobile

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

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

Wiith Is Like Tinder For Meeting New Friends, Not Dates

CoreAppScreens If you’re looking to meet new people but don’t want to explicitly commit to it being a date, as on Tinder, a new app called Wiith wants to help. The social app aims to connect nearby people who share the same interests and have them join up for local activities and events – like a more informal version of Meetup, perhaps. The idea that the younger, mobile generation… Read More

A New Project From Lulu Says That I’m 89 Percent Dude

how dude If you get tired of asking Microsoft how old you look, here’s a variant from startup Lulu — a site that answers the question, “How Dude Do I Look?” Lulu launched the project last week. CEO Alexandra Chong said it was hacked together pretty quickly as an “homage” to Microsoft’s How Old project. Chong talked to TechCrunch TV about the project at Disrupt… Read More

Skip Googling With Facebook’s New “Add A Link” Mobile Status Search Engine

Facebook News Mobile link sharing is a clumsy rigmarole of app switching and copy & pasting. So to get more people posting links, Facebook is testing an in-app keyword search engine that lets you find websites and articles to add to your status updates. Alongside buttons to add photos or locations, some iOS users are seeing a new “Add A Link” option. Just punch in a query, and Facebook will… Read More

SimCity Creator Will Wright’s New App Wants To Create A Graphic Novel Of Your LIfe

thred techcrunch The creator of SimCity, Will Wright, has come out with a new app called THRED — and it isn’t a game. Instead, Wright describes it as a natively built way to browse “the World Wide Web” in a more pure sense. The THRED app is essentially a collection of pieces of content that range anywhere from games, photos, locations and such strung together in a thread in a cover… Read More