This summer, the New York Times will begin selling ingredients for recipes from its NYT Cooking website as the newspaper publisher seeks new revenue sources to offset declines in print. The Times is partnering with meal-delivery startup Chef’d, which will send the ingredients to readers within 48 hours. The Times and Chef’d will split sales from the venture.
Moving your site to a new domain can be fraught with SEO issues, even without a redesign or CMS migration. Search Engine Land’s Glenn Gabe has some insights on what issues to anticipate and how to handle them.
Strong reporting from Kalkis Research: “Google’s clients have no clue their ads are being displayed on worsening quality websites. A growing proportion of the ads are not being seen at all. Once they become aware of the fraud and embezzlement, Alphabet’s growth story is over.”
“We often get asked about the terminology associated with fonts. (And, to be frank, sometimes we wonder about certain terms ourselves.) Despite fonts having played such a formative role in the digital workspace, there aren’t a lot of easy-to-read articles that lay it out in one place, so we thought… why not write one?”
“Complexity kills, speed matters, trust and intimacy leads to better and faster decisions. Any deviation from these core principles needs to be thought through carefully. At seed, small truly is beautiful. In the same way tight engineering teams outperform big ones, smaller boards just tend to perform better.”
“You’re part of a momentous shift in the software world: Professionals no longer rely on an all-in-one solution to do their work. Instead, they turn to the best app for the job—the best form tool, emailing provider, CRM and so on. And they use Zapier to tie everything together.”
Bethany Heck: “I want to present a counter argument and speak to the value of eclectic type systems, and how you can structure your projects in ways that will allow you to use more typefaces together effectively.”
Instagram had confirmed earlier this year that it was developing business profiles – basically, the Instagram equivalent to a Facebook Brand Page. The profiles, which are currently being tested with a small group of users, offer a variety of useful features for those who run a business account on Instagram, including a “Contact” button, access to maps and directions, and the ability to categorize the business by type.
There’s a question on the Y Combinator application “Who are your competitors? Who are you most afraid of?”. Looking at the answers to this question, Y Combinator can see what companies founders have on their minds when applying.
ProtonMail v1.2.3 is now rolling out to beta testers and offers iOS users the choice to turn on TouchID so you can forget those pesky passwords, if you’re using it on an Apple handset with a fingerprint at least.
A new nuclear power station in the south-west of the UK will be the most expensive object on Earth. That’s the claim about the proposed plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset – but has anything else ever cost so much to build?
On Tuesday, Hamdi Ulukaya–founder and CEO of Chobani, the Greek yogurt giant–gave his employees 10% of the company. This is quite a gift. A private equity firm recently valued Chobani between $3 and $5 billion, so a 10% gift is worth $300 million to $500 million. At a $3 billion valuation, the average award was $150,000.
Some designers are still refereeing a tug-o-war between the two methods to decide which to implement into their projects. Each of them has their strengths and weaknesses and in this article we’ll overview the two methods and decide which one we should use for our projects.
Wright has provided technical proof to back up his claim using coins known to be owned by Bitcoin’s creator. His admission ends years of speculation about who came up with the original ideas underlying the digital cash system. Also worth reading is Jon Matonis’s ‘How I Met Satoshi’.
A great read from Chris Dixon: “When evaluating an internet company’s strategic position (the defensibility of its profit moat), you need to consider: 1) how the company generates revenue and profits, 2) the loop in its entirety, not just the layers in which the company has products.”
Mark Suster: “Leadership is about listening to multiple opinions but in the end trusting your instincts and deciding. Leadership is about not worrying about how people will think about you for hard calls. It is about being willing to be wrong.”
Long after the rest of the world has moved away from skeuomorphism, Instagram continues to use a realistic camera as its icon. But there are signs that the app is modernizing: new screenshots show Instagram moving away from its blue-and-orange aesthetic into plain old black and white.
To improve the odds of fostering that next big thing in New York, executives at tech start-ups, big tech companies and venture firms are creating a new policy and advocacy organization, Tech:NYC. It’s approach, said Julie Samuels, the executive director, will be to work early with city, state and federal officials on issues that affect tech companies, before laws are passed. Some broader issues like taxes, schools and affordable housing also help determine whether people want to work and live in a city.
The CEO of the embattled online news site, currently trying to sell itself, is entitled to severance benefits valued at $54.9 million in case she is terminated without cause, according to a regulatory filing after the market closed Friday. The potential payout would also be triggered by a “change of control,” which includes the sale of the company, according to the filing.
Wall Street expected Amazon to post earnings per share of $0.58, but the company ended the quarter with a record-high $1.07 EPS, nearly doubling the estimate. That’s up from a $0.12 net loss in the year-ago quarter. The profit growth — Amazon posted profit for the fourth consecutive quarter — can certainly be credited in large part to Amazon Web Services, which reeled in $2.57 billion during Q1 2016, up from $2.4 billion in the previous quarter and $1.57 billion a year ago, a 64 percent year-over-year growth.