New York Times to Start Delivering Meal Kits to Your Home

06. May 2016

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.

Changing domain names in 2016: 10 easily overlooked steps that can save SEO

06. May 2016

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.

Web Design Trends 2016: The Definitive Guide

06. May 2016

UXPin’s visual guide to web design trends in 2016 is beautifully put together (no surprise there!), and is a must read for all designers.

Google: End Of The Online Advertising Bubble

06. May 2016

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.”

What Do Font Names Actually Mean?

06. May 2016

“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?”

Tiny startups need tiny boards

06. May 2016

“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.”

Congrats to Zapier for passing 1 Million users

06. May 2016

“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.”

Square shares are crashing after reporting lower than expected earnings

06. May 2016

Square shares dropped as much as 15% in after hours trading on Thursday, after the payments company reported widening losses as spending accelerated.

Inside A Secret Chinese Bitcoin Mine

05. May 2016

In China, savvy entrepreneurs are making millions a year by mining bitcoin. BBC’s Danny Vincent visited one of the world’s biggest facilities of its kind to film the activity and people within.

The Value of Multi-Typeface Design

05. May 2016

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.”

Life Lessons from a Lifestyle Business

05. May 2016

A great in-depth interview with Matt Haughey, founder of media company MetaFilter, covering diversifying revenue streams, payroll, growth, community and more.

Gary Vaynerchuk shares advice for first-time entrepreneurs

05. May 2016

From being practical about your money to realizing that building a business is a huge time commitment, Gary Vaynerchuk lays down some great advice for first-time entrepreneurs.

Instagram Business Profiles to feature ‘Contact’ buttons, directions and more

05. May 2016

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.

Priceonomics analyze eight years’ worth of Y Combinator application data

05. May 2016

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.

Engineering Intelligence Through Data Visualization At Uber

04. May 2016

An interesting look at Uber’s data visualization team, who keep tabs on billions of GPS locations every day and millions of mobile events every minute.

“So, how did you get here?”

04. May 2016

A great personal read from Hiroshi Lockheimer at Google; “Curiosity powers everything.”

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann Wants To Build The Ultimate Personalized Catalog

04. May 2016

“While Google is the best search tool when you know what you’re looking for, Silbermann wants Pinterest to become the best service to help you discover things you might want but don’t yet know about.”

ProtonMail is adding TouchID to stop you locking yourself out of your encrypted inbox

04. May 2016

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.

What is the most expensive object on Earth?

04. May 2016

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?

Why Chobani’s CEO Gave Away $500 Million

04. May 2016

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.

Finding Side Project Ideas

03. May 2016

Ali Mese at Crew lays down some excellent advice for founders wanting to create side projects now that 62% of Crew’s revenue is generated from their own side projects.

Tesla puts their Bioweapon Defense Mode to the test

03. May 2016

More than 3 million a year die from air quality. Tesla set to change that.

Thoughts on Business Insider

03. May 2016

A must read to see what newsroom demands are doing to reporters – and to journalism.

Blogging platform Ghost: $600,000 annual revenue, and what’s coming next

03. May 2016

John O’Nolan, founder and lead designer at blogging platform Ghost share’s their future goals and current growth.

Infinite Scrolling vs. Pagination

03. May 2016

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.

ConvertKit’s 3,000% revenue growth that nobody saw coming

03. May 2016

Josh Pigford at Baremetrics takes a deep look at ConvertKit’s hockey stick growth.

‘Burning Man for the 1%’: the desert party for the tech elite, with Eric Schmidt in a top hat

03. May 2016

Further Future is the tech-centric, unapologetically luxurious alternative to Burning Man, complete with personal assistants, spa treatments and fine dining

How Google fought webspam in 2015

03. May 2016

A great overview of the strong work that Google’s webspam team did in 2015.

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright publicly identifies himself as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto

02. May 2016

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’.

The Internet Economy

02. May 2016

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.”

Lead, Follow or Get the F**k Out of the Way

02. May 2016

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.”

Instagram is testing a new black-and-white design

02. May 2016

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.

New York City Casts a Net to Catch the Next Big Start-Up

02. May 2016

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.

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer gets $55M to leave

02. May 2016

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.

This Desk Lamp Took Two Years To Design — Here’s Why

02. May 2016

You probably don’t give your lamp much thought when you switch it on. But the San Francisco design firm Box Clever recently spent two years thinking about a lamp perfect for designers.

List of most expensive domain names

02. May 2016

A list of some of the highest prices paid for domain names as noted in the news and media.

Happy Birthday, Kickstarter!

29. April 2016

Kickstarter turns 7 today, and CEO/co-founder Yancey Strickler provides us with a good run down of their progress and growth to date.

How Uber conquered London

29. April 2016

A brilliant, insightful and extensive piece from Sam Knight at the Guardian on how Uber conquered London.

How Reddit Plans To Become A ‘real’ Business

29. April 2016

A great read on recent goings on at Reddit, and how Reddit plans to grow revenues.

Amazon’s cloud computing cash cow: AWS, now a $10B business, fuels record quarter for company

29. April 2016

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.

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