90 Things I’ve Learned From Founding 4 Technology Companies

10 Oct

It has been awesome, flattering, and humbling to see that post went viral and has been seen by so many thousands of people — mainly aspiring entrepreneurs — and has been translated into many languages.This past week while I was in Tokyo for meetings with potential partners for Fab, I was invited to participate in a panel discussion on startups. The discussion quickly turned to those 57 things. Amazing. Thousands of miles away and two years later, people still want to t.....

Facebook’s 1 Billion Users Have Uploaded 219 Billion Photos

09 Oct

On Thursday, Facebook announced that it surpassed the 1 billion user milestone last month. The company celebrated with a new TV commercial comparing Facebook to chairs (which has drawn plenty of Clint Eastwood-related jokes out of the social media universe). Along with the impressive milestone, Facebook dropped a number of other interesting stats, including: Over 1.13 trillion likes since launch in February 2009 140.3 billion friend connections219 billion photos .....

The Google +1 Button Has No “Direct Effect” On Rankings, But...

09 Oct

Google’s +1s do not have a direct effect on a site’s ranking in search results. Google’s Matt Cutts said as much in a “Power Searching With Google” hangout on Google+ (via Alex Graves). However, he did indicate that Google is really only getting started with authorship, which he hinted will only become a stronger signal going forward. Right now, it seems, Google cares a lot more about authorship, and expects this to become possibly a weightier signal in t.....

TypeScript Is Microsoft’s Attempt At Making JavaScript Application Development Easier

05 Oct

JavaScript has been one of the core foundations of HTML5 since the beginning. Microsoft has been aggressively pushing HTML5 in Internet Explorer 10. So what happens when you take Microsoft’s desire to create proprietary programming languages and their insistence on HTML5? You get TypeScript, the company’s own version of JavaScript. Microsoft announced that TypeScript is now available for developers and programmers to play around with. What’s the difference between Ty.....

Apple showing vulnerability year after Jobs' death

05 Oct

One year after the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, the firm's sales are still going strong. However, observers noted that its launch events have been duller since and it needs to work on "dramatic improvements" in its future products to keep it brand loyalty. Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011 from pancreatic cancer. Just prior to his death, he had resigned from his role as CEO in August 2011, passing on his responsibility to current Apple CEO Tim Cook. Naveen Mishra, i.....