Manipulating images for your website is such a tedious chore. You need to open Photoshop, click your mouse about ten thousand times, then save the file and upload it. Then next month you redesign your site and suddenly need to re-size all your image elements again! Startup Cloudinary has a good alternative for you: use custom URLs to transform your images in the cloud! I was a bit skeptical when I first read about Cloudinary, but after five minutes of goofing around with it I'm sold.
Yancey Strickler, co-founder of Kickstarter, dropped us a line about the systems in place to "hide" failed projects. He told us that Kickstarter does indeed hide many projects from search robots, but it's for a good cause. "The original poster was correct in noting that we don't have a browse area for projects whose funding was unsuccessful," he wrote. "This isn't to 'hide failure,' as the original post said, it's because it would be a poor user experience (there's no action that anyone could take) and it would expose the creators of unsuccessfully funded projects to unnecessary criticism from the web (those projects would be prime for trolling)."
Goal setting is an incredibly important practice for our lives. We set goals in order to advance in our careers, learn new skills, pursue passions, get fit and much more. Unfortunately, keeping track of all the smaller steps needed to achieve goals is often difficult. Actually achieving all of the steps and thus the goal [...]
Ever since my team has started move its work to the web, I’ve been looking for more ways to use the web to make our team more productive. One of the things I’ve wanted to do is use the web as a better collaboration tool. In my line of work, better collaboration equals more productive. [...]
Paul Graham may be the most public face of Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator, but as the firm has grown so has its managing team. One of the first people to join YC as a partner besides its founders was Harjeet Taggar, an Oxford-educated entrepreneur who first came on the startup scene as the co-founder of Auctomatic, a company in YC's 2007 class that went on to be acquired by Live Current Media in 2008. Though he's relatively young, once you hear Taggar speak for a few minutes you get why YC snapped him up as a partner...
Oracle's Larry Ellison has acquired a reputation as a cloud computing opponent — after all, he famously called the term "complete gibberish" a few years ago. Today, however, he said, "I'm no longer resisting the name. Call it what you want." In fact, Ellison made it sound like he doesn't get enough credit for starting the trend: "NetSuite was my idea. I called up Evan Goldberg and said, 'We're going to do ERP on the Internet.'" That, he said, was an early example of software-as-a-service, and Salesforce.com co-founder Marc Benioff (who has worked to tie his company's identity to the cloud) copied the idea a few months later, but "in a narrow way." (Apparently this got a smirk out of Benioff, who was in the audience.)
NASDAQ had a choice. When its systems buckled under the titanic volume of Facebook IPO share orders, it could have pushed back trading a day, or at least recommended as much to Mark Zuckerberg and company. But as the IPO's scheduled time passed, NASDAQ made a cavalier decision to stumble forth on broken legs, pretending like little was wrong rather than halt trading as brokers asked. There seemed to be no plan for if things went wrong. An error-filled day of trading ensued, and confused investors pulled back. Financials aside, public perception is important for a public company. And when Facebook's share price sunk, public perception went down with it.
Kleiner Perkins Partner John Doerr Speaks Out On Lawsuit: “Our Firm Does Not Discriminate Based On Gender”
John Doerr, the longtime partner at Silicon Valley venture capital stalwart Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers who is perhaps the firm's most recognizable public face, has spoken out for the first time about the gender discrimination lawsuit filed against the firm earlier this month by partner Ellen Pao (news of which was first broken by TechCrunch last week.)
Once something is on the Internet, it's typically pretty hard to delete it. Unless somebody retweets a posting to Twitter, though, a deleted tweet it is pretty much gone forever. With Politwoops, however, the Sunlight Foundation is now preserving these tweets for posterity. Politwoops follows all the 433 official Twitter accounts for members of Congress, as well as President Obama's and Mitt Romney's. As Tom Lee, the director of Sunlight Labs, noted in today's launch announcement, "in politics, Twitter is part of the ever-present ‘spin room’ of the digital age. But unlike other mediums, the record of events can be edited; tweets deleted from twitter.com are hard or impossible to see after the fact."
In today’s world of multiple devices and cloud computing, keeping all your gadgets in constant sync is just about the most important must. During the past couple of years, we have seen a whole range of services spring up to help you to keep your documents and contacts synced across all your devices. It started [...]