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Meet The Next Version Of Twitter

It's like Facebook's Newsfeed. But on Twitter.

Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago

Race, Silicon Valley And Tech Media, Part 14

Max Read and Nitashu Tiku have the last word on Silicon Valley and tech media's race problem.

Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago

How Monster Got Beat By Beats By Dre

How Monster, maker of the world's premiere overpriced HDMI cables became Monster, maker of the world's premiere over headphones, and then lost it all.

Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago
Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago
Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago

Watching This Clip Shows Why 4K Video Might Be A Thing

No one bought a new TV for 3-D despite the massive multi-year push from Hollywood and the TV industry. But 4K might have a different story. Just watch this.

Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago

Facebook Gift Cards Are Actual Cards That Hold Actual Money To Spend In Actual Stores

Gift cards are terrible gifts, and Facebook Gifts triple terribly so, BUT Facebook Gift Cards — actually gift cards with Facebook emblazoned on the front — have one neat trick: They can hold balances for multiple different stores. Meaning you can give somebody $20 to spend at Target, $10 at Starbucks and $1 at the Olive Garden. But really, you shouldn't.

Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago

How We Facebook Now

For the first time ever, more daily active users accessed Facebook through mobile devices than a desktop, with 157 million of its billion users only signing in through mobile apps.

Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago

Why Photos Are Bigger On Twitter Now

Twitter is a little different now. Bigger photos, without leaving the stream, and videos now show up in galleries. [Insert "Twitter is becoming a media company" story here.]

Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago

The Only Post You Need To Read About The New BlackBerry

BlackBerry's back from the dead, at least for the moment, with two new BlackBerry 10 phones.

Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago

The Easiest Way To Make Awesome Coffee

You will need to buy four things. Sorry, there's no way around it.

Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago

"Peak Barnes & Noble"

Barnes & Noble currently has over 680 stores, at one point opening 30 new locations a year. But now it expects to close 20 stores a year over the next decade. Which is fine, sort of, as more reading moves to screens. But, unfortunately for Barnes & Noble, sales of its Nook ebook reader aren't spectacular.

Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago

How To Kill A Tech Site You Paid Almost $2 Billion For

CBS continues to crush editorial independence and morale at CNET as it continues to forbid the tech site from reviewing or saying good things about companies it is suing. "Morale is plummeting," Romenesko reports.

Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago

Instagram Isn't An Indie Anymore

What it means that it's now a Facebook subsidiary.

Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago

Why Facebook Blocked Vine (According To Facebook)

On its developer blog, Facebook calls out " apps that are using Facebook to either replicate our functionality or bootstrap their growth in a way that creates little value for people on Facebook, such as not providing users an easy way to share back to Facebook." It's unclear what Facebook function Vine replicates, though, besides having friends.

Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago

Why Facebook Snipped Twitter's Vine

It doesn't want Twitter to see who your Facebook friends are.

Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago

What A 5-Inch iPhone Would Be Like

I sort don't want to imagine a 5-inch iPhone, but if one were to come into existence, it'd probably look something like one of these exhaustively considered options by Rene Ritchie. Which, ugh. But.

Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago

The Future Of The Animated GIF

It's video. But not like you've seen it before. And it's from Twitter. It's called Vine.

Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago

The Most Interesting People On Twitter

To you. How invisible metrics are reshaping Twitter.

Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago

It's Okay To Take Pictures Of Your Food

No matter how ridiculous it is, or the New York Times makes it sound. You just go ahead and take pictures of whatever you want.

Matt Buchanan • 6 years ago