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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

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

"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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago