Dan Kaplan

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  • How Product Hunt Hopes To Avoid The Pitfalls That Wounded Quora And Buried Digg

    How Product Hunt Hopes To Avoid The Pitfalls That Wounded Quora And Buried Digg

    When Ashwinn Krishnaswamy and two of his buddies were living with their parents and working out of a basement in the suburbs of Philadelphia, they had only their development skills, a solid sense of product design, and a simple idea in their heads. The way friends and peers discuss articles and web pages, they figured, is broken. Despite the rise of Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest, email… Read More

  • Digital Telepathy Is The Future Of The Human Species

    Digital Telepathy Is The Future Of The Human Species

    The story of life on Earth thus far has had an unmistakable direction, and it has moved towards greater complexity. Sure, evolution has seen lots of fits and starts and collapses and mass extinctions. And yes, some replicators (like viruses) seem to have become less complex over time. Read More

  • How Siri’s Founders Could Have Built The Next Google

    How Siri’s Founders Could Have Built The Next Google

    It always breaks my heart a little when the startups with the most radiant potential hit their troughs of disillusionment and then cash out to a deep-pocketed buyer. This is not because I begrudge the founders of these startups the personal wealth or success that comes with their exits. Indeed, the wallets of everyone involved usually get a lot fatter, and that’s fantastic. But these… Read More