Ryan Hoover

  • Bullish: Curation and filter bubbles with Product Hunt’s Ryan Hoover

    After years of tweeting back and forth with Product Hunt Founder Ryan Hoover, I finally met him IRL when he came in to talk about curation with me for Bullish. “In a world where we’re having so much being created, whether it’s apps, chrome extensions even music, books, podcasts, etc. there’s a greater need for curation,” Hoover told me. Meanwhile, everyone has… Read More

  • Product Hunt Takes AMAs A Step Further With The Launch Of LIVE

    Product Hunt Takes AMAs A Step Further With The Launch Of LIVE

    Product Hunt, the online community where members upvote products, games and books they like, is helping that community get more of a heads up on “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) events today with the introduction of LIVE – a scheduled AMA with different product makers, founders, celebrities, authors and others. The platform often invites makers of products to come to the site and… Read More

  • Product Hunt Levels Up With A Gaming Category

    Product Hunt Levels Up With A Gaming Category

    Product Hunt, the platform for upvoting the top tech products, is making its first expansion outside of tech into gaming and has pulled in game publication Polygon co-founder Russ Frushtick to head up the new category. The Product Hunt Games section will look similar to the main list of the top tech products of the day on Product Hunt, but filled with new gaming products instead. The… Read More

  • Bloomberg Beta Continues Its Data-Based Outreach Targeting Future Founders

    Bloomberg Beta Continues Its Data-Based Outreach Targeting Future Founders

    The venture arm of the media and information services giant Bloomberg is continuing its grand experiment in data-driven outreach to folks the firm thinks have the mettle to become the leaders of tomorrow’s startups. Read More

  • Meerkat And Periscope Aren’t Sure What To Do With Their Hands

    Meerkat And Periscope Aren’t Sure What To Do With Their Hands

    What is it about us that makes us do weird things on new apps? Just two days into the launch of the new live streaming app Periscope and showing off the contents of our fridge to thousands of strangers around the Internet is a thing. The hashtags #fridgeview and #showusyourfridge regularly pop up during live streaming events on Periscope. This is a phenomenon that does not seem to exist on… Read More

  • Product Hunt Wins Best New Startup Of 2014

    Product Hunt Wins Best New Startup Of 2014

    Product Hunt, the online community where members submit and vote up the best new tech products, has been taking the industry by storm as founders, investors, early adopters and other tech enthusiasts now check the site on a daily basis. Today, the company also has the honor of winning the Crunchie award for “best new startup,” beating out runner-up Shyp to take home the trophy. Read More

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

    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

  • Product Psychology Explains How To Get Users Hooked On Products Designed Around Habit And Context

    Product Psychology Explains How To Get Users Hooked On Products Designed Around Habit And Context

    Today, a group of product-focused creators — “Hooked” author Nir Eyal, Product Hunt’s Ryan Hoover, and Greylock Partners’s Josh Elman, among others — are hoping to follow up on that newsletter’s success with the launch of Product Psychology, a weekly course on the psychology of user behavior. Read More

  • The Return Of The Desktop Productivity App

    The Return Of The Desktop Productivity App

    For many users, the desktop productivity app probably never fully went away. Anyone who uses Microsoft Exchange for email or calendaring, or Microsoft Word as their word processor, can tell you that those applications remain omnipresent in a number of organizations. What has changed, however, is how users first find and connect with those applications. Read More

  • Product Hunt Founder Ryan Hoover To Speak At Disrupt SF

    Product Hunt Founder Ryan Hoover To Speak At Disrupt SF

    Product Hunt didn’t exist a year ago. Over the past six months, the community-powered news website for tech product launches became a Silicon Valley darling. This is largely thanks to its founder Ryan Hoover, who will be joining us onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014. At first, Product Hunt was just a small experiment. In November 2013, Hoover started an email list with his friends. Read More