Ryan Hoover

  • Product Hunt’s Starting Line

    Product Hunt’s Starting Line

    The first happy hour the aggregation platform held had a line down the street and around the corner. This time I breezed right through the doors at 620 Jones, a full hour after the party started. The party was held to celebrate the launch of Product Hunt’s gaming vertical. Founder Ryan Hoover had pixelated the kitten wearing Google Glass logo and placed old-school arcade games throughout… 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

  • Product Hunt Moves Beyond Tech With The Launch Of Snoop Dogg’s New “Bush”Album

    Product Hunt Moves Beyond Tech With The Launch Of Snoop Dogg’s New “Bush”Album

    Product Hunt, the product aggregation site known for putting new tech products to a vote went off its regular tech product vertical today with the launch of Snoop’s new “Bush” album and a coinciding AMA with the rapper. Snoop spent several hours chatting with fans about everything from buying “house shoes” with bitcoin and the best way to support artists to how… 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