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John Gruber and pals shut down Vesper, their syncing notes app for iOS

In what amounts to a very detailed and very heartfelt whitepaper on building and shutting down a business, John Gruber has written about shutting down Vesper, his iOS notes app and syncing service. Ve

Facebook Paper’s New Trending Section Makes It A Better Softcore News Reader

Facebook Paper is pretty, but sluggish when it comes to news. Its human-curated sections take a while to ingest the latest world events and gossip. But today's 1.2 update adds a "Trending" section tha

Facebook’s Standalone App Plan: Launch Betas, If They Work Grow To 100M Users, Then Monetize

Facebook plans to launch more standalone apps, and today on its Q1 earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg laid out a blueprint for picking which ones to throw the company's weight behind. First, its Creative

Gillmor Gang: Action Items

The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — played the latest favorite game of the Mobility Addicted. It's called Lock Screen, and some

Facebook Says Paper Users Browse 80 Stories A Day, Adds Features That Let It Replace FB For iOS

Facebook just released Paper 1.1, an update that adds features and notifications to make it a more comprehensive substitute for Facebook for iOS. It also gave the first momentum update on Paper since

Facebook Takes Another Crack At Read-It-Later With “Save” Button

Facebook's quest to become a newspaper has seen it launch multiple News Feeds, the standalone Paper app, trending topics, and more. But you're not always able to stop what you're doing and read what y

Facebook Paper Does Its First Content Collaboration With Exclusives From TED

In hopes of luring in fresh audiences, Facebook Paper announced its first experiment in working with an outside group to populate the Ideas section of its stylized content reader standalone app. The "

Hands On With Facebook Paper

This ain't your mama's Facebook. Paper is almost too modern, or maybe it's just years ahead of its time. The free new iOS app released today in the US lets you browse your News Feed plus curated secti

Facebook “Paper” May Beat Trademark Complaint As Drawing App Is Registered As “Paper By FiftyThree”

There's a whole stack of apps named "Paper" in the App Store, but Facebook's new one may come out on top despite a requested name change from drawing app maker FiftyThree. The problem is that FiftyThr

Paper Now Available For iOS In The US, And It Could Be A Facebook Replacement

Facebook's new standalone app Paper is now available for download on iOS to everyone in the US, and it's more than just a content reader. Paper has messages, notifications, search, and a completely re

Facebook’s New “Creative Labs” Lets The 6,000-Employee Giant Move Fast Like A Startup

It's tough to experiment with a billion people watching. At that scale, Facebook's mantras of "move fast and break things" and "Done is better than perfect" don't quite work. But it's exactly those ph