M&A and consolidation continue to be major themes in the tech world as companies look for their next steps in a tight market. That’s a trend impacting not just startups and larger tech compa
As Tesla sales have risen, interest in the company has exploded, prompting investment and interest in the automotive industry, as well as the startup world. TezLab, a free app that’s like a Fitb
When it comes to choosing a tech stack, the decisions you make today could have a cascading impact for years.
How do you decide what tools and languages to use to build your concept into a company? How can the tech stack decisions you make in the early days affect you down the road — and how might your need
Some of the best real-time insights into Tesla and its global fleet of electric vehicles — outside the confines of its Silicon Valley headquarters — might be through the lens of TezLab, a tiny ups
Over the last five years, almost everything about web development has changed. Oh, the old tech still works, your WordPress and Ruby On Rails sites still function just fine — but they’re incre
Building web services and smartphone apps, which is most of what I’ve been doing professionally at HappyFunCorp1 for the last decade or so, used to be pretty straightforward. Not easy, but strai
One of my earliest engineering jobs, before I fled hardware in favor of the (relative) ease and lucre of software, was in chip design. I remember being shocked when I learned just how much of the proc
For the past year and a half the Brooklyn-based development shop, HappyFunCorp has been laboring over a new graph that would offer new ways to interact with Twitter and Instagram. Now, just in time fo
I've been doing a lot of recruiting lately. My employers HappyFunCorp are in the midst of another growth spurt. One of my most illuminating questions is: "What's your strategy for keeping up-to-date w
HappyFunCorp has been living up to its name, according to co-founder Ben Schippers — at least if you associate happiness and fun with profits, growth and acquisitions.
Last year, I visited the de
At the recent F8 conference, listening to Mark Zuckerberg announce that FB Messenger was going to open up as another developer platform, as Facebook did back in 07, brought me back to a different time
The tendency for entrepreneurs is to build big products. The problem with big, feature-rich products is that they take substantial time and money.
People talk about this topic frequently, especiall
For the tenth and final episode of <a href="https://techcrunch.com/video/built-in-brooklyn/">Built in Brooklyn</a>, we tried to do something a little different — instead of visiting another startup,
I spend my Saturdays <strike>ranting</strike> opining here on TechCrunch, but I spend my work weeks writing software, building apps, sites, and services for the fine startup-to-Fortune-500 clients of
The eternal startup question "Android or iOS first?" grows ever thornier, with <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2013/11/14/gartner-456m-phones-sold-in-q3-55-smartphone-android-at-82-share-samsung-a-fla
A project I've been working on launched recently. Well, re-launched. A <a target="_blank" href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/postography/id521704544?mt=8">slick little iPhone app</a> called <a targ
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