mobile software

  • App Fatigue Crunch Network

    App Fatigue

    In the 1980s and 1990s it was all about shrink-wrapped software … ah, those were the days. Software was sold on big and small pieces of plastic and shiny CDs. The 1990s brought in the wave of early Internet to the consumer. The Internet provided a new means for accessing software. You could finally download bits and pieces. But it wasn’t until early 2000 that the average… Read More

  • Instagram Picks Up Twitter Product Head, Kevin Weil

    Instagram Picks Up Twitter Product Head, Kevin Weil

    Former Twitter product head Kevin Weil, who departed Twitter this week, has already scored a job running product for Instagram, according to reports. This would mean that Weil has landed in enemy territory, because Facebook owns Instagram. Weil was one of a handful of executives who left Twitter on Sunday; others include engineering head Alex Roetter and also Katie Jacobs Stanton, who… Read More

  • If You Hate Mornings, You’ll Really Hate Microsoft’s New Android Alarm Clock App

    Microsoft Garage today launched what must be the most annoying alarm clock for Android yet — especially if you hate mornings as much as I do. The Mimicker Alarm app only lets you dismiss the alarm by — you guessed it — mimicking certain facial expressions, taking a picture of an object that matches whatever color the app decides on for the day, or by repeating a tongue… Read More

  • HappyFunCorp Launches Happy Fun App To Make Instagram More Social

    HappyFunCorp Launches Happy Fun App To Make Instagram More Social

    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 for the holidays, the company is unveiling the first fruits of that labor with Voyour. Read More

  • Evernote’s Freshly Minted COO Linda Kozlowski Is Leaving The Company

    Evernote’s Freshly Minted COO Linda Kozlowski Is Leaving The Company

    Evernote made a name for itself as the platform where you could store your ideas and notes for life, and beyond. But the same permanence does not apply to the people who work there. We’ve confirmed through multiple sources that Linda Kozlowski, Evernote’s COO, has put in her notice and will be leaving the company by the end of this year. It’s the latest in a series of… Read More

  • Instagram Hits 400M Users Just 9 Months After Announcing 300M

    Instagram Hits 400M Users Just 9 Months After Announcing 300M

    Today, Facebook-owned photograph-centric social network Instagram announced that it has hit 400 million users. This comes just nine months after announcing that it hit the 300 million mark. Read More

  • Phil Libin On Joining General Catalyst As Its Newest General Partner

    Phil Libin On Joining General Catalyst As Its Newest General Partner

    Phil Libin, the longtime CEO of the popular digital note-taking service Evernote, has joined General Catalyst Partners as its fourth general partner in Palo Alto, Ca. Libin stepped down from his role at Evernote in July, after telling The Information that the company had been searching for a “professional CEO” for some time. He said then that he considered himself more of a… Read More

  • Google Docs Gets Voice Typing, Templates, Smart Sheets And More

    Google Docs Gets Voice Typing, Templates, Smart Sheets And More

    “Get ’em while they’re young” is a battle cry for every company. The younger your users are, the more you can evolve with them over time and keep them locked in to using your products. When I was in school (old person voice), Apple had a huge presence by doing educational partnerships which was ridiculously smart for branding. The hope was that kids would go home and… Read More

  • Nokia to buy Symbian, plans to open platform

    Nokia announced today that it “plans to acquire the remaining shares of Symbian Limited that Nokia does not already own”  and then open the Symbian Foundation along with other device manufacturers such as Sony Ericsson, Motorola, AT&T, LG, and others. The foundation will be open to all developers and "will provide a unified platform with common UI framework”… Read More