It was 2007, the year the first iPhone was released and three years before the first iPad, long before smartphones became an artificial part of our bodies and tablets, a common part of our entertainment regimens. Before even an ounce of demand existed for mobile video streaming, YouTube formed a team whose sole responsibility was… Continue reading Why It Pays to Think Long-Term: After 6 Years of Planning, YouTube Reaches 40% Mobile-Sourced Traffic
Food isn’t just the fuel of our survival anymore, its become a canvas of modern art as well. Kevin van Aelst takes common things we eat each day and combines them in very imaginative ways to create more complex ideas, patterns and illustrations. For example, what looks like a bunch of semi-broken crackers at first… Continue reading Brilliant Works of Art Made Out of Food
In a followup to his latest infocomic exploring “What it means to be poor in America,” graphic journalist Andy Warner illustrates the idea behind “the poverty line” on KQED and the origins of the important measurement used for determining citizens’ eligibility for financial aide. According to the Poverty Threshold, 46.5 million American’s were living in… Continue reading Poverty Line Problems: The History of an Outdated Measurement
Twitter has just set an initial price range for the shares of its IPO between $17 to $20, which would give the company an $11.1 billion valuation. Twitter also said it expects to make the offering available Nov. 6, according to a revised filing with the SEC, a week earlier than the IPO was anticipated.… Continue reading Twitter Sets $17-20 Initial Price Range for IPO
Every action has a cause, and like Isaac Newton said “an equal and opposite reaction.” So what really caused Apple to give away Mavericks for free – a major portion of its income? Is Apple’s CEO Time Cook looking to drive investor Carl Icahn to an early grave? Or has Siri gone sweet on the… Continue reading What’s the Real Reason Apple’s OS X Mavericks Is Free?
After 7 weeks of the 2013 NFL season only one team remains undefeated. Surprisingly, that team is the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs were an abysmal 2-14 last year. The arrival of coach Andy Reid and quarterback Alex Smith have made all of the difference. This team is now playing with confidence, and they are… Continue reading NFL Week 8 Game Predictions
Halloween can be a scary time, you have folks walking around dressed up like monsters as if they were simulating some sort of haunting Facebook game of Candy Crush in real life. But just like the old Blue Öyster Cult legend suggests, “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” especially one happily riding around in a bumper cart!… Continue reading Banksy Wishes You a Happy Halloween and Says ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’
Are you ready to go back to the future? Vine has just introduced new features to its video camera app: Sessions and Time Travel. Users can now maintain multiple posts in progress over time simultaneously and make edits to posts before sharing. Sessions With the new Sessions feature, you can save any post for… Continue reading Vine Invents ‘Time Travel’ which Lets Users Save and Edit Multiple Posts Simultaneously Before Sharing