Google+ Now Open to Teens →
Teenagers can now sign up for Google+ according to Silicon Filter’s Fredric Lardinois. It’s a nice step for the rapidly growing social network, Previously only open to adults, an influx of teenage users should help it continue to grow. Google also noted increased security measures, including popup reminders and automatic boots when strangers enter hangouts. The real challenge Google...
350,000 Textbooks Downloaded From Apple’s iBooks... →
This just in — Apple is going to take over the textbook market, and the early results are encouraging. Within the first three days, Apple sold more than 350,000 textbooks from the iBooks Store. The textbook industry is broken. Students rely on old content, worn out and over-highlighted physical books, and hard-to-read text to study course material. The customers in the industry are practically...
Viral Aggregator BuzzFeed Raises $15.5M To... →
Huge news for Jonah Peretti and team today as they announced a $15.5 million Series C round. The financing will allow the site to shift into “real reporting and original content.” It’s one of the largest rounds closed by a content site in history. Back in May 2010, BuzzFeed closed an $8M Series B round. As a daily reader of BuzzFeed, I’m very excited at the possibilities...
Nobody Goes To Facebook Anymore. It's Too Crowded. →
Arrington nails a key issue that has a lot of users ho-hum on Facebook. Over time, Facebook has become less and less relevant for users due to outdated, unfocused friend lists. Let’s be honest: It’s a major pain in the ass to click to every profile of people you dislike or don’t care about to unfriend them. I ran into this problem in late October last year when I decided to...
How Sacha Greif Designed CodeYear.com in 1 Hour →
So you know that website that you saw at least 10 times on New Year’s Day, CodeYear.com? Yeah, that page was designed in one hour. It’s a simple site but still a beautiful design for such a short amount of time. CodeYear.com had its 100,000th user sign up yesterday, which is an impressive feat any way you slice it. While only a fraction of those will end up going through with and...