What are some tips on connecting with high-profile people that can help your startup?
Answer (1 of 34): I hang around high-profile people often. Here's some things that can help you connect: 1. Listen. If they say your idea sucks, listen to the feedback, take notes, and ask for contact info. Then go fix the problems, or come up with another idea and demonstrate you listened. 2. G...
Marketers building on top of platforms like Facebook have locked customers into the Facebook experience. Our personal online data sets are held hostage by the platforms whose tools we use when we create them.
Even if you don’t like Dubstep, you’ll love Skrillex sung by this Dutch choir
If you were tired of hearing Dubstep DJ Skrillex pay tribute to Disney’s Hook with his hit Bangarang, then you’re probably not alone. There are lots of reasons to be tired of it as it’s been played non-stop on the radio and elsewhere for months now. But this Dutch choir puts an incredible voice-powered spin […]
How I launched Hipmunk in an industry I initially knew nothing about
Neither Steve Huffman or I knew much about the travel business when we started Hipmunk together in June 2010. We figured we'd be able to get flight data from any number of places—perhaps by "scraping" it off of other sites, and then linking customers to those sites to book their tickets.
Brian Lam on starting over and the intersection of passion and practicality
Anyone trudging through another meaningless day at the office should watch this video with Brian Lam. He left Gizmodo to pursue writing about gadgets his way, and get to what he's really passionate about. He also offers up practical advice for anyone pursuing their dream gig.
How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: A Remembrance
Gawker published the essay, "How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America" last year, three weeks after George Zimmerman told Sean Hannity that the shooting of Trayvon Martin "was all God's plan." As the jury deliberates in the State vs. George Zimmerman case, we are rerunning it.
The Username/Password System Is Broken: Here Are Some Ideas for Fixing It
Even with a major overhaul in how we identify ourselves online, hackers may still find workarounds. But in time, we may be able to enjoy a system that's more convenient for everyone--and less prone to horror stories for the unfortunate few.
Twitter app makers trying to figure out the future
Twitter's recent API rule changes place various limits on what third-party app developers can offer. Staff writer Lex Friedman spoke to the developers behind several popular Twitter clients to find out what the future holds.
The gist of the book Guns of the South is straightforward yet odd. What if, during the Civil War, the South became equipped with a lot of AK-47s? Long story very short, they would have won. Handily. The author, Harry Turtledove, chose not to focus on time travel or other delectable science fiction t