Pitched By A Dog Named Mitzi, Fings For Fido Wants To Be The BarkBox Of Europe
The technology industry has gone barking mad. Last week I got pitched by a dog named Mitzi. "We are Europe's BarkBox", yapped the excitable dachshund, before explaining that UK-based Fings For Fido is a subscription service where each month dog owners are sent a box of "canine goodies", such as dog treats, toys, and grooming products. Alternatively, the startup offers one-off boxes as a way to sample the service or marketed around a particular calendar event, such as a Christmas box or one for Valentine's Day (yes, even our four-legged friends adhere to Cupid's timetable, apparently).
What We Learned in 2012
Well hello there, 2013. It’s taken us a few weeks to settle into you (if we still used checks, this’d be about the time we’d stop writing “2012” on them). Now that we have, we like what we see: people taking risks, taking charge, and taking a stand. Passionate conversations about not just which tools to use, but why our work matters . A community coming together to make sense of a web that’s changing faster than we can refresh our tiny screens. But before we barrel into the future, we’d like to take a moment to reflect. So we asked some of A List Apart’s friendly authors and readers to share the lessons they learned last year, and how those lessons can help us all work—and live—better in 2013. Solving information gluttony In 2012, I left Seattle and the company I founded to join Twitter and help solve the most serious issue in the world that I might be qualified to solve: information gluttony. We used to live in a world where we didn’t have access to enough information ...
Latest Netflix Disruption Highlights Challenges of Cloud Computing
Amazon’s cloud computing service went down for Netflix for much of Christmas Eve, highlighting potential difficulties in the technology.
It’s A Facebook And Google World On Apple’s App Store, Poke Hits #1 A Day After Its Release
It’s A Facebook And Google World On Apple’s App Store, Poke Hits #1 A Day After Its Release http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/Bfsv5Jo36gI/ http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/22/its-a-facebook-and-google-world-on-apples-app-store-poke-hits-1-a-day-after-its-release/#comments Sat, 22 Dec 2012 17:45:12 +0000 Drew Olanoff Apps Mobile TC facebook app-store google apple consumers +1 Poke http://techcrunch.com/?p=725600 Remember all of this excitement hoopla over Facebook’s latest standalone app, Poke, yesterday? You aren’t the only one that is interested, apparently. As The Next Web reports, Poke by Facebook has hit the No. 1 free app spot on Apple’s App Store, just a day after being released. Make no mistake about it, the big companies like Facebook and Google are going to have the best holiday season ever thanks to Apple and iOS. It’s very rare to see utility or social apps hold the top free app spot like Google Maps has over the past week, and like Facebook Poke probably will. ...
Uncle Sam Wants You (to Optimize Your Content for Mobile)
Americans deserve a government that works for them anytime, anywhere, and on any device. — President Barack Obama It’s easy to get frustrated by the pace of change in mobile. Companies drag their feet about actually delivering content and services optimized for mobile devices, commissioning yet more research to “prove” the need for a mobile strategy. Meanwhile, we tap away at our ever-more-capable smartphones and tablets, pinching and zooming our way through sites designed for a much larger screen. Now we can find inspiration for taking quick action in mobile from an unexpected source: the government. President Obama has ordered executive branch federal agencies to make at least two key services available on mobile devices over the next year. The initiative to optimize content for mobile is part of the larger Digital Government strategy aimed at building a twenty-first-century platform to better serve the American people. This strategy outlines a sweeping vision for how to deliver ...