June 2020

  1. Twitter & the cool kids' club

    When I was in middle school, there was a student lounge off the main hall where we spent break time.

    By Rhys Wallace , written on

    From the Twitter desk

  2. 'Picking a fight' with Apple was always Basecamp's marketing strategy

    “If you think a competitor sucks, say so. When you do that, you'll find that others who agree with you will rally to your side. Being the anti-______ is a great way to differentiate yourself and attract followers.”

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Apple desk

  3. Lessons Learned from Shutdown Startups - Part 1

    There is a newfound appetite for consumer internet products and services. People are exploring what the "new normal" means to them and what products can help them get there. From 2016-2019, it felt like we were at peak app, but today we are downloading apps again.

    By Greg Isenberg , written on

    From the Startups desk

  4. How the biggest consumer apps got their first 1,000 users

    This was originally posted by Lenny Rachitsky. Subscribe to his newsletter here.

    By Lenny Rachitsky , written on

    From the Startups desk

  5. IndieGoGo shows COVID-19 profiteering at its absolute worst

    There's always a crowdfunded solution -- even during a pandemic. It's often glaringly obvious the solution won't work, but that doesn't seem to matter. I wrote about the current state of crowdfunding a few weeks ago in why are so many tech crowdfunding projects such a mess?

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Crowdfunding desk

  6. Inventing the Data Machine: Political Analytics in Practice

    The 2020 Iowa caucuses debacle has left the public wondering, once again, about the role of technology in political life. Is the control amassed in software platforms antithetical to democracy? Can we trust technology firms with sensitive voter records and demographic data?

    By Robert Quinlivan , written on

    From the Politics desk

  7. What We Learned About Editors vs. Algorithms from 4,000 Stories in Apple News

    If you check Apple News on June 4th, you'd find a “Spotlight” about the U.S. protests that features rights for protestors, educational resources, mental health resources for BIPOC, and a list of organizations where you can donate to support racial justice:

    By Jack Bandy , written on

    From the Apple desk

  8. Snap Minis will make Snapchat the all-in-one Gen Z operating system

    Last week at Snap’s Partner Summit, Snapchat announced several huge updates. The platform will be adding new navigation tools, new augmented reality experiences, updated map features. One of the biggest announcements was 'Snap Minis'.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Disruption desk

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