Why We Mourn Google Reader – And Why It Matters

Why We Mourn Google Reader - And Why It Matters

Websites get shut down all the time. Sometimes, nobody notices. Other times, what remains of the service's community lets out one last collective cry of disapproval and then moves on with their collective lives. Last night, a certain segment of the Web's population went into a hysterical fit of rage as Google announced it was shuttering Reader, its eight-year old RSS feed reading service. … [Read more...]

Tie My Netflix Account to Facebook? No Thanks

Netflix's long-delayed integration with Facebook is here. This week, the company will … [Read more...]

Spotify’s 6M Paid Subscribers Are Still Growing Fast — But Maybe Not Fast Enough

Spotify's 6M Paid Subscribers Are Still Growing Fast — But Maybe Not Fast Enough

Who says freemium doesn't work? For Spotify, the hybrid free/paid business model has reeled in 6 million paying subscribers out of its 24 million total listeners. Not bad. But as the music streaming space heats up, the company will face some enormous challenges, both in the short term and down the road. … [Read more...]

Why Apple Really Needs To Kill It With iOS 7

Why Apple Really Needs To Kill It With iOS 7

Six years in, the polish is starting to rub off. After a historic launch and years of grand slam updates to its hardware and software, the iPhone now appears more vulnerable than ever. To retains its luster, Apple needs to make iOS 7 its boldest update yet. … [Read more...]

10 Compelling Ways People Plan To Use Google Glass

10 Compelling Ways People Plan To Use Google Glass

Google Glass is coming. Sure, the early adopters will be viewed as weirdos and the idea of a tiny head-mounted camera raises all kinds of creepy privacy questions, but Glass is cool. … [Read more...]

Sassy Magazine’s Jane Pratt On Why Print Is Broken

Sassy Magazine's Jane Pratt On Why Print Is Broken

Jane Pratt wants to tell you her secrets. The publishing maven rose to fame in the 1990s as the founding editor of Sassy, an alternative magazine for teen girls. Today, she runs xoJane, an outspoken site for women that carries on in the tradition of Sassy and Jane, another magazine founded by Pratt. She has learned quite a bit about publishing over the course of the most transformational era the industry has ever seen. … [Read more...]