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Marketing the TNW way #1: Heat maps

In this series of blog posts I’d love to give some small insights into how we approach marketing at The Next Web: Web analytics, (...)

2015-02-16
The FAA’s new rules for flying drones in the US won’t allow Amazon to deliver packages by air

The US’ Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation have unveiled a proposal for rules governing the use of (...)

2015-02-16
Apple might be working on a car, but it probably won’t see the light of day anytime soon

Rumors are swirling this week that Apple has quietly been building a car for the last year. The Wall Street Journal reported last (...)

2015-02-15
9 apps that can change the way you work

Although we all fume at our phones and computers sometimes, technology really is incredible. It has changed the way we work, making (...)

2015-02-15
The modern mentor: How to effectively court influencers

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. I learn the most from people I’ve never met. I’m constantly reading books, listening (...)

2015-02-14
The genius of Timehop’s Valentines Day warning screen

Over the years, services like Facebook have come under fire for the news feed’s algorithm and its cold brutality to human feelings. (...)

2015-02-14
How to design infographics for superfans and connoisseurs

Alexander Huls is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire and other publications. (...)

2015-02-14
The complete beginner’s guide to social media benchmarks

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. If I were to tell you that a recent tweet of mine received 20 clicks, what would (...)

2015-02-14
10 years later, YouTube is still pure Internet

YouTube is the Internet in its purest form. For better or worse, this is the audio-visual mirror of humanity’s digital experience. (...)

2015-02-14
Through a lens of gratitude: Lessons from chronicling 100 days of happiness

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. If someone were to ask you about your happiest moment yesterday, would you have (...)

2015-02-14
Flickr’s Camera Roll feature, now in beta, offers an alternative way to browse and organize your photos

Flickr has unveiled a feature called Camera Roll for some of its members to try out. As a browser-based desktop interface, the Camera (...)

2015-02-13
What does your selfie say about you? The science behind our obsession

Leah Tierney is a consumer psychologist who works in content marketing at Shutterstock. This post was originally published on (...)

2015-02-13
Snapchat is experimenting with localized ‘Our Stories’ feature

Snapchat’s ‘Our Stores’ feature is usually centered around an event like the World Cup or the Grammys. But, it looks like (...)

2015-02-13
Twitter is experiencing a delayed notification bug

If you’re seeing notifications from Twitter replies, retweets, favorites and DMs that occurred hours – or even days – ago, (...)

2015-02-13
The Pirate Bay is down... again

What goes up, must come down – that seems to be the recurring story with The Pirate Bay recently. The popular torrent site is currently (...)

2015-02-13
Apple Pay will be available for US Government transactions this fall

At the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage and talked about how Apple (...)

2015-02-13
The free version of OneNote 2013 for Windows now has no feature restrictions

Microsoft’s note-taking app is becoming better, if you’re a free user. Nearly a year ago, Microsoft made OneNote 2013 free for (...)

2015-02-13
Inkboard upgrade lets you scribble all over your photos

Did you ever have to resist the urge to doodle on a photo? Now you don’t have to … resist the urge, that is. You can just go ahead (...)

2015-02-13
Facebook is testing Material Design on its Android app

Facebook is constantly testing small design changes on its platform, and today some Android users are getting a taste of Lollipop’s (...)

2015-02-13
Hands on: Affinity Photo throws down the gauntlet to Photoshop, at least on the Mac

Over the past couple of years, there has emerged a veritable Replace Photoshop movement among artists and photographers, featuring (...)

2015-02-12
Twitter is testing different multi-photo layouts in tweets

Twitter is apparently testing a new way of displaying multiple images in a tweet. We’ve tested the feature on Twitter.com and the (...)

2015-02-12
Those Bitstrips avatars you see on Facebook can now be placed in any photo

Remember six months ago when you couldn’t scroll through Facebook without seeing Bitstrips avatars of your friends in not quite (...)

2015-02-11
Twitter acquires Niche, a service that connects brands to internet celebrities

Twitter today announced it’s acquiring Niche, a startup that provides monetization strategies and software to the community on Twitter (...)

2015-02-11
Fleet of 40 ‘driverless pods’ to hit the UK’s footpaths later this year

A trial run of 40 LUTZ Pathfinder driverless pods will take to the streets paths of Milton Keynes in the UK later this year, (...)

2015-02-11
Pipes 2.0 makes it even easier to keep up with the topics you’re interested in

Pipes, the news app that launched last year to help you follow the topics that interest you most, has today received a big update with (...)

2015-02-10
Yelp gets into the delivery business with Eat24 acquisition

Yelp is about to get a bit more useful. The app and site you check before you eat anywhere new just announced that it has acquired (...)

2015-02-10
Why Twitter launched Curator, a Storify competitor

As it gets more aggressive about growth, Twitter wants to be useful to just about everyone — including the media. Curator, (...)

2015-02-10
Here are the first startups selected to exhibit at TNW Europe 2015

This year’s TNW Conference Europe will see 150 carefully selected startups exhibit their products and pitch their ideas to 3,500 (...)

2015-02-10
Prezi’s Nutshell iPhone app animates your photos

Presentation platform Prezi has launched its first standalone app and it’s got nothing to do with wowing your bosses. Nutshell (...)

2015-02-10
Photographers brave the cold for a love-themed #MashMeet

When it comes to a good photo op, nothing will stop Instagrammers from getting the best shot — not even sub-freezing temperatures. Last (...)

2015-02-09
Affinity Photo, a brand new image editor for the Mac, splashes onto the beta scene

Serif, a UK-based graphic art and design software company, has just dropped a new photo editing app for the Mac to compete with Adobe (...)

2015-02-09
Watching people code could be the next big thing in live streaming video

Twitch made streaming video games into a hugely popular phenomenon, so what could be next big livestreaming thing? Perhaps it’s (...)

2015-02-09
Imgur adds features for everyone as it phases out Pro subscription

Imgur recently introduced a GIF-making tool to bring more users to its site, and now the image host is providing all its users with (...)

2015-02-09
Boston Dynamics shows off new robot dog, dooms us all by kicking it

Google-owned Boston Dynamics has been making incredible robots long before it was purchased by Google. Today it showed off its latest (...)

2015-02-09
Twitter: Government requests for your data spiked 40% since summer

Like it or not, governments are more curious than ever about Twitter users. The social network released its latest government transparency (...)

2015-02-09
Skype for Android now supports offline photo sharing

If your main form of communication with a friend is via Skype, it’s been frustrating for Android users to send photos while (...)

2015-02-09
Apple releases ‘noteworthy’ update to Swift programming language, new Xcode beta

Even though Apple hasn’t shipped iOS 8.2 yet, the company today made available iOS 8.3 beta to developers. The update comes (...)

2015-02-09
Netflix is now available in Cuba

Netflix is today hitting a new Caribbean country: Cuba. As of today, Cubans with internet connections and “access to international (...)

2015-02-09
HubPress makes it easy to build your blog on GitHub

There are already a few tools out there for building static pages on GitHub – Jeykll, Octopress and Awestruct among them – (...)

2015-02-09
AMC is coming to Sling TV’s $20 monthly streaming service ‘in the coming weeks’

Looks like someone’s read our Sling TV review! In addition to opening Sling TV for all interested users today, the company has (...)

2015-02-09
Google acquires photo backup service Odysee

Google has acquired self-serve mobile backup service Odysee for an undisclosed sum today. The company will join the Google+ team, (...)

2015-02-08
6 important things to know about how your brain learns

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, (...)

2015-02-08
Collaborative problems: We’re not all social networkers

David Arnoux is Head of Growth and co-founder of Twoodo, helping teams organize using simple #hashtags. This post originally appeared (...)

2015-02-08
Sink into the ’50 Shades of Grey’ spirit with an erotic Lego trailer

Lego has proven to be superlative at keeping up with the popular culture. So it should come as no surprise that in anticipation of (...)

2015-02-07
The key components of a content manager’s editorial calendar

Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, speaker and freelance writer. For more insights on how to be a better marketer, sign up (...)

2015-02-07
8 out of 10 statistics are... totally made up

Paul Jarvis is a best-selling author and designer. He writes weekly for his popular newsletter and runs an online course on becoming (...)

2015-02-07
Madonna the Millennial tries Snapchat: A review

Pep Rosenfeld is co-founder of comedy theater Boom Chicago and Boom Chicago Creative in Amsterdam. He loves both nerd chic and (...)

2015-02-06
Curioos augmented reality art market lets you view prospective purchases on your own wall

Unless you’re really committed to decorating your home with museum posters, acquiring and hanging original art can be a risky and (...)

2015-02-06

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