Sparefoot

How to create a company culture with only 3 people

We all know that culture is vital to any business. As you grow, culture becomes part of your DNA. But how do you create a company culture when you’re starting up and only have a handful of people in your company?

Visual listening

Visual listening is the next big thing in social. Here’s why.

The human brain can process images in as little as 13 milliseconds, according to research from MIT released this year. That’s a hell of a lot faster than earlier studies, which suggested it takes 100 milliseconds. Visuals are just easier to consume: fact.

ss-crowdfunding

Why hardware startups should screw VC and go straight to crowdfunding

Software’s always been the sexy sell of Silicon Valley. With low startup costs, margins on par with the most illicit drugs and the boom or bust mentality of the Internet era, it’s been the sweetheart of startups for nearly three decades.

Online shopping safety tips

5 things you can do to stay safe shopping online on black Friday

While online shopping may seem less dangerous than shopping at big-box retailers these days, don’t be fooled about the inherent safety of online shopping. Attackers can still access important details from you if you aren’t cautious. Be proactive about your financial security this holiday shopping season and follow these five tips to keep you safe on black Friday.

Watching TV

The new TV demographics: The 'ads' and 'ad-nots'

When commercial television made its debut in the U.S., programmers and brands quickly recognized the medium’s rich marketing value. And so began decades of variations in monetizing TV.

Bitcoin

The 2 biggest emerging opportunities in cryptocurrency

The two greatest areas for innovation and value creation in the Bitcoin/cryptocurrencies sector are in providing solutions for banks in developing countries and creating a better decentralized ledger.

Black Hat

Why cyber criminals are winning: The secret weapon of the black hats

Another day. Another hack. One day it’s black hats making headlines with a massive hack on Home Depot. The next, it’s the theft of 4.5 million U.S. hospital records or 1.2 billion web credentials. The connected world is under siege and the current cyber security approach is falling woefully short — as evidenced by the headlines.

New TV

Hey Nielsen: If TV audience measurement ain't broke, don't 'fix' it

Don’t you hate watching someone work on a ‘solution’ to fix a problem that has already been solved? This is what’s currently happening in the digital media space for television with audience measurement and tracking.

Native-Ads

Forget scale, the key to native ads is quality

2014 is poised to be a big year for “native advertising” as it goes from an industry buzzword, commonly used and inconsistently defined, to a meaningful share of revenue for most publishers. Or at least that’s what I asked Santa for a few weeks ago.

Music image via CS Stock/Shutterstock

Why we haven’t reached digital music’s golden era

Hypothetically, digital music fans should currently be living through a golden era. But short-sighted interests could be leading us into a dysfunctional new era of the music business instead.

Google's Chromecast HDMI media streamer.

6 predictions about TV’s future in a post-Chromecast world

The relatively successful launch of Google’s new $35 Chromecast dongle — and increasing adoption of technologies like Airplay and Miracast — are painting a vivid picture of the changes in store for the video ecosystem. Here’s why and how.

iPhone Apps

Why all your apps feel the same

You’ve probably realized deep down inside that while our smartphones are capable of providing amazing experiences, dozens of our most-used apps are beginning to feel like clones of each other.

Publishing

Do online publishers need to change their mindset?

Increasingly, it’s difficult for traditional publishers to compete with the quick-fire, high-volume, and often high-quality content of blogs and leaner social news sites. Isn’t it time for a new mindset on the future of publishing?

Boxee

R.I.P. Boxee: 3 lessons to learn from Boxee’s demise

Boxee did many things right. But as time went on, it started doing more and more things wrong. For the sake of the future and XBMC, let’s look into a few of the mistakes of Boxee, so that we — and other XBMC businesses — can hopefully avoid them in the future.

Analyzing the market of HTML5 games

What the are the best HTML5 game engines? The most popular HTML5 games to date? The best libraries for HTML5 games? Clay.io used a spider to find out.

4 reasons Facebook doesn’t work for healthcare

Providing the right information and regular support for patients is something the health care system will never, ever be able to do on its own. A big part of the solution will come from startups like us, but probably not from the likes of Facebook. Here’s why: