You’ve probably heard the news: Instagram is in the process of removing like counts from posts in the Instagram feed.
At first blush, this might appear to be a massive change. They’re removing one of the most recognizable elements of social proof that’s ever existed. Likes are the way that we....
Last month, I spoke at Mind the Product San Francisco. The following transcript is how the speech was written and does not match the talk exactly. I’ll add the video to this post as soon as Mind the Product makes it available.
I want you to take a minute—think back to elementary school when....
Illustration by @margaridamouta
Let’s get right to the point: bouncing between your inbox, pointless meetings, and group chat notifications is no way to get ahead in today’s information economy.
These are markers of busyness not productivity. They won’t help you to deepen your writing practice,....
Sexual harassment. Hate speech. Employee walkouts. The Silicon Valley giant is trapped in a war against itself. And there’s no end in sight.
The ancient Greeks wondered when irrational numbers, like pi, can be represented with fractions. Two mathematicians now have a complete answer.
To be an employee in white collar America is to feel overwhelmed—by email, by workloads, by deadlines, and by the never-ending expectation to do more. It’d be one thing if we actually ended up accomplishing more at the end of the day, but since the 1990s worker productivity across the world has....
Top tech companies are rallying around the flag. How opportunistic of them.
Think of how big the world is. And how good animals are at hiding. Now think about a biologist whose job it is to determine whether a species has gone extinct.
Not an easy thing to do.
A group of Australian biologists once discovered something remarkable. More than a third of all mammals deemed....
Google has open-sourced the speech engine that powers its Android speech recognition transcription tool Live Transcribe on GitHub.Read More
Posted by Laurent El Shafey, Software Engineer and Izhak Shafran, Research Scientist, Google Health
Being able to recognize “who said what,” or speaker diarization, is a critical step in understanding audio of human dialog through automated means. For instance, in a medical conversation between....
Y Combinator CEO and Partner Michael Seibel on the biggest mistakes first-time founders make.
Topics 00:10 – Solving a problem you don’t care about 1:00 – Helping users you don’t care about 1:40 – Choosing cofounders you don’t know well 2:20 – Not having transparent conversations with your....
Until very recently, Dropbox had a technical strategy on mobile of sharing code between iOS and Android via C++. The idea behind this strategy was simple—write the code once in C++ instead of twice in Java and Objective C. We adopted this C++ strategy back in 2013, when our mobile engineering....
Amazon has previously offered vendors the ability to “bid” for an Amazon’s Choice badge by lowering prices and spending more money on advertising, bringing into sharper focus how the program, which recently came under fire from senators, actually works.
It’s unclear whether or not this offer....
And how, as a result, we’re having more fun than ever. “Have fun.” She stared at me. “Go ahead. Just have fun.” I wasn’t sure how to respond. “Having fun yet?” I was talking with my sister, Elizabeth, and she was helping me come to an embarrassing realization. Groove’s “Core Values”—the ones I....
In 2012 a nongendered pronoun dropped into Swedish discourse. Today it's widely used—and it's nudging people to see the world a little differently.
Even the smallest startups have a lot to gain from getting internal comms right. We've rounded up the Review's six most effective tactics for crafting crystal-clear messaging and facilitating feedback from your most important audience.