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Sarah Kessler / Fast Company:
Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked?  Here's What It Takes   —  Nico Sell, the cofounder of a secure communication app called Wickr, has appeared on television twice.  Both times, she wore sunglasses to prevent viewers from getting a full picture of what she looks like.
Oct 16, 2013, 7:35 AMIn context
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Foursquare Opens Ad Platform To 1.5 Million Merchants   —  AFTER YEARS OF STRUGGLE AND MONTHS OF TESTING, FOURSQUARE IS FINALLY OPENING UP ITS ADVERTISING PLATFORM TO ITS 1.5 MILLION MERCHANTS.  —  Last year, Foursquare was said to be on the verge of bankruptcy, unable to turn its social media star into a sustainable business.
Oct 14, 2013, 9:05 AMIn context
Fast Company:
Inside Twitter's Vision For A TV-Powered, Profitable Future   —  Fred Graver, Chloe Sladden, and Ali Rowghani on Twitter's mission to woo stars, networks, and advertisers—and transform the company into an IPO-worthy role model for every startup that builds audience before revenue.
Oct 7, 2013, 10:30 PMIn context
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Why Yahoo and Apple Want Foursquare's Data   —  This week, BuzzFeed reported that Yahoo was in talks with Foursquare about a possible data-sharing deal.  The news comes just months after Apple senior VP Eddy Cue was said to be in discussions with Foursquare to integrate its location data into the Apple's mapping service.
Aug 25, 2013, 9:10 AMIn context
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Will Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley Finally Get It Right?   —  It's 2 a.m. and Dennis Crowley is wired.  We've just left Foursquare's South by Southwest party at the Hype Hotel, a warehouse-size space in downtown Austin where nearly 1,000 revelers were drowning in deafening club music and Tito's Handmade Vodka.
Aug 6, 2013, 1:35 PMIn context
Sarah Kessler / Fast Company:
Inside Facebook's Globe-Trotting Quest To Improve Its Feature Phone Experience   —  In an effort to improve the Facebook experience on the simple, cheap “feature phones” prevalent in emerging markets, a pair of Facebook researchers spent most of last July conducting user research in Indonesia, India, and Nigeria.
Jul 24, 2013, 8:05 PMIn context
Nicole Laporte / Fast Company:
Meet Former XBox Boss Don Mattrick, Who Just Left Microsoft To Turn Around Zynga   —  News that Don Mattrick is leaving Microsoft as president of the company's Interactive Entertainment unit to run Zynga was a shock when it broke on Monday—to Microsoft, in particular.
Jul 2, 2013, 10:45 AMIn context
Anya Kamenetz / Fast Company:
Airbnb Announces Tool To Shelter Disaster Victims   —  THE EMERGENCY HOUSING TOOL IS DESIGNED TO BE UP AND RUNNING IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS.  —  Today Airbnb announced a new tool to quickly connect those in need of shelter with those offering it in the aftermath of a disaster.
Jun 11, 2013, 6:45 PMIn context
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Google's Eric Schmidt On Data Privacy: The Internet Needs A Delete Button   —  With so much data being collected about us online, can our offline identities ever be divorced from our web personas?  Today, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt offered a simple solution for kids being brought …
May 7, 2013, 9:05 AMIn context
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Facebook Turns Off Website Internally To Force Mobile Development   —  Just how important is mobile to Facebook?  According to Facebook product manager Josh Williams, the former CEO of Gowalla, the social network's push toward mobility is crucial enough to its strategy to turn off Facebook's website internally.
Mar 22, 2013, 6:55 PMIn context

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