Posts Tagged ‘apps‘

Scientists, who make Apps addictive (via The Economist 1843)

An interesting article on The Economist 1843 from November,  written by Ian Leslie: “Tech companies use the insights of behaviour design to keep us returning to their products. But some of the psychologists who developed the science of persuasion are worried about how it is

The case of WeChat and mobile in China

Must read article by by Connie Chan from Andreessen Horowitz on WeChat –  the largest standalone messaging app by monthly active users. While seemingly just a messaging app, WeChat is actually more of a portal, a platform, and even a mobile operating system depending on how you look at it.

5 ways tech can transform finance

Crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lenders, mobile payments, bitcoin, robo-advisers – there seems to be no end to the diversity, or to the sky-high valuations, of these “fintech” innovators. Read more from World Economic Forum Gerd Leonhard on the future of finance: Watch Digital Transformation and the Future

Slack Gets Personal

Read more at Fast Company via Instapaper And for all you Unfamiliars out there, here’s the lowdown on Slack:

The Problem with Smart Homes

Like many of the coolest new technologies, sometimes the idea of a new product or concept is much better than the actual thing… This post has some good points I had never considered. What will happen if smart homes include equipment with lifespans that go

BIG MOTHER IS WATCHING YOU

Obviously, there are benefits to this optimized, quantified self, not least of which is the ability to make significant medical advances and alter the lives of those suffering from chronic, and often mystifying, illness. But there’s something to be said for the allure and beauty

Enter the Age of Freelance

Apps are making it easy to get everything done; they connect customers with people providing services. In this flourishing new world of freelance jobs, is the standard 9-5 job officially passé? What becomes possible now that we can accomplish anything from any location? And if

5 Free Apps For Making & Breaking Habits

Self examination and productivity are two trends that go hand-in-hand lately. Check out some free apps to help make you more successful at whatever you want to accomplish. Read more via Fast Company

Chain Blog — Bitcoin’s Killer Apps

Bitcoin is in the same place today. Many people are intrigued because they can feel “something is going on.” But they wonder how buying a sandwich with bitcoin is better than using, say, a credit card. As with many breakthroughs, most people think about bitcoin