Pinterest, the almost two-year-old social scrapbooking site, is on a tear. TechCrunch reported on Tuesday that Pintrest reached 11.7 million monthly active users. Whether they are indeed the fastest independent site to reach 10 million monthly uniques in the U.S. or not is a quibble (They have been in open beta since [...]
The most common passwords cracked in major security breaches are close to defaults, like "123456." Many consultants, including leading mobile designer Luke Wroblewski, feel that login is a broken system.
The KONY 2012 video has clocked more than 43 million views in only two days on YouTube (and millions more since appearing on Vimeo two weeks ago), which is fairly amazing considering 1) it's about something most people have never heard of and 2) it's a half-an-hour long. (The average [...]
It was a bad weekend for the internet. First an electrical storm in the D.C. area took down Amazon's cloud Friday night causing hours of outright outages for many major sites and performance disruptions a full day later. Then, at 8 PM EDT, Saturday night, a regularly scheduled 'leap second' caused [...]
Adobe had it's own Apple moment today, announcing a suite of new products in the same venue, San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center, that Tim Cook used to premiere the iPhone 5. Adobe's announcement is no iPhone, but these tools will have a profound impact on what people see on their iPhones—and all the other screens in their lives.
Adobe announced this afternoon that it is acquiring Behance, "a leading online social media platform that enables creatives to showcase and share their work," to become part of their Creative Cloud suite of tools and online services for designers.
Edge Reflow doesn't design a site for you, and is doesn't address the engineering issues associated with responsive design, but it makes the multi-screen design process a lot more accessible to a lot more designers.
The pen may be mightier than the sword, but Mighty, a new digital pen prototype from Adobe, cuts the ordinary pen down to size as well.
We can now not only use tools to make things but also to capture data about how we make them and what our interests and abilities are. This is the creative graph and the future of creative work.
Last year, Adobe company packaged its popular Creative Suite software into a subscription bundle. This year it is expanding the offering to include more robust methods of collaboration, education and self-promotion.
Airtime, Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning's new live video chat Facebook app, if finally live. It seems to be a bit of a glitchy launch, but the really interesting thing about Airtime, is that it builds identity options on top of Facebook. I discussed the lack of these in a recent post, but what I didn't say, which Airtime makes clear, is that app makers can do this job for Facebook.
It is one thing to be right once, or even twice. But Marc Andreessen has been consistently right about where things are going for 20 years. What he is thinking about next? My guess is that it has something to do with mobile.
As of 11:21 PM EST Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud in North Virginia went down, due to severe thunder storms in the area. The Washington Post reports torrential rains, "scary winds," lightning and massive power outages in the D.C. area. Follow Up: Survey OF Effects Of Cloud Outage Shows How Much Of The Web Runs On [...]
The "analog" in the name of the app doesn't stand for the camera (which is purely digital) but, like the "i" in "iPhone," for the user. The speed of the interface, paradoxically, is designed to allow you to stay within the moment of your photo.
Andy Graham, president of Portland Color, Chairman of the Creative Portland Corporation for the City of Portland, Chairman of the board of directors of SPACE Gallery (and, not incidentally, the person most responsible for the existence of the website you happen to be reading) is the subject of a very large (and glowing) profile in the September issue of the Maine Mag. Andy does indeed have a vision for the creative economy in Portland, but the full scope of it may not be clear to everyone. Although the Maine Mag piece gives a lot of context for Andy's belief in the transformative power of Portland, the magazine's coverline ("Attracting 10,000 creative people to Portland") may help reinforce a misconception of what Andy has in mind. By merely adding the word "more" before 10,000, Maine Mag could have gotten closer to what LiveWorkPortland is all about. Yes, we are unabashedly trying to make Portland more visible and attractive to creative entrepreneurs and [...]