Internet Trends for 2013

Did you know Vine’s user base doubled from March to April? And nearly 150 million photos were shared on Snapchat last month, up from 60 million in February? Or that U.S. citizens, even in the homeland of both those apps, share much less online than people in Saudi Arabia, India and Indonesia? These stats and […]

Big International Social Networks Are Closing In On Facebook

Last year, Facebook marked a new milestone in its nine-year history. It lost users. While the network did pass the 1 billion monthly active user threshold globally in 2012, Facebook also lost 1.4 million U.S. monthly active users late last year, a small but symbolic decline. Nor was it the only network experiencing a slowdown. […]

New Yorker Launches ‘Strongbox’ for Anonymous File Transmission

The New Yorker on Wednesday launched “Strongbox,” an online system for sources to send files and messages to the magazine’s journalists with “a reasonable amount of anonymity,” as Senior Editor Amy Davidson put it. A source can use Strongbox to send information anonymously in the following way: First, they access the Tor network, which anonymizes […]

YouTube Launching Paid Subscriptions

YouTube is set to launch a paid subscription model for its specialist video channels as early as this week, according to a report. The move, which has been in development for months, aims to help channels finance a wider range of content such as television shows and films, and will serve as another source of […]

Why HTML-based apps don’t work

So you want to build an app. You’re thinking if you do it in HTML, you can take your existing skills and port it to other platforms? You’re in for a rough time… That whole “build hybrid apps using HTML5, trust us, it’ll work as well as native” thing? Turns out it doesn’t. There have […]