This blogpost is part of a small series of posts that cover the basics of startup metrics. My personal goal is to help early stage startups more effectively, but also avoid repeating myself too much in mentoring programs.
If you are working on a software product in early stage of its lifecycle…
Moshis an SSH replacement I discovered after experiencing SSH input lag on my UK based server while I was located thousands of miles away.
According to its website, “[Mosh is] more robust and responsive, especially over Wi-Fi, cellular, and long-distance links.”. A short video I found on…
Yoni Heisler took at look at the history of Apple’s Research and Development spending:
One of the more interesting data points from this chart is that the company’s R&D costs took a noticeable plunge following Steve Jobs’ return to Apple. This is without question the result of Jobs’ effort to streamline Apple’s entire product line and refocus the company’s energies and efforts on just a few core products. Of course, in the process, some beloved products like the Newton were shown the door.
That spending is now way above those late-1990s lows, but Apple was also on the brink of bankruptcy then and now they’re the most valuable company in the world. Still, Apple’s R&D tends to lag far behind that of most of their peers. For example, Canon still spends more.
Motorola Mobility’s sale to Lenovo only looks like a loss—the patents were cheap, and Google might yet advance wearables, home devices, and modular phone hardware.
Switching the shade of blue used on advertising links in Gmail and Google search earned the company an extra $200m a year in revenue, a Google executive has said.
Am I the old guy in the Hacker News room? A simple question and an in-depth analysis of the Hacker News community.