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This Greeting-Card Superstar Is Ditching Pen And Ink For The iPad Pro

fastcompany.com — You probably don't recognize the name of Dutch artist Leendert Jan Vis, but an awful lot of people enjoy his work every day. Over the past three decades, his cheerful and quirky animals have appeared on over 250 million greeting cards as well as in picture books, as stuffed animals, and on a variety of products.
Feb 12, 2016

Leendert Jan Vis, who's sold 250 million greeting cards, has ditched pen and ink for an iPad Pro. fastcompany.com/3056661/this-g…

How Steve Wozniak Brought A Comic Con To Silicon Valley

fastcompany.com — If you were starting an event that sat at the intersection of technology and pop culture, you could scarcely imagine a better founding myth than one involving an encounter between Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak and Marvel impresario Stan Lee.
Feb 12, 2016

At first, the idea of Steve Wozniak founding a comic con seemed bizarre. But he's always been a lover of community. fastcompany.com/3056616/how-st…

Feb 12, 2016

RT @harrymccracken: At first, the idea of Steve Wozniak founding a comic con seemed bizarre. But he's always been a lover of community. fastcompany.com/3056616/how-st…

Everything You Need To Know About Twitter's New Timeline Tweaks

fastcompany.com — Want to freak out a bunch of Twitter users? Easy: Just give them the sense that Twitter is about to change in some fundamental way, without providing much in the way of concrete details. That's what BuzzFeed's Alex Kantrowitz did last Friday when he reported that the service was going to start algorithmically reordering tweets as soon as this week.
Feb 10, 2016

Twitter's timeline tweak is here, but don't panic: It's not huge, it's optional, and you might even like it. fastcompany.com/3056431/everyt…

Feb 10, 2016

RT @harrymccracken: Twitter's timeline tweak is here, but don't panic: It's not huge, it's optional, and you might even like it. fastcompany.com/3056431/everyt…

Feb 10, 2016

RT @harrymccracken: Twitter's timeline tweak is here, but don't panic: It's not huge, it's optional, and you might even like it. fastcompany.com/3056431/everyt…

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Behold The Grammycam!

fastcompany.com — Back in 1959, when the music industry's Recording Academy presented Grammy awards for the first time, it chose to bestow a trophy that depicted a gramophone -one of the giant-horned record players popular at the turn of the 20th century. It was a pleasantly old-timey image even then.

Logitech Has Quietly Become A Big Deal In Videoconferencing

fastcompany.com — Ever since Logitech sold its first computer mouse in 1982, its brand has been deeply tied to accessories for PCs and other consumer-electronics devices. And though accessories have been good to Logitech and vice versa, the association has been so strong that it's sometimes been tough for the company to expand into other categories.
Feb 08, 2016

Logitech Has Quietly Become A Big Deal In Videoconferencing nzzl.us/4x7RwhN via @nuzzel

The Story Of Mark Zuckerberg's TheFacebook.com, As Told By The Harvard Crimson In 2004

fastcompany.com — Facebook turned 12 today. It's been part of everyday life for long enough that an infinite number of articles have been published about its phenomenal success and the vision of its inventor and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. (I wrote about him myself recently.) But somebody out there had to write the very first profile of Mark Zuckerberg.
Feb 04, 2016

It's Facebook's 12th birthday. I'm fascinated by a 2004 Harvard Crimson article about it! fastcompany.com/3056363/the-st… pic.twitter.com/rTnVN7exus

Feb 04, 2016

RT @harrymccracken: It's Facebook's 12th birthday. I'm fascinated by a 2004 Harvard Crimson article about it! fastcompany.com/3056363/the-st… pic.twitter.com/rTnVN7exus

Feb 05, 2016

The Story Of Mark Zuckerberg's bit.ly/1S4lusm, As Told By The Harvard Crimson In 2004 bit.ly/1S4lwAH

Feb 05, 2016

good to know that the laziest possible facebook anniversary article is still evergreen fastcompany.com/3056363/the-st…

Feb 06, 2016

The story of Mark Zuckerberg’s TheFaceBook.com, as told by The Harvard Crimson in 2004 fastcompany.com/3056363/the-st…

Thanks To Google Fiber, This Is America's Best-Connected Public Housing Development

fastcompany.com — Starting today, every family in a Kansas City townhouse community called West Bluff will have access to Google Fiber, the gigabit-speed Internet access that makes other flavors of broadband feel like a sluggish anachronism. And they're getting it for free.
Feb 03, 2016

A public housing development in Kansas City is the first to get Google Fiber for free, with more to come. fastcompany.com/3056257/thanks…

Fitbit's New Alta: Not A Smartwatch, Not A Big Departure, Just A More Stylish Fitbit

fastcompany.com — More than any other company that makes fitness wearables, Fitbit's strategy involves a whole lot of devices that, through different designs, feature sets, and price points, try to offer something for everybody.

Marissa Mayer's Vision For The Future Of Yahoo Just Got A Lot Smaller

fastcompany.com — Yahoo's webcast about how it did in the fourth quarter of 2015 began in spirited fashion, with the traditional "Yahoooooooooo!" yodel. But the actual news that followed was sobering, even though the company beat Wall Street's expectations with quarterly revenue of $1.28 billion.
Feb 02, 2016

Marissa Mayer's vision for the future of Yahoo just got a lot smaller fastcompany.com/3056213/mariss… by @harrymccracken via @FastCompany

The Big (Big!) Question About Yahoo Is Its Future, Not Its Quarterly Results

fastcompany.com — On February 2, Yahoo will announce its financial results for the last quarter of 2015 and the full year, and will hold a webcast to discuss them. But to an unusual degree, what people are waiting to hear about isn't how the company's been doing, or what its expectations are for the next quarter.
Feb 01, 2016

We may know more about the future of Yahoo--or Yahoo's vision of the future of Yahoo, at least--tomorrow. fastcompany.com/3056120/Yahoo-…

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Feb 12, 2016

RT @BenBajarin: Final year computing platform share. Yes iOS includes Apple Watch but not Apple TV. pic.twitter.com/sj39qbcbEK

Feb 12, 2016

@BongBong The only app I have palm rejection issues with using the Pencil is one called Sketches.

Feb 12, 2016

Just another 13 months to go. Plus 17 years until I can actually get tickets. pic.twitter.com/RveddqFIke

Feb 12, 2016

Mr. @glennf returns to Fast Company with a story about a Bitcoin vulnerability involving supposedly-secure passwords fastcompany.com/3056651/resear…

Feb 12, 2016

Leendert Jan Vis, who's sold 250 million greeting cards, has ditched pen and ink for an iPad Pro. fastcompany.com/3056661/this-g…

Feb 12, 2016

Woz told me about Woz's Law, which I don't completely understand, but like. (It's so...Woz-like.) pic.twitter.com/T7hVNf0ox5

Feb 12, 2016

Woz once won a costume contest at Apple. His prize: an Apple II. That's like Thomas Edison winning a lifetime supply of lightbulbs.

Feb 12, 2016

I have a few random things from interviewing Woz that didn't fit into my article. I'm gonna share them here.

Feb 12, 2016

At first, the idea of Steve Wozniak founding a comic con seemed bizarre. But he's always been a lover of community. fastcompany.com/3056616/how-st…


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