Notifications, part 2: Gradually, and then suddenly

Last week, I wrote a post about notifications– how they’ve evolved, why they matter, and where we’ll be able to handle more. (We also talked about notifications at length in the most recent episode of Emergence Podcast, which you can check out here.) Rereading it now, I realize that I left out something very important: … More Notifications, part 2: Gradually, and then suddenly

Emergence Podcast, Episode 4: Notifications

We’re back with another episode of Emergence Podcast! Matt and I talk about notifications, and argue about whether contextual relevance or ambiguity resolution is more important. In the episode, we refer back to my previous post, Notifications our lives now: is there room for any more? so I recommend reading that post before giving it a … More Emergence Podcast, Episode 4: Notifications

Notifications run our lives now. Is there room for any more?

As software eats the world and takes control over the jobs and services we care about, it also generates an awful lot of notifications: 3 new emails. 4 new interactions on Twitter. 30 minutes until your next meeting. Your Uber is arriving now. Notifications have essentially become the third runtime of the phone, after apps and the … More Notifications run our lives now. Is there room for any more?

Why fantasy football is so hellaciously pervasive right now

For anyone who isn’t yet completely fed up with EVERYTHING THIS WEEK BEING BROUGHT TO YOU BY DRAFTKINGS, get ready for a whole lot more: looks like they’re buying a quarter billion dollars worth of ads over the next two years. Awesome! I didn’t think it was possible to miss ads for pickup trucks and credit cards, but … More Why fantasy football is so hellaciously pervasive right now

Disrupting Visa will be really hard – but here’s how it could happen

One perennial prize that always seems up for grabs for tech companies – but has yet to be really conquered in any large capacity – is payments. There’s a considerable list of startups and big tech companies that are trying to tackle payments, from Stripe to Square to Apple Pay and everything in between. But … More Disrupting Visa will be really hard – but here’s how it could happen