Category: internet

Is Ello The World’s Best Small-Biz Growth-hack?

Ello (the new social network) may be ad-free, but  some founders are already seeing massive profits. Thanks to some clever maneuvering, we estimate that Ello founder Paul Budnitz has made over $250,000 thanks to Ello, by using his founder’s status to promote his other businesses. Ello may just be the greatest small-business growth-hack in history. Your First Friend Being the founder of a social network...


Hextris is the best open source game in a while

This Game Is More Addicting Than 2048, And It’s Open-source too

The next great open-source game has arrived. Earlier this year, the world was engrossed by 2048, an open-source puzzle game which attracted millions of players, and perhaps billions of games. Now comes the recently-created Hextris, a hexagonal version of the hit game Tetris. The premise is simple. Use your arrow keys to rotate a hexagon as lines of color fly at you. Line up...


The custom rig bill gates built for the ice bucket challenge

Video: Bill Gates Wins At The Ice Bucket Challenge

I didn’t think it was possible to win the ice bucket challenge, but Bill Gates did. First of all, he was nominated by Mark Zuckerberg, and nominated Elon Musk. Then, his video was outright cinematic (see below). Seriously, it was more of a short film than a video. Thirdly, he designed and built a custom rig to dump ice water on himself, and he...


Q&A: Why did Apple honour Robin Williams on their site?

Q&A: Why did Apple honour Robin Williams on their site?

Apple recently honored Robin Williams on their website, to mourn the late actor’s death. Many asked why he, of all celebrity deaths, deserved one of the few memorial slots they dole out. I’ve discovered a few reasons that I hope will answer your question. Reason #1: Success as an actor I’ll start with the two obvious reasons, the first being his tremendous success as...