Will selling digital paintbrushes add up to a good business?
Cloud Covers & Flight Cocktails - A Travel Playlist
Instant Crush, Daft Punk
After Hours, We Are Scientists
Finger Back, Vampire Weekend
Turn On Me, The Shins
Main Street, Deer Tick
Know Better Learn Faster, Thao
Lose Yourself to Dance, Daft Punk
Have a Nice Day, Stereophonics
The Brightest Of The Head, Starflyer 59
Get Lucky, Daft Punk
Ya Hey, Vampire Weekend
Clementine, Sarah Jaffe
Wake up, Humans
Weighty Ghost, Wintersleep
Unbelievers, Vampire Weekend
Kissing the Lipless, The Shins
Chocolate, Snow Patrol
Hannah Hunt, Vampire Weekend
Sweet Disposition, The Temper Trap
Either Way, Wilco
This Will Be Our Year, The Zombies
Landed, Ben Folds
It’s not a revolutionary new photo sharing app, like Instagram was. It’s not about sharing at all (it’s more in the creation zone). And it’s not even free. So why is the “A Beautiful Mess” vaulting to the coveted #1 downloaded app spot this week?
Because, in the wake of beautiful home and lifestyle blogs like Brit & Co., Young House Love and A Cup of Jo (and, of course, Elsie & Emma at A Beautiful Mess), every woman in America wants to be perceived as polished & creative — while on-the-go, living their busy lives. And if they can add a heart to the picture of their kids bringing them breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day, they’re sure as hell going to pay $.99 for that app.
But why now? Simple, really, and a pity Instagram didn’t see this coming first. If you can scribble lines and type words over your photos in Snapchat and Facebook Poke it was only a matter of time before people would want the same features for their Instagram and mobile blog photos. And, Elsie & Emma already had a massive and devoted blog following that was absolutely, for sure, going to love whatever they created.
It’s success theater at its picture-perfect-prettiest.
And if your Instagram feed is anything like mine, this is all you’ve been seeing for two weeks. I finally broke down yesterday and called a friend in California to ask what app she’d been using! #darksocial
I’ve never found a contact management system that actually works for two Gmail accounts, one Outlook Exchange account and two different phones.
Spoiler alert: this isn’t it either (they only allow you to connect to one Gmail account at a time).
But they’re trying. And there’s finally a “merge” feature so I can get rid of those pesky extra profiles that friends (or my dad, ahem) create when they forget their password…
Square’s not just for businesses apparently, as an invite-only page for a product called “Square Cash” has popped up. Not many details are known about it, but we’ve reached out to the company for comment…
I carry cash about 1% of the time — usually only when I have just been to the farmer’s market. Checkbook, maybe 5% of the time. Credit cards and my iPhone: 100%. Venmo has been my go-to for a few years now, but this new option from Square is intriguing …