Contributed by Lauren Zacharias, Wil Alambre, and Julian Moffatt over the course of March 28th…
- The Startup Ethic & Charitable Impulse
Charge Of The Like Brigade
Devin Coldewey examines Google's transition from a service and utility to a social network. "What Google has done, remarkably, is to transfer all the worst qualities of Facebook to themselves while managing to retain almost none of the good ones."
The Pull-to-Refresh Patent
Dustin Curtis has a nice write up about the iOS pull-to-refresh behaviour that Loren Birtcher came up with while building Tweetie, which was sold to Twitter. It is a patent application that has yet to be reviewed, but it is novel and will likely be granted. Which means, actually I don't want to think about what it means. Pull-to-refresh has become so automatic that I find I often do it when I return to my desktop. Here is hoping that sane thoughts prevail.
Canvas Fireworks in HTML5
Wow. Take your up-to-date HTML5 supporting browser and enjoy!