Category: Technology

  • Is Forecast the best mobile web app?

    I’ve been using Forecast since they launched, but I hadn’t “installed” it on my phone until very recently. To say I’m impressed with their mobile web app is an understatement. There are a few places where you can tell it’s a web app and not a mobile app, but not many. In fact, it’s my […]

  • Three Months to Scale NewsBlur

    Great report from Samuel Clay about his challenges in the post-Google Reader world. Since the news hit about Reader shutting down in July, NewsBlur has been hit hard with requests. (Previously.) I was able to handle the 1,500 users who were using the service everyday, but when 50,000 users hit an uncachable and resource intensive backend, […]

  • Goodbye Google Reader… now what?

    The big news in the feeds I follow is that Google Reader is shutting down July 1. Why? There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better […]