I disagree. Sonos went the multi-voice-assistant route and so successfully bridged both the Google and Amazon voice assistant user bases.

Five more categories just opened for voting today!

Yesterday I took inventory of 27 products that I hunted in 2020 that have been nominated for Product Hunt’s Golden Kitty Awards.

Today, the following categories opened for voting:

🌍 Community and Social
🌍 Social Impact
👾 AI and Machine Learning
😎 Augmented Reality
🖥 ️Developer Tools

I’m happy to…

Even though 2020 was a shit year, that didn’t stop makers from making

In fact, innovation accelerated in several key areas owing to the unprecedented environment we found ourselves in due to the pandemic. Specifically, the shift to remote work drove new ideas and experimentation in digital media, including video-centric platforms, virtual spatial presence, and voice-based products.

Every year, Product Hunt puts on…

Ever wonder: who first put a dollar sign in front of a number? Why did they do it, and when?

Moreover, what motivated the invention of currency symbols in the first place? What made it necessary to differentiate between generic counting numbers and monetary figures? Which currency symbols came first…

Two big milestones and a hint at what’s next…!

My Product Hunt journey began all the way back in 2014 and today I hunted my 2500th product on Product Hunt.

And yesterday, Product Hunt founder and CEO Ryan Hoover announced that after seven years at the helm he’s stepping down and installing Josh Buckley as the new CEO.


An interview with the hashtag inventor on the symbol’s unlikely role during a challenging and unruly cultural moment


This interview was given to Andres Lomeña (professor, doctor of sociology, and contributor to Common Action Forum) for the Huffington Post. The Spanish version of this interview can be found here:

Andres Lomeña’s questions are prefixed with AL.
My answers are prefixed with CM.

AL:You have told hashtag’s origins many…

Elon Musk’s future Tesla is a truck like the iPhone is a phone

Tesla Cybertruck
Credit: Tesla

Silicon Valley is all wrong about the Cybertruck, but not like it was wrong about Apple’s AirPods or Amazon’s Echo Show.

The Cybertruck reimagines what a truck is, constitutionally. It’s such a savage departure from our expectations that define a “truck” that we need a new word. …

That seems to be what some people believe, if the tweets in response to Kaitlyn Tiffany’s (🐦) story in the Atlantic are any indication.

In Managing Your Friendships, With Software, she writes about several startups whose apps appear to be overtaking the productivity category of the App Store as people…

The source of this document

You’re in control.

If you choose to opt in to the AT&T Enhanced Relevant Advertising program, you, as the account holder, allow AT&T and our affiliates (including DIRECTV) (“us,” “we”) to collect, use and share data with third parties about you and other users on your account. This includes data…

I found this 1995 email exchange in the MIT archives of the TELECOM Digest between Bell Labs engineer Ralph Carlsen (patents) and Patrick Townson, the editor of the digest. …

Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Biz Dev @ Republic. Inventor of the hashtag. Product therapist. Previously: Google, Uber, On Deck, YC W’18.

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