February 10, 2013

Email as a Problem With a Possible Solution

Boris Van Zanten, The Next Web

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At The Next Web we don’t just write about new technology. We also develop our own services. Examples are PressDoc, Paydro and Twitter Counter. This is a story about a new little project, with a rather ambitious goal, we are currently working on.

A few months ago I read an inspiring post by Paul Graham in which he offered a few ‘Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas‘. One of them was a proposal to ‘Replace Email’. As Graham explains:

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I've been struggling to think of a technology that we all use that is more broken than email.I can't think of one. Email is the pinnacle of broken yet-we-all-need-it-every-single-day technology.It seems to me that all the other... more ››
October 15, 2013
Can the Feds Break the Web's Security System?
Kashmir Hill, Forbes
Wired has called it a “landmark privacy case” in a post that features a prominent photo of Edward Snowden. But the Lavabit case isn’t really about Snowden at all. Ladar Levison was willing to hand over whatever the... more ››