1 September

NCAA Football is Here: Follow with WatchESPN & ESPN College Football App

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With over 50 games today, NCAA Football has officially kicked off (and next week marks the beginning of the NFL season). Two great ways to stay atop of the action and to follow your favorite team(s): 1. The new ESPN College Football App (iOS + Android) Built specifically for college football, the provides news, scores, […]

29 August

The new ESPN ScoreCenter for iPad

The new ESPN ScoreCenter for iPad

Today, we released the new ScoreCenter for iPad. I encourage you to download it, customize it and give feedback. Starting this weekend (college football!) and next (NFL!), you’ll surely put it to good use!

28 August

Taco Bell’s Instagram Doritos Locos Tacos Commercial

I love Taco Bell’s new television commercial for the Doritos Locos Taco. It features a series of user-uploaded Instagram photos of Doritos Locos Tacos: “no matter how hard you try, pictures just don’t do it justice.” It’s fun, social, and conveys how popular and unique the product has been. The Doritos Locos campaign has been […]

22 August

Spotify Embeddable Widgets (Twitter & Facebook Too)

Nothing groundbreaking here but I thinks its worth showcasing visually: Spotify yesterday promoted their embeddable play buttons and playlists via Facebook and Twitter yesterday. Those ‘widgets’ can appear on sites, blogs, etc and play in-line much like it works on Facebook within the newsfeed / ticker. Those tweets are then embeddable as well – and […]

19 August

Google’s Travel ‘Widget’ for Search Results & Mobile

Google’s intelligent search result pages keep getting better… particularly on mobile. We’ve seen the weather and the stock ‘one boxes’ before. This integration for travel calendaring is fantastic – dynamic, colorful, crisp and – above all – accurate and fast.

12 August

Jiro Dreams of Sushi: A Tale of Raw Fish and Dedication

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At the encouragement of Andrew Machado, I watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi this weekend – a documentary about Michelin winning sushi chef and 85-year old Jiro Ono. Absolutely fantastic movie:

17 July

Jetsetter Navigation Panel – More UI and Design from Jetsetter.

Jetsetter is known for great design (see here) and here is a nice little UI treatment that we recently saw on The Verge (who uses it on mobile and web). As you scroll through Jetsetter’s sale page, an icon scrolls alongside the right progress column. It serves two functions:

15 July

Digg, Content Publishing, Content Consumption and Kate Middleton’s Wedding Gown

Much has already been written about Digg – and two of the best pieces currently sit atop Techmeme. MG’s “Requiem for a Digg” and Om’s “In Memoriam: Even in losing, how Digg won.”

13 July

Jetsetter Mobile App: Effective App Promotion & Conversions

Jetsetter is known for great design (see here). Here is a good example of good design and effective mobile promotion.

9 July

A New Chapter Ahead at ESPN

Posted in Headline, Web 2.0 | Comments

I have always been a sports nut. Growing up, I wouldn’t go to bed without first calling the Washington Post’s automated sports hotline for ‘current’ sports scores (delayed by 15-30 minutes); and over breakfast, I’d scour over newspaper box scores for details. Years later, the habit hasn’t changed… just the routine: newspaper clippings have been […]

9 July

Facebook Homepage Ad Takeovers – eBay Example.

Facebook homepage ads have begun. They are effectively static full page takeovers with a Facebook module overlayed in the bottom right corner. In this example you see an ad unit for eBay’s summer electronics event. On the right corner is a mini-Facebook ad unit (as you would see it on the right column of a […]

8 July

Google Chrome for iOS: Two Unique, Nice UI Treatments

With the launch of Google Chrome for iOS, I committed to swapping out my iPhone and iPad’s Safari browser (of course I can only do this on the dock – Safari cannot be replaced as the browser from core applications like email, etc). I did this in part because: