New iPhone Predictions

New iPhone Predictions

Just a couple of quick predictions for the September 10th Apple announcement. As rumor of a gold iPhone run rampant I’ll throw a few of my own predictions out there: There will be an iPhone 5S and 5C. C will…

Protecting yourself in the modern surveillance state

Protecting yourself in the modern surveillance state

I’ll reserve commentary on the revelations that the NSA is monitoring the online activity of every single American and has been doing so for years for another post. The purpose of this post is to outline reasonable steps you can…

2013 Internet Trends

2013 Internet Trends

Mary Meeker, internet prophet of the VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers (KPCB) released her annual internet trends report this week. As usual the report is fascinating. You can check it out here. Here are a few of the data…

Must download apps

Must download apps

I need to do posts like this more often. People are always asking me about the hot new apps, here are a couple recommendations. All of these apps are free. Sunrise – An app to manage your schedule. It seems…

I can't wait to switch to T-Mobile

I can’t wait to switch to T-Mobile

File that under things I never thought I’d say. T-Mobile’s CEO is making waves today saying it is time to “Stop the Bullshit” and he couldn’t be more right. The iPhone is finally coming to T-Mobile which is the last…

An update on boaw.com invites

An update on boaw.com invites

This week we got news that A Small World was kicking out members to maintain the “integrity” of their membership. At the same time, my review of ASW’s spiritual successor Best of All Worlds was one of my top blog…

Shots fired as new war over search begins

Shots fired as new war over search begins

Facebook made a major announcement this morning. It wasn’t a phone like some people keep predicting (which is never happening). They announced they are launching Graph Search (use that link to sign up for the beta), which allows you to…

Hacktivist dead at 26

Hacktivist dead at 26

A lot has been written about the death of Aaron Swartz in the past few days. I don’t have much to add to the conversation other than to say it’s extremely disconcerting to encounter someone your own age only to…

Foursquare takes on Yelp

Foursquare takes on Yelp

Last week Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley sat down for an interview at LES co-working space Projective. The event was part of Pando Daily’s ongoing speaker series. Since it was a short five minute walk from my apartment, I decided to…

Gangnam Style's Rise to Cultural Phenomenon Has Now Escalated to Conspiracy Levels

Gangnam Style’s Rise to Cultural Phenomenon Has Now Escalated to Conspiracy Levels

Suddenly PSY’s Gangnam Style is a huge deal in the US. For those of you who read my Tumblr, you were ahead of the curve on this one. PSY has been all over American media for the past few weeks….

You should also be keeping up with my Tumblr

You should also be keeping up with my Tumblr

It is called Inside Kyle Libra’s Mind. It’s more of a constant stream of interesting or funny things I find on the web as opposed to (slightly) more developed thoughts I write here. Anything that makes me pause and think,…

Communication Breakdown – Twitter Revokes Tumblr’s API Access

Twitter has made a series of seemingly strange moves lately regarding their API access. First they imposed limits on third party app developers. At the time I didn’t really have a good explanation. Today Twitter made another announcement, this time…

Details matter

Details matter

Alex Rainert (Head of Product at Foursquare) was kind enough to respond to a random email I sent him (see previous post). Something in his email signature caught my eye. Compare my email signature with his. Note: I blacked out…

Some random ux / ui / web product thoughts

I’m in the process of wrapping up several major client projects (one I’ve been working on for six months, how time flies…) and so naturally I’m having to start talking to people about what I’m going to work on next….