2015 has been a very exciting year for SnapMunk. Over the last twelve months we’ve grown like crazy and that is all thanks to you; our lovely, intelligent and engaged readers. Oh, and sexy too. Don’t think we forgot about sexy. All hunched over your smartphones and laptops like a bunch of startup junkie-pervs itching to catch a fix. S-E-X-Y.
Being such a great stretch, we thought it fitting to provide an action-packed recap. In case you missed any of the goodness, or in case you just need another hit, below are the fifteen most popular SnapMunk articles from the tremendous year that was 2015. We had everything from tech news to profiles to interviews to humor and more. Read, learn, laugh and be merry. Thank you for your gracious eyeballs and we look forward to keeping you informed and entertained in 2016.
Cheers to 2015 and Happy New Year from the SnapMunk Team!
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15. Cinch Uses Big Data to Make Travel Bookings Quicker and More Intuitive
Cinch was founded by Gadi Bashvitz, who decided to take up the cause of business travelers after being one himself for a long time. With over 2 million miles of travel under his belt on professional assignments, Bashvitz realized most websites in the travel industry focus on offering a large volume of flights and hotels to users instead of finding out what their preferences are and tailoring results based on them.
14. There’s Technology to Help Your Long Distance Relationship, But Does Anyone Really Want It?
“Pillow talk” takes on a whole new meaning as more and more technology companies are trying to get in the middle of your long distance relationship. The question is, does anyone want that?
13. 9 Silicon Valley Companies You Kind of Know But Definitely Want to Work For
There are more than a few Silicon Valley companies that make for inspiring, exciting work environments. Despite the amount of attention the area gets, you probably don’t hear about a lot of them as often as you should.
12. 7 Things Your Office Would Have If It Was Actually a Cool Office
Lots of tech companies have great benefits and sweet perks and as part of that narrative, more and more tech firms are claiming to have super-cool offices. The problem is that most of those “cool” things are “Office cool”, not “Cool cool”. If your office was actually cool, it would have these 7 things in it…
11. Chargifi Wants Any Place with a Table to Let You Charge Your Phone, Wirelessly
These days power, not connectivity, is the issue. Using dongles and a nifty little technology called “Magnetic Resonance”, Chargifi wants any place with a table to let you charge your phone wirelessly. Let’s hope they get what they want.
10. Now Seeking: Front-End Developer Rock Stars
What’s up, potential employer? My name is Bradley Simpkins. In response to your job posting, I am a Front-End Developer Rockstar, fluent in HTML5, CSS3, figuring out which one of these guys has blow, PHP, PCP, jQuery, Jägermeister, and arpeggios on my Fender Strat.
9. Lumo Wants You in Their Shorts
Lumo is part of the exploding wearables market, competing with the likes of FitBit, Apple (who partnered with Nike), and Adidas (who purchased Runtastic). The sensor in waistband of their Lumo Run running shorts measures cadence, bounce, ground contact time, braking, pelvic rotation, and stride length, syncing with an app to allow full analysis of data and overall progress.
8. If You Like It, You Should Put a Ringly On It
My middle finger vibrates every time a text arrives…or a phone call, or an email, or…OK, it’s not really my finger that’s vibrating. It’s my new ring. A Ringly ring.
7. Barrel Backers Lets You Discover and Drink Craft Beer From Any State, At Home
If you appreciate good beer, trying the local brews while travelling is a lot more satisfying than ordering up the more generic suds. You know, beers that may or may not rhyme with Mud Kite, or Killer Pie Knife. But what happens when you’re at home and all those delicious, locally brewed beverages are half-way across the country? Enter: Barrel Backers. They’ll deliver the stuff right to your door…
6. I, Digital Rendering: Biodigital Opens Up an API for the Human Body
And you thought avatars were cool before. BioDigital opens up an API for the human body, enabling digital recreation of anyone’s distinct physiology.
5. Tech VS The Business: Never Let That Terminology Happen In Your Company
Over the course of my career I have worked with and heard of a number of companies that have implemented a structurally informal but operationally reinforced distinction between “Tech” and “The Business”. Sometimes it has been the result of a cohort of geriatric executives refusing to effectively embrace an admiration, understanding and respect for software. Sometimes it has been the result of naturally diverging departmental paths during campaigns for rapid top-line growth. All times, it has been a shitty idea.
4. Uber for Dogs
These are five on-demand doggy service startups to help you give your fur-baby the most amount of care with the least amount of effort.
3. Five Life Lessons from Steve Jobs
Instead of giving in to prophesies of doom and gloom, let the words of the late Steve Jobs resonate in your entrepreneur’s soul. Here are five pearls of wisdom from the late icon of the tech cosmos and co-founder of Apple.
2. Reply All: A Holiday Office Email Thread Story
“I don’t think I’m supposed to be receiving these messages. Please remove me from this email thread. And please stop using reply all.”
1. I Asked the Real Siri Some Questions: My Interview with Susan Bennett, the Voice of Siri
Siri isn’t just a voice. Somewhere, deep down, there’s a legit person in there.We’ve all had great talks with our iPhones, but nothing beats the real thing; enjoy my interview with Susan Bennett, the voice of Siri.
TIPA Launches Compostable Biodegradable Packaging
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11 Must-Have Apps for Business Travelers
Startup Ideas Are Only As Good As Their Timing: Go Fix a “Fuck This”
What Will It Take for College Students to Use Slack?
Put Grocery Shopping on Autopilot with the New HIKU