Our new iOS update, inspired in part by Mad Libs

Our new iOS update, inspired in part by Mad Libs

The latest update to our iOS app has some cool new features, all made with one goal in mind: giving you a ton of options for finding new talks. To this end, we’ve added a tab in the app called “Discover.” At the top of the screen, you’ll see the words: “Today, I’d like to […]

What you’re saying about the new TED.com

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Release updates | No Comments

In the 72 hours since we launched the new TED.com, we have gotten a lot of feedback. From people pointing out bugs to those sharing excitement over features like ”Watch later” and “See your influence,” we appreciate it all. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to contact us through the website, and to […]

A flashback to the early days of TED.com

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Lessons learned | No Comments
A flashback to the early days of TED.com

Step with me for a minute into an internet time machine. The date: June 27, 2006. The event: the first six TED Talks being posted online. “Today, for the first time ever, we’re thrilled to present some of the most remarkable talks from TEDs past,” reads a blog post from Chris Anderson on that day. […]

How we picked Hidden Gems

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Editorial, New features | No Comments
How we picked Hidden Gems

What, you ask, is a Hidden Gem? It’s the TED equivalent of a pearl in a clamshell. Our hidden gems are those stunningly good talks that for some reason didn’t go wildly viral — but that reward the viewer with a great, unexpected idea. And we know our audience loves to discover talks like this. […]

Under the hood

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Technology | No Comments
Under the hood

The new TED.com is more of a rebuild than a redesign. While what you see on screen will look very familiar, what’s radically different is the backend of the site. TED.com was born in 2006 — the year the Nokia 9000 phone ruled and Suri Cruise was born. It’s 2013, clearly past time for us […]