Our new iOS update, inspired in part by Mad Libs

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in New features, Release updates
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 […]

It’s about that time

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Release updates

“Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.” – Gustav Mahler It’s springtime, a time for renewal! We launched the new TED.com on March 4th. While we celebrated that day as a major milestone in the redesign, we continued to make the old site […]

What you’re saying about the new TED.com

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Release updates

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 […]

The new TED.com lets you dig deeper into ideas and see your influence on how they spread

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in New features, Process, Release updates
The new TED.com lets you dig deeper into ideas and see your influence on how they spread

Today on TED.com, the world at large will notice some changes — some things that will be familiar to those of you who’ve been a part of our beta testing, and some things that will be brand new. We have officially launched our first major redesign since the site debuted in 2007, back when online […]

What’s new for TED.com 2.0: the final flip

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Release updates, Technology

Starting today, we are flipping the switch on our redesign. All TED.com visitors will begin to see our new site by default. The big, beautiful video player, the handy “watch later” feature and all the other exciting changes we’ve made in the past few months will become the standard. This blog post is the “tech-speak” […]

What’s new in Beta 5

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Release updates

The tech team just rolled out Beta 5 of the redesign. This beta release is comprised mostly of important back-end changes — if you saw the site during beta 4 you won’t notice much that has changed in the last couple of weeks, but still waters run deep. We asked Dan Russell, our head of […]

Why you may see video view numbers change on some of our talks today

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Release updates
Why you may see video view numbers change on some of our talks today

Part of our work on TED 2.0 includes reevaluating how we measure things. Especially, video views.  ”Number of views” is a widely shared and aspired for metric, but there’s no real agreement on the Internet as to what should count as a “view.” We think it’s important that it be as accurate as possible, and are […]

What’s new in Beta 4

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Release updates

Hello, world. Beta 4 went live today with a few of your new favorite things. First and foremost, literally speaking, the “favorite” feature is now available. Thanks for all your feedback that helped us nail it via #TEDBeta and hello@ted.com. We’ve also made profile pages for the TED Fellows and TED Translators available. Check out what […]

The people of TED.com

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Process, Release updates, User experience
The people of TED.com

Many people come to TED.com just to watch a talk. Many are repeat viewers, who want to leave comments and participate in conversations. Others who come to TED.com have an even deeper connection to the TED community — they’ve attended a conference (perhaps even multiples), they organize a TEDx event, are one of the thousands […]

Merry Beta 3!

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Release updates

Beta 3 released today, to wrap up the 2013 calendar year. The team has been busy reading our user feedback and addressing issues one by one. Here’s a quick summary of what’s new in this build: TED.com user profile updates One of our goals for the new 2.0 site is to have an individual’s profile page […]

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