Product Hunt, The Popular Tech Product Discovery Site, Is In Current Y Combinator Batch

Is Product Hunt the next big thing?


Much-buzzed-about startup Product Hunt has another trick up its sleeve — it turns out the startup is in the current Y Combinator batch. As a reminder, Product Hunt is a community-powered news website for tech product launches. It’s a website where you can submit, upvote and comment on today’s new tech products. And it has quickly become the center of the conversations for many influential tech people.

“I was actually not intending to apply to Y Combinator,” Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover told me in a phone interview. “Product Hunt started surfacing during the previous Y Combinator batch because founders told each other to upvote their products. Nicolas [Dessaigne] from Algolia DM’d me and said ‘hey, some of the partners — like Garry Tan — want to meet you.'”

Algolia is a French startup who participated in Y Combinator’s winter batch — I covered its search API that turns your…

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What is an empty XML element?

Following a very enthusiastic discussion today at work, here’s the proper definition of an empty XML element, according to the W3C Recommendation of 26 November 2008:

[Definition: An element with no content is said to be empty.] The representation of an empty element is either a start-tag immediately followed by an end-tag, or an empty-element tag. — Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Fifth Edition) § “Content of Elements”

[it’s curious that this discussion came up one day after XML’s 15th birthday]