Adriano Farano

by Adriano Farano

1989. When the Berlin Wall fell down I was only nine. Yet, I can still remember watching my first newscast while the Cold War was coming to an end. 2010. Steve Jobs announced the iPad in San Francisco — a device that fueled the digital video revolution. When we started working on Watchup we had [...] more »

by Adriano Farano

Despite what you might have heard, being a tech entrepreneur is not easy. You spend months crafting a product, from design thinking to development, coordinating and encouraging your team. Working hard. Testing. Fighting against bugs — or at least cheering your team on. It’s not easy! And then that moment comes when what you’ve built [...] more »

by Adriano Farano

For the past year we’ve worked very hard to redesign the news watching experience by offering all the best news channels in a personal newscast that’s ready when you are. Our partnership with the Washington Post is another step in that direction. Beginning March 13, content from PostTV will become available to Watchup users both [...] more »

by Adriano Farano

Watchup, an iPad app, won a 2012 Knight News Challenge grant. Below, Watchup CEO and co-founder Adriano Farano writes about the latest developments. After several months of our hard work and lots of lasagna, Watchup 2.0 has finally hit the iPad App Store. Launching the 1.0 version of the app at the MIT Media Lab [...] more »

by Adriano Farano

Our startup, Watchup, has just closed a $500,000 angel round, and since creating a startup is an increasingly appealing idea to a number of journalists, I thought I should share on Idea Lab what I believe every entrepreneur should know before starting raising a first round of funding. Watchup, an iPad-only app that unleashes the [...] more »

by Adriano Farano

One of our bold beliefs here at Watchup has always been to iterate fast over users’ feedback. Watchup is a Stanford startup, incubated at StartX, the Stanford startup accelerator, and as such we always try to apply the design thinking principles to our work. The latest version 1.4 of your favorite news video iPad app [...] more »

by Adriano Farano

It’s 7 a.m. You want to catch up with the news on your iPad, but you don’t want to jump from one app to another — tap here, tap there. You just want to discover the best and latest news videos in a snap. Meet Watchup. Available in Apple’s App Store, Watchup lets you create [...] more »