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Making the world’s fastest analytics even faster

Making the world’s fastest analytics even faster

In this blog post, I’m going to tell you how I migrated close to one billion database rows with zero downtime, achieved a ~30% query speed increase, and took Fathom to the next level.

Jack Ellis
Written by Jack Ellis
August 17, 2021 · Read post
How Kim Kardashian turned a bootstrapped business into a venture-backed company

How Kim Kardashian turned a bootstrapped business into a venture-backed company

Why Carrd turned away from their bootstrapping roots and raised millions of dollars.

Written by Paul Jarvis
August 16, 2021 · Read post
New features in Fathom Analytics (video)

New features in Fathom Analytics (video)

Fathom is simple, privacy-focused website analytics (a Google Analytics alternative). Here are a few new features we’ve added recently.

Written by Paul Jarvis
July 27, 2021 · Read post
Fathom retains IP addresses temporarily for security. How do you protect that data?

Fathom retains IP addresses temporarily for security. How do you protect that data?

Here’s a question we recently got from a customer regarding Fathom being a privacy-first company and how that relates to the data we collect for our analytics

Jack Ellis
Written by Jack Ellis
July 13, 2021 · Read post
Let’s make surveillance-based advertising illegal

Let’s make surveillance-based advertising illegal

Fathom and other privacy-focused companies signed the following letter on Wednesday, July 7th, to EU and US regulators to encourage them to take action during legislative sessions and any relevant privacy discussions.

Written by Paul Jarvis
July 7, 2021 · Read post

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Published on June 29, 2021

Something’s new in Fathom… everything!

Check out our new release, full of features and refinements

Written by Paul Jarvis
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Published on June 21, 2021

Privacy Stories: The Markup

The Markup is proving that a newsroom can be unbiased in its reporting, share how they came to the conclusions they’re making, and build awareness around complicated but essential issues.

Written by Paul Jarvis
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Published on June 2, 2021

Why we prioritize support over sales in our SaaS business

We put significant effort into customer support: not just answering emails quickly and respectfully, but making sure we understand the problem to either solve it or figure out how we can do better in the future (building more features, better documentation, etc.)

Written by Paul Jarvis
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Published on June 2, 2021

What is Google FLoC, and why it’s bad for your digital privacy

FLoC is a method to collect, summarize and sell your recent internet browsing activity.

Written by Paul Jarvis
knowledge · Read post
Published on May 13, 2021

Privacy Stories: Sparktoro

Sparktoro identifies where an audience spends their time and attention (using public information on social media).

Written by Paul Jarvis
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