Are We Having Pun Yet?: 200,000 awesome people →
arewehavingpunyet: Oh my gosh. Logged in tonight to find we tripped the 200,000 follower mark. I’m overwhelmed. Every like, reblog, and follow is a tiny affirmation that I, and subsequently, you are not alone. There are thousands of other amazing people from California to Australia that share our weird, stupid,… your punbelievable ethan!
rickwebb: My friend Diana did a post recently musing on the streaming nature of social media and how sometimes important news can get missed as the events in people’s lives just scroll by. She made a nice post about the basic facts. I liked it. So I’m going to do it too. I left the Barbarian Group almost ten months ago. Since then, I’ve been working on a book about advertising, tech and...
A wave starts way out at sea. Way, way out where you can’t see it, but it’s...– Be a wave. (via kirklove)
The Things That Go Unseen
brycedotvc: Big product changes have been afoot among several OATV backed companies in the last few weeks. Some have been met with praise, others met with scorn. In all cases there’ve been bits of both as users embrace or resist some of the new features and behaviors offered up by their beloved services. As users, we’re just like most. There are parts of each new rev of these products we love,...
At a press conference Tuesday NFL commissioner Roger Goodell left no doubts...– oh hell yeah Goodell: Wi-Fi Needed in Every NFL Stadium (via rafer)
Do not go into advertising. Your creativity, as trite as it sounds, is worth...– Do Not Go Into Advertising I know this was like a week old, but it still irks me, and I think there’s one more thing to say about it. This is, of course, me. I was in a band. I had a record label. I was a photographer. I wrote fiction. And I went into advertising. For… almost fifteen years. I am...
Here's how Tumblr could make $100M per year if...
caterpillarcowboy: I believe e-commerce can make Tumblr over $100M a year. I’ve shared my thoughts with the Tumblr team directly, but I figured I’d share it with all of you as well. It comes in two flavors: independent stores (bottom up) and retail partnerships (top down). Independent stores are like Etsy, but not limited to handmade - Tumblr users can sell what they craft, draw, photograph, and...
It is very difficult to make good mistakes– Goro Shimura
How to Get a Real Education →
The myth of user-generated content. “Those who create are rare; those who cannot...– If Chanel Were a Product Designer | Hugo Liu’s Taste Blog (via likesandlaunch) good point!! the one exception of course is the curator clause.
Instagram's Real-Time API →
jaredm: 1) Users of the developer’s application: every time a user of an Instagram-linked application posts a photo, the developer’s application will receive a notification. Developers like Foodspotting and sites like Dropbox now both utilize this new functionality. 2) Tags: An application can track a given tag and receive updates every time a new photo is posted with a given tag. ...
Our philosophy is simple—when Apple brings a new subscriber to the app, Apple...– Steve Jobs Responds To All The Cry-Baby Publishers About Apple’s Subscription Payments Going to be a fun year. (via evangotlib)
The network isn’t crazy about you tweeting. They’re not sure that’s cool,”...– Awesome article about Conan’s online presence. http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/02/10/conan-2-0/ (via scottgairdner)
Eating out vs Web Hosting Costs
heykurt: Let’s say you want to host a simple web app on EC2. At the most this will cost about $100 a month or $1200 a year. Machine: $61/mo (Linux) or $86/mo (Windows) Bandwidth: $10/mo Storage: $5/mo Total: $76 to $101/mo or $1200 a year. Let’s say you lunch out every day. Assuming you spend $5 a lunch (which is probably low) at 250 work days, your total is $1250 a year. It’s more...
Instagram was trying to solve three problems 1. “The first problem we tried to...– Lesson learned: Simple questions help make useful products. (Founder Stories) Instagram CEO: “The Best Products In The World Start Out As Features” (via likesandlaunch)
AOL, even after its spinoff from Time Warner in 2009, remains a public company....– Arianna Cashes Out (via cheatsheet)
GroupMe Blog: We're growing again! →
jared: groupme: It seems like it was just last month that we announced a batch of new hires—oh, wow, it was! Time flies when you’re working hard. Well, we’re back at it again. Today, we’re thrilled to introduce the four newest members of Team GroupMe. Chris Connolly, a good friend of Jared and Steve’s, … This team is amazing. HUGE CONGRATS Jared et al. Solid team.
But I want to give the NFL credit, for imparting the kiss of death upon musical...– Lefsetz Letter » Blog Archive » Black Eyed Peas At The Super Bowl (via fred-wilson) Yup. Lefsetz nailed it tonight.
Mark me down as saying Apple will introduce their own line of televisions that...– Caterpillar Cowboy Smartest thing I’ve read on the internet today. If they play the sub rate game Netflix et al did, they could easily use the above strategy with astonishing success.
DVD Sales Falling Like Snow On The East Coast →
parislemon: Wait, but the 30-day windows were supposed to reverse this trend. Remember? That was the whole point. And it was definitely going to work. Warner Bros. DVD sales down 24 percent year over year. Sony sales down 20 percent. Paramount DVD sales down an excellent 44 percent year over year. The fundamental problem remains: most movies simply aren’t worth owning. The studios need to...
Go Mobile: Outfit7 surpasses 60 Million downloads... →
go: Outift7 announced this week that their Talking Friends collection of iOS and Android apps has just eclipsed 60 million downloads, making it one of the fastest growing mobile application developers. Outfit7’s Talking Friends collection features eight characters that respond to touches, pokes… How cool would it be if the CHZBURGER team built these for memes?
I share therefore I am.– “Alone Together”: An MIT Professor’s New Book Urges Us to Unplug | Fast Company HT to M for the link. (via david-noel)
Host Gavin MacLeod revealed that even he himself had set up a profile on the...– “Sea Captain Dating Site Celebrates Third Anniversary”—The North Country Times [via the fantastic @michellelegro] (via markcoatney)
texturism: The hardest thing about all of this is to get started. And I think the most important thing that I’ve learned is that you have to - as soon as you have it - get it our of your head, get it on paper. And then to take this one step further just show someone. Just show someone what it looks like on paper. Even code a little bit and show someone the interaction. Jack Dorsey, the...
These deals should really be a wake-up call to politicians and regulators. They...– yup, that’s exactly what’s going on The Private IPO - Continuations
The Private IPO →
caterpillarcowboy: continuations: Yes, I realize that’s a contradiction, but it seems to capture the essence of deals such as Goldman’s investment in Facebook at a $50B valuation and Groupon’s half-complete $950 million fundraising effort. These deals are designed to provide significant liquidity for insiders (especially early… Agreed with everything here. Why go through the pain of public...