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Great post, but Yammer and Dropbox should be on the list! Although, their growth has been steady, more like Facebook than myspace.
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I first downloaded kik after discovering that whatsapp messages were sent in the clear. After whatsapp started encrypting messages I've left kik installed, but rarely use it. It seems my whole address book is using whatsapp.
But, as you've previously written, only facebook has successfully tackled both mobile and desktop messaging. Since kik is all HTML5 they should get out a web app immediately. That would really be a compelling reason for me to use it; I spend almost all day in front of my laptop, with it's optimised-for-text QWERTY keyboard.
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@JJHo That simply isn't true. There's already a shortage of people in STEM, and this is predicted to reach a deficit of 200,000 people in the next 5 years.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Putting a human face — other than Joe Green’s — on FWD.us’ immigration efforts
Nice piece, good job.
"The stories of the Dreamers in attendance are powerful and compelling." so why the snarky headline and negative coverage of this event? You're undermining the sensible discussion of an important issue.
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I don't doubt that some of these apps are insecure, but so are my american credit and debit cards with their data held insecurely on the mag stripe. If you want secure payment cards you can get them anywhere but the US, where "chip and pin" is the standard.
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@gold_tracker They said January for the US
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Good post Nathaniel, all the coverage of the moto g has focused on what it will do for emerging markets, but it has the potential to transform the US market - one of the least competitive and most expensive mobile markets in the world.
OMG, is this real? Amazeballs!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Too lazy to start a real startup? Play “Hipster CEO” instead
I always remember a comment by Harj taggar, one of the partners at YC made in response to a question about founders. He said, there is no one "type". There's a multitude of personalities and approaches. Being comfortable with who you are is crucial. Learning from others is important, but don't copy, be yourself!
4 months ago on Don’t call me Mr. Nice Guy (even if I am)
A friend of mine is posting similar things on Facebook, which really makes me wish for a dislike option! Quantity of hours work may mean you get more done, but it's unlikely to be a) quality work b) the right stuff.
"poor work and health habits are not something you want to be bragging about" - amen
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Congrats to tibbr on their continued growth! At Teamly we've seen tremendous interest for Task and Project management inside tibbr, particularly with our strong wall integration: For more details check out http://new.teamly.com/tibbr-project-management
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Spot on, Nathaniel. I use Whatsapp not for convenience but because I can text people on their phone at no cost. But I spent nearly all day in front of a full QWERTY keyboard, and I don't envisage that changing for me or anyone else anytime soon! In 5 years will office workers still be in front of a desktop and a keyboard... yes.
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Really good summary, new startups, take note!
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schadengasm - my new favourite word!
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Or they're trying to up the price in a sale of Path?
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Good post William! It's so true. You may end up changing the world, but you have to change someone's world as a first step. Even just one person, then build from that.
7 months ago on Planning to launch a startup? Launch your kindergarten startup first
Congrats Mike and team!
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Great analysis Fritz, worth reading in its entirety!
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