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Your term 'leaked' documents I think refers to the Twitter emails that were illegally hacked (ie, stolen) from their servers? Could you please clarify your terminology so as to not potentially misrepresent the original source?
5 hours, 35 minutes ago on Pierre Omidyar in 2009: “Anybody who publishes stolen info should help catch the thief”
The same thing is happening here in the good ol' USofA with the Obama Administration using the EPA, NLRB, DHS blanket purchases and other highly questionable means to shut down businesses of all types that he personally disagrees with. Free enterprise is anything but anymore.
6 days, 3 hours ago on Venezuela’s continued attack on free enterprise
@alimomen Teens are simply the testbed, as were college students for FB. Forget about the current use case for a second and think more about the concept of limiting the shelf life on mobile/online posts. That was a discussion point a while back of a panel featuring Barry Eggers of Lightspeed Ventures, Snapchat investor. I can't comment much on the valuation expect to say that when you have as much money as Zuck, you can afford to throw it around like bread crumbs. ps. Teens buy a ton of movie tickets, sugary and/or caffeinated soft drinks, clothes, music and unfortunately drugs.
1 week, 5 days ago on Why Snapchat is screwed
How special offers that expire in 10 seconds? Every coupon I've ever seen has an expiry date. I think everyone is too short sighted on this. Snapchat is perfect for this buy now, terminally ADD culture. Stay tuned all you naysayers.......
Cool! Now what's with the Reese's product placement? Is that Paul's favorite candy?
1 week, 5 days ago on PandoDaily acquires NSFWCORP to double down on investigative reporting
After reading this, I'm puzzled to understand why Jason and Arrington aren't best buddies....
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Jason Calacanis: A fighter, until he wasn’t
General Counsel, not Council
1 month, 1 week ago on Think you’re safe at a coffee shop? Think again
I guess we need to coin a new adjective for entrepreneurs. How about Bilton approved entrepreneurs and non-Bilton approved entrepreneurs? It is long past time to defer to the New York elitist community for validation. I guess Silicon Valley is all growed up now thanks to the incredible insight of Nick Bilton.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on By definition, Silicon Valley has few legitimate entrepreneurs
Duh! Social church. Now why didn't I think of that?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Here’s how one venture firm is shifting from new and shiny things to old and rusty ones
Will Walt, Kara and team still grace the stage at the D Conf as Arrington does at TC Disrupt?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on In AllThingsD divorce News Corp gets the house, Walt & Kara get the kids
Barack Nobel Obama. With an approval rating going south, I'd say only about 42% of America's credibility is on the line, and sinking.
3 months ago on Access denied | Foreign Policy
This is a brilliant post and you are very lucky (or good, or both) to have been able to shadow Aaron on an actual sales call. I've been watching Aaron and Box for upwards of three years now and seeing him very rapidly mature before our eyes, but mostly on stage watching his pitches at successive BoxWorks events, or other signature keynotes at MobileBeat, etc. One of the smartest things he did was hire Dan Levin to be COO, not just for the proverbial adult supervision but as a highly skilled and experienced ops guy who had a track record in scaling a B2B company. I really think we are witnessing the next Larry Ellison, not the asshole we all know and hate, but a nice one. Aaron is truly special and so much fun to have in our midst.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Aaron Levie, elephant hunter: Why the cloud’s consummate poster boy is actually an outlier
@poorhardworker @pemullen No doubt! That's precisely what I meant.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Caption this photo of Obama at Martha’s Vineyard
The Obama goose step
Revolution long overdue. There are many ways to revolt without violence. It's time to crowdsource a revolution.
5 months ago on Is it time for a new American revolution?
The government knows best Bryan. You would be well served to get on board, with all the other spoon-fed lemmings, and stop your rabble rousing. However true your comments may be, the truth means little anymore.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on A San Francisco rent control parable
I've met two of the 'kids' in the Thiel Fellowship program, one who dropped out of school after his freshman year. These kids are some of the best and brightest I've seen and will learn so much more through programs like this. I'm keeping my eye on this, Draper University and Singularity University as an exciting and promising alternative to the legacy path we used to call 'formal education'.
6 months ago on There goes Peter Thiel again, corrupting the youth with opportunity
Who gives a rat's ass about the ad? It's a freaking stout phone. How about you write something about that?????
7 months, 4 weeks ago on HTC’s horrible HTC One commercial is just the latest example of tone-deaf marketing
I'm extremely excited about the opportunities in the enterprise technology space. It is not so easy to pigeonhole the current wave as in past major technology shifts (Mainframe to distributed Minicomputer, proprietary to open systems/client server, custom developed apps to off the shelf, PC, internet, etc). This time it appears to be different and happening on several fronts (cloud, mobile, social, big data, open source, BYOD) and so many new classes of competitors emerging on several fronts. I think the biggest challenges facing enterprises today is how to effectively manage the transition to the newest new world of enterprise computing and whom to trust in making the right bets on all the choices facing CIOs and decision making executives. In order to remain relevant and deliver value, IT organizations are stretched to the limit in having to maintain existing investments in all the applications and systems costing many millions of dollars, while evaluating and implementing new approaches to traditional problems and challenges.
If I am forced to pick one area where I think large organizations will struggle the most, it would be how to effectively make sense of and how to manage the crush of data and how it will affect their businesses, and in every major functional area. Companies are faced with new and crushing sources of data and how to deal with it. No longer is data simply coming from internal transactional systems in a structured, predictable format. It is now coming in all forms and from many different sources, completely random, unstructured, unfiltered, and unsecured. Call it big data, call it social data, call it data science, call it whatever you will but companies have an enormous challenge, and therefor an opportunity to figure this out and those who do will have a big advantage in the coming years. I'm most excited with companies like Platfora, Datameer, Palantir, Splunk, Cloudera and too many more to name here.
To link the term 'bubble' with anything enterprise is simply ridiculous. Big IT companies like Oracle, SAP, Infor, IBM, Accenture, etc still enjoy the lions share of IT spend and mindshare. This is not likely to end anytime soon but there are dozens if not hundreds of new companies who are working feverishly to define the new enterprise computing model. We are still in the very early stages of a massive transition. How to maintain the old (legacy) while bringing in the new is a constant challenge facing IT departments and business unit executives. The adoption and growth rates of the new upstarts (or startups) are indeed staggering but still tiny in comparison. Some of the new players will remain independent and become the next Oracle, salesforce, etc. Many will get acquired as a means for the big, entrenched players to remain relevant and profitable.
My definition of the term 'enterprise' is quite simple. Has the 'enterprise' startup employed professional sales reps to peddle their wares and form relationship bonds with big target companies, with multi-million dollar budgets, long sales and buying cycles, integrated into core big company business processes, board level or business unit head level decisions and carrying million dollar quotas? If not, you are not quite an enterprise company. Atlassian supposedly and proudly says they don't employ sales reps and have been enormously successful in getting very large companies to adopt their geekery via viral means only. While this may be an anomaly, I don't really see this emerging as the new way to do enterprise sales for business solutions/software, whether on premise or cloud-based. Just ask any of the principles at Andreesen Horowitz.
Future of enterprise software on mobile or desktops? Yes.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Let’s talk about enterprise: Share your thoughts for a chance to win tickets to Stanford and Accel Partners’ enterprise symposium
8 months, 1 week ago on Calendar of social media, tech & marketing events: April 2013