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@mattpointblank There is zero chance whatsapp is overpriced.
If an end user will not pay $1 a year to use service/app/product X....that particular service should not exist in the world.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on The problem with WhatsApp’s privacy boasts: They’re not true
@Birdman67 I've got a lot of ground to cover still..
1 month ago on What Startups Can Learn About Travel Photo Sharing.
"To me, Inside looks like a better-organized and curated Twitter stream.
It’s not something I want or need. I get why those in the financial industry need up-to-the-minute news, the shorter and more to the point, the better. But why do the rest of us?"
Agree 100% with this. I just don't think anyone really needs more news, unless it's very hardcore industry news. And industry news is fairly hard to monetize, since people aren't really in a buying mood when they are just reading up on their industry.
The vast majority of people...need less news. At least IMHO.
1 month, 1 week ago on Inside the mind of Jason Calacanis
@jleeinnyc My passion is bringing communities/people together in person, so your startup is very much in that realm. How are things going?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The company formerly known as WaPo moves into tech apps
@Daniel Artunduaga It seems like in this context, maybe a private mayday button -- between travel agents and their clients?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Amazon’s “Mayday”…for Travel?
@Daniel Artunduaga You guys working on any aspects of this as part of your offering?
FYI, the commercial I was referencing is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRGu11PR0_g
I see zero incentive to use, or even try, such an app..
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Another content consumption app goes social. Shoot me.
@adsy_me my bad. but same thing applies about discovery w/ mobile web as apps, no?
3 months ago on With Adsy, making a mobile Web app is about to get stupidly easy
So the problem is...how do you find all these mobile apps? I don't want an app for every website I visit. Doesn't Apple reject apps that are just a mobile equivalent of a content website?
3 months, 1 week ago on “This Story Will Make You Puke!” New media goes all Upworthy, all the time
Really awesome interview. I made it all the way through...love Jason's comments regarding the ecosystem around wasting people's most valuable asset, their time. It's something that has pissed me off for awhile (and enough to write about it).
3 months, 2 weeks ago on PandoMonthly Los Angeles with Jason Calacanis, the full interview
I'm a huge huge fan of lyft...but most of my friends are already hooked on Uber's app. I would guess, in most cases, the two rider communities are fairly different segments. I can definitely see a scenario where Uber buys lyft down the road, but keeps the brand as their lower end option.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Lyft introduces Uber-style surge pricing, urges us not to call it that
@seshkrish what specific aspects? feel free to email me drew at ohheyworld if you don't want to respond publicly
3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Starting Point to Real Time Travel Advice: A Location Based Content Delivery Platform
Pay per tweet is just going to encourage more spam accounts. People would just make fake accounts, that have no followers, and fire away into the wild blue yonder that no one sees.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Pay by tweet: How new startup BitWall is using bitcoins and social currency to monetize the web
"We’re on the precipice of dating app burnout"
We're on the precipice of app burnout...in general, not just dating :)
4 months ago on We’re on the precipice of dating app burnout
Your tennis natiz comment made me think of the 60 minutes feature on Nick Sabin that I watched last night - http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504803_162-57610566-10391709/60-minutes-behind-the-scenes-with-nick-saban/
4 months, 1 week ago on Are you living a balanced life?
@MichaelPsarouthakis @JayDengVC Agreed on the money staying local point, and I think it's a strong one.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Airbnb to New York: ‘You should be thanking us.’
@jonathanjaeger agreed. there is a reason investors want to see what you do over time. most people will give up before they get serious enough to take money
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Calacanis plays God: How to go from zero to $1M in a weekend thanks to AngelList Syndicates
@LandonHowell I don't follow sports much anymore, so I'm not really the target user for this.
and sorry for commenting twice. I didn't see my first comment show up until later.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on A sports social network that wants to take on Twitter pockets $1.5M in seed money
Why does the world need another place to talk/discuss sports? Isn't there enough of that already?