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@EliasBizannes Not misleading at all. They call it an accelerator themselves, and I discussed the evolution of accelerators to "no equity" models pretty thoroughly in the story.
1 year, 2 months ago on Meet the secret accelerator that many of New York’s best startups have gone through
@Thomas Krafft right on!
1 year, 3 months ago on New York’s hackathon superhero sells his hackathon hack to Intel
@dberkholz It shows those adopting Hacker League. But given there aren't really any other platforms like this I'd say it's a decent proxy. Here's more context for the chart: http://theycallmeswift.com/2013/10/25/dont-throw-that-hackathon/
@Thomas Krafft There's co-founder dating for that! I'm not sure what a non-technical person would do during a hackathon while everyone else is hacking away...
@jonathanjaeger Yep - I wish I'd discussed Seamless'Grubhub now, because it may be a sign of things to come.
1 year, 3 months ago on Software eats dinner: Why VCs are pouring cash into food startups
@pmmathieson @ThePostalnator thanks for that pmmathieson! Yes The fine people at Rosenheim update their chart each month and I've added a link in the text. Not aware of one for the fitness world but if you find one, send it my way. That category is getting crowded too!
@rolandwoonio The source was Fab saying so at a press conference I attended in April. I don't know the breakdown of stock and cash in the deal.
1 year, 4 months ago on The Samwer brothers may have the last laugh on Fab after all
@JDisotell Since I responded to this over email and on Twitter, I'll also post it here as well: I reached Poolsidepreneurs at around 11am ET yesterday, through the contact form on the site, then waited eight hours before running the story.
1 year, 4 months ago on Poolsidepreneurs, where the cult of entrepreneurship goes to drown
@ebellity the good news is there are plenty of grassroots skillshares (many of which are free) where community members teach classes, like Brooklyn Skillshare: http://brooklynskillshare.org/
1 year, 4 months ago on Skillshare has spent the last year quietly transforming itself. It’s working
@JayDengVC instagram has 150m users! there are not that many hipsters in the world, it has clearly moved beyond that!
1 year, 5 months ago on Surprise! Instagram users hate the new ads
@thomtownsend didn't get into that on the panel but I think that comment was about how PoP got its start
1 year, 5 months ago on “Kindness alone won’t solve the world’s problems,” and other lessons in buzz-building
@Bankole certainly not -- this is just one company's decision but plenty of others are doing it well. of a kind, thrillist / jackthreads and birchbox come to mind in NYC
1 year, 5 months ago on Refinery29 ditches commerce, raising $20 million to double down on content
@Joe Mellin @earbits yes great call! i actually wrote about that phenomenon too--->> http://pandodaily.com/2013/09/23/naval-ravikants-advice-for-getting-your-startup-featured-on-angellist/
1 year, 5 months ago on Steve Blank explains why accelerators should mimic “Moneyball”
@Inn eBay is having a table at a flea market. a shopify shop is having your own freestanding brick and mortar store.
1 year, 5 months ago on From postman to profit: A one-man startup goes the alternative route
@bowerbird1 sick burn, bro
1 year, 6 months ago on When a Kickstarter flop isn’t actually a flop
@sryanmeyer I tried to get that access in the last graph but good point - will try to make that clearer!
1 year, 6 months ago on General solicitation starts Monday. Demo day organizers, startups, and other general solicitors get ready
@WesleyBarnett It's for businesses, Kickstarter is for projects. There is a "food" category on Kickstarter that some Small Knots projects could (maybe) list themselves on, but Small Knots also gives money regardless of whether a project meets its goal. It's more of a charity almost if that helps and the emphasis is on local.
1 year, 6 months ago on Not all ideas make billion-dollar companies. Here’s how SmallKnot handled that reality
@neoganda It's not pedantic to point out that even the ad industry hates banner ads and CTRs. It's their favorite thing to complain about.
I did not know that about the first banner ad's high CTR though! I love that. It shows how important it is for advertisers to move fast to new formats and innovations. I'm sure native ads are already showing a diminishing return.
1 year, 6 months ago on Friendly reminder: We’ve hated banner ads since the beginning of banner ads
@Stueymon What Hamish said. It's been widely reported that the version of the Tony Stark character in the current movie series is based on Musk, which is what I wrote.
1 year, 7 months ago on Yes, “personal branding” is an important thing to do
@MP30 no affiliation -- seems they were highlighting the profile I did yesterday with a link but it looks like the logo showed up in the wrong spot on the page.
1 year, 8 months ago on What do failed startups have in common?
1 year, 8 months ago on Meet Steve Hogan, the Silicon Valley fixer-upper
@mike_breslin Calm down - it was a typo. Not that I have to justify my schedule to you but since you've accused me of incompetence, I will: I posted the story on a very tight deadline, asked our copy editor to look over it, and went directly to our PandoMonthly event, where I wrote two more stories, then went home and went to bed. I reread the story first thing the next morning and fixed the typo immediately. I try to make sure every story I post is immaculate but sometimes things slip through. Gimme a freaking break.
1 year, 8 months ago on One year in, Yahoo employees and shareholders are on Team Marissa
@JonathanFianu Hey, I'm glad you chimed in-- we'll be posting the full video of this conversation later so you can see the statements in full context. I believe I articulated his point accurately but you may disagree after viewing it!
1 year, 8 months ago on Betaworks’ John Borthwick: VCs are judging startups by the wrong metrics
@crucible and thanks for using that as an excuse to throw in a general dig at the site. Is it just me or is crucible getting pettier by the day?
1 year, 8 months ago on Why Betaworks saw potential in a fallen Internet brand like Digg
@crucible It actually did start with the word "When," but there was some weird formatting where (depending on how you have your browser sized) the word it was floating up to the right of the image. I've centered the image so the formatting should be fixed now.
1 year, 9 months ago on “Children are tiny idiots and we are slaves to them”
@dodeja i don't disagree :)
1 year, 10 months ago on Two wrongs make a right: Why not turn selfies into ads?
@curtwoodward thanks - got it fixed
1 year, 10 months ago on Totsy burns through $34 million, lays off its 83 employees, selling assets
@timrpeterson you are welcome!
1 year, 10 months ago on Sorry, NYC, Tumblr selling to Yahoo was not the “win” we needed
@JohnnyGoods You missed the point. It's not a "trend" story on the existence of acqui-hires, it's a story analyzing the last 6 mo of Yahoo's aggressive acquisition strategy. I'm pretty sure ALL big consumer Internet players have not bought up 9 small teams and killed their products in the last six months. And even if they had, this is about Yahoo, and the strategy is a change for that company.
1 year, 10 months ago on Can’t raise a Series A? Just sell yourself to Yahoo
@2William yes, big oops. thanks -- fixed now!
@remy_brooks that's a great point. It's a bit like an advertiser trying to join your conversation at a party
1 year, 11 months ago on Facebook gives Wall Street what it wants with mobile. Doesn’t make Facebook ads any less crappy
1 year, 11 months ago on Why Wander isn’t launching at SXSW, even though it would make perfect sense
I funded this because I love Planet Money so much I want to proclaim it to the world on a t-shirt. That my t-shirt purchase goes to fund a Planet Money story is icing on the cake!
1 year, 11 months ago on NPR’s new Kickstarter is a clever commentary on the crowdfunding reward system
@jamzee @eringriffith Ah ok thanks for clarifying - I was under the impression that that only applied to inventions created for the "Wink" part of the partnership but it looks like I was incorrect!
1 year, 11 months ago on GE gets on the right side of the patent fight with Quirky partnership
@jamzee Giving it away - the idea being they are patents that GE is never going to apply to Quirky-style consumer products, so if someone else can, then why not let them?
@neoganda The question of economic viability is not what we tried to address here -- both Michael and I have discussed those challenges in other articles including the one you linked to. The related articles at the bottom of the page are chosen randomly, we don't control that.
1 year, 12 months ago on Are meal delivery services the future of groceries? PandoDaily finds out
@jknecht07 The line was ridiculous, I didn't even try - but also, this story isn't about events, its about marketing stunts.
2 years ago on Marketing is the worst, but it enables a lot of cool stuff. I think
@ranjanxroy @eringriffith haha, you make a good point. guess he got lumped into the "inexplicable costumes" category.
@ranjanxroy NO IDEA! only saw him once, pretty early in the morning. as evidenced by the empty streets, I may be the only one who ever saw him!
Google and FB taking large shares of ad spend doesn't mean news orgs can't sell ads. Some of that ad spend owned by Google (particularly their display network and mobile) means big national advertisers spend money with Google but the ad lands on a smaller news outlet's webpage. The news outlet splits the profit with Google. Not saying thats a great high margin business but it's not quite accurate to say Google has a monopoly on digital ads , ERGO no one else can thrive. Facebook will soon take its ad network out of the FB walled garden too.
2 years ago on Four big takeaways from Pew’s “State of the Media” report
@JVenator thanks. all well in the end :)
2 years ago on I was wrong on my SXSW predictions. My winner is a company that isn’t even here
@krisditmore ha! the crown itself didn't crack, I meant that it was cracked off its root. I used dental glue to put the crown back in place and swallowed it while eating a delicious brisket taco from Stubb's :(
@jsandlund yes as @LaVonneReimer said -- typo, meant DogVacay! fixed now
2 years ago on Will the real “sharing economy” please stand up?
@clairedwillett i think he's 19 now :)
2 years, 1 month ago on Dispatch’s redesign allows for beautiful, email-free collaboration. Well, mostly email-free.
@DouglasCrets @eringriffith also, I think part of the point of this is to make people aware of how diverse and (even though I hate the word) "vibrant" the startup scene is here. The average person knows about Tumblr and Foursquare, but this way they are showing that the tech scene here is much broader than just those two companies.
2 years, 1 month ago on Bloomberg’s parting gift to NYC tech: an online hub to make building companies easier
@DouglasCrets @eringriffith then stay tuned -- I have been working on a story to that effect :)
@DouglasCrets you might say they and tumblr are 'heads down' trying to make money these days