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I bet Egypt would have loved that a few years ago.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Looks like cellphones sold in California will soon have a mandatory “kill switch”
Seriously? I've seen demos of this for video games, and it's been talked about for years. If the patent office bother to google the damn concept and look for prior art, this would not have been issued.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on mDialog receives two killer patents around serving dynamic ads within streaming video
Erin I've had the same experience with my fiance over the last two weeks. It's a nice place to be informal and cute. I find it pretty entertaining to run away from her thumb for 30 seconds or so on the thumbkiss screen as well. She might disagree...
As for those saying it lacks a business case, that's ridiculous. An app thats used regularly by many couples has so any potentials for monetization the main problem is picking one to start with. Selling dates/experiences or buying gifts through the app for significant dates are two of the least creative ones.
1 year, 6 months ago on Do we need Couple, the couples app? No. Here’s why we love it nonetheless
Lock Paul Carr in a room with only this website and the PandoDaily comments accessible for a few hours every week.
1 year, 11 months ago on Meet Shoutroulette, a Comedy Hack Day project “coded entirely in upper case letters”
When Sparrow got bought, I would have payed them another $10 to keep developing the product for another year. They should have run a KickStarter campaign as a competing bid. "Google said they'd give us each $250,000 to stop working on Sparrow and work with them. We want to keep working on Sparrow, but the money is too good to pass up. Match it and we'll stay!"
2 years ago on Take a Number: Why I Would Think Twice Before Selling to Google
This article made me even more excited to come to town and meet you guys!
2 years ago on Delivering Reality: To Succeed, Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project Can’t Please Everybody
The question is how to break out? Even if you know you don't focus on the right things. Do I do this? Yep. Do I know it? Yep. Do I know how to stop doing it? Not really, besides catching myself and stopping as often as I can.
2 years ago on Lost in a Haze of Distraction
Cool round up of the different sound hacking. I think Apple locked down everything else to force developers to use the screen as primary input.
2 years ago on How Apple Created Entirely New Product Categories by Allowing a Tiny Bit of Freedom
@davidfrankk Someone made a stink about "who the hell kills Sikhs?!" after that temple shooting, so I read the wikipedia article on them. Interesting, for sure. I'm very much an atheist, but they are my favorite religion.
2 years ago on The Slippery Definition of Hate Speech: Google’s Great YouTube Hypocrisy
@david_frankk "Sikhism teaches to respect all other religions (tolerance) and that one should defend the rights of not just one's own religion but the religion and faith of others as a human right." As far as I know, most other major religions adopted 'tolerance' long after they were founded. I believe it came 'factory installed' in Sikhism, but I'm by no means an expert.
Paul, my friends and I (all grad-student poor) all agreed we'd pay $500 at least to have in-flight wifi on every flight in the future for no further charge. I'm curious what someone like you would be willing to pony up?
2 years ago on Gogo Triples the Cost of In-Flight Wifi, Doesn’t Bother To Tell Airlines, Customers
@dave6 @julien99 If it is, then every religion is basically "hate speech" against all the rest. Save a select few I suppose, like the Sikhs...
Does anyone else wish there was an audio-only Podcast of all these? I've been ripping the YouTube audio myself so I can listen on the road. It seems like Pando is always trying new things (PandoLists, Friday 15, Facebook IPO book, etc).
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2 years ago on PandoMonthly with Tony Hsieh Post-Event Recap
Tried to resist, but could not. Hell of an offer, guys.
2 years ago on Give Charity:Water $1,000 and Be a Vegas Highroller, Downtown Style
I think you're right that it's hypocritical Adam, but it might just be they don't want to cater to any more assholes than they absolutely must. Giving in sets them up to receive a flood of take-down requests from all sorts of "offended" people.
Ponzi schemes get busted daily: http://professional.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443324404577595773662395922.html
2 years, 1 month ago on Bitcoin: How a Virtual Currency Became Real with a $5.6M Fraud
Sounded more NSFWcorp than PandoDaily, but good nonetheless
2 years, 1 month ago on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sex? The Future of Copulation
@childrenfirst It might not be a bad idea still to keep a log of who views alerts. At the very least, if the kid isn't found, you can interview those people to see where they've been, ruling out those areas for where the kid might've gone.
The real issue I think you'll have is getting enough users to be effective in a given area. Since it only works if you hit a minimum density of users per square mile, are you planning to promote it regionally? A good place to start would be new-parent classes in small suburbs where many people know one another.
2 years, 1 month ago on Lost Kidz Is an iPhone App that Helps Parents Find their Missing Children
This is great until Joe Kidnapper downloads the app. "Oh, little Jonny is missing? Better bust out the panel van and go searching!"
@lucianoayres Purchases within an app for a physical good or service aren't charged the 30% - else Uber and Square would never have an app!
2 years, 5 months ago on PayDragon is the Express Lane Resting in Your Pocket
@ciaranj Trying to make ads viral for 6-7 years doesn't mean it was working. The trend is definitely picking up, particularly if you are counting viral attempts that succeed.
2 years, 5 months ago on When Viral Marketing Goes Viral
@dalenoe Ah. I'm in NY, maybe different?
2 years, 6 months ago on LottoGopher Finds Online Market, as Thousands Buy Mega Millions Tickets
@dalenoe People use credit cards at gas stations to buy lotto ticket...