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@hobsons_choice If you read my comments again it was my personal opinion which I guess as a reader I am allowed to voice as I wish. There was no where I implied that editorial policy should change, I am just calling it as it is based on what my perception of Pandodaily was initially and based on the very first post by the founder. I now see that I am grossly mistaken. This is my last comment here and probably the last time I will visit.
1 year, 2 months ago on Samuel L Jackson’s Patronizing, Hypocritical Viral Message To Obama Voters
@paulcarr @hobsons_choice 3 words before I leave you forever to your moronic existence "Grow up Paul".
If you check uncrunched there are some posts with comments switched off
@hobsons_choice If you dont want reader's opinions then switch off comments. At least Mike Arrington a real journalist whom I respect does that. I did not know when insulting readers became part of journalism. Thank goodness other blogs exist with real content relevant to me.
@PaulEmekaEze Go read this again and get re-educated: http://pandodaily.com/2012/01/16/why-i-started-pandodaily/
@PaulEmekaEze You are probably writing out of your ass if you dont know what Sarah Lacy said when she founded PandoDaily
I say it again. IS PANDODAILY BECOMING HUFFINGTON POST? WTF is it with all these politics? Please keep your views to yourselves or I am getting the fuck outta here.
This was not your best and probably belongs in another blog. What is Pandodaily turning into? Huffpost??
1 year, 2 months ago on The Unfinished Story of Us
Africa and Asia are the largest and fastest growing markets for mobile yet Tandem decides to be located in Silicon Valley? If they are really serious about international mobile startups then they should be in Africa or Asia as well instead of bothering about US Visas and all. If they are serious about international expansion we have space for them in Accra the home of Saya and others yet to be unleashed.
1 year, 2 months ago on Tandem, a Mobile-Centric Accelerator, Puts New Emphasis on International Startups
This was for the page views right?
Let us keep watching the polls and let voters decide this less than two months from now. Posts like these will make people like me stop reading Pandodaily.
1 year, 2 months ago on Romney May Suck at Social Media, Doesn’t Mean He Won’t Be President
@sarahlacy LOL!! I wouldn't like to meet him when he is angry. I am in SF next week hope to get another picture with him for my collection :)
1 year, 3 months ago on Why Isn’t This News: The Baby Stays In The Picture
Wow! That guy is just a year old this month?
@Francisco Dao Was that a man sausage I just saw on Pandodaily?!! @elicuda reads these pages!!
1 year, 3 months ago on Why I Don’t Worry About Missing Burning Man
One of your best Farhad. I had to read it twice because I loved the analysis
1 year, 3 months ago on Copying Works: How Samsung’s Decision to Mimic Apple Paid Off in Spades
@mattmireles I must confess that analogy made me really laugh :)
1 year, 3 months ago on The Acqui-hire Scourge: Whatever Happened to Failure in Silicon Valley?
....."take a second and remember that most entrepreneurs (even YC founders) are broke asses making shit salaries whose financial lives are leveraged to the hilt and who could use the break of not being totally hosed when their startup fails." ........
I guess that is what you sign up for when you join the army? Startups are temporary organizations searching for a repeatable scalable business model and I may sound idealistic here but the original premise was not to find the quickest soft landing, it was to hit a home-run. If an acqui-hire was the home run then SV expectations are being scaled back and I guess that was the point of Sarah's post.
If Sarah was able to raise money pre-product then it was either the scouts were sure that she would definitely hit a home run because of her track record or it was because she already had a home run in the bag.
@sarahcuda I meant Sequoia is NOW exploring other markets
Tough love from a mom and an entrepreneur.
I remember a line from "Love Must Be Tough", James Dobson's famous book on relationships. "Relationships are like tires on a car., a blowout is better than a slow leak". This is principle I apply religiously in all my relationships.
The most spectacular blowouts happen in more efficient markets like the public markets and Facebook, Zynga, Groupon are evidence of that but sadly Silicon Valley still drinks its own Koolaid and gets high on it. The market for ideas and talent is becoming inefficient. Maybe it is the "incestuous relationships" you mention and maybe it is because of the fear of not taking bold risks anymore as Founders Fund mentioned in their essay on "What Happened To The Future".
Whatever it is, it only means that Silicon Valley has reached a plateau in the sigmoid curve of growth and it is a prime target for disruption itself. Crowd-funding may do it or the major players will just move away to more efficient markets the same way Sequoia is not exploring new investments in Israel, Brazil and China.
I don't think anyone is ready to heed @sarahcuda 's wakeup call just yet, the keg is still full of "koolaid".
I don't know what you are talking about but thanks for letting me know about them. I have just subscribed and discontinuing some Zinio purchases
1 year, 3 months ago on A Bold Step for the Future of Magazines? A Review of Next Issue for iPad
How can I bring them to Africa? That is all I am thinking now. The only problem is that one-click may not work that well in a place where people make a living of trying to beat the system. I am sure there are even more exciting things that can be done in a predominantly mobile ecosystem not necessarily just for the affluent or early adopters. The numbers are impressive.
1 year, 3 months ago on Braintree Buys Venmo for $26M — If PayPal Wasn’t Scared Before, It Should Be Now
I ask myself the question "why the fuck do I look forward to @Francisco Dao 's posts?" Answer: Because he is consistently awesome.
In reality you can only get to this WTF stage when you are at a higher level in Abraham Maslow's hierarchy. You could also ask "why the fuck is there any need for etiquette?" A: Because we are not barbarians and as @sarahlacy mentioned in her response sometimes you just do things now because you dont want to ask yourself "Why the fuck did I not do that earlier?".
Why the fuck do I come back to Pandodaily? They have a fucking awesome team but I will still attend TechCrunch Disrupt SF next month
1 year, 3 months ago on The Ultimate Productivity Tool