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Pretty good and thoughtful post. It's unfortunate although sort of understandable that Henry evokes such consternation and he's a pretty easy target. I was hoping you'd come down a little more strongly that Henry is one of the sharper business/tech writers right now. Most of his off-beat stuff does resonate, I believe.
1 month ago on Why do people hate Henry Blodget?
This is all swell but without the heavily marketed blockbuster in the first place, people would have a much harder time figuring out what they want to watch. The shared experience is extremely important in the development of must-watch content. That doesn't happen on Netflix (save HOC) or Amazon Prime.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on The end of the Hollywood blockbuster
Is that THE Lanny Davis?
4 months, 3 weeks ago on How we’ve responded to BeachMint’s most recent demands
@yrral86 Maybe you've found the one legal use case. But I'm not convinced a) you can't use PayPal for this or b) you're avoiding a 3% haircut with Bitcoin. The volatility of Bitcoin costs way more than 3%.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on A bitcoin bubble could be good for everyone
@yrral86 could whoever have paid you paid with a no-cost PayPal payment (very easy to do in many countries) or with some other cost-free payment method? Do you suspect the items you purchase had inflated prices to account for Bitcoin volatility?
@gacbmmml Could you not purchase these things with other payment methods? What is the benefit of using Bitcoin for these purchases?
@yrral86 and you would not have been able to purchase any of those things (for the same price or less) without Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is interesting from an intellectual standpoint but almost entirely void of any real world applications.
The new YouTube app is also bad. My 2 year-old was a wiz on the old app but can't even begin to use the new one.
1 year ago on Please get your HTML5 out of my native apps
Look for Twist to make that happen.
1 year ago on Ravikant: Every commercial vehicle should be Uber-ized
These numbers don't add up at all. Far fewer than 30% will do what it takes to get the match difference. The article notes that 75% of Best Buy's items already cost less (would need to know which bucket the top sellers fall into)(maybe Best Buy will *raise* prices on those items?). Then, the overage amount would need to be something like 25% for your math to work. I'd be surprised if it "costs" Best Buy more than $100 million and probably much less than that.
1 year ago on Best Buy’s Amazon price match is a $400M all-in bet it can’t win
Good post. That's all.
1 year, 2 months ago on Why failure matters
Business Insider seems to be getting played by whoever is telling them Mayer wasn't pressured into the dispersement.
1 year, 2 months ago on Why Yahoo Is Screwed after the Alibaba Deal
I really want to like Zendesk but it has some alarming deficiencies. For example, there's no way to log phone calls or originate outbound messages to customers, things customer support organizations do all the time. It's OK for simple inbound ticket handling but a non-starter as even a simple CRM.
1 year, 3 months ago on Zendesk Wants to Be Everywhere Customer Interactions Happen
Is this like Stitch Labs but considerably more expensive?
1 year, 3 months ago on New Lettuce Order Management Platform Is as Beautiful as it Is Powerful
@coasttech Oddpost went to Yahoo.
1 year, 4 months ago on Why Google’s Sparrow Acquisition Just Ruined My Morning
@Tally That's pretty funny. Agree that the scarf and gaze are a bit much. Hopefully Trevor has a sense of humor.
This seems like a category Yahoo should look at.
This post doesn't seem that well written or thought out. The situation is pretty simple: Hilton, et al, collect taxes from people who pay to stay in their rooms. Why should AirBnB hosts be able to avoid those taxes? I'm not saying they should, just that it's far from "ridiculous".
1 year, 8 months ago on Airbnb Faces Off Against 40-Year Old San Francisco Hotel Laws