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Also, I know it's frustrating that any photo-sharing app gets tons of money thrown at them but umm, you only got funding because of your "celebrity" status. I don't know if the business model or understanding of today's media climate would have ever got a dime from another founder.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on A change in fundraising law, but is there still time to save NSFWCORP from a forced pivot?
Best of luck Paul. I subscribed for a bit but honestly, I wasn't interested enough to continue paying. I also think you had a somewhat old-school publisher mindset and business model which can't really survive today's media atmosphere. Still, I'll be rooting for you.
Great wisdom here but not so such on the last one. 5 year olds wouldn't know what Google was really doing in early days. I think that's more of a semantics issue.
4 months, 1 week ago on Seven dirty, gritty, real startup lessons that cost me $2 million
@eringriffith @MarinPerez Just checked and it looks like about $110 a day, which is pretty high for the average user but worth it for the Uber crowd, I guess. Let's not forget that if you're not careful about which insurance you get with a normal provider, you can still shell out $75 or $85 a day for a crummy Kia.
Still, I wonder how successful this will be. It's too pricey for a large number of average travelers and the incumbents aren't actually that bad if you're on a corporate account. Hertz is downright great if you're a Gold member or have a good corporate account.
Still, hoping for the best for Silvercar because I think this space is ripe for a shakeup.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Silvercar goes live with airport car rentals in Dallas
Costs are definitely the issue and it's no surprise that many old publishers can't or won't adapt. Still, there is a major difference between what and how AllThingsD covers and a wider publication, which may need more boots on the ground to cover things like the Arab Spring, etc. Some types of content cost a lot more to make and I do fear that we'll see some of that disappear in the short term.
Long-term, the industries will figure it out and I see it as more of a mix of small and medium-sized publications with various niche, low-cost publications.
1 year ago on Old media’s problems are the costs not the lack of paywalls
Not sure I understand. Instagram model only works with big companies like Facebook to buy them. Another example you use is the Verge and while I think they're doing amazing things (so's Pando!), I'm fairly certain that Vox will be acquired by a big company eventually.
I think a smaller world with more revenue-generating mid-sized companies would be great but economies of scale have historically been too advantageous to pass up.
1 year ago on Are we becoming a world without big companies?
You should like, link to them.
1 year, 1 month ago on Triposo’s new iPad app is like the best local tourguide you’ve ever had
@gtlenz Objectivism is built for children
1 year, 1 month ago on Travis Shrugged: The creepy, dangerous ideology behind Silicon Valley’s Cult of Disruption
I like you taking an honest look at both sides of the issues but quoting Internet commenters? Really? What did L33THaX0R have to say on this one? Any YouTube comments we can learn from?
1 year, 1 month ago on Who’s the real bully, Uber or New York?