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Hey Paul,


Another great post. Wonder if you might consider publishing your books with Onarbor, https://onarbor.com. Onarbor's a blockchained-based crowdfunding press outfit that we think is a considerable improvement upon Bylinder et al.


thoughts?


1 month ago on An author claims Byliner ebooks screw authors. Here’s my royalty statement to prove they don’t

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@Kyle how do we install DogeWand? 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dogecoin Development Showing Real Potential for Growth with Dogewand

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Onarbor, https://onarbor.com, does both Doge and BTC, but Doge is the primary currency.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dogecoin Development Showing Real Potential for Growth with Dogewand

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genius move by this band, hopefully Spotify does the right thing here..

2 months, 2 weeks ago on After Vulfpeck’s “silent album” nets $20,000, Spotify asks the band to remove it

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@Valera Bokhan  I gave to Kickstarter 3 times before giving up on the website completely. All the things in this video are dead-on: the 10,000 emails to update you on a product that will never come, the cheesy promo video, etc.


I don't know how Kickstarter stays in business, I guess a new sucker is born every day.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on On Indiegogo, a miracle health device crowdfunds $730k. One problem: it might be total bullshit

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Levchin is out of touch, US-backed currency that isn't the $, wtf more ridiculous than BTC.

4 months, 1 week ago on Max Levchin doesn’t own any bitcoin, is more bullish on government-backed alternative

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great post, thanks for writing

6 months, 1 week ago on For retailers, accepting bitcoin is all about margin

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The best way for Uber to avoid PR sh*t storms is for you not to report on them in the first place. 

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Uber tries to avoid NYE surge pricing PR shit storm

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thought this idea was going to be crap, but your post completely changed my mind and think these guys know exactly what they are doing,

9 months ago on Here’s how one venture firm is shifting from new and shiny things to old and rusty ones

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8) ADD A WOMAN ON THE BOARD LOL

9 months, 2 weeks ago on 7 ways Twitter could make money (beyond cozying up to TV networks)

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great post

9 months, 2 weeks ago on Your body is the next frontier in cybercrime

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like fb, it will look the same exact way in 2016, 2026..,

they're utilities, there is nothing to evolve

9 months, 3 weeks ago on The new Facebook lives in China

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great article. thanks. finally some honest reporting on facebook by tech press. 

1 year ago on Move fast, break things: The sad story of Platform, Facebook’s gigantic missed opportunity

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@SixNines @DickHardt forced deprecation of Outlook makes perfect sense, the wager is the nobody in the last decade has signed up for Outlook whereas Gmail/Google Apps... yeah.

1 year ago on Google wants to own enterprise, but it’ll do it Google style

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these numbers are 100% consistent with the % of women who try to do a startup

stop constructing your own glass ceiling

1 year ago on Listen to our PandoWeekly interview with Catherine Bracy about inequality in Silicon Valley

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facebook status update of all these people, "look at me I kiteboard and so does important person x, i am a tool."

1 year ago on For startups which comes first, success or kiteboarding?

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@nathanielmott @timrpeterson why not, the frustration leading to shopping cart abandonment comes from many sources, explain your thesis again because its not clear, short of some device interpreting our DNA to identify us and interpreting our thoughts to know what we want, there will always be at least one action the consumer will have to do to obtain something (clicking some buy button, the identity can be stored),

The whole reason the online shopping cart exists in the first place (blowing away centuries of bricks and mortar stores in only 10 years) is because Amazon et al. developed this solution on the desktop WEB. My point is the WEB will have the best chance of developing the next gold standard payment system on mobile. This is simply because with the web there are more shots on goal. 2 App stores (Apple/Google) with UX highly confined by their business terms can only result in hacky solutions that never scale.


1 year ago on Shopping on a smartphone sucks. Payvia (and everyone else) wants to fix it

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point is web gives total control to businesses to make as simple and distinctive as possible, one/no click, whatever, at this point the poor experiences on mobile are solely due to poor coding (most cases legacy code/mentality from desktop)

on the other hand, App stores will never get you there both because Apple/Google control the pricing and the UI, you get that navy blue popup box every time, lame..

1 year ago on Shopping on a smartphone sucks. Payvia (and everyone else) wants to fix it

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its called use the mobile web,

its always going to suck if it has to go through apple's teat

1 year ago on Shopping on a smartphone sucks. Payvia (and everyone else) wants to fix it

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google apps will win in the end, msft hasn't improved anything in 20 years, google improves every month


1 year ago on Google wants to own enterprise, but it’ll do it Google style

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99% of things teenagers do are dumb, this website ain't part of the 1%,

This whole Peter Thiel/Paul Graham "built by a teenager" thesis gets lamer by the day,

1 year ago on Hippflow: A social network for investors, built by a teenager

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pretty ironic publishing this on the day Pincus steps down as CEO

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://video.pandodaily.com/4ubT/

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this article is kinda rambling, doesn't follow the tittle question throughout

1 year, 1 month ago on Is Mark Zuckerberg the new Bill Gates?

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good post, but what about the Airtime launch? think the record of douchebaggery is pretty long

1 year, 1 month ago on The Silicon Valley whipping boy

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great post, though I hate ads so hope it takes Google forever!

1 year, 1 month ago on Publishers are charging forward with responsive design – now it’s time for advertisers to catch up

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Hi Sarah, can you increase the font size on the italicized sponsored link text above? It is too small and seems deceptive. 

1 year, 1 month ago on CEO Supper Club finale: Companies our LA Loudmouths wish they could run

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video works for me on mobile safari,

group chats are good idea, well done.

1 year, 1 month ago on Jason Calacanis: Why I told YouTube to go away and keep their money

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LOL

1 year, 1 month ago on WSJ expected to launch a social network

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in five years you will be embarrassed you included facebook in this conversation

1 year, 1 month ago on The future according to John Doerr (Or: How Twitter can become the fifth big company in tech)

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still think facebook is the dominant narcissism determinant

1 year, 2 months ago on Is the Internet of Things the future of narcissism?

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good points, thanks for the post


1 year, 2 months ago on Sorry, NYC, Tumblr selling to Yahoo was not the “win” we needed

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To those 1,000 people reading this blog thinking Yahoo sucks, feel free to get a clue about the hundreds of millions of people outside of silicon valley who keep Yahoo popular.

1 year, 2 months ago on What Marissa Mayer has pulled off is monumental, and that’s exactly what’s so sad about it

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Aren't ALL companies only good until something better comes along?  

This purchase puts Yahoo much closer to lasting as however long as Google or Apple does. 



1 year, 2 months ago on Why Yahoo’s track record with acquisitions isn’t relevant to Tumblr

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i dont know why journalist continue to write pieces like this, it is clear facebook's story is already written, there's no it becoming anything else other than a photo commenting website

1 year, 2 months ago on Facebook ponders its place in the Internet of Things

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great post, spot on!

1 year, 2 months ago on Sorry, ‘Snow Fall’ isn’t going to save the New York Times

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F... this zuckerberg guy

first he destroys all our relationships, now he's gonna destroy our Earth, please people stop him

1 year, 2 months ago on How to put your money where FWD.us’s mouth isn’t

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good point

1 year, 2 months ago on Haves and have nots in the sharing economy

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this is just basic human functioning overwrought

1 year, 2 months ago on The real reason software sucks and how to fix it

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Great article! Learned alot, Thanks!

1 year, 2 months ago on An inside look at the first major acquisition of a premium YouTube channel

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FB is of course gonna say it is succeeding with mobile despite whatever is really happening, 

1 year, 2 months ago on Facebook gives Wall Street what it wants with mobile. Doesn’t make Facebook ads any less crappy

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dude your writing is too good, please finish your site ASAP so we can all go that!!!

1 year, 2 months ago on Online video is a pain in the ass

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the videos don't include the discussion of the pace of online/offline education as suggested in this article's title, am I wrong?

1 year, 2 months ago on The real problem with the tech workforce? Computer science moves faster than educators

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great to hear about this, great post!

1 year, 2 months ago on PIGLT turns to the crowd to help fill higher education piggybanks

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glad to see the counterpoint being said, thanks for this, 

1 year, 2 months ago on Why online education is mostly a fantasy

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@nathanielmott @timrpeterson couldn't export as HTML but otherwise a nice tool,

1 year, 3 months ago on Fidus Writer is a collaborative writing tool custom-built for academia

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the actual writing tool doesn't really work yet, kinda strange they'd launch the product unfinished

1 year, 3 months ago on Fidus Writer is a collaborative writing tool custom-built for academia

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Truest article on Pandodaily to date, good post.

1 year, 3 months ago on Google’s Fiber takeover plan expands, will kill cable and carriers

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I just installed the app on iOS, taking like 10minutes to access my couple hundred pictures. Not sure what the point is.

1 year, 3 months ago on Pumpic is a new, better photo-sharing app. But is there really a demand?

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twitter is good for your health


1 year, 3 months ago on If news makes us sick, Twitter must be a cancer

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another great post, but why does it always lead back to this business you are starting? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVXISlYbeTE


1 year, 3 months ago on I speak fluent Nerd. I speak fluent Hipster. I speak fluent D-Bag.

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@JVenator @timrpeterson my beef was with the deceptive journalistic tactic

1 year, 3 months ago on Declining trust in the web of deceit

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"I pointed out that Facebook is in a perfect position to provide a safe haven from all the deceptive UIs"

Are you f**king kidding?

1 year, 3 months ago on Declining trust in the web of deceit

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Thanks Paul, great post.

One point: I think this whole "Mobile is king" argument is bogus. The only reason people think people will pay on Mobile is b/c Apple made it easy to do so.

99% of all websites are absurdly terrible at doing checkout because 99% of websites were designed by people with 1% attention to UX that Apple has paid. So people are trained to think mobile=good, web=bad. But with increased elegance of web-based checkout such as Stripe's (https://stripe.com/blog/stripe-checkout) these differences should go away. 

People pay when they feel the thing they are paying for is good. 



1 year, 3 months ago on Paywalls are scary! But aren’t newspaper publishers supposed to be brave?

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good article, thanks for this, learned alot!

1 year, 3 months ago on The trouble with Tumblr’s journalism experiment

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thanks for pointing this out, what part of "walled garden" did they not understand?


Dennis Green (NFL football coach) said it best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYKIcnj1MJY

1 year, 3 months ago on Curb your exceptionalism: App Store restrictions catch up to everyone

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This is incredibly unfair to a service run by a startup that just launched vs. one that has been around for 12 years and is run by the most profitable company in the world.

I use Spotify over Rdio for music and happily buy iTunes videos all day long but even I think you are just being a jerk here. By virtually all accounts, Rdio is a very high quality service and there is zero reason to think Vdio won't get there too.





1 year, 3 months ago on Vdio: The wannabe iTunes replacement for absolutely nobody

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pretty sure all this formalizing was unnecessary when FB actually implemented things people liked (2003-2006)

sounds too "42 shades of blue" to me

1 year, 3 months ago on The tax of new

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vague endorsement/criticism means vague value in this analysis

1 year, 3 months ago on Facebook Home doesn’t matter, but its vision does

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the world definitely needs more travel/lodging websites

1 year, 3 months ago on Former BuyWithMe CEO Cheryl Rosner raises $2.4 million for a stealthy travel startup called Stayful

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Dropbox isn't that valuable, cloud storage is a commodity

1 year, 3 months ago on If Apple were smart, it would buy Dropbox, no matter the cost

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"PandoDaily is devoting this month to digging into the online education trend"

great idea!

1 year, 3 months ago on The promise (and refreshingly low hype) of online education

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Bryan Goldberg for president

1 year, 3 months ago on How much was GoodReads worth? My calculation says $3 billion

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yc is going through its lindsay lohan bad years now

1 year, 3 months ago on Y-Combinator Demo Day 2013: Still looking for the next Airbnb or Dropbox

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good article, this is a tough question, got no answers, thought Brian Chesky answered respectfully.

1 year, 4 months ago on Does money taint the sharing economy?

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facebook's brand is like the IRS, no hope for comparison with McDonald's/Coke

1 year, 4 months ago on How Facebook can bank on, well, Facebook

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nonsensical to cite the owners of these sites

what are they gonna say?

1 year, 4 months ago on The sharing economy platforms would like you to know that it is not just for coastal hipsters, okay?

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i'm more curious about how zynga will stay afloat, the news on this company/leadership has been absurdly terrible for like 3 years straight

1 year, 4 months ago on There’s messy. Then there’s Groupon messy.

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mad at myself for even reading 5 seconds about dumb ass slaughterberg

1 year, 4 months ago on In this corner there’s Sheryl Sandberg. In this corner there’s Anne-Marie Slaughter. And then there’s reality

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I'm on app.net and respect what they are trying to do but it seems the mission is getting more abstract, 

not sure if all things to all people is right plan

1 year, 4 months ago on App.net introduces a free tier as it gets closer to becoming a true identity service

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really great article, you are too "intelligent/smart" to be writing for pandodaily


1 year, 5 months ago on Are you intelligent?

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the problem is too much YC

1 year, 5 months ago on The case for fewer entrepreneurs

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Is Gumroad using Dwolla for these payouts or did you obtain ACH clearance in house?

1 year, 5 months ago on Conversation @ http://blog.gumroad.com/post/42854587398/get-paid-through-direct-deposit

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interesting article, thanks for this!

1 year, 5 months ago on The App Store is the McDonald’s of software distribution

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@Lucas Rayala @timrpeterson my point is that Michael Dell doesn't "hope he's Steve Jobs". As you said, Dell is in the commodity business. Steve Jobs was not, so this comparison makes no sense.

My other point was that this is crap SV echo chamber journalism.

1 year, 5 months ago on Michael Dell hopes he’s Steve Jobs, but is he really just Jerry Yang?

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That overused phrase “Steve Jobs did it!”  is overused by journalists, not by Michael Dell. 

If you ever left the Temple of Steve, know its hard seeing as how they're on every corner, you'd see Dell's clearly got no shame in just taking the BILLIONS$$$ he's earned and just letting this thing run out...



1 year, 5 months ago on Michael Dell hopes he’s Steve Jobs, but is he really just Jerry Yang?

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fb always just copies whatever is popular, they are so smarter!

1 year, 5 months ago on Facebook looks more like WeChat every day

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nicely said

1 year, 6 months ago on Please 2013, be the year of “shut up and work”

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exciting about this, their leader seems like he gets it...

1 year, 6 months ago on Dwolla Finally Releases Solution to the ACH Payment Problem, Makes API Available to All Banks

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i'm super excited for Dwolla, their leader seems like he's got good ideas and a plan. I'm checking out their API right now.

1 year, 6 months ago on Dwolla Finally Releases Solution to the ACH Payment Problem, Makes API Available to All Banks

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i'm super excited for Dwolla, their leader seems like he's got good ideas and a plan. I'm checking out their API right now...

1 year, 6 months ago on Dwolla Finally Releases Solution to the ACH Payment Problem, Makes API Available to All Banks

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thanks for this report,

airbnb and its papa, yc, are increasingly a dubious hype machine

1 year, 6 months ago on Skift: More than half of Airbnb’s NYC listings are illegal

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great analysis, happy holidays!

1 year, 7 months ago on Our understanding of “paywall” needs to change

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this could be very exciting

1 year, 7 months ago on Finally, a Motorola-built phone to get excited about

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one of the most informative articles I've read at PD, thanks for this!

1 year, 7 months ago on Google Fiber, you had our curiosity. Now you have our attention

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@sarahlacy @timrpeterson i prefer Pandodaily's more sincere journalistic efforts, this is just more bad drama like the show itself

1 year, 7 months ago on Oooof! Repeat of the “Real Housewives” wildly outperforms in the old time slot of “Startups: Silicon Valley”

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"I refuse to tune in and watch"

think you should have also refused to comment, seems just as petty....

1 year, 7 months ago on Oooof! Repeat of the “Real Housewives” wildly outperforms in the old time slot of “Startups: Silicon Valley”

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fb is trailur trassh

1 year, 7 months ago on The clouds still hanging over Facebook

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i like google+, i find lots of good info and have lots of good conversation there

1 year, 7 months ago on Google+ Chief touts the only thing Google+ is beating Facebook on — Search

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nice post, especially the anti-FOMO stance

1 year, 8 months ago on The Anti-Social Era: Lessons Learned from Vimeo Founder Jake Lodwick

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@paulcarr nice work, refreshing to see this rare example of anti-sucking up journalism

1 year, 9 months ago on Travis Shrugged: The creepy, dangerous ideology behind Silicon Valley’s Cult of Disruption

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great analysis, thanks for the read

1 year, 9 months ago on Bye Bye, Bill: How Nguyen Doomed Color from the Start

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fb is worth no money

1 year, 9 months ago on Google: The phoenix that rose out of Facebook’s botched IPO

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Microsoft doesn't exist in people's consciousness anymore as evidenced but nobody outside Silicon Valley knowing anything about the positive indicators you mention (Skype purchase,..) 

1 year, 9 months ago on Why the fall of 2012 will determine Microsoft’s fate

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I still have no "specific" idea how foursquare will make money

1 year, 9 months ago on How Foursquare plans to monetize: no dumb banners, all specific targeting

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fb is the new yahoo/Aol, and just like Yahoo/Aol expecting them to better monetize is not something they are capable of

1 year, 9 months ago on The Last Thing Facebook Needs Is Another Billion Users

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Tech people are delusional that growth solves all problems. Your identity is formed and then people don't forget it. If you are a turtle, you can't grow wings.

 

Spotify's identity is locked in as a free service that many people still believe you need a FB login for. FB is locked in as pictures of you and your friends. Selling people music to people you already gave it to for free or virtual farm animals/cupcakes just makes no sense.

1 year, 9 months ago on Stop Fretting About Spotify’s Business Model, It’s Pandora We Should Be Worried About

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this is a really ridiculous article, you must have just downloaded the exclusively iOS "smoke some weed" App 

1 year, 9 months ago on Mapgate Is Over. Apple Won. Customers Won. Google, Not So Much.

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Sheryl Sandberg will be gone by next year when people realize fb is yahoo2.0.

1 year, 9 months ago on Shocker! Marissa Mayer Has No Magical, Secret Plan to Save Yahoo

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this is knee-jerk and pointless

1 year, 10 months ago on Take a Number: Why I Would Think Twice Before Selling to Google

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better spamming tactics, gimme some of that!

1 year, 10 months ago on Facebook Exchange Opens with Promising Early Results from Launch Partners

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this is some wannabe shit

1 year, 10 months ago on Y-Combinator Alum 42Floors Announces $5 Million Series A…Sorta

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 @NasdaqGlitch this is unnecessary exaggeration, there are projects were you can give lots of money but most one can give very little. why so much hate? doesn't seem any more fadish than traditional charity organizations,

1 year, 10 months ago on Kickstarter Has Handled the First Part of the Hype Cycle Admirably. Now Comes the Tricky Part.

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 @felotus my point still stands, if a developer knows how to use someone else's API, 1 click payments, 1 click s3 upload equally are trivial. I see no need for yet another middle man.

1 year, 11 months ago on Gumroad Launches Platform API, as It Aims for the Music Industry

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i like Gumroad but still confused on its utility, if a site knows enough to use someone else's API why can't they implement an s3 upload too? A link just doesn't seem that valuable.

 

1 year, 11 months ago on Gumroad Launches Platform API, as It Aims for the Music Industry

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If Zynga is around in 100 years that means so will GoDaddy, sweet!

2 years ago on The Quest for Digital Skyscrapers: Can Silicon Valley Create the Next 100-Year Brands?

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@paulcarr I normally disagree with you violently on this blog, but I have to hand it to you, that was a spot-on analysis, good luck with NSFWcorp, it sounds like you're gonna do great!

2 years, 2 months ago on How NSFW Corp Dodged the Newsstand Bullet and Lucked Into HTML5

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 @fredsters_s agree with you and @Scott_Allison  whatever "smart" means, so i'm torn...

2 years, 2 months ago on Dustin Moskovitz: Y Combinator’s “No Idea” Round Bad for Silicon Valley

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nice to see untouchable Ycombinator actually being touchable

2 years, 2 months ago on Dustin Moskovitz: Y Combinator’s “No Idea” Round Bad for Silicon Valley

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on point, good reading, thanks for sharing

2 years, 3 months ago on What Facebook Understood That Yahoo Didn’t: The Magic of a Billion Dollars

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 @kaimac agree that insults are stupid but paulcarr has been doctoring this entire thread, has been too much like the reality show they are being critical of not to say anything

2 years, 3 months ago on An Open Letter To Randi Zuckerberg: How Could You Do This to Real Entrepreneurs?

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 @kaimac  youre wasting your time with these hacks

2 years, 3 months ago on An Open Letter To Randi Zuckerberg: How Could You Do This to Real Entrepreneurs?

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silicon valley defenders get over yourselves, who cares about this dumb ass show

2 years, 3 months ago on An Open Letter To Randi Zuckerberg: How Could You Do This to Real Entrepreneurs?

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i think you'll be watching if you have such a strong reaction to this non-story

2 years, 3 months ago on An Open Letter To Randi Zuckerberg: How Could You Do This to Real Entrepreneurs?

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