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@JonathanFianu If I had a dime for every time I've been called Mumford since that band came out, I could afford a son.
1 week, 5 days ago on PandoDaily acquires NSFWCORP to double down on investigative reporting
@cedichou You're kind of being an asshole. I don't think any entrepreneur has been as transparent about their company's struggles as @paulcarr has, between the posts on PD, the WITN episodes, his "shameless" radio marathon begging for money from his fans and the post-shut-down interview he just shared with you. If he's "saving face" anywhere it's only in this one article on this site, and it isn't by very much. He can have it.
1 week, 6 days ago on PandoDaily acquires NSFWCORP to double down on investigative reporting
@Nevin Dan @MatthewMountford When I was having dinner tonight I was thinking about a comment I once posted on PandoDaily. As it so happens, that comment was on the very article you share here.
@saracuda is indeed hypocritical on the "soft landing" stance.
As I commented on that article:
"Sarah, I have a lot of respect for you. In fact, I REALLY wish I could be a writer at Pando Daily just to bask in that intellectual sass that we get to see for an hour between Paul Carr and yourself in WITN.
But, there's a distinct air of snobbery in a lot of your opinion pieces. You've obviously climbed to the top of the social pyramid in tech and deserve to be there, but now you look down upon all of the people who are at where you once were. You see them as wantrapreneurs who's greatest potential is to be acqui-hired, and you jeer at their attempts as degrading a system that should be filled with nothing but the purest and highest of talent.
In describing my overall impression of the editorial voice of Pando Daily, I feel that this is a site with a Darwinian and almost Republican view of the tech ecosystem. Pando is "old fashioned tech values" with roots that really only spread to the elite at the surface of the soil and ignore the emerging startups deep beneath. Startups that TechCrunch built it's readership upon spotlighting when no one else would. I hear lovelessness and a lack of mercy.
But then, I also hear the standards that one should rise to and be a better entrepreneur. So I guess cheers to that."
Mercy of course always extends to your best friend...
(In the next episode of Why Isn't This News, Sarah described being an Entrepreneur as being "constantly punched in the face out of nowhere." I wondered if my comment contributed to that statement, but then thought "NAAAAHHHH.")
Who's the guy in the photo staring into my soul?
2 weeks ago on Will the real Scopely please stand up? Behind the scenes of four consecutive No. 1 iOS game launches
@Nevin Dan They're keeping NSFWCORP's print subscription so it definitely is an acquisition as opposed to a acquihire. Probably only or mostly stock, but still an acquisition.
2 weeks ago on PandoDaily acquires NSFWCORP to double down on investigative reporting
I cancelled my subscription to NSFWcorp a few months ago because I lost trust in the "perspective" of the publication. I'm most skeptical of Ames, but I constantly found the publication blew things way out of perspective in general. I also thought the printed publication looked like absolute shit. It could have been created by a high school or college team. But, maybe it's gotten better since then....
But I trust Pando so I would resubscribe to a PandoDaily version of it in a heartbeat. AND I HOPE 'WHY ISN'T THIS NEWS IS RETURNING!' I fell in love with Pando watching those shows way back in the early days.
Best of luck on the transition.
I have yet to really use Snapchat, but I'm actually looking forward to using it when more of my friends get on. I had always thought of it as a sexting app, but a friend explained it to me differently: "Snapchat is an easy and informal way of sharing photos. On Instagram and Facebook you have to publish a photo to your whole following or friends list. If you text it, the person will expect to have to reply in some way. But not on Snapchat. With snapchat you can share an image or moment informally with a targeted group of friends or people."
I think that's something we need and it's more like a new form of communication rivaling texting than a product rivaling existing social networks. It also deserves to stand alone.
2 weeks ago on Why Snapchat is screwed
@JulijaBaranovska I think the best place to learn it is on CodeAcademy.com They have a course that teaches HTML and CSS together.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Flowchart: Should journalists learn to code?
@JulijaBaranovska HTML as a basics, but CSS is the main thing that changes the theme. PHP is what creates the widgets, and the map on this page suggests Ruby on Rails and Python for advanced stuff with servers.
YESSS!!!!! I was just googling this yesterday. I was so lost all I could do was pose a question "What code do I need to learn to do wordpress?"
This helped a lot. Thanks!
I don't think he wanted to do this interview.... It's like he's a politician and was looking for the least provocative word choices possible. Most of the people that have been interviewed on Pando Monthly have an agenda or story that they want to tell or promote but Chris seemed to just kind of downplay everything and shy away from making statements.
2 months, 1 week ago on PandoMonthly New York with the New Republic’s Chris Hughes, the full interview
The more truth a joke holds the funnier it is, right up until the point where it is completely true...
"Sure, you legally can't tell the ...citizens... if we had installed a backdoor that allowed us to grab the fingerprint of anyone who purchases the iPhone 5s."
This statement got me for a minute but it isn't actually possible. The NSA only has the power to gag companies when they demand access to information the companies already have. In the case of the fingerprint technology, the NSA can't force Apple to hand over information that they don't already have nor can they force apple to change its architecture to acquire that information.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on An imagined letter from the NSA to Tim Cook
>alpha as fuck
>still sucks thumb
>just want to shop for shoes all day
>no way out
>have to keep bossing
>ipo and things get harder
>accidentally release a million users' private data
>coo sandberg grounds me
>finally get nap time and juice
>she's the real boss
4 months, 2 weeks ago on For men, “leaning out” just isn’t an option
I'll pay $5 a comment to watch you two get into an argument in the comment section here. I need to see this, it sounds too fucking awesome.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on How to survive co-founding a company with a friend
So this is basically a multimedia Pinterest clone with a business model right?
5 months ago on How a failed book led to the creation of a new blogging platform
Well this just sounds fucking bonkers to me. The only reason the government is getting bigger is because it has to recover capitalism's failures. If the banks and the auto industry and the and the health care industry could fix their shit on their own the government wouldn't have to grow and take care of it. People in every government system all over the world demand that of their government. Only in America is there a powerful voice for those who profit from the failures, and they mask their greed with "freedom."
5 months, 1 week ago on Is it time for a new American revolution?
Well it sounds like the headline was certainly 100% false.
5 months, 1 week ago on An update on our Beachmint story
If I was stranded on an island and had a computer connection that could only access one stream of content, I would choose the Pando Monthly videos.
Well no, I would probably choose imgur. But if I was starting a business and only had access to one stream of information, then I would DEFINITELY choose the Pando Monthly interviews. You guys deserve many more awards.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on PandoMonthly San Francisco with GitHub CEO Tom Preston-Werner, the full interview
Is the sound quality bad because of your microphone or their service?
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Listen to the first-ever PandoWeekly radio show, an interview with Kik’s Ted Livingston
I disagree with "pursue multiple growth paths." I felt like that was the mistake I made with my startup. It wasn't that the multiple paths increased costs (which is why I pursued them), but it distracted me from focusing my resourcing on being good at one thing. It ultimately drained my company to death.
Investors will have the same problem. They will be much more likely to invest in one strong proven path than in a company that has too many tangents and no "hook."
Other than that, "Keep expenses low" is kind of inevitable if you don't have funding...
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Scaling your business without outside funding — It can be done