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It is so definitely the bluetooth headset for your face, though. I could see its use for hundreds of professions, though, like
surgeons, home inspectors, et al. But day-to-day consumer use? Ha! I'll wait for the contact lenses.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on No, Google Glass is not a Segway for your face
Good point here: "..this is a product that seems to have been over-engineered." Surely the challenge now is deciding what not to do/pull out.
3 months ago on Cloze, but no cigar: A people-first universal inbox that falls just a tad short
I think they pushed it with their 2-stage reservation system. Effectively, "stand in line outside, now come inside and stand in another." Buds in the office look at the "500,000 in line ahead of you" and say, "I've already waited 3 months - screw this." But you're surely right about the feature situation, so it has to evolve...
3 months, 1 week ago on Wham, bam, thank you Mailbox…
News snippets is an excellent Use Case - your idea? For me, though, compelling video content is fleeting and spontaneous.
It seems like a great Ux looking for a Use Case - I'm sure there will be others but news is a good one.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Six reasons why Vine is a killer news tool
Your drill buyer metaphor is pretty good. It reminded me of TV vs Yellow Pages (tho the attribution was just inferred w/yellow pages).
The decline of cookies plays into it somewhere....
4 months, 1 week ago on Social media might drive brand awareness, but search still drives the sales
It's so easy to hate the car rental agencies - perfect market to disrupt and I wish them great execution (and luck).
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Silvercar goes live with airport car rentals in Dallas
I see the end coming and it's because better alternatives are in the works (like what we're doing).
Cookies offend people who know how they work because they're so incredibly unintelligent - a blunt instrument. And they're creepy to people who figure out why they're seeing an ad for the shoes they just looked at on the zappos site.
5 months ago on What will ad-tech look like without cookies?
@spicycarot @jacks_whitli I have it, not to worry. Getting a few others in the office to try it out. Nice job on it!
5 months, 1 week ago on Meet Easilydo: The productivity app you didn’t know you were waiting for
FYI if you want the app - search for it on safari then hit the link to the app store. App store search couldn't find it.
Just merging the contacts is great, btw. So far, so good...
It's a very cool direction that we, at my company, obviously buy into. And yet I think they might end up narrowing the "what you get" a lot so that normals can clearly state why their friends should try it.
Regardless, it's exciting and I'll definitely give it a try - thanks for the heads up. JH
5 months, 1 week ago on Grokr wants to get to know you, like really get to know you
I like it. Cookies seem like they're going to have a limited life, so advertisers need a different tactic. Cookies are either creepy or insulting (to those who know how crudely simple they are) - but regardless, agencies and big brands are aggressively looking at options.
5 months, 1 week ago on GraphDive launches to help you read your customer’s minds
FYI: That self-spanking device DOES NOT WORK. Warning.
5 months, 1 week ago on Google and Facebook launch war against abstract patents. Good! Kill these ones first
This whole thing is a quandary - on the one hand, you have a great ecosystem creating much (much) better user experiences for the people. ON the other hand, those devs reliant on twitter's api should accept the risk. We should know: we're reliant on both fb and twitter and will probably accelerate our plans to get access to the data owned by our customers.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Twitter’s “death quadrant” that isn’t (yet)
@llafazane Exactly. What's the Use Case for payphones? Kind of like, "redesign the tie down rings for horses on city streets."
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Dear Mayor Bloomberg, please give me a payphone that looks like this
What a cool idea. But sadly, I think you identified why Karma is going to have a hard time: the carriers.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on The Karma hotspot: ambitious, clever, and hopefully not too naive
Seems like Musk's and Bezos' outlook on how to get consumers to do something they do every day, differently, is directly opposite. Bezos subsidizes the readers and makes money on the content. Musk makes money on the car and to subsidize the power.
Or are you saying something different I missed?
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Why Tesla is like Amazon and Elon Musk like Jeff Bezos
Good stuff. I talked to a swedish entrepreneur at Women 2.0 in NY a few weeks ago. In talking about the difference between women in the US and Sweden, she summarized by saying that the "floors are thick but the ceilings short" for everyone in Sweden. You certainly hit this point in your article wrt taxes.
As for seed investors, I guess it will come down to whether the Eks of Sweden stick around once they cash out?
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Why tiny Stockholm has the most stunning startup ecosystem since Tel Aviv
I had no idea Graham is on FB's board (reportage, again). And if you look at the demographics of the NYT online subscriber, I wonder how many millennials are in the mix? If I were modeling NYT's revenues, I'd plateau them pretty quickly then add the "death attrition" parameter to drive negative growth.
It's like creating a new, super-hard and white material for dentures.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Old media’s problems are the costs not the lack of paywalls
...and colleagues ask me why our HQ is in SF and not where we all live: Austin.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Angels spreading their wings in the Holy Land
Well - this opens the floodgate for hundreds of memories of OCS and TBS (the Basic School) for me.
The fact that he finished first in both OCS and TBS is astonishing. Well done, Marine!
5 months, 4 weeks ago on The big takeaway: Learning from failure