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@timrpeterson They are in position to do that to their reach and ubiquity as a platform. This should not be confused with whether or not they are actually doing so (they are not). He makes that clear in, literally, the very next sentence.
1 month ago on Declining trust in the web of deceit
I think the markdown and writer specific workflows are the major features here. I couldn't help but notice that many of these features exist in something like Box.com. The drawback there is the need to signup for their service with storage amount as the major driver of price. It does allow workflow, comments, to-do's and the file lockout.
Editorially has definitely built something that seems native to the writing process though. Considering the pedigree of the team it's not surprising that they've successfully wrapped the real needs of writers in a solid technology experience.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Editorially is the collaborative writing tool we’ve been waiting for
@eringriffith that is indeed a sad story. Hopefully it's not painful.
2 months ago on I was wrong on my SXSW predictions. My winner is a company that isn’t even here
I'm really excited by anyone making in impact in this space. Especially, if they've managed to make any inroads with the school systems themselves. I grew up 45 minutes from Gainesville, math competency at most schools was dismal (it may have improved since). I actually wanted to help a magnent school their setup a programming class, but couldn't get them to open up the firewalls for anything.
If Study Edge can get inside their walls it will be great for them, as well as the ecosystem at large. Good luck to them!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Y Combinator alum Study Edge changes the way Florida students learn Algebra
Love the aesthetic and that they've already got some revenue.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Gojee launches home vertical, prepares designer marketplace
Great to see advocacy and exposure for these companies. @eringriffith this site has been existence for quite awhile at http://mappedinny.com. It just seems they're doing some re-branding.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Bloomberg’s parting gift to NYC tech: an online hub to make building companies easier
@KenG @JVenator You may be right. No argument from me, or intended offense. He could very well be the devil incarnate. But in terms of how it relates to this startup, what matters most is his wealth and network. I'd guess that both of those are substantial.
4 months, 1 week ago on Odds defying hardware startup Mobiplex goes back to the well, comes up with another $1.3M
It's funny that this idea wasn't obvious to me until reading this article. It's relatively to spend time in a simulator, and even then the end data isn't necessarily easily used and shared. I played golf competitively through college, and would definitely buy this if I were playing more often. I'm starting a job hunt in LA, so maybe this will soon be a reality.
Love hearing about a startup playing in a less-trampled space. Where are they based out of?
@KenG Wrong place for this comment.
These two have been working their asses off. Happy to see their vision becoming a reality.
4 months, 1 week ago on Meet Puppystream, where dog parents can be their crazy, dog-obsessed selves
@jebbdykstra99 This is probably accurate, but I would add Walmart to the list along with Costco or even in place of them. This recent article in Fast Company offers some worthwhile insights: http://www.fastcompany.com/3002948/walmarts-evolution-big-box-giant-e-commerce-innovator
5 months, 1 week ago on Showrooming is real, Best Buy is the big loser, and Amazon is eating everyone’s lunch
@mcarney @JVenator I actually find that I'll showroom if I don't need the item that exact moment, since if I decide to buy it from Amazon I'll have in 2-days for free anyway (I'm a Prime member). In the past I've showroomed things like an iron or steam mop in Target. Similar type things when I go to Costco (i.e., a Keurig coffee maker). On this particular occasion it was a nice zester from Oxo (~$13) and a 6-pack of Hanes tank top undershirts ($22), and both were within $1 of Amazon. The latter was more out of curiosity when the barcode scan failed on the Oxo product.
Just 30 minutes ago I was in Target and attempted some comparison shopping via the Amazon app using barcode scanning. This has worked in the past, but failed on two separate items. A simple text search turned them up immediately. On one of the items you could see that a second barcode sticker had been placed over a previous one. This might mean that Target has started creating alias barcodes to make the comparison shopping less streamlined.
To be fair, their price on both items ended up being very close to Amazon's, plus there was the physical convenience. I generally try to reward physical stores for keeping the inventory available so long as the price is within a reasonable proximity to Amazon's. I really go on Amazon in-store to make sure there isn't a large price gap, and especially to read reviews.
Perhaps I'm missing something, but I can't seem to search or view articles by author.
6 months ago on Welcome to the new, more reader and device aware PandoDaily!
So many cool things about this. First, BuzzFeed really did put their money where their mouth was around content creation and distribution. Second, the growing flexibility of internet infrastructure and what can be achieved by talented and driven programmers is really impressive.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on “When your website goes down, it forces you to put your money where your mouth was” — Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith on last night’s outage
@nathanielmott I guess that's my point. These anecdotal references to reviewers and commenters seems silly given that each non-LTE phone Apple releases sets new sales records and continues to grow its market share while eating into that of others. To me this indicates that LTE has not represented a tangible component of the value proposition in the presence of other more important value-add factors.
Heavy use of these devices usually occurs near access to wi-fi. For instance, my 3G iPhone 4 rarely has even a small issue playing YouTube videos due to the low resolution requirements for a small screen. If I were attempting to stream a video at hi-def to a large screen TV via Airplay or whatnot, I'd almost always have wifi access. This example is anecdotal I suppose, but no more so than the idea that people run around needing to stream 720p/1080p on a mobile phone or even an iPad.
Thanks for jumping in the mud here in the comments!
6 months, 2 weeks ago on The Nexus 4 is a warning: If you’re going Android, you’re following the carriers’ rules
@nathanielmott Out of curiosity, what is the rough estimate of the number people that were pissed that the iPhone 4S did not have LTE? These statements often seem to get thrown around because the originate in an echo chamber.
@Zippy +1 And I wouldn't care one way or the other if I didn't think Sarah and Pando Daily as a whole had so much potential and are doing so many things well.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Self-driving education trumps self-driving cars: Thrun goes all in on Udacity with a $15M round
Nice piece Erin. Certainly some interesting politics and maneuvering on the part of Clear Channel.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on No longer an underdog, Pandora gets a powerful ally
I just can't enough the stories where such a clear value-add is delivered. Way to go DocStoc and LA!
7 months ago on DocStoc partners with City of LA to make business license info more easily accessible