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3 months, 3 weeks ago on Braintree is a horrible name for a company

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foursquare was getting better at recommendations, but it was using about 10% of my battery passively. way too much. I had to remove it. 

4 months, 4 weeks ago on Foursquare’s brand is about check-ins, whether they like it or not

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To answer your question simply, an app maker assumes liability when said application is the primary income of the application end user. In most cases I think.

Your points above read well but miss the point completely. The issue is centered around whether the user was currently employed at the time of the accident, not what dumb app caused a distraction. Its a question courts may need to look at. I don't know the answer.

9 months, 2 weeks ago on Uber driver hits, kills six-year-old girl. Is “Not our problem” still an appropriate response?

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To answer your question simply, an app maker whose business

9 months, 2 weeks ago on Uber driver hits, kills six-year-old girl. Is “Not our problem” still an appropriate response?

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@andrewv exactly. uber drivers make significantly more money on nye. I'm curious whether that had a factor in the accident and if incentives for drivers to pick up more riders has any affect on liability. seems to be a totally reasonable question. 

9 months, 3 weeks ago on Uber driver hits, kills six-year-old girl. Is “Not our problem” still an appropriate response?

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i am a sales(person) who is not big on small talk. please don't generalize our kind sir, we have a hard enough time with stereotypes as is.

1 year, 1 month ago on It’s okay to hate small talk

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@CountDracula @KyleVail you must be having trouble comprehending the point here. The idea is to ask yourself if you have actually contributed anything significant to a cause that you advertise as supporting. if not u are clearly posturing. and if you don't think people are posturing you must not get out much. 


1 year, 2 months ago on “Change-washing” and the new groupie delusion

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@CountDracula you are so000 right. disseminating ideas in written form has never changed/affected anything! tell him brother. 

1 year, 2 months ago on “Change-washing” and the new groupie delusion

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Yes. Agreed. There is a difference between David karp embellishing the size of his team to win deals for the chance to execute, it worked for him and he admits it, and someone saying they own a company, when in reality its a college project that was in some competitions. A company employs people and generates revenue.

1 year, 4 months ago on Stop making excuses for people

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aside from a palmer's terrible 'art' (from '10, http://jezebel.com/5507283/3-reasons-were-over-amanda-palmer), she writes poems about the boston bombers, courting controversy in the midst of terrible acts of terrorists. she's piggybacking on tragedy and bullshit.

she launches a kickstarter that places a heavy burden on her most ardent supporters, a kickstarter with over inflated costs to produce a record, despite having label connections and the means to produce a record without placing a burdon on her core fans. and to turn around and attempt to enlist amateur musicians in live shows, that fans pay money to see is like throwing dirt in the faces of those who support you. Her ted talk was nonsensical and lacked substance. Can anyone explain to me the appeal of amanda palmer outside manipulation of a small fan base because I just don't see it...I am not even going into her side project about conjoined twins who were sexually abused... she's like a version of perry farrel about 20 year later.  (i did love Dig! however).

1 year, 5 months ago on Amanda Palmer puts on a ninja gig

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????huh???


1 year, 5 months ago on Amanda Palmer: social technology soothsayer

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ERRRYYYBODDDYYY-- RAISE YOUR HANDS IF YOU STILL VISIT YOUR NETVIBES PAGE FROM 2007, WORRRRRDDDD

1 year, 5 months ago on Let’s retire RSS when they retire Google Reader

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@rodalpho @miketatum @davewiner calling this mindless linkbait is the definition of trolling. if Google is dropping reader support and willing to piss off these so called systematic RSS users who are apparently some internet illuminati, then there must be credence to notion that RSS's best days are long gone, and there are better systems to support this type of syndication. 

i would need to see how these RSS readers are apparently driving so much traffic around the internet. people keep saying that, but where is the proof? 


1 year, 5 months ago on Let’s retire RSS when they retire Google Reader

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@rodalpho @varunnarula have any of you actually used twitter? the same prob exists with GR, gone for 5 days, i'll have to flip through hundreds or thousands of RSS items. same with twitter. if you are burning to read something from a content provider go straight to their @twitter or their, webpage....

twitter + Pocket has been a godsend to me 


1 year, 5 months ago on Let’s retire RSS when they retire Google Reader

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@miketatum @KyleVail i have a couple thousand records in my house that i still listen to, so i understand the sentiments expressed here. but we have to face reality, i'm glad you wrote this article. 

1 year, 5 months ago on Let’s retire RSS when they retire Google Reader

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twitter replaced GR for me no problem 5 years ago. I wasted way too much time in GR flipping through complete stories. With twitter I kill two birds with one stone, keep up with friends/local stuff and news that I subscribe to. I never understood the uproar about GR being shutdown. Twitter can replace about 90% of whatever you do in GR most likely. 

RSS is will always be the vinyl of music. niche. 

i see zero reason to support or invest in RSS if you are a content provider. 


1 year, 5 months ago on Let’s retire RSS when they retire Google Reader

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@jonathanjaeger agreed. it's not easy to be positively absolute on this topic. youtube is a great example. There are plenty of others. Some ideas and companies are just not suited to join the ranks of the great tech companies. there is value in focusing on smaller, specific problems, that cannot be realized without the help of larger, different organizations. 


1 year, 6 months ago on An acquisition is always a failure

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not a mustache fan either. 

1 year, 6 months ago on Lyft and the great pink (douchey) mustache debate

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WOW! that is unbelievable


i like NastyGal and Zephr a lot. . 

1 year, 7 months ago on LAVA honoring the Viddy financing was a travesty against the LA ecosystem

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@StephenMcCurry Your statement is just not true (except for europe). US sales are already at a double digit percent increase over last year and expected to maintain. China is at a 53% increase over last year. Ride shares will continue to be niche as they are very helpful to a select few in a certain economic class, in a certain geography, too many consumers are outside of that range for it to reach mass adoption in the next 20 years. 


As for the $150 lidar, it's going to be tough to convince consumers something that cheap should be in charge of keeping them alive in a speeding hunk of metal. 70k is too high, 150 is too low, but hey if it's perfect maybe this technology could rival the invention of the internet....

1 year, 8 months ago on The self-driving car could be a decade away. Here’s what needs to happen

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Pre-mature edoc-ulation

1 year, 8 months ago on The day that Google Drive broke my trust (Updated)

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@MsTaggart @KyleVail if that's the case, sure Google would be at fault and concern is warranted. the problem with that is there is no evidence this was Google's fault. Sounds like this could be a wordpress issue even. the problem with the headline is that it places blame on a specific party, without evidence to back up that claim. furthermore, if this was a bug/breach/whatever, what data was exposed...my understanding is nothing, not even the name of the google drive file.... soooo we should have a problem with jumping to conclusions, because that is a problem. 


1 year, 8 months ago on The day that Google Drive broke my trust (Updated)

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The headline here seems a little strong given you don't know what happened, and it could very well be user error. 

1 year, 8 months ago on The day that Google Drive broke my trust (Updated)

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completely agree. 

1 year, 8 months ago on Don’t make it about you…

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sounds like you are ready for jelly bean

1 year, 8 months ago on Concluding the diary of a first — and last — time jailbreaker

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I think it is true most viewers will be swayed by the community more than anything. But I think this model has the chance to grow the support community much faster than the traditional model. Most viewers tire of weekly schedules and simply stop watching. This model has the chance to rope in more viewers and lower the amount of viewers dropping out of a show due to waiting, having to DVR, etc...

most people won't commit to a show until they hear their peers recommend it, and it's hard to do without seeing a large portion of episodes. Netflix's release all strategy will accelerate peer recommendations (as long as the show is good).


1 year, 8 months ago on Will Netflix original programming threaten “linear TV”?

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HashimWarren this was my immediate thought. I think in most cases current technologies are addressing an inefficient process that itself does not really 'create value'. Value is created by offering a differentiated experience (every theatre sells a ticket so not much room to differentiate there), and the more companies are able to automate low value processes such as ticketing they will be able to focus more on value added services such as personally announcing the film, assisting with seating, offering higher quality food, etc...

most of these low value processes are low margin anyway, so it's not like the robots are taking everyones' jobs yet.

I say yet because once AI and quantum computing are mass market technologies we might actually have a problem with cannibalizing highly skilled jobs...

1 year, 9 months ago on Movie tickets, machines, and the remaking of the American part-time job

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@ke_meth @KyleVail wow, at least bb has spam bots that are semi aware....

1 year, 10 months ago on Every app is an island and that’s just the way Apple wants it

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@ke_meth sad to see bb reduced to spammy bot comments. 

1 year, 10 months ago on Every app is an island and that’s just the way Apple wants it

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is readability better than Pocket? i am all in on Pocket.

1 year, 10 months ago on The indispensable app? It’s harder to find than what you might think

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@BSchuler is that innovation? I can use my nexus tablet today as a remote to queue up anything i want from youtube. apple has airplay. we already have IFTTT which will be getting into device/home automation with their new funding. i'm not sure how any of this is new or how any of these markets are large enough to support continued growth. 

apple hasn't innovated anything for 2.5 years now, and there is nothing concrete on the horizon. i would be worried too. 

1 year, 10 months ago on Let’s admit it… Steve Jobs was lucky

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@Synstelien you might be holding onto that aapl indefinitely if you are waiting for 50% penetration in the business/consumer market. when the concept of a "computer" is erased from our memory and everything is run by some sort of mobile device aapl is giving android a big head start, 75% to 15% worldwide.... http://cdn.thenextweb.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/11/q3_2012_idc-520x244.png 

just as microsoft was not ready for the internet, aapl has dropped the ball with iphones. 

1 year, 10 months ago on Let’s admit it… Steve Jobs was lucky

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@John Timms I think there is a distinction between simply "picking winners" and investing in new technologies, and it's not just semantics. The government has a history of funding breakthroughs in technology, why should they stop now? 

1 year, 10 months ago on Free transportation for life

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it's fleetmatics, not metrics. 

2 years ago on Fleetmetrics Shares Pop 35% In NYSE IPO

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 @PXLated that is exactly what i was pointing out, you are comparing paying streaming accounts to total itunes installs, apples and oranges. but as i said, apple is planning apple radio or whatever, it will launch, so they clearly think streaming is where this is all going too. 

2 years, 1 month ago on Shhh… Don’t Tell Apple But iTunes Is Doomed

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 @PXLated not sure where u get 13M in 2008 last.fm had 12M monthly uniques. 

 

if you are going to throw out the 400M itunes installs, just assuming you are right. you should also count all the 20M grooveshart accounts, + rdio, mog, spotify, rhapsody, pandora's 125M users, etc. 

 

apple radio is coming. disputing that streaming is the future is just dumb. 

2 years, 1 month ago on Shhh… Don’t Tell Apple But iTunes Is Doomed

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 @stuartdredge itunes will probably switch to streaming at some point, but they are going to reach only 1/3 of the mobile market through iOS. that is unless they leverage some partnership through facebook which is embedded in many more devices. 

2 years, 1 month ago on Shhh… Don’t Tell Apple But iTunes Is Doomed

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 @jas8522 rdio and mog are awesome. hope they keep killing it. btw, what's going on with last.fm? i wish there was more innovation coming from those guys. they were really one of the first groups to pioneer this, along with rhapsody and pandora. 

2 years, 1 month ago on Shhh… Don’t Tell Apple But iTunes Is Doomed

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 @christianlanng until spotify ditches that awful standalone app i don't see them succeeding. their quality needs to pickup. who knows, maybe they have, but i've been very unimpressed with their products. 

 

i am not the norm, but I prefer having my own music and playing from google music. which is still not ideal until they offer higher storage capability than 20k songs. 

2 years, 1 month ago on Shhh… Don’t Tell Apple But iTunes Is Doomed

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 @kmskala apple's p/e is 14.3. goog is 17.8 http://ycharts.com/companies/AAPL/pe_ratio#series=type:company,id:AAPL,calc:pe_ratio,,id:GOOG,type:company,calc:pe_ratio,,id:MSFT,type:company,calc:pe_ratio&zoom=5&startDate=&endDate=&format=real&recessions=false

2 years, 2 months ago on What If the Next iPhone Is A Miss? A Deep Dive Into Apple’s High-Wire Act

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i want to buy it but the reviews are scaring me off. seems like there are problems with ICS. a must have also is google music integration. 

2 years, 3 months ago on New Music App HABU Inches Toward Radio That Reads Your Mind

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Switch to another email service if you don't like Google. Or buy an ICS handset where gmail is tightly integrated and has more features since apple can't block what they deem damaging to their business. There are plenty of options outside of demonizing a successful company that has the prerogative to run their business how they please, including sell it. demonizing sparrow only hurts the legions of developers and entrepreneurs who are striving to make it just as sparrow did. 

2 years, 3 months ago on Why Google’s Sparrow Acquisition Just Ruined My Morning

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that sucks. padmapper is great and highlights how far behind craigslist is design-wise. 

2 years, 4 months ago on PadMapper Receives a Cease-and-Desist Letter from Craigslist

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