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@Kraettli L Epperson Apologies. Corrected above.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on The JOBS Act: Coming Soon to a Startup Near You, If the SEC Would Just Get Out of the Way
@dbl1 and gaming downloads? using steam to download a 25GB game takes forever, this can speed it up.
that being said, the latency is an issue.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Calling All Internet Users (That Means You): Dispatch Is Here to Bring Faster Internet to Your Doorstep
@sryanmeyer I'll take the bet! :) What city are you in? We can have the wager be a meal. (and there is the chance that my sources are wrong, but I'm willing to take that risk)
10 months ago on The Crowdfunding Ecosystem Needs Contraction and Organization
@bfeld Thanks Brad! And thanks again for welcoming me into the community, I appreciate it.
10 months ago on Boulder’s Startup Ecosystem: Pros and Cons
@BlairAnderson Sighhhhhhhhh. I hate it when I do that.
10 months, 1 week ago on Amazon May Own the Skyscrapers of Cloud Hosting, But DigitalOcean Is Looking to Own Main Street
@KenG There is no more Soviet Union as a legal entity, but that doesn't mean Russia doesn't still act like the USSR.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Looterism: The Cancerous Ethos That Is Gutting America
@DJSundog @njyx There's some middle ground I think. But at the same time, what's the advantage of having the freemium model? More content on the network? That's fine I guess. But there are also higher support costs. Not to mention that with a mixed model some of the users are customers and some aren't, mixing up priorities.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on App.net Is Like a Cool Glass of Water in a Desert of Ad-Supported Social Networks
@njyx @DJSundog Let's say App.net started at the same time as Twitter. App.net charges $50 from the get-go, Twitter is free. Twitter obviously grows faster, but it isn't making money. App.net is making money from the very beginning, albeit while growing slowly.
Then, years later (2012), Twitter has 250M active users (like it reached this year), and App.net has far less. I'd guess they'd have 25% of the active user base of Twitter, but let's go even lower to 10%. At 10%, App.net would have 25M users all paying $50 per year. That's revenue of 1.25B per year, on the low end. Factor in the idea that App.net's cash reserves and focus on the product would have made the service better over the course of years, and it's likely that App.net has more users, and that more people are wiling to pay into it.
Sure, Twitter can have the "open network" slogan, and it can have ads and reach a wider audience. But App.net would have the money, which is all that matters in the end for a business.
I'm simplifying, but the idea that one of them would just "win" is a bit far-fetched.
@njyx @DJSundog But win how? In revenue or in users?
@aaronklein Does "dream" mean "fantasize"? I don't see that happening any time soon.
11 months ago on Why Google’s Sparrow Acquisition Just Ruined My Morning
@Skywalka Go with the truth? Normally a good idea.
@ArunkalyanNagarajan @akwyz Though I don't expect Apple to buy AT&T (ever, because that'd be a nightmare) I wouldn't be surprised if they circumvented it. Possibly a peer-to-peer mesh network, possibly something else. Not sure what, but I wouldn't be surprised.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on The Mobile Industry Is Ignoring the Rules of Consolidation
@akwyz Those are some pretty big assumptions.
@andrewfister That a good thing or a bad thing?
11 months, 3 weeks ago on JOBS Act Tangled in Red Tape, Coming 2014 at the Earliest
@Skywalka @stewtopia Weird, because everyone I've spoken to at HBO seems to agree with my analysis of the situation and how the company runs.
11 months, 4 weeks ago on HBO’s Distribution Strategy: It’s All About the Timing
@jacelevine It's a limited time thing. The episodes were up originally as they were being aired, but have since been taken down.
@remy_brooks I'd love it if they beat the iPad on price, but they haven't said anything yet. Even matching the iPad's price wouldn't be enough.
(And I choose the posts, 19/20)
12 months ago on You Don’t Kill Incumbents, You Leapfrog Them or You Lose
@jacks_whitli That may be my favorite comment anyone has ever put on a post of mine.
@bonniecwoo I absolutely agree. The Prismatic team also seems to get that.
12 months ago on Finding News Is One Thing, Understanding It Is Another — Prismatic Does Both, and Fast