In the first few months, they were getting one customer monthly wanting to pay...– Living on Bitcoin (via wearethedigitalkids)
The Gong Show: Disruption From Left Field →
thegongshow: Apple is running a new ad in which there is one simple line of dialog: Every day, more photos are taken with the iPhone than any other camera. Simple, tight, concise message. And the ad is beautiful. When I saw this ad, my first reaction was a simple, emotional response to the raw,…
Fred Wilson Dot VC: The Double Edged Sword of... →
continuations: If ever we needed a reminder that technology can both make our lives better and more terrifying this week provided plenty of them. Pressure cookers for cooking and bomb making. Fertilizer for agriculture and explosions (sadly also used in the Oklahoma City bombing). Social…
Michelle Sun: Connecting the Dots →
‘You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all… Great post
Netflix Series Spending Revealed →
parislemon: Andrew Wallenstein of Variety reports on a panel featuring CAA TV literary agent Peter Micelli, who spoke about Netflix: “The cheapest show is $3.8 million an episode,” Micelli told a crowd of more than 500 lawyers in the entertainment business. “‘House of Cards’ started at $4.5 million and (executive producer David) Fincher took it way above that.” It ain’t cheap, but with...
THE REAL WEIRD TWITTER IS THE ESPIONAGE TWITTER →
kadrey: criminalwisdom: Is Twitter being used as a numbers station? ‘GooGuns posts nothing but strings of letters and numbers, like b39e65fa00000000 in intervals of about five minutes on average. The string of characters always ends with zeroes, occasionally with the location service turned on, so you can see that 554705fa00000000 was allegedly tweeted from the “Region of Khabarovsk.” This...
Many think of management as cutting deals and laying people off and hiring...– Clayton Christensen Wants to Transform Capitalism | Wired (via mbb)
teendrama :: hello my name is dennis.: Just found... →
1. You’ve created “Friendster for the mobile phone” in the form of a new service called Dodgeball.Social. How does this work and is it just some scheme to facilitate spontaneous hooking-up? The idea is pretty simple: use your cell phone to tell us where you are and we’ll broadcast your…
Strategy is five choices,” Lafley said. “What is winning; where am I going to...– Business Insider (via khuyi)
Tamara and I went to dinner with him. “What’s the key to success to being a...– Lots of Naked People Altucher Confidential (via khuyi) Go read this entire post.
It’s just change management. It’s not complicated; it’s just hard. // Sometimes...– From here via my colleague Jes (via wearethedigitalkids)
A lot of it has been copied by our competitors, so I think we’re doing a good...– Larry Page I tell this to entrepreneurs all the time. It doesn’t take the sting out but it is true. (via fred-wilson) For the smaller companies I say validation
There’s something magical about the first few moments of a new medium, as people...– Experimenting on Input & Output | Noah Brier dot Com (via khuyi) I love this part of the technology cycle. We are all equal n00bz
We just had the best quarter of any technology company ever. The only companies...– What Tim Cook reportedly said to employees at the latest Apple Town Hall event this past week. (via parislemon)
Most great deals are done relatively quickly. If a deal or a sale drags out for...– How Warren Buffett Knows a Good Deal from a Bad Deal | The Reformed Broker (via khuyi) True.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.– Benjamin Franklin (Happy Birthday) Great quote
Amazing White House response to a petition calling... →
tumblrrinserepeat: most excellent.
State and federal authorities decided against indicting HSBC in a...– HSBC to Pay $1.92 Billion to Settle Charges of Money Laundering. Sorry, we can’t put criminals in jail. They make too much money! (via giantrobotlasers) This story has been very interesting to follow.
It’s all about the choreography of people’s attention,” he said. “Attention is...– Apollo Robbins [From the wonderful A Pickpocket’s Tale, in The New Yorker] (via whitneymcn)