There is no better place in the world to break your phone’s screen than the border crossing into Shenzhen. Within an hour of dropping the phone, I had a new screen installed by skilled hands in Hua Qiang Bei, for a price of $25.
As social networks go, Pinterest doesn’t get a whole lot of respect. … Which will make it even more surprising when Pinterest eats its competitors alive.
Yeah, well, that was then, this is now. I am sorry to report that after exhaustive anecdotal use I have concluded that the new Google Maps is kind of a shit show.
Never compare your insides to someone else’s outsides.
Tablets deserve their own operating system—or at least a distinct user interface
You think about Kodak, where did Kodak go? They ignored the digital camera. I mean, really? Was there nobody at Kodak who said to somebody at Kodak maybe we should look at this digital thing?
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That’s not how it happened at Kodak; and I doubt that’s how it happens anywhere. The analog sales guys killed Kodak’s well-known, researched, patented, and decently planned digital future to get paid their short-term commissions and quit/retire. When given the choice to suffer short term sales pain versus medium-term death, the board and CEO blew it.
There are people like Brian Clark, who actually did move from Detroit, and was living off various hackathon winnings while teaching coding in MissionBit’s after-school programs for San Francisco’s public school students. Earlier this spring, he was literally sleeping on friends’ couches, eating one meal a day. But he won the Launch Hackathon and now has initial funding for a new startup called Vue, a mobile feedback and user engagement tool he built.
When Goldberg reached out to Google Ventures’ Kevin Rose to tell him about the potential deal, Rose was offended that Goldberg hadn’t come to Google for a right of first refusal. Indeed, it was rookie investor management error on Goldberg’s part. Big funds invest in the seed round with the understanding they’ll get the chance to do the series A.