Why not? It’s the right time to do it this year or early next, while the social hype level is at an all time high. Zynga- Is FarmVille’s maker the next hot IPO- – The Week “Yes, the IPO “floodgates” are opening: The success of the LinkedIn IPO “changed everything” and has other companies speeding Read more about Will Zynga IPO soon?[…]
Not mentioned but crucial: A service that grows exponentially in member count also grows very fast in terms of costs, due to the increased server load and man power needed. Hence, look early for a way to monetize the fact that you have many members, and see to that even when you scale up there’s Read more about Aspects of network effects[…]
It’s one thing if you set up filters yourself, it’s completely different if they are set up automatically for you. The Filter Bubble- What the Internet Is Hiding from You by Eli Pariser – Powell’s Books What Facebook Is Hiding From You – – AlterNet But is it true (yet)?
My questioning of the strangely chained events was justified. How Tech Legend Bill Gross Blew The TweetDeck Deal On Twitter’s strategy to take back its market (that it never owned), in cases using arguable methods and a surprising amount of money. Here’s Who Ended Up Getting Screwed By Twitter Clearly time to move on, or Read more about More on the fight for TweetDeck[…]
Gartner Says 428 Million Mobile Communication Devices Sold Worldwide in First Quarter 2011 “Smartphones accounted for 23.6 percent of overall sales in the first quarter of 2011, an increase of 85 percent year-on-year” That’s massive. I remember when the list was Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, LG and Sony Ericsson. How things have changed.
If you have a good idea for a new business doesn’t mean it can be successful just yet (or ever). If so, be quick to change your offerings and/or business models, or go bust. 10 Brilliant Startups That Failed Because They Were Ahead Of Their Time Did you notice that Foursquare’s logo is conceptually very Read more about Don’t forget timing…[…]
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I’ve earlier mentioned that Foursquare is primarily a game. Now it doesn’t even seem to be a game. How Gaming Fails Foursquare – Lance Ulanoff – PCMag.com
Ubermedia wants to buy TweetDeck. Twitter blocks Ubermedia (for a while). Twitter buys TweetDeck. Hmm… Report- Twitter buys TweetDeck for $40 million – Digital Media – CNET News “Twitter has aggressively pursued an acquisition strategy in building up a suite of applications. It purchased Tweetie in 2010 and turned it into Twitter for iPhone. In Read more about Twitter acquires TweetDeck, for sure this time[…]
Twitter is not about discussion, but about alerts, whether extreme or not. Twitter ‘not a place for reasoned discussion’ says web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee – Telegraph I guess there’s anything and everything on Twitter, but the threads I follow mainly hint about news and views.