Ross N. Feinstein: The Problem-Worthiness... →
rnfein: Problems ought to have a few basic properties before they’re worth solving in the context of building a business. I’ve often heard from folks smarter than I that a problem worth solving has at least the following three properties: 1. The problem should exude urgency: your customer shouldn’t be able to live without a solution. 2. Customers should be willing to pay you money for your...
Matt Langer: Maybe if people who enjoy reading... →
langer: Maybe if people who enjoy reading good books had any idea how book publishing worked they wouldn’t say things like “But if it’s not a physical book it should cost less!” Maybe if people who enjoy reading good journalism had any idea how print and online media worked they wouldn’t say things like…
I’m not saying Nintendo’s online plans are the worst plans...– The 3DS eShop, or why Nintendo has no f*cking clue -Destructoid
Codecademy for women?
Do It Yourself - DIY →
Interesting kids community startup.
When I met my boyfriend's best friend
whatshouldwecallme: He was just like, This was such an amazing episode. Must watch.
It is not for myself that I click these banner ads, not because I yearn for...– McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: I Am the One Who Clicks Banner Ads. Lacher kills it again. One of my favorite writers on the Internet.
► Hoodie Allen - No Interruption / The Hype... →
It was a terrible mistake. It doesn’t work because people game it — and the...– Nick Denton wants to turn the online media world on its head — Tech News and Analysis
► Black Light Dinner Party - Leave It All / The... →
Growing on me.
Lesson: Communication over code
throughthetrees: What happened to the ‘communication’ part in digital communication? Today digital strategists and digital agencies are mostly about digital channel planning and tech strategy. No wonder media agencies are muscling in on the territory. They are competing on the same proposition. Adding to the mess is blog after blog abusing the word strategy, using it to describe digital tech...
Countdown (Beyoncé Knowles song) - Wikipedia, the... →
The song is scored in the key of D minor, and has the sequence Dm–Gm–F–C Amazing chord progression.
Economic themes in *Girls*, the new HBO show —... →
The comic timing is very good, and the show also explains: 1. Why the “Rotten Kid theorem” fails and why theories of strategic bequest are unlikely to work, 2. The longer-term consequences of a slow job market for youth, and 3. What life is like when your IQ is high but the shadow value of your labor is low.
Get Your Copy Of On The Bro'd Right Now
wondertonic: Exciting news from your favorite bro-speak translation of Kerouac’s On The Road onthebrod: It’s totes official, bros. On The Bro’d is available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or wherever books are sold. You can even get it as an eBook, if you’re some kind of douche with a Kindle. So grab a copy of the book, a case of Natty, and shotgun a brewdog every time there’s a...
Your novel is a retelling of another novel from the perspective of a minor...– Blurbs for sale
Navigating the CVS snack aisle after the bar
We evaluated some of the new methods offline but the additional accuracy gains...– Why Netflix Never Implemented The Algorithm That Won The Netflix $1 Million Challenge | Techdirt
Primer available in full-length on YouTube →
Who wants to watch this with me?
Euphemisms for death that big companies uncomfortably use to describe someone...– Euphemisms for death that big companies uncomfortably use to describe someone who quit or got fired, which I always thought was weird – Marco.org Moved on No longer with us Left us
An Essay on the New Aesthetic | Beyond The Beyond... →
Epic post from the great Bruce Sterling. Really really long and satisfying read. A few of my favorite quotes: “New Aesthetic, which if you don’t know is an investigation / project / tumblr looking at technologically-enabled novelty in the world. The “New Aesthetic” is a native product of modern network culture. It’s from London, but it was born digital, on the Internet. The New Aesthetic...
The Storm: A special presentation by Robin Sloan and Matt Thompson (by The Society for News Design) Awesome talk from Robin Sloan, one of my favorite writers. “the notion of the an object, of a news experience, a product designed for itself…thats the way we think about designing news. a newstime-a bounded experience. Morning news had 30 minute frame.” “from 1999, media...
The Last Rocket was an experiment with two goals: make an awesome iOS game and...– Lift Off: The Last Rocket Development Diary by Shaun Inman
The bet Nokia made many years ago was that there would be a continuing,...– How Samsung beat Nokia | asymco
Your LinkedIn profile says one of your specialties is that whole “what is...– SAY Media / Blog / Rick Webb: Where Technology and Advertising Meet
In Bonobos, Nordstrom Finds the Perfect Fit Online... →
Nordstrom, which has a large, carefully curated men’s store, was initially interested in a simple distribution deal with Bonobos, a brand popular with well-to-do young professionals who fancy crisp plaid shirts and red chambray pants. But the retailer developed a deeper interest after taking a closer look at Bonobos’s operations and how it engaged with its online audience. Mr. Nordstrom was...
Consumer electronics companies should offer a sprawling array of products” is...– Daring Fireball: Spaghetti Against the Wall
Activate: Strategy Consulting Redefined -... →
Not the worst presentation on media.
NUJABES - LUV SIC PT. 3
emergencybroadcastsongs: One of the best tracks from the late great beat master Nujabes. He sampled Nana Caymmi’s “Tens” for this track. It’s funny how the music puts time in perspective. One of my favorite new songs. Great jazz sample. Nice delay on the piano. Drums are hot. Download.
Maybe I am an “edge case” when it comes to information consumption, but the...– A Netflix for magazines and the atomization of attention — Tech News and Analysis
The list of web sites that are, fundamentally, database applications is endless:...– Everything You Use is a Database Application
tash wong: Starting a coaster company →
tashwong: About a month ago Tom announced the start of Coastermatic. Coastermatic is a service that allows Instagram users to print their photos on to stone coasters. We’ve been working on it rather intensely for the last 5 weeks and are getting pretty close to launch. After talking about the…
Because the world has changed, we need to get back to basics. For this reason,...– Letters of Note: Some Thoughts on Our Business
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When I feel a bug on me
kottke.org: Gotta spend money to make money →
jkottke: Uniqlo, Costco, and Trader Joe’s are among the large retailers that are making more money by hiring more retail employees, which runs counter to the conventional wisdom. The big challenge for any retailer is to make sure that the people coming into the store actually buy stuff, and research…
With domestic electricity demand rising 10% per year in Saudi Arabia, the...– Saudi Arabia fact of the day — Marginal Revolution
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Makego turns your iPhone / iPod Touch into a toy vehicle. It encourages fun,...– Turn your iPhone into a toy car