More IT in the car please
For a while now, I’ve been waiting patiently for some technology company to make a splash in the automotive sector by improving the car’s information technology, communication and entertainment capabilities (“infotainment”). Yes, we have satellite radio and a GPS navigation has become a standard feature, but otherwise cars are way behind relative to what personal computers...
Use Google Voice to Screen Unwanted Callers
The best part about Google Voice is undoubtedly the ability to change your call preferences on a person by person (or number by number) basis. There are people who you want to get right through and then there are others who you’d rather not have to deal with other then through email and occasional follow up phone calls. Google Voice allows you to specify exactly who gets through.
Balloon Boy scores on Someecards
fbFund early stage hiring advice: This was so useful I had to post it again. (via fbFund)
Facebook: Example of really great company culture
Company Corporate culture is one of the reasons Facebook is such an awesome product and such a successful company (and one that has fundamentally changed the world). If this sounds familiar, a few other successful places named Google and Apple share similar ethos. Maybe the rest of “Corporate” America ought to take a page out this playbook and 1) not take themselves so seriously 2)...
IPhone continues to dominate! Now has 30% US...
Full article (Via The iPhone Blog)
10 examples of minimum viable products - Venture... →
Great stuff here… Once you start cutting features, development gets even more fun. What’s left is a much better (and easier to articulate) product that often ends up being superior to the one you originally wanted to build if you had all the resources in the world. tedr: caterpillarcowboy: “If Apple can launch a smartphone without Find or Cut-and-Paste, what can you cut out of...
Great video about Chris Cooley (and his blog). Tough loss for the already demoralized Redskins.
The Problem With iPhone Killers… →
This is the best (quick) explanation I’ve yet read on what’s going on in the mobile space.
Twitter got Google and Microsoft to pay for the content that the media industry...– Dave Winer, Is Google/Microsoft/Twitter in the News Business? (via soupsoup)
Scientists Develop Nasal Spray That Improves...
Could’ve used this in college! weliveinthefuture: “Good news for procrastinating students: a nasal spray developed by a team of German scientists promises to give late night cram sessions a major boost, if a good night’s sleep follows. In a research report featured as the cover story of the October 2009 print issue of The FASEB Journal, these scientists show that a molecule from the...
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.– Josh Billings (via davemorin)
12 year-old outdrives Tiger Woods on Tiger’s own course. This is pretty awesome!
Straight talk on the #Redskins situation. If you’re Zorn and it’s a certainty that you’re going to be fired, why not keep doing it your way. Have some backbone and stand up to Vinny and Danny Boy.
User Interface Obsession.
I agree with this, but would add that Apple is even trying to bring salvation to all those downtrodden devices we use with lousy user interface. One of the features of iPhone OS 3.0 was the ability for 3rd party devices to utilize the controls and interface of the iPhone. The media hasn’t talked about this much, but it’s the technology behind the iPhone’s ability to unlock your...
When it starts in silos, it will never "go...
Well said… plus the screen shot of the “leading” EMR is absolutely appalling. It’s the Entrepreneurs not the politicians who will solve this problem. jayparkinsonmd: I’ve been an avid Google fan for quite some time. I pretty much love almost everything they do. I would pay a pretty penny every year just to use gmail, reader, calendar, and docs. And over the years, it’s...
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The way to get our economy country on track is to focus on innovation and building new stuff that people actually want to buy (read demand). The solution is not to continue wasting taxpayer money on bailouts and other such acts that prop up companies whose products are not in demand. So which products are in demand? Well, some of them come...
What the Redskins need to do:
There have been many who have opined on what ails the Redskins so I might as well throw in my 2 cents as well. For starters, let me just say that this has always been my team, through the good times and bad. Like many others, I bleed burgundy and gold, and have supported the skins for many years. But this version of the skins needs immediate help. In this case, I don’t think the players...
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you...– Mark Twain
What would happen if everyone was required to... →
Interesting suggestion: jayparkinsonmd: This would apply to everyone making 300% over poverty. And of this group, how many actually spend over 10% out of pocket on healthcare? A fraction. These stats are hard to find, but I’d wager that 80-85% of people could spend less than $5,000 per year on actual healthcare usage. If you make $50,000 a year as a family, you spend $5,000 out of your own...
Interesting article on the impact of brain injuries in football. As a former football player, and someone who has suffered a concussion, I found this rather alarming. I’m not sure how responsive I would have been to it at age 17 but with age comes wisdom (somewhat anyway).
How we can get our economy rolling again…
After every major milestone, the company has to ask: what did we learn? Why...– Lessons Learned: Inc Magazine on Minimum Viable Product (and a response) (via hiten)
Perhaps a bit over the top, but interesting...
“We went through an era where we went through the financialization of our economy. We didn’t make things, we didn’t invest in the intellectual capital that we needed. I would rather we talk to Silicon Valley than Wall Street. Silicon Valley is a creative, intellectual genesis where they create the next generation of companies. Wall Street moves money back and forth, they bid things up, akin to the...
Advertising could be made much better if it tried to please its audience,...– http://ycombinator.com/ideas.html
Consensus at the Cornell VC Event: The Team matters most… #enlightenment
Before we get too obsessed with this silver...
soupsoup: floggeddeadhorse: Let’s not forget what else happened in the news today: JP Morgan Chase reported $3.6 BILLION in profits in the 3rd quarter. Goldman Saches reported $3.2 BILLION. Major US Banks and securities firms are planning on paying $140 BILLION in compensation this year. Goldman alone will be paying $20 BILLION in BONUSES ALONE. That’s an average BONUS of $700,000 per employee....
Minimum Viable Product
Good recount of Eric Ries talk and main points. All of this would have been great knowledge to have when I was starting my first company. chrismccann: I first read about the concept of Minimum Viable Product (MVP) by Eric Ries, if you haven’t heard about it already check out: http://www.startuplessonslearned.com/2009/08/minimum-viable-product-guide.html ...
Really interesting talk on the science of motivation
Ochocinco on iPhone: Twitter’s Loudest NFL Star... →
Great marketing move by Chad (don’t call me Johnson) OchoCinco Personally, I’m not dropping the 5 bones for the app, but there are those who will, and that’s great. One of these days the NFL (and other leagues and teams) will realize this whole mass communication and engagement stuff is a good thing that extends and empowers their brand identity and improves the fan...
A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” ...– From VentureBeat
Three Keys to a Remarkable Product →
Good article about product marketing
Finding Your Co-Founders →
Great article! mikehudack: datainsightsideas: Seth mentions Hackers and Founders, our monthly meetup here in NYC!
How Universities can turn innovation into... →
This was a from a few weeks ago, but I think it’s just as relevant and worth considering today.