This Valley Bubble is Not of Valuation, but... →
Having worked at startups practically my entire adult life, with more than 12 years in Silicon Valley, I distinctly remember the hallmark elements of the dotcom rise and fall, the rise of Web 2.0 companies and the fizzle of most, and I am seeing people talk again in similar ways about whatever state we are in now - with an almost giddy eagerness of people to claim that a world with skyrocketing...
Several apartment buildings near San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood...– Building Evacuated After Woman Receives Mortar In Mail
How Hulu Lost Its Place in a Netflix World →
Hulu could become a full-fledged online cable operator. That means live shows and video on demand, all accessed through Hulu. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Hulu launched with strong network owners in NBC and News Corp, even picking up media powerhouse Disney along the way. But with concerns that the free model takes too big of a bite out of their TV profits, those same networks are now...
Americans are more afraid of having their online privacy violated in some way...– We Fear for Our Online Privacy, But Do Little to Protect It
As more of us join social networks, there’s been a devaluation in the...– Steve Rubel | Edelman Survey: Trust In Peers Falls…Trust In Experts Soars
If true, the SMS might be the only time that a wireless carrier’s SMS message...– Would-Be Suicide Bomber Killed by Unexpected SMS From Mobile Carrier | Wired.com
Facebook Plans To Make “Sponsored Stories”... →
The idea is that when you like a pair of Nike shoes on Amazon, both Nike and Amazon should be able to pay for that action to be turned into an advertisement. Ugh.
Brilliant: Gym makes you pay more when you DON’T... →
One of the problems is that most members see gym membership fees as money spent, or “a sunk cost, especially if you pay at the beginning of the year.’’ Gym-pact offers what Zhang calls “motivational fees” where customers agree to pay more if they miss their scheduled workouts. They came up with the concept from their behavioral economics class in Harvard where they were taught that people are more...
Study Confirms the Imminent Death of the Paper... →
Nearly 70% of adults in the U.S. “rarely or never” use the phone book, according to a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive. But 30% still do?! That’s a lot of people.