Editorial: Why interoperability matters in Social Networks

Facebook is like a phone provider that gives you all you want as long as you call people using the same provider. So, for a while, you tell all your friends to join. Then, they find another, better provider, and they leave, taking you with them. This is what caused the death of MySpace by [...]

Editorial: The Dropbox downward spiral. Or is it their biggest chance?

The Dropbox downward spiral. Or is it their biggest chance? – Yves Bennaïm.

Still trying to define a business model, and moving away from simplicity, Twitter to announce photo-sharing service

Currently, Twitter users who wish to post photos in their tweets must host them elsewhere, with popular options including Twitpic, Yfrog, Instagram and Flickr. Users then include links to the photos within their tweets. Link: Confirmed: Twitter Plans to Announce Photo-Sharing Service This Week – AllThingsD.

Founder of (privately owned) Bose Corporation donates to MIT majority of stock

via Amar Bose ’51 makes stock donation to MIT.

Apple Will Never Make A Cell Phone

“Why Apple won’t make a cell phone” via Saying Apple Will Never Do Something: Always Dangerous.

Noah Glass, the Twitter cofounder you’ve never heard of. Pushed out of the company in 2006.

An Interview With Twitter’s Forgotten Founder, Noah Glass via Twitter’s Forgotten Cofounder, Noah Glass.

The true story of how Twitter was actually founded.

Mainly, the official version leaves out the role of a major cofounder. Some early Twitter investors also wonder if it also leaves out a scandal. via How Twitter Was Founded.

Skype – One dumb mistake after another… Now commits suicide with banner ads

Skype – The Big Blog – Advertising in Skype.

Bubble 2.0: Lots of free users and generous investors don’t make your business successful. Actually making money with it does.

Marco.org – Why the Quick Bar (“dickbar”) is still so offensive.

The Anchoring Effect: Your first perception lingers in your mind, affecting later perceptions and decisions

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Facebook hype will fade

"Unlike a public offering of shares, this private offering to Goldman's clients doesn't obligate Facebook to come clean on its real profits. It doesn't have to submit to standard accounting practice, or indicate how well it's really doing or isn't doing. It gets to remain in the safe cloud of hype that protects all such [...]

Google Website Optimizer

Increase conversion rate through A/B and multiple variatons testings VISIT LINK: Google Website Optimizer (tags: analysis analytics blogging business conversion free seo performance optimizer optimization marketing google testing tools usability webdesign web webdev website webtools a/b ab_testing abtesting multivariate split websiteoptimizer …)

Facebook is not worth $33,000,000,000

No outrageous profits after seven years and half a billion users. VISIT LINK: Facebook is not worth $33,000,000,000 (tags: business economics facebook opinion socialnetworking social startup ipo value …)

Sentenc.es – A Disciplined Way To Deal With Email

A personal policy that all email responses regardless of recipient or subject will be five sentences or less. It’s that simple. VISIT LINK: Sentenc.es – A Disciplined Way To Deal With Email (tags: advice blog business communication cool e-mail email lifehack internet inspiration ideas humor gtd funny five lifehacks mail management policy productivity reference writing [...]

Why Yahoo lost: In the software business, you can't afford not to have a hacker-centric culture

"Which companies need to have a hacker-centric culture? Any company that needs to have good software." VISIT LINK: Why Yahoo lost: In the software business, you can't afford not to have a hacker-centric culture (tags: advertising blog business culture entrepreneurship fail google hacker history inspiration interesting internet microsoft media management lessons programming search software startup [...]