Just as you THINK you have your head around poverty – along comes Gary Haugen to blow that belief out of the water. The question now is – what do we EACH do.
Jul 02 2015
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Jul 02 2015
Absolutely awe inspiring – once you have picked your jaw up from the ground.
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Jun 30 2015
… bear with me.
I am old enough to remember Radio 1 going live on September 30th 1967. I remember Tony Blackburn – of Radio Caroline and Radio London opening with The Move’s Flowers In The Rain. Tony – never really been a fave … but that opening song 48 years later still does it for me.
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Jun 28 2015
Extraordinary story. Extraordinary Person. Extraordinary Life.
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Jun 27 2015
John O’Nolan, wrote in a blog post: “we’ve elected to move the default location for all customer data from the UK to DigitalOcean’s [Amsterdam] data centre. The Netherlands is ranked #2 in the world for Freedom of Press, and has a long history of liberal institutions, laws and funds designed to support and defend independent journalism.”
Being English I was once proud of our belief and actions that we used to call ‘The Freedom of The Press’.
Being English I am now angry how that it is not just being torn down bit by bit – but actually being torn down wholesale.
Bliar started it – but truly disappointed that Cameroon (sic) has done nothing to reverse this decline and just watches.
And now companies are voting with their feet.
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Jun 26 2015
Ben Evan’s writing about the eternal conflict between getting the balance right between ‘here’s everything’ and “here’s a few we think works”. Answer ? It’s tough.
Looking at these companies, it strikes me that actually, saying that ‘Yahoo’s directory didn’t scale’ misses the point. What we’re really seeing is a trade-off between two problems. You can have a list, solving discovery and recommendation, but once the domain gets big then your list is either unusably long or partial and incomplete (and perhaps uneconomic to maintain). Or you can have a searchable index of everything but you’re on your own working what’s good and finding things you didn’t know to search for. Time Out is an interesting attempt to sit in the middle of that scale – enough coverage to be quasi-universal, and to promise something good nearby wherever you are, but also enough curation that you don’t just get 5,000 listings all with five stars. ProductHunt is an attempt to use community to surface quality at scale, as is Pinterest (both are a16z investments). In contrast, Canopy uses hand-curated selections on Amazon. The question for all of these: do you filter crowdsourcing down enough to get quality, or scale up editorial to get coverage, or you give up on coverage and do a purely curated product?
And … on a related note, Apple and Twitter versus Google and Facebook. It’s a similar conundrum discussed in Fortune.
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