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The app store is a massive, massive landscape. Discovery is virtually impossible, even with their newer popular nearby feature. And Apple is locking other people out from solving this problem with discovery apps. What’s going to happen? The same thing that happened when broad search/discovery hit scale on the web. Google dominated search in the early 2000′s. Once you could find virtually anything, there was too much noise to sort though. Each vertical is different, and people realized specialized search would serve the consumer better. As a result, vertical specific search plays (such as Zillow where I worked) started popping up in the mid 2000′s. The same thing will happen with mobile, and we’re close … Continue reading
**VOMIT** When you have to specifically say “this is a legitimate company”….chances are good the real answer is it’s not.
I just booked a ticket to Medellin, Colombia last night, leaving Seattle a week from tomorrow (Feb 28th) and heading back to the United States on the 29th of March. Will Moyer, whom I’ve been working with on Oh Hey World & a few consulting projects for more than a year, scored a place in the Fuente Laureles Penthouse for us and two other expats… My first venture outside the good ol US of A since August of 2012. Yes, you could say I’m stoked.
Two spaces between sentences, or just one? That is the question. I know, it’s a bit of an odd question, but, by no means am I the only person who has thought about it (see wikipedia entry on sentence spacing). I write with one, and it seems off to me reading anything with two (such as Rich’s most recent blog post). But, that said, two spaces is not some totally weird thing that came out of nowhere. Far from it. Growing up, all my school papers contained two spaces between sentences. I remember the process distinctively: hitting the period key, and then tapping space bar twice. My mom was a teacher, so I likely had a bit more English training than many and … Continue reading
I literally just booked a flight on Expedia for NYC about an hour ago. I proceeded to publish a blog post on Geek Estate, and then look at the home page. To the right is one of the ads I saw at the top of the page. Yes, ad targeting is alive and well in 2014. Google certainly knew I had just bought a flight on Expedia and thought to suggest some hotels. Smart on them. Fortunately for me, I’m staying with a friend in the Upper Eastside, so don’t need an expensive hotel.
There was a segment on 60 minutes last night about Colorado’s marijuana industry. The fact that marijuana is illegal in most states, while alcohol is not…is, frankly, fucking absurd. The reason marijuana has remained illegal for all these years is due to the millions and millions that alcohol companies spend lobbying to keep it that way (source: a judge I encountered at a concert several years ago). I’ve consumed my share of both substances over the years and know many many people who have consumed too much of both at one point or another. The number of people who have ruined their life with alcohol is exponentially greater than those who have ruined their life … Continue reading