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17 Δεκεμβρίου 2010 | 1 σχόλιο

Πρώτο: Μια κριτική περιγραφή του Groupon απ' τον Τζέιμς Σουροβιέτσκι του New Yorker.

Most of the companies that have transformed the Web have certain things in common. They have distinctive technologies. They benefit from what are usually called network effects: the more people who use the service, the more valuable the service becomes. (...) Most important, they scale easily, meaning that they can grow very big without much additional effort. (...) But the genius of these companies is that their users do most of the work and create most of the value; once the ball is rolling, it’s the users who keep pushing it along. Groupon, by contrast, is a much more old-school business. It doesn’t have any obvious technological advantage. Its users don’t really do anything other than hit the “buy” button.

Δεύτερο: Μια γλαφυρή παρουσίαση του Flipboard, ενός application για το iPad που σου παρουσιάζει περιεχόμενο από το Twitter, το Facebook ή τα RSS feeds σου με μορφή περιοδικού.

“One of our first thought experiments was, how would you re-imagine a web browser?” said Evan Doll, an ex-Apple engineer and co-founder of Flipboard. “We love magazines,” he added. “There’s something great in terms of the graphic design, typography and emphasis on the visual side. And there’s also the fact you have editorial — someone filtering down the new stuff, telling you what’s important, interesting and worthwhile. Both those things we wanted to try to marry with social.”

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