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… the mainstream: alternative ways to design kitchens, small coffee brands, TV shows with cult followings. By understanding these trends, new partners, celebrity spokespeople, and content emerged that no amount of brainstorms would have produced. What’s more, the brand’s competition didn’t appear once. Our calories as a strategic team are far better…
… manually to its database. Andy Ellwood, a former Gowalla and Waze executive who joined as chief revenue officer in January, says the company now has information about over half a million products in its database. Ellwood pitches the project as an extension of his work at Gowalla and Waze. The two companies both developed systems for users…
… contend that most of the technologies that critics and entrepreneurs get excited about with respect to the future of media are at best wishful thinking with no economics to support them—and at worst just dumb. Case in point: When I was writing about the rise of geo-location social apps like Foursquare and Loopt and Gowalla in 2009, “bleeding-edge…
It’s been a screwy few months for the travel industry. In May, TripAdvisor bought La Fourchette — a small booking site most widely known as the French equivalent to OpenTable. Then, Priceline, TripAdvisor’s much larger competitor, went ahead and spent $2.6 billion to buy OpenTable itself. But the two deals represent more than an idiosyncratic blip.