Internet Big Five

    • We Must Fix This Fucking Mess

      Here are the caveats for the rant I am about to write. The fact that I am writing this on Medium will cause many of you to dismiss me for hypocrisy. Don’t. Read to the end. I will be saying the word “F*CK” a lot. If that bothers you, time to depart for calmer waters. This post will be subject to dismissal due to charges of high nostalgia — I will be accused of living in ...

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  • The Waze Effect: Flocking, AI, and Private Regulatory Capture

    … (image) A couple of weeks ago my wife and I were heading across the San Rafael bridge to downtown Oakland for a show at the Fox Theatre. As all Bay area drivers know, there’s a historically awful stretch of Interstate 80 along that route – a permanent traffic sh*t show. I considered taking San Pablo road, a major thoroughfare which parallels…

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  • What Will Search Look Like In Mobile? A Visit With Jack

    … stand for much longer. These I find fascinating – and worthy of deeper dives. First up is Jack Mobile, a stealthy search startup founded a year or so ago by Charles Jolley, previously at Facebook and Apple, and Mike Hanson, a senior engineer at Mozilla and Cisco who early in his career wrote version 1.0 of the Sherlock search app for Apple. Jack…

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  • Google: The Information-First Conglomerate

    … Larry Page on the cover of Fortune, Nov. 13 2014 Last week Google CEO Larry Page got the Fortune magazine cover treatment, the latest of many such pieces attempting to quantify Google’ sprawling business. The business press is obsessed with answering the question of whether we’ve reached “Peak Google.” (Clearly Fortune’s opinion is that we have…

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  • My Picks for NewCo Silicon Valley

    … a waitlist, and past history shows that the waitlist does clear more often than not. Evening: The VIP Kickoff. This is an invitation only event, but readers of this site can get in by purchasing a VIP ticket here. The kickoff is a celebration of NewCos (we’ll have five or six presenting quick overviews of their sessions), and in each city we pick…

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  • The Next Stage of Mobile Quickening: Links Get Intelligent

    … it one step beyond erasing the app store friction, and we can imagine a world where apps work like always on-call services, at the ready to execute their portion of a fluid user experience. Explaining that experience will be the subject of a future post. But for now, amen for folks like Alex and companies like Branch Metrics. Keep up the good work. …

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  • A Big Day For The Internet

    … Today scores of big companies are taking symbolic action to defend the essential principles of an open Internet, and I support them. That’s why, on your first visit here today, you’ll see the “spinning ball of death” up on the right. For more information about the Internet Slowdown, var _bftn_options = { animation: 'banner' } ">head here. …

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