Here’s a great talk by Fred Wilson about the trends that he’s seeing for the coming year: http://vimeo.com/8786018
This guy is pure genius!
Dragging a trolley suitcase with a backpack…
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I have compiled a list of blogs which Mashapers read regularly. Apart from Hacker News which has become my daily drug, we go through every blog mentioned below at least once a week
Hacker News was created by the Y-Combinator team, and acts more like a moderated hacker voice. It has become my daily morning read, and first source of information to discover what’s happening out there.
Founded by Michael Arrington in 2005, TechCrunch has quickly become the standard for tech startups news. They…
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Snacks and beer
Just a snack to relax the mind after a hard day of coding for Mashapers…
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Reproduced from the Official Google Blog on the shutting down of Google.cn
Like many other well-known organizations, we face cyber attacks of varying degrees on a regular basis. In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google. However, it soon became clear that what at first appeared to be solely a security incident—albeit a significant one—was something quite different.
First, this attack was not just on Google. As part of our investigation we have discovered that at…
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We extracted the key points from a talk by Paul Graham titled Paul Graham’s Lessons For Startups 2006
– iterate based on users’ reactions & create a sense of urgency to fix live bugs
Keep pumping out features
– force yourself to improve by listening to users & avoiding complexity, continuous improvement is great marketing
Make users happy
– show users what the software does, loyal users are worth more than gold
Fear the right things
– worry about startups and future competitors, not big companies or current competitors. Top concerns: internal miscues,…
It’s the new year and we’re super excited about what’s to come!…
“It’s more important to launch a product and new features and iterate rather than take the extra time necessary to ‘perfect’ a product or feature before launch” – Reid Hoffman, Founder of LinkedIn…