Seeking out the metaphors that will carry the next generation of internet
Now that the network effects playbook is well known to founders and investors, founders are eager to claim it. Unfortunately the term is often commingled with things that are not network effects.
Making the case for new aggregators to deliver services that don't need apps, and why that might actually reduce the current App Store hegemony
On delivering distinctly human services at a superhuman pace
Like dark fiber beneath the streets that merely needs to be "lit up", the ubiquity of mobile means that there are vast, untapped networks out there just waiting to be lit up
The app install isn't just about delivering functionality. In the new mobile search, it's also an expression of preferences.
In spite of the abundance of new SMS services, SMS may just be the water that fills in the gaps of communication and notification
Trying to imagine a web that focuses more on the open data layer and less on the presentation layer
With the news coming down that Bill Simmons and ESPN are parting ways, here's a note to non-fans and fellow fans of Bill Simmons about why we're so devoted