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Andrew Mason’s First Earnings Call: “Stop Sending Me Pole-Dancing Deals”

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Groupon CEO Andrew Mason just finished his first post-IPO earnings calls with Wall Street analysts. (We covered it live and looked at the numbers). “We believe we are on the cusp of a sea change” in behavior, he noted. “We’re about to see what technology can do for local commerce.”...
Andrew Mason’s First Earnings Call: “Stop Sending Me Pole-Dancing Deals”

Android Economics

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Charles Arthur, writing for The Guardian, has noted that court filings seem to be revealing Google’s Android revenues. If this is the case, we have a significant breakthrough in understanding the economics of Android and the overall mobile platform strategy of Google. The new data is a reference to a...
Android Economics
I’m not a “curator”

Here's The TED Presentation About Rich People That TED Doesn't Want You To See

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The National Journal reports today that TED is refusing to publish a recent talk from megarich venture capitalist Nick Hanauer, which argued that rich people actually don't create jobs, and that cutting their taxes is harmful to the middle class.  Obviously, Hanauer's position is anathema to most of his fellow...
Here's The TED Presentation About Rich People That TED Doesn't Want You To See

How Groupon accounts for its deals

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It’s another bad day for Groupon: not only is Andrew Ross Sorkin using the company as Exhibit A in his opposition to the JOBS Act, but more worryingly the WSJ is now reporting that the SEC is examining the earnings revision which Groupon announced yesterday. Vipal Monga has explained exactly...
How Groupon accounts for its deals

After Eight Years, the Web 2.0 Conference Is Over

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Before there was Disrupt or Launch or any of the other myriad of smaller social media confabs, there was Web 2.0. It was the first conference that chronicled the second coming of the consumer Web. It was a partnership between Tim O’Reilly who coined the term and John Battelle, consummate...
After Eight Years, the Web 2.0 Conference Is Over
The Devil in Groupon’s Details

iPad + Office + Apple + Microsoft: Why It All Makes Sense

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In case you missed the craziness this week, Microsoft appears to be making some Office apps for the iPad. Or maybe it’s not. Or whatever. MG Siegler has a good wrapup of the nonsense here.Office for the iPad makes total sense, though. And I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple did...
iPad + Office + Apple + Microsoft: Why It All Makes Sense

French Court Fails Digital Economics; Claims Free Google Maps Is Illegal

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Three years ago, we wrote about Bottin Cartographes, a French mapping company, suing Google because Google offers its Google Maps product (mostly) for free. Bottin argued that this was unfair competition, and suggested that it was a version of dumping -- whereby Google was giving away the product to intentionally...
French Court Fails Digital Economics; Claims Free Google Maps Is Illegal

Betaworks’ Novel Way Of Funding Early-Stage Ideas: A Studio Deal With Brooklyn’s Fictive Kin

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The plummeting cost of building a startup has created ripple effects throughout the world of early-stage investing. There have been myriad experiments from Y Combinator to ‘Labs’ style companies like Sequoia-backed Churn Labs and Los Angeles’ Science. We’re about to see yet another one. New York’s betaworks is crossing the...
Betaworks’ Novel Way Of Funding Early-Stage Ideas: A Studio Deal With Brooklyn’s Fictive Kin

3 Guidelines To Scale Your SEM Team

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There is a phenomenon within organizations that causes productivity to decline as teams grow larger. This phenomenon is described in economics as a diseconomy of scale and is caused by at least three factors including increased communication costs, duplication of effort, and top-heavy management.... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full...
3 Guidelines To Scale Your SEM Team

Viacom Uses Fans As Hostages: Blocks Daily Show, Colbert Streams For Everyone To Spite DirecTV

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So, as the dispute between Viacom and DirecTV over how much money Viacom wants for its channels wore on, the various Viacom channels like MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodian disappeared for DirecTV subscribers. As often happens in such situations, DirecTV told its customers that they regretted the situation and were...
Viacom Uses Fans As Hostages: Blocks Daily Show, Colbert Streams For Everyone To Spite DirecTV
Microsoft Research to open new lab in New York City with former Yahoo staff

Chernobyl's Real Horror Show Isn't the Radiation, It's the Economics

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The real reason not to invest in nuclear power isn't the risk of a meltdown but the certainty that the costs are too high....
Chernobyl's Real Horror Show Isn't the Radiation, It's the Economics
Startup Clinic: Don’t write too much code before you have a customer

The Morning Lowdown 2-6-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  First legal streaming Super Bowl a success, but audience still denied the real show (TechCrunch) »  Facebook mobile ads developing: Sponsored stories coming “within weeks” (paidContent) »  After a year, tablet daily is a struggle (NYT) »  Elizabeth...
The Morning Lowdown 2-6-12

IBM Tweet Chat Today: The Economics Of IT - What It Means In The New Age Of The Cloud and Big Data

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I am moderating an IBM tweetchat that starts in just a few minutes at 10 a.m. PST. The topic: “The Economics of IT – Cost and Benefits of Integrated Systems.” Follow the hashtag #ExpertSysChat to participate. There is a debate about the relationship between the cloud services like Amazon Web Services...
IBM Tweet Chat Today: The Economics Of IT - What It Means In The New Age Of The Cloud and Big Data
Dark Knight teardown reveals how much it costs to be Batman
HP estimates it will have a 'technologically viable' memristor by 2014

Brazilian court forbids mobile carriers to sell phones when tied to a contract

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Mobile operators in Brazil are now forbidden to sell phones that are tied to a one-year contract, the Brazilian tech blog Conteúdo Nerd reports. This is the result of a court decision announced last Friday, which will see disobeying companies pay a hefty daily fine of R$50,000 (US$25,100). According to...
Brazilian court forbids mobile carriers to sell phones when tied to a contract

Groupon’s restatement doesn’t add up

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Chicago-based investment research firm Morningstar can’t make the numbers in Groupon’s restatement add up. From a research note it sent to clients, which are institutional investors: While several of the financial revisions seem inconsistent, we were surprised by the ratio of revenues to gross billings in our review of the restatement. As...
Groupon’s restatement doesn’t add up

Interview with Instapaper founder Marco Arment

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03sP8JyrXD4&list=UUddiUEpeqJcYeBxX1IVBKvQ&index=7&feature=plcp Joshua Topolsky of The Verge recently sat down with Instascraper Instapaper founder Marco Arment. For those of you unfamiliar, Instapaper is a pretty popular app on the App Store that allows you to save an article or piece of the web for later reading. The app has a slick web app that allows...
Interview with Instapaper founder Marco Arment

Pandora Says Rates Still Too Costly For UK Re-Entry

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Pandora (NYSE: P) quit the UK in 2008, citing excessive music streaming rates. A year later, PRS For Music, noting similar concern, slashed the rates. Now those rates are due for renewal in June 2012, Pandora founder Tim Westergren tells paidContent the economics of UK music streaming still prohibit...
Pandora Says Rates Still Too Costly For UK Re-Entry

The Social Gaming Movement Off of Facebook Has Already Begun

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When it comes to competition for traffic and engagement for social gaming, is Facebook actually losing? The problems related to the Facebook initial public offering have diverted attention from the state of the business. While the general impression is that Facebook is building and growing, there are more than a...
The Social Gaming Movement Off of Facebook Has Already Begun

Valve Hires Economist-In-Residence To Explore Data From Virtual Economies

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We spend an awful lot of time talking about the economics of digital information, and how it challenges economics that are solely focused on "scarcity." And we've written plenty about how Valve Software has taken a really data-driven approach to its offerings -- often going against "conventional" thinking, but having...
Valve Hires Economist-In-Residence To Explore Data From Virtual Economies

Did You Know That Professional Writing Is Dying And Only Taxing The Public To Pay Writers Can Save It

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Another day, another article written on behalf of the disrupted, bemoaning the way things are, romanticizing the way things were and recoiling in horror from the touch of the "masses." This one's a particular treat, though, seeing as it's written by Ewan Morrison, the author whose ACTA "expertise" resulted in...
Did You Know That Professional Writing Is Dying And Only Taxing The Public To Pay Writers Can Save It

Amazon Says It Can't Scale Same-Day Delivery Economically

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Amazon downplayed the idea of same-day shipping on its earnings call today, saying it had not found a way to do it on a broad scale economically. Wikipedia Several reports have suggested recently that Amazon’s strategy is to move its distribution centers into urban centers, so that it can deliver...
Amazon Says It Can't Scale Same-Day Delivery Economically

For iPhone Users, Plans Get Cheaper

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The economics of the iPhone are changing fast. We compare all the mobile plans for iPhone users....
For iPhone Users, Plans Get Cheaper

(Eco:nomics) Bill Gates on the Future of Nuclear Power

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Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates says he expects TerraPower, the next-generation nuclear-power developer that he’s invested in, to build a new nuclear reactor by 2022, and be able to replicate its power plant design by 2028. Nuclear power is one of several energy “miracles” that Mr. Gates has said...
(Eco:nomics) Bill Gates on the Future of Nuclear Power
The Morning Lowdown 7-12-12: Gasping Groupon, Jesus Tablets and more
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