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It’s A Fatal Mistake To Copy Successful Web Sites

searchengineland.com
At a search engine marketing conference, several of us gave a session on website usability topics ranging from usability and SEO to site architecture and requirements gathering. Afterward, there was time for questions by the audience. Someone asked, “Why don’t we all just copy Amazon.com?” I replied, “Never, ever copy...
It’s A Fatal Mistake To Copy Successful Web Sites

The morning lowdown 5-29-12

gigaom.com
Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… RIP Yellow Pages? Phone books reshape themselves for life after listings (paidContent) The Internet Underground Music Archive is back (GigaOM) For tech startups, New York has increasing allure (NYT) A boo.com moment? Facebook’s IPO faceplant, carnage in social media stocks...
The morning lowdown 5-29-12
New iPhones Still Expected to Launch in June/July, Fingerprint Sensor for iPhone 5S?

Bitcoin merchants working to attract adoption with their own Black Friday

thenextweb.com
A group of Bitcoin merchants have banded together to create Bitcoin Friday, their own take on Black Friday sales, the American Banker reports. Bitcoin Friday is set for the 9th of November. The goal of the event is to show consumers that transacting with Bitcoins can be cheaper and save...
Bitcoin merchants working to attract adoption with their own Black Friday

ShoeDazzle... no longer dazzling

gigaom.com
Denise Lee Yohn in a blog post earlier this year asked the question Has Shoedazzle lost its dazzle? She argued that the company, which had pioneered the shoes-as-a-subscription service, was making the fatal mistake of changing its business model and becoming a plain vanilla e-commerce player that sold shoes. Yohn didn’t say this,...
ShoeDazzle... no longer dazzling

Why You Should NEVER Listen to Your Customers

blogmaverick.com
An article by John Doerr had a great quote from technology luminary Alan Kay that every entrepreneur needs to remember “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” I’m working with a company that at one point had a product that was not only best in class,...
Why You Should NEVER Listen to Your Customers

Microsoft, Windows 8, and the Innovator’s Dilemma (or, why you hate Windows 8)

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One thing is obvious from the immediate reaction to Windows 8 Release Preview. Most of those who try it do not like it. It is a contrast to the pre-release days of Windows 7, when there was near-consensus that, whatever you think of Windows overall, the new edition was better...
Microsoft, Windows 8, and the Innovator’s Dilemma (or, why you hate Windows 8)
Apple updates those dangerous Aussie maps, but what about here at home?

Suppliers say Microsoft planning a smartwatch: It's almost past time

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Microsoft is considering a smartwatch device, reportedly having asked parts suppliers to provide suitable hardware earlier in the year. According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft hasn’t yet committed to the project, which will use a small touchscreen for the watch face. Time may be against the company if it...
Suppliers say Microsoft planning a smartwatch: It's almost past time

A Facebook phone: Ambitious leap or fatal mistake?

gigaom.com
At this point, the fact that Facebook is struggling with its mobile strategy is not really news. The company itself flagged the issue in its pre-IPO documents, saying advertising revenue is not keeping up with expectations, and its $1-billion Instagram purchase was widely seen as an admission that it...
A Facebook phone: Ambitious leap or fatal mistake?

Everything I needed to know about startups, I learned from Chuck Norris

venturebeat.com
Every time I’m faced with a big problem in my business, I’ve found a way to get past it by asking myself, “W.W.C.N.D.?” (That’s “What would Chuck Norris do?”) Think about it: If you’re racing against the clock to get traction in your business, who better than Chuck Norris to...
Everything I needed to know about startups, I learned from Chuck Norris
High prices said to doom Microsoft's Surface to fourth-place finish

The morning lowdown 5-29-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… RIP Yellow Pages? Phone books reshape themselves for life after listings (paidContent) The Internet Underground Music Archive is back (GigaOM) For tech startups, New York has increasing allure (NYT) A boo.com moment? Facebook’s IPO faceplant, carnage in social media stocks...
The morning lowdown 5-29-12
90 Seconds on The Verge: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Scott Forstall's exodus, and Windows 8 upgrades

Analyst: Microsoft Is Charging Way Too Much For The Surface And It's Doomed To Come In Fourth Place At Best (MSFT, GOOG, AAPL, AMZN)

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Microsoft is charging way too much for its Surface tablet, and it's doomed to come in last place, says Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu in a new note this morning. With Microsoft charging $499 for an intro level Surface without cover, and $599 for the Surface with its keyboard cover,...
Analyst: Microsoft Is Charging Way Too Much For The Surface And It's Doomed To Come In Fourth Place At Best (MSFT, GOOG, AAPL, AMZN)
Apple's Scott Forstall's fatal mistake was not signing iOS 6 Maps apology letter: sources
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