Groupon is wildly successful, a market leader, generating incredible growth, revenue, attention, and market valuations. However, Groupon’s founders and executives shouldn’t be sleeping well at night. Look no further than the Flip: in two years, they became massively succesful and dominated their category. Two years later, flip was scrapped because the whole category was dead.
Groupon went live [...]
The internet has been abuzz about the NYT’s new pay wall. Basically, after reading 20 articles in a month, you need to pay for a subscription to keep on reading. But there is one big exception: You can read 5 articles a day from Google searches and an unlimited number of articles from social media, [...]
The interactive chart featured here is making the rounds on the web, because it tells a story about how the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, or it at least it seems to.
The problem with that interpretation is that it is about income, not wealth. Each year, the people in the [...]
The most talked about issue of the year, it’s been dissected more than the captured alien in Independance Day – it’s gotten to the point where you don’t want to hear more about it but can’t stand to not talk about it. I’m by no means a basketball expert, but I think I know enough [...]
The scientists had volunteers move a cursor horizontally across a screen by pinching a device called a force transducer between thumb and index finger. The harder each subject squeezed, the faster the cursor moved. Each player was asked to move the cursor back and forth between a series of targets, trying to travel [...]
The internet has opened a torrent of information sources to us. Over the course of the week I read selected articles from several newspapers, pipe posts form about 50 different blogs on topics ranging form finance to marketing, to what my friends did last week , not to mention all the linking and Wikipedia reading [...]
Expect to get a call the week before the election:
A new study shows that phone calls to encourage people to vote can be made more effective by a simple strategy – that is, by asking the would-be voter to spell out what time they plan to vote, where they will be coming from prior [...]
…bad presenters do.
PowerPoint gets a lot of hate – but usually not in the NY Times. Sure, alcohol is probably the only thing abused more than power point, but just like alcohol, we keep it around for a reason.
Powerpoint lets you quickly and easily make a visual companion to a talk. It adds [...]
“Three men can keep if a secret, if two are dead” – Benjamin Franklin
Privacy has always been difficult to achieve, even during the time of our founding fathers. Now, the war is over; privacy lost.
In order to live in the modern world, you have no choice but to give up a traditional understanding [...]