Three thoughts about Microsoft Surface
After reading yesterdays NYT piece about Surface, I’m still left with a bunch of thoughts and questions. Timing Why didn’t they wait for the big reveal until after they were ready to actually let people touch it? The keyboard is clearly a big new thing with the Surface but I’m told by folks at the event that users were never allowed to try to the keyboard attached to the...
On the advertising side of our business, we deliver solutions for clients based...– The Economist Group’s digital strategy | Lean Back 2.0
Dennis is in the business of giving people superpowers. You use Foursquare to...– Clay Shirky (via brycedotvc)
VC as a second career (vs a first)
It’s not easy but there a number of ways to get into the venture capital business. Some grow up in it, paying their dues in an almost apprenticeship model then over the years they take on more and more responsibility at the firm as their experience grows. Some are were experienced entrepreneurs or operators and then make the switch to venture capital. Some start their own firms - while...
YouTube users upload 48 hours of video, Facebook users share 684,478 pieces of...– How Much Data is Created Every Minute? (It’s actually 46,732)
The Gong Show: Hiring an Analyst at Spark Capital →
We are hiring an analyst at Spark Capital. My colleague Andrew has all the details on his post!
Wellness starts with better information
Last week I had some tests done on my foot. An x-ray and some other stuff. I have a small thing my primary doctor wanted me to check out with a specialist. So on Friday I went to see a specialist at MGH. He did some more tests. Each time I met with someone, I gave them my name and I filled out a form. At this point, I’ve filled out at least 6 forms with 99% of the same information. And...
Mobile optimized sites
According to Google Analytics about 18% of the folks that visit my Tumblr at bijansabet.com are using a mobile device (phone or tablet). Google Analytics only sees a small subset of the traffic because most people that check out this site follow me on Tumblr and view the content via the Dashboard. Regardless, I’m guessing the ratio is about the same of mobile vs desktop traffic. Anyway,...
No one has gone to school to be a CEO—you don’t learn this except by...– Jerry Colonna
Can the Bulldog Be Saved? - NYTimes.com →
via NYT: The main problem with this breed is its basic, fundamental design,” said Nancy Laste, a veterinary cardiologist who helped care for Uga V and VI when she was an intern at the University of Georgia in the early ’90s. “It’s a defective and unworkable design.” I’m so fascinated with English Bulldogs. That face and character is incredible. But health issues and risk seem awful. Is...
What are your favorite non-tech blogs?
I noticed that much of my daily reading is about technology and startups lately. I’m way off balance. So I’ve been reading books more at night before crashing. I just started Hunger Games (better late than never) And I’m trying to find more non-tech blogs to follow. I’ve been enjoying Jonathan Flemming’s photo blog. He’s an extraordinary photographer in SF....