Benedict Evans makes a great case that is a 1+ trillion dollar business, is disrupting the part of this industry, which globally has over $ 100 billion in revenue, by sending 18 billion SMS messages a day when the global SMS system only sends 20 billion SMS messages …
…for the type of business I want to run. Venture capital is for people who want to grow something to Instagram orlevels. Getting funding for something that typically (and insultingly) refers to as a "lifestyle business" is far harder. , by design, isn't designed for those insane levels of scale.
And finally, I'm personally averse to the whole racket of venture capital. Entrepreneurs are the new labor , especially when old guys with money …
…with your phone (and buy stuff from others like a swap meet). Kind of likemeets Instagram.
What it's like: eBay meets Instagram
Who's involved/Why it's promising: Raised $ 3.5 million inA financing, former Kaboodle
What it does:ecommerce where you can shop items endorsed by famous people like Kelly Bensimon, Cynthia Rowley and Julianne Moore at a reduced price and you customize who you follow.
What it's …
@ rbranson : The i2 EC2 instances are a huge deal. Instagram could have put off sharding for 6 more months, would have had 3x the staff to do it.
@ mraleph : often devs still approach performance of code as if they are riding a horse cart but the horse had long been replaced with fusion reactor
Now we know the cost of bandwidth: Netflix's new plan: save a buck with SD-only streaming .
Massively interestingthread on Why is processing …
…lead over the second-place Google Play, they also own two other apps in the top 15: Instagram and Facebook Messenger. Google also has a strong showing with 5 apps in the upper portion of the top 15: Google Play, Google Search, YouTube, GMail, and Google Maps. Apple's app suite and Maps app occupy two slots in the top 15, and Yahoo! have two apps there: their Stocks and Weather Widget apps.
It's Apple's, Samsung's, and Google's world, we …
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