Monthly Archives for December 2011

→ David Ascher: You knew the old Mozilla, meet the new Mozilla

Mozilla’s David Ascher explains how Mozilla is adapting to take on the new challenges posed by today’s closed platforms, such as Facebook and Apple. I’m delighted to see that Mozilla is fighting for user freedom again, and has broadened its thinking … Continue reading

29. December 2011 by Jean Friesewinkel
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★ Fab.com’s amazing pivot story

Fab.com‘s pivot is nothing short of spectacular. Founder and CEO Jason Goldberg tells this fascinating story with a presentation: In about 3 weeks, they completely changed their strategy — and now they’ve got significant traction and raised $40M more funding. I … Continue reading

29. December 2011 by Jean Friesewinkel
Categories: Business model design, Entrepreneurship, Links, Retail, Startups, Strategy | Leave a comment

★ Money, Freedom or Privacy: what do we prefer to give away?

Marco Arment compares claims that Apple, Google, and Facebook keep telling their users, and concludes: Everyone has their bullshit. You can simply decide whose you’re willing to tolerate. Each of these companies’ business models takes something from us — we … Continue reading

29. December 2011 by Jean Friesewinkel
Categories: Data economy, Links, Privacy | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

→ Mark Suster: The End of the Web? Don’t Bet on It. Here’s Why

Mark Suster has strong arguments on why the rise of the “App Internet” driven by the current generation of mobile and social products does not mean the end of the web. From my perspective, unless major breakthroughs are made in … Continue reading

21. December 2011 by Jean Friesewinkel
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→ Harvard study shows Facebook friends don’t influence your taste

A Harvard study just published in PNAS [1]: [...] the overreaching conclusion was that on Facebook, people befriend others who are similar to them rather than becoming more similar to their friends over time. In other words, tastes influence who … Continue reading

20. December 2011 by Jean Friesewinkel
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