Monthly Archives: July 2015

Twitter growing revenues on slow user growth
Twitter reported earnings yesterday and beat expectations on revenue growth of 61% year-over-year on 15% user growth in the same period. Jack [...]
On virtue
IF, Rudyard Kipling   If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men [...]
First Data files for IPO, again
First Data filed for IPO yesterday. Currently owned by KKR who invested additional $1.2b last year in the hopes FD would create additional value via [...]
The importance of logged-in users
In a recent article The Information argued that most of Yahoo users are not logged in and, therefore, it is hard to demonstrate value selling ads. By way [...]
On friendship
Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, And say my glory was I had such friends. William Butler Yeats
Pluto was always a planet to me
  Hello #Pluto! We’re at closest approach. Congrats to all! Follow our story & view new images using #PlutoFlyby. [...]
Amex launches Checkout including Stripe integration
American Express launched their new Checkout service today. They also included a full developer RESTful API and authentication via Oauth 2.0, not to [...]
David Marcus, vice president of messaging products at Facebook Inc., speaks during the Facebook F8 Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Facebook Inc. is opening up its Messenger chat application, letting developers create software for people to add photos, videos and other enhancements to their online conversations. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg  *** Local Caption *** David Marcus
Will Facebook concierge strengthen or dilute Messenger’s positioning?
The Information just reported Facebook currently testing a beta version of its new concierge service, internally known as “Moneypenny” (for [...]
Microsoft re-focusing phone strategy
FT reported Microsoft’s massive $7.6bn writedown from Nokia’s $7.9bn deal and cut 7,800 jobs, mostly from Nokia. There are lots of examples of [...]
Is the selloff in China cause to worry?
According to NYT probably not. Call it more of a re-balancing. Market went up 83% in the last year and fell 26% last month. Fair trade. The sharp rise of [...]
Amazong  - Robots/NJ
How Amazon achieved impressive robotic automation
MIT Technology Review wrote an interesting article on Amazon warehouse automation via robots. Here are some interesting benefits:
Agile fun
Source: Dilbert Comic Strip on 2005-11-16 | Dilbert by Scott Adams
How to publish user data in Meteor
[crayon-60d5836a2668c724925408/] Thanks Colby! Source: The Right Way to Publish User Data | ColbyCheeZe
What bitcoin/blockchain company Paypal will acquire?
Uber in France
Uber suspended in France
Uber decided to suspend UberPop (equivalent of UberX) activities in France tonight to ensure safety of drivers and re-open negotiations with government. [...]