If-Then and Antiquities of the Future

This is a perfect example of how you can model the future from the present. It’s something I do everyday. 

Instagram & The Android Effect

2,000 people a minute
2.9 million new users a day
Expected to break 50 million users by the end of the week (they already had over 30 million)

Instagram is a force to be reckoned with. 

Berlin and the ‘antisocial’ entrepreneurial movement

This is a really solid, smart approach. I’ve always thought Berlin, with all of it’s creative destruction, would turn the entrepreneurial corner and it looks like it’s about to. It’s interesting that the privacy constraints are actually turning into a strength. 

Amazon Gets No Love From Its Hometown Newspaper

I’d say that the lack of love, or indifference, goes both ways. Amazon and Seattle have a good working relationship but that’s about it.

An audio thought:

Your Privacy Is A Commodity And You Will Continue To Give it Away

http://bit.ly/HNmhbj via New Comm Biz

Steal of a Daily Deal Infographic

Steal of a Daily Deal Infographic

Source: tanga.com

Amazon App Store Doing Better Than Google App Market

Early last year I made the prediction that Amazon’s app store would do better than Google’s app market. I may have been a little early with that one but it looks like I would eventually be right. 

Reports are coming in that developers can make almost as much money on Amazon’s app market as they can on Apple’s. 

In pure volume obviously Google will always have the edge but in revenue Amazon is killing Google. And while we’re on the topic, the new name of the Google app market, Play, is lame IMO. 

Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs

Please tell me this is an April Fools Day Joke. I just can’t see @aplusk pulling this off. Maybe he’ll prove me wrong but I’m just not seeing it. 

‘Girls Around Me’ Developer Defends App After Foursquare Dismissal

It’s easy to make these guys the scapegoat and while I don’t necessarily like the app, it’s important to note that it wasn’t violating any rules from Facebook or Foursquare. People need to take more responsibility for their personal data if they don’t want it used.