Blake Masters: Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup -... →
blakemasters: Here is an essay version of class notes from Class 7 of CS183: Startup. Errors and omissions are mine. Roelof Botha, partner at Sequoia Capital and former CFO of PayPal, and Paul Graham, partner and co-founder of Y Combinator,joined this class as guest speakers. Credit for good stuff goes…
Perhaps the answer I’d been looking for. Perhaps not. I thought about this recently when I heard a few Facebook folks make the same observation about Mark Zuckerberg. They effectively said that they don’t think he’s socially awkward as the press likes to portray. He’s just so focused on Facebook and that’s all he thinks about. So even when he’s talking to...
I Didn't Realize Android Was *This* Open →
parislemon: Dan Farber: The smoking gun as it relates the API copyright issue came in a March 24, 2006 email in which Rubin said he didn’t see how Google could open Java without Sun since Sun’s owns the intellectual property and the brand. Maybe Google just retroactively open sourced code they didn’t actually have the right to? Makes total sense. “Open” knows no bounds! Maybe someone should...
yongfook: Design is Horseshit! →
While I agree that value is key, design isn’t horseshit. It can be a distinct advantage for a business. Yes, designers pontificate. Perhaps we tend to exaggerate our value. The question is, who doesn’t? yongfook: In direct response to: http://designerfund.com/infographic I’ve created products / services in the past that have garnered praise for their design. I love good design...
The nerds just don’t realize that they’ve decided to fight a war until it’s all...– Peter Thiel
One Day is One Day
The headline reads “In spite of $96m in losses, Spotify seeks new investors…”. The ironic thing is they’re going to get it. Not all tech firms are like this: Google is a beast, Facebook is already profitable despite only monetizing a tiny part of their network and Apple can buy a few countries and keep the change. But there’s a host of others… I wonder how...