How & why Facebook video can overtake YouTube

It started with a timelapse video of an Apple Watch unboxing. The 18 second video was too long for Instagram, so I shared it with my friends on Facebook. Boom—in an instant 7,000 people (apparently) “viewed” the video. Facebook puts the stats prominently below the video clip, and they had the intended effect. I was…

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Why the Kindle App Is Just Better With Bookerly

I was spending too much time on Facebook and Twitter, so I took them off my home screen and replaced them with the Reeder and the Kindle apps, mostly to go back to reading the good stuff whenever I have a few minutes. The Kindle app is getting a lot of use, largely due to the new custom Amazon-made typeface, Bookerly. So far it’s gotten a pretty good reception. As Fast Company’s Design blog noted, “In appearance, it looks something like if Baskerville, a 225-year-old typeface that has been shown to shape our perception of truth, and Caecilia made a baby.” That line…

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#winning

Recently I had lunch with Chris Michel, an entrepreneur, investor and Silicon Valley’s one true renaissance man, at one of his favorite San Francisco restaurants, the Cavalier. The food is British-inspired. The conversation, however, was inspired by a friendship that spans over a decade. I was introduced to him by Abigail Johnson, one of the…

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New Apple Watch Unboxing (Video)

Well, I tried to resist buying the Apple Watch, but clearly it didn’t last long. I now have a new Apple Watch, which is currently sitting on my right wrist. It is just an experiment to see if it works for me. I am a mechanical watch guy and I like the daily winding ritual, so this will be interesting!

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Back in San Francisco

After nearly a week in Iceland (and airports) I am back in San Francisco and ready to resume daily life. The trip was quite hectic and I have had trouble with the worst kind of jetlag. I hope to get back to normal by end of day today. I am seriously backed up on my email…

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