You’ve Got (No)Mail

At the end of the classic war movie, Force 10 from Navarone, as explosions go off in the dam and from the outside, it seems nothing has happened and the attempts to blow it up are futile. And then slowly fissures appear and before you know it the dam is breached. For the past few days, the dam of emotions remained intact, but last evening it was breached. Like everyone else on the team, I lost my Gigaom email address. It is such a small thing in a larger scheme of things, but for some odd reason, that loss ruptured…

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A statement about Gigaom

Gigaom is winding down and its assets are now controlled by the company’s lenders. It is not how you want the story of a company you founded to end.  Every founder starts on a path — hopeful and optimistic, full of desire to build something that helps change the world for the better, reshape an industry and hopefully become independent, both metaphorically and financially. Business, much like life, is not a movie and not everyone gets to have a story book ending.  There will be time for postmortems, but not today. Today, I want to thank all the people who…

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Standalone camera: Shot (Dead) By iPhone

It is hard to miss Apple’s “Shot on iPhone 6″ advertising campaign. It is pretty much everywhere in San Francisco, not surprising that Apple is gearing up for the launch of its brand new Photos app. The company is spending a considerable amount of resources hyping the iPhone 6 and its capabilities ahead of the…

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On Pi.co: Jenna Wortham

Beyonce. Vine. The new imperialism of Facebook. That’s what the voice of the Snapchat generation, Jenna Wortham (who is also a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine), spends her time thinking about. Continue reading my long, in-depth conversation with Jenna and her mind.

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What to read this weekend?

A visit to very cold New York left me a little cold and thus I took a weekend off and didn’t send you guys my weekend pics. Nevertheless, a whole week of sunshine and great weather has gone by here in the home office in San Francisco. So here I am making amends for the lost time, bringing you seven of my favorite must read stories. 

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