Lesenswerte Analysen, Hintergrundberichte und interessante News:
- Microsoft: We've Sold 1.5 Million Windows Phones, if You Must Know "It is worth noting that the 1.5 million units represent “sell in”–that is, the phones that device makers like Samsung and HTC have sold to carriers, not the number of phones actually purchased by consumers. We’ll have to wait a bit to hear about those “sell through” numbers."
- Salesforce Buys Email Contact Manager Etacts "We heard earlier today that Y Combinator-funded Etacts shut down its CRM-like email contact manager after less than a year in service. We subsequently learned that Salesforce has bought Etacts, and have confirmed the acquisition with Salesforce."
- Twitter Misleads. Bloggers Take the Bait. About that Facebook vs. Twitter Infographic… "And lastly, I sincerely hope Twitter can be a little more honest with their numbers. Listing “total users” when all your competitors are listing “active users” is a deceptive practice, and if you don’t have anything to hide, why not report the full number?" spot on.
- Companies Who Will Buy Companies in 2011
- Deutscher Musikrat: Harte Strafen statt Kulturflatrate "Am Anfang jeder kreativen Entwicklung stehen die kreativen Entwicklungen, die vor ihr kamen. Ohne die Urheber von gestern gibt es heute keine Kreativität."
- SoundCloud jetzt auch auf Android "SoundCloud hat heute die offizielle App für Android veröffentlicht"
- When a great idea isn’t enough: Why the “Last.fm for news” died Schade. Die Idee hatte wirklich Potential.
- ★ Title Junk "That’s a good rule of thumb for designing and writing page titles: pick a name (and, for CMS templates, a pattern) that makes sense as the name of a bookmark for that page. Most bookmarking tools — the ones built into web browsers, and bookmarklets for third-party apps — do use the page title as the default bookmark name. Tools that help people tweet links to articles use the page title as the default description. So make titles useful. Write them for humans, not search engine spiders."
- Review: The Facebook Effect "The book starts with a story of how political organizers have used Facebook to effect a change in the world. I think that's the very definition of success for any kind of startup: the product it has created has changed the world. Netscape, for instance, didn't make the kind of money Google and Facebook ever made, but it also changed the world, and the founders at Netscape have parleyed that success into important roles, including one described in this book."
- 1 Billion Peoples' Interests Now Tracked by AddThis "Hopefully, one of these companies will offer a high-quality, read-API soon that will allow all kinds of service providers to build products, services, recommendations, analytics and more based on the expressed interests observed from our navigating all around the web."
- Julian Assange sees himself as “A martyr without dying” [TNW Media]
- Google-Facebook Exodus Continues! (GOOG)
- Disunion (nochmal)
- Rooting for the dream
- Foursquare Already Getting Almost One Photo Upload Per Second (AAPL)
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