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Bill Simmons on The Killing - Grantland: "You can't even calculate the amount of time we wasted watching/talking/dissecting a show that, fundamentally, sucked to watch. " I recommend the Danish version! Season 2 is incredible. Say what you will about Lost, but it was always fun to watch. Continue »
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Blog: quid.pro
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Two news pieces hit my screen this morning adding more noise to the argument I made last week that we’re seeing signs of another convergence wave. The scarier (or is it, more ironic?) story of the two features the self-justification line for the ages: “For AOL-Time Warner, the technology wasn’t ready yet,” says one of Hollywood’s leading deal makers. “Now it is.” For everyone in big media who thinks Silicon Valley is back in bubble mode, you better start healing thyself — or at least looking for the symptoms, stat. A leading deal maker thinks it’s time to start doing... Continue »
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So first and foremost, everyone who is upset about Twitter suggesting that companies shouldn’t write client apps anymore is wrong. OMG, a platform developer is locking down its platform a bit, that’s never happened before! Permissive is the new free — start out with a business model that allows anything (and gives everything away) and little by little grab the interesting pieces back (and/or charge for them). Every successful platform is built on the backs of early adopter companies that the platform developer eventually steps on. And quite frankly, the most interesting Twitter clients add value by trying to commodify... Continue »
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Last week, Netflix surprised few in announcing that it was producing original content. Media change but no matter what the medium, distribution companies eventually have to swim upstream into content creation. There is no long-term business in aggregating someone else’s content — unless you’ve got a great hardware business — and much like HBO many years ago, Netflix had to create proprietary content or it was as much in danger of being “Blockbustered” by someone else much as it did to, well, Blockbuster. So who will this effect the most? Some think HBO is lagging because of a lack of... Continue »
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via itunes.apple.com So I might be a bit late to this party, but Osmos is ridiculously awesome. In one sentence: Katamari Damacy meets Newton’s Laws of Motion. You’re a blob, floating in space. You want to eat other blobs to get bigger, before bigger blobs eat you. There’s only one... Continue »
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here's the short story: (a) we believe in strong voices, (b) we believe curation is a good thing, and (c) the best way to demonstrate those beliefs is to show who and what we're talking about. via www.sippey.com Yep, that... Continue »
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... it’s weird to me, as a long-time internet-only news reader, to pay money for a bunch of content I don’t care about. More than half of each issue is sports news, entertainment gossip, ads, and little newspaper games (crosswords,... Continue »
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Blog: quid.pro
“Turns out I was totally wrong.” Robert Scoble — does the context really matter? Continue »
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Blog: nataliepo
I love -- no, I LOVE THIS VIDEO of Lady Gaga walking through the new Polaroid products. Glasses that take pictures and video: awesome. Sending your cell phone's stuff to a printer or a usb stick: good. Telling the crowd... Continue »
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Blog: Ruth Reichl
Had lunch at Ma Peche today, with Francis Lam, his friend Winnie (such a great name!) and Doc Willoughby. The place was half-empty, and it certainly didn't deserve to be. Tien Ho is really hitting his stride, and the 3-course $25 lunch is a very good deal. Just about everything we ate was intensly flavorful, surprisingly textural, and fresh. I... Continue »
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via www.google.com Did I get this meme right? Thanks google image! (images copyrighted by their original authors, aka: not me) Continue »
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Blog: Metric
Happy New Year! We're starting 2011 with the release of our iTunes Originals Session! When we were in LA playing the Jimmy Kimmel show in December, we spent a day at East West Studios recording off the cuff and live... Continue »
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Blog: quid.pro
Friend of the show Michael Sippey asked me earlier about good restaurants in Half Moon Bay, California. Michael is passing through town with his two daughters and was looking for a good place to eat. Even with the rain expected today, Half Moon Bay is a fun place to visit for a midday drive and bite to eat. Michael's was not the first such request I've received (I'm the Half Moon Bay maven in my social network) and when I realized how many decent family restaurants we have here, I thought it was worth a good (SEO-laden) post. So here... Continue »
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Blog: serendipity
We listen to the radio in the morning on our way to school. It can be a risky proposition and I have to pay attention, I can't zone out. Radio has come a long way since I was a kid - not always for the better - and foul language... Continue »
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Blog: Dollarshort
An actual conversation with my daughter today. For context, she's been obsessed with people's birthdays for the past week. Note: We have this conversation every day it seems. Also note: Sarah is Pen's aunt and Abe is Sarah's son --... Continue »
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If something was wrong with Friendster, you could have just told it so. Whatever your issue was, it would have been a hundred times better to let Friendster know what was wrong than to just disappear and leave Friendster to... Continue »
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