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.@howardlindzon "I do know that I want to invest in areas where money is flowing. That is part of my job." ie public mkts to private trades
"Facebook’s broad approach to sharing feels blunt and imprecise." v. email and the address book
Most interesting part about the Airbnb round of $500m wasn't the sheer size, but seeing how early @eniacvc got in via @Fondu acquisition.
Just completed a 32.25 mi bike with @RunKeeper. Check it out! #RunKeeper
spring time, country rollin'
"Instead, @mbharrigan and @CVBonello are out to strengthen New York’s tech community."
kudos @starwoodbuzz. in online travel, we now live in the future:
How One Tiny Business (@TheBKcircus) is Dominating Social Media cc @perryevans
“They hadn’t figured out the economics in one city before they were in ten cities" via @apoorva_mehta (@Instacart) re. Webvan's $800m crash
WeChat + air ticketing = rise of address book commerce
RT @jwegener: Timehop is hiring a lead product designer! Know someone that's right for the job? Put them in touch: Jonathan @ timehop dot com
local deal memories and war stories from years past w. @jondotli (at @Sweetgreen w/ 21 others)
7/ Opaque hotel room rates (basically, undisclosed rate) is implicitly "closed" on social, ie $FB
6/ $GOOG naming strong moves on Hotel Finder, supporting more direct bookings v. OTA share
5/ $TRIP's path to an OTA, visualized
4/ "travel SERP: disturbing trend which is largest auction bidder is growing bookings at a rate considerably faster v. other bidders"
3/ "social allows rate to be shared without technically violating OTA rate parity contractual provisions since sharing counts as opaque"
2/ "growing industry ability to integrate 1st party hotelier data, driving higher marketing efficiency for hotels thru alternate channels"
1/ "one-to-one nature of mobile and social is allowing for hoteliers to use opaque pricing more freely as way of competing with the OTAs"
75% of App Store revenue in Q1 2014 came via games; 90% attributed on Google Play
Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, haunts the company's engineers in their dreams. Really.
.@everlane + responsibilities to become $1b brand = lead growth group in SF. apply (or ping me):
as one of @nowaitapp's earliest fans, seeing this chart brings a big smile = 40m butts in seats across cities!
RT @MattGartland: Nice! @rrhoover just launched Product Hunt Radio—a new podcast to geek out about product
travel startups, DO as much as you can to create products that get as close to purchase as possible (not in green)!
"However, historically, we’ve not found it hugely valuable yet, simply because we have such a..." -
$FB: 25m *active* SMBs on platform, only 1m advertising. Ditched reseller strategy.
Epicurious (10m app installs) and Safeway (1000 stores) using beacons to drive more in-store usage. #longSMBcontext
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