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David Semeria
Re: Feature Friday: Distributed Identity - http://avc.com/2014...
"I managed to reset without any problem." - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: Feature Friday: Distributed Identity - http://avc.com/2014...
"But with a massive prize. If they can pull it off people would be able to choose the next president from their smartphones, for example." - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: Feature Friday: Distributed Identity - http://avc.com/2014...
"Where do you see the border between identity and authentication? I ask because I created a onename account in March and now I have forgotten which email I used to create the account. It's no big deal for me to fix this, but I was pondering this question as I started looking through my various email accounts for the original email confirmation." - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: The First Law Of Internet Physics - http://avc.com/2014...
"Up to a point. Some sites let you read above the fold for free, or read X number of articles per week in their entirety. In other words, the content is produced and funded by the paywall. By allowing limited free access to what you've already got, the hope is to enlarge the paid base. The trick with freemium is knowing of much (or what parts) of your inventory (be it software, music, or media content) to give away for free." - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: The First Law Of Internet Physics - http://avc.com/2014...
"Can you explain your question better?" - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: The First Law Of Internet Physics - http://avc.com/2014...
"That's simply two business models running in tandem." - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: The First Law Of Internet Physics - http://avc.com/2014...
"Just for the record, freemium is not a business model, it's a marketing model. The underlying business model is still subscriptions, you just consider the cost of servicing the free users as the marketing spend required to gain conversions." - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: Book Recommendation: The People’s Platform - http://avc.com/2014...
"At first I read "thongs of fans". Consider editing; it would improve your comment substantially." - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: Book Recommendation: The People’s Platform - http://avc.com/2014...
"Just reading the Amazon summary seems to sum up the message. I don't feel massively compelled to read this book, but I hope once you've finished you'll change my mind." - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: Internet Freedom - http://avc.com/2014...
"I live in Italy so I don't have a dog in this fight. I've read all of your comments in this thread Andy, and I think you've perhaps missed one thing: *somebody* has to regulate the last mile. If it's not government it will be the telcos themselves. Skepticism aside, who do you think will best defend consumer interests? As an investor, how would you feel if one of your companies didn't have the funds to buy a seat at the top table? Tough shit, you might say, that's market forces at work. But that very freedom of access to the end user was fundamental in allowing hundreds of -- now household -- names to disrupt much wealthier incumbents by providing better services at lower cost. Regardless of your dislike of big government, your position seems significantly more anti- than pro- business." - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: Internet Freedom - http://avc.com/2014...
"It's about monoply rents, JLM, that's all." - David Semeria
David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: All Or Nothing Vs Keep What You Raise - http://avc.com/2014...
"That's a great idea: instead of raising the full amount initially, set an amount for each stage and only get the funding for the next stage when you've completed the previous one. The crowding funding platform could act like an escrow account, returning funds to backers if the milestones are never achieved." - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: Scripting For Others - http://avc.com/2014...
"I remember how one of my old CS professors described software libraries as the opposite of normal libraries: people put things in but no-one takes things out. That may be too much of generalization nowadays, but it's still true that usage for open source projects is very much a power law. In other words, it may make you feel good to open source your spreadsheet script, but it's unlikely many people would actually use it. Which is a lot like creating a web site -- and so, at the end of the day, not a good reason for not at least giving it a shot...." - David Semeria
David Semeria
"I love hearing that story, along with the ObamaPops." - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: Video Of The Week: SoundCloud Co-Founder Eric Wahlforss At Disrupt London - http://avc.com/2014...
"Key phrase in your intro: "seven years later". Many people still don't realize that frequently overnight success takes years to achieve." - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: Founders Circle - http://avc.com/2014...
"I think the key point is to offer the same terms to all shareholders. As as seed investor I would be unhappy to see founders taking money off the table before me. If, on the other hand, I was extended the same terms (pro rata of course) then I can have no compliants." - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: Founders Circle - http://avc.com/2014...
"Aren't we all supposed to go to the pay window together?" - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: The Cost Of Loyalty - http://avc.com/2014...
"You seem to know what you're talking about. Where do you see similar dynamics in the taxi business? For example, what's analogous to index size? Driver inventory, perhaps? What are other factors that would diminish the benefits of aggregation? UX perhaps?" - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: The Cost Of Loyalty - http://avc.com/2014...
"Thanks. What you're basically saying is that if any one service gets good enough, the benefits of aggregation diminish. Correct?" - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: The Cost Of Loyalty - http://avc.com/2014...
"And you'd be 100% right Arnold. Instead of "fair" I should have said "legal". I don't know if the allegations are true and, even if they were, whether they could be construed as anti-competitive. What the BBC article demonstrates, if nothing else, is what's at stake in a market with such huge global potential." - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: The Cost Of Loyalty - http://avc.com/2014...
"In other words, a land grab. Which is ok, as long as they play fair" - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: The Cost Of Loyalty - http://avc.com/2014...
"I used the same argument 15 years ago to argue that Google would not dominate search because aggregators had emerged that displayed the top results from all the leading search engines. Why I asked, would you use a single search engine when an aggregator would give more complete results? As we know, it didn't play out like that. I'm wondering why this time it would be different?" - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: Feature Friday: Etsy In Real Life - http://avc.com/2014...
"I really like the "full circle" process: RW -> Web -> RW. I think we're going to see a lot more of this, and it dovetails very well with you software disrupting markets investment theme." - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: The Second Coming Of Sign In With Twitter - http://avc.com/2014...
"Bang on London boy. That's exactly the issue. Fooled me once, etc" - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: The Second Coming Of Sign In With Twitter - http://avc.com/2014...
"But I assume there must still be a password, otherwise anybody could sign with a given number..." - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: Changing Society, Startups, (My)Self - http://continuations.com/post...
"But surely the how is less relevant than the fact that you can. Either you accept that once I communicate your choice your free will magically disappears, or you accept that by changing your mind you simply create a different future. I will read up David Deutsch now." - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: Changing Society, Startups, (My)Self - http://continuations.com/post...
"I'm sorry Albert, but like I said, you've got me thinking. Let's assume you have a choice between A and B and that the world is 100% deterministic which means I could in theory predict your choice and tell you what you're going to choose. But at that point what's to stop you changing your mind?" - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: Changing Society, Startups, (My)Self - http://continuations.com/post...
"Well you can't change past choices, but those in the present and future remain rational choices made by you -- and they will take into account any desire to change. Look at it this way: your free will is hard coded into your life path. I'll stop now. It's been enlightening." - David Semeria
David Semeria
Re: Changing Society, Startups, (My)Self - http://continuations.com/post...
"What I'm trying to say is that in a completely deterministic world your decisions may well be hard coded -- I find that term more useful than "predetermined" -- but they're still your choices, because your brain arrived at them through a deterministic cognitive process based on the available inputs. True, you can't change those choices. But why would you want to?" - David Semeria
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