Posts filed under “Web/Tech”

What You Get When You Buy Web Traffic

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Really, really bad calls, Technology, Web/Tech


It’s like there are two internets. One of skeptical consumers doing their best to navigate their lives and the other of scumbag providers doing their best to win through subterfuge. Then again, in a world where brands are revered and Volkswagen cheats why do we expect people to bend over backwards for businesses? We can…Read More

Category: Web/Tech, Weblogs

E-Book Sales Tank

“E-Book Sales Fall After New Amazon Contracts” Beware of your dream coming true. For years we’ve heard that music is undervalued, that people must pay more. But maybe the consumer doesn’t want to. That seems to be the case with e-books. When Amazon launched the Kindle no e-book was over ten bucks. A business burgeoned….Read More

Category: Books, Think Tank, Web/Tech

How to Game Google

Since today is the 11th anniversary of first-day trading in Google shares after its initial public offering, I wanted to bring to your attention a recent bit of gamesmanship that has been taking place with its search function. Google rose to its position of authority and influence because it invented a better way to navigate…Read More

Category: Politics, Really, really bad calls, Wages & Income, Web/Tech

Sorting Through Online Investment Noise

As Theodore Sturgeon famously observed, 90 percent of science fiction is crap, but then again 90 percent of everything is crap. In the world of online investment opinions, Sturgeon was an optimist. Not all that long ago, the perspectives of individual amateur investors and professional ones, too, were for the most part unknown. Most market…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Gold & Precious Metals, Really, really bad calls, Web/Tech

Data Never Sleeps 2.0

We first looked at this back in June 2012; here is the updated version:     Source: Domo

Category: Digital Media, Technology, Web/Tech

App Smart: Make the Most of Summer

Summer is short, and cramming in the most fun requires a level of organization. New apps can do some of that for you.

NYT< Jun. 24, 2015

Category: Video, Web/Tech

The Sharing Economy

Bloomberg Briefs: Nowadays, it’s hard to find more exuberant sharing-economy enthusiasts than investors. Uber, the ride-hailing company, is raising $1.5 billion at a valuation of $50 billion — theoretically making the six-year-old business the equal of Target and Kraft Foods. Airbnb, for home sharing, is valued at $20 billion. Uber competitor Lyft is valued Uber…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Technology, Valuation, Venture Capital, Web/Tech

Learning From Failure: Performing an Autopsy on Dead Start Ups

  There has been relentless coverage of the boom in technology startups. Think about the blasé way the word bubble gets tossed about. Big Wall Street banks and Silicon Valley venture capital firms are wooing geek talent, and investors seem willing once again to ignore the widespread use of unconventional financial accountingthat makes a start-up’s finances look much better…Read More

Category: Philosophy, Technology, Venture Capital, Web/Tech

That Guy from the Internet

This is a humorous version of my comment policy:     Source: Dilbert

Category: Humor, Web/Tech