Pocket is Like a Gambler

I recently questioned a friend about why they prefer Pocket over Instapaper. They pointed me to this article from the Wall Street Journal. @curtismchale Here’s a good summary: blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/… — Mike Schinkel (@mikeschinkel) November 21, 2012 I can certainly see some of the points in the article. Pocket and Instapaper do have a very different […]

Sparrow was Purchased

In what is entirely a talent acquisition ([they say as much][much]) [Sparrow was purchase by Google][purch]. Marco Arment [has a great post][talent] on talent acquisitions. Without a doubt most products and people are for sale for the right price. Marco event hints that there might be a price at which his team of one is […]

Hypercritical on Business Models

John and Dan talk a bunch about the business model of Penny Arcade now that [they have a Kickstarter campaign on][penny]. The real interesting talk is when they discuss the fact that advertisers will pay more for access to users than users will pay for access to content. It got me thinking again about the […]

Twitter Biting the Hand that Feeds

A while ago I wrote about [Twitter as a free service][freeservice] and how I didn’t think that their current business model (media and selling Tweets) was something that most of the core users of Twitter would really be happy with. Well it seems that [Twitter will be cracking down on it’s API][verge]. True we don’t […]

Web Writing Business Models

This week The Brooks Review (TBR) announced a [new writing business model][bmod] in the form of a paywall and [memberships][mem]. The basics of it are similar to the New York Times paywall, but TBR will be releasing all content on time delay. Since most of the content is not time sensitive (opinion pieces) it doesn’t […]

Twitter as a Free Service

A recent comment on my post about staying away from services with no business models noted the irony that they found the link to the post via my Twitter account. Twitter if course is by an large a free service, but it’s not really a service that has no business model. Currently Twitter has the […]

Stay Away from Services with No Business Model

I won’t be using your service if you have no business model. I’m glad the product is free but I have no way of gauging your end game so I’m simply not interested no matter how cool it is. Freedcamp inspired this post today. The service looks decent but I have no idea what their […]