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FEBRUARY 22, 2013 [Media] The depressing math behind consumer-facing apps
For example, an amazing NYT feature won't even get you close (unless it spawns a fire-storm of other mass media press). You just hit your millionth active user -- congratulations! Unfortunately, getting to that next order of magnitude (10M) is going to be very difficult, costly or both. Unless of course you're inherently viral. all are.
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MAY 15, 2012 [Media] Long-tail acquirers for medium exits
There might be an exception with the large media companies but the reality of these places is that they a) can't pay and b) have become a lot more sophisticated about understanding valuation metrics (in some cases being more sophisticated than your typical VC). In a comment @antrod wrote the following. Update: insightful comments on HN.
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GABRIEL WEINBERG [Media] A mobile first strategy still needs distribution
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
Of course there are plenty of possible mobile distribution strategies: Build something parallel on the Web and leverage that user base, which can be grown through SEO/SEM/Social media
and other Web distribution channels. You code for it first and it takes your primary focus and design efforts. You're going to take off virally or not. MORE >>
GABRIEL WEINBERG [Media] Plugging the hole in my personal backup system
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
Locally, we store media
files on a Windows Home Server with redundant storage (so a disk failure won't kill anything). Remotely, we use Jungle Disk, which backs up the changes in our media
files nightly to our S3 account on Amazon. A few weeks ago I lost a chunk of personal photos to the digital abyss. Who would do such a thing? MORE >>
GABRIEL WEINBERG [Media] Multimedia emoticons
| TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
This is a guest post by Torsten Raudssus ( @raudssus ), who is a software developer specialized for social media
, high load websites and IRC. Recently on the #duckduckgo IRC channel (freenode), Getty had been using some links to pictures and videos as extended emoticons. opinion, double face palm, Jeopardy). The people have many opinions. MORE >>
GABRIEL WEINBERG [Media] Weird eHow Web spam
| TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
X-Powered-By: ASP.NET So I'm inclined to believe these domains are actually powered by eHow, which isn't too surprising since eHow is owned by Demand Media
. fnboelwein.com redirects to [link] As does bankofelgin.com. If you actually go to the link, you get this message at the top: Hi There! We think we might have what you're looking for. MORE >>
GABRIEL WEINBERG [Media] Working around Android's screen.width bug
| SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2011
This has the annoying side effect of completely ignoring your media
-max-device-width CSS. So when people first go to DuckDuckGo on their Android phone, it formats fine via the media
CSS block targeted at mobile devices. This android bug has been causing me trouble lately. made a small demo to see the bug in action. MORE >>
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