Founders. Hipsters. Consultants. Salespeople. MBA-types. Conspiracies. Baby Boomers. China. Baristas. Lottery tickets.
These are just a few of the things Peter Thiel (and Blake Masters) wrote about on Zero to One.
And here are some of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite books this year.
Since 2007, Facebook has acquired nearly 50 companies. This infographic is an analysis of Facebook's acquisitions from Parakey in 2007, to ProtoGeo Oy in 2014.
For brands, spending on Facebook is no longer an option. Facebook is a pay-to-play marketing channel. The question is... How well will you play the game?
Interview with Alex Bell, Co-Founder of Sonic Notify, a tech startup that enables proximity-based marketing. Sonic Notify's enterprise solution offers beacons, a robust CMS platform, an SDK and support. In this Q&A, Alex shares about his company and its role in transforming how people interact with brands in physical locations.
As Facebook announced its acquisition of Oculus VR, Esteban Contreras pondered on a South Park episode that helped him imagine a Facebook-powered "Metaverse." In this post, he analyzes some of the important implications for the tech industry, the marketing world, and society at large.
In the context of the festival's past and present, there are four main reasons why South By Southwest Interactive is a must-experience for those looking to innovate in tech and marketing.
Facebook Teen Exodus? Not so fast. The social network has had unparalleled growth each and every quarter. Here's the evidence.
Some thoughts (about Quartz article claiming 2013 was a "lost year for tech"), a couple of megatrends and eight startups to watch in 2014
Former Game CTO for Zynga's Bingo Flash Amir Elaguizy talks about subscription ecommerce platform Cratejoy, the YC startup he founded and leads.
SoLoMo, the term KPCB’s John Doerr coined a few years ago, has been used to define the convergence of social, local, and mobile technologies. The term “SoLoMo” may be short-lived — just another buzzword we will toss out the window — but the fundamental shift in how we use technology matters to retailers because it creates new opportunities (and threats) for customer relationships. Focusing on the consumer is the first step to earning sustainable attention, trust and loyalty. Technology is rapidly advancing to facilitate this in exciting new ways.