“Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way” – Alan Watts

Month: May 2011

  • From FC, “Square Is Accidentally Disrupting The Entire Payments Industry”

    Very interesting article – this little technology is going to be HUGE. Think PayPal was a game changer in online payments? My prediction? PayPal will be the MySpace of payment systems in 3 years. Why should you get a paper receipt for a credit card–a digital–transaction? Why shouldn’t the accounting be sent to you…

  • “… the battlefield is going to be retention and lifetime value.”

    Best quote all day, “I think the acquisition of consumers might be on the verge of being mapped” says Gary Vaynercuck, “the battlefield is going to be retention and lifetime value.” Agreed!

  • “The Tunnel”, a movie crowd source funded to be released via BitTorrent in 5 days!

    The Tunnel made headlines when it decided to fund itself by selling frames of the film for a buck a piece. Yours truly bought a few for him and the family – was one of the first 1000 people to do it – and even got my name on the movie poster! (sweet!) They…

  • The real history (which is quite interesting) about Anonymous

    For a decent piece on the history (which is quite interesting) of Anonymous and some explanation about what it is, check out this article at the Guardian. TL;DR This identity originated on imageboard, as a byproduct of a user interface policy called forced anonymity, also known for short as “forced anon”. Forced…

  • … and let the coupon turf war begin!

    From TechCrunch… Groupon rival BuyWithMe has acquired a daily deal site, DealADayOnline, in the former’s home turf, Chicago, in order to expand its regional offering. With the acquisition of the group buying site, DealADayOnline (DADO), BuyWithMe will offer daily deals in 13 major cities across the United States.

  • PS3 remained untouched for so long because of “OtherOS”

    There is an interesting take at about how a group of hackers has completely undone just about every security feature on the PS3 that keeps the system “closed”. The bottom line: … the PS3 remained secure for as long as it did simply because hackers weren’t interested in opening up a system that…