Pando

March 2013

  1. School's in session: LA's The App Room hopes to stand out amid a crowded market for developer courses

    With headlines about millions in venture capital raised and billion dollar exit valuations seeming to appear daily, tech entrepreneurship is in full vogue. At the same time, platform app stores on iOS, Google Play, Windows, and Blackberry have democratized distribution of software like never before, meaning that there’s never been a better time to become a developer.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  2. Social media's billion-person game of telephone is good for memes but bad for activism

    My iPhone knew that my fiancée was participating in the Human Rights Campaign's social media efforts before I did. She, like many others, had changed her Facebook profile picture to a variation of the organization's logo -- a red square with a pink equal sign -- in support of the HRC's efforts to topple the Defense of Marriage Act. I didn't know that, and was simply confused at why my partner had suddenly become a geometric figure.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  3. The sharing economy: One place online where anonymity is overrated

    Back by popular demand is the PandoDaily CEO Supper Club. Since our emphasis this month is on the sharing economy, our guests were some of the trend's founder/ CEOs including TaskRabbit's Leah Busque, Lyft's John Zimmer, Zaarly's Bo Fishback and -- a bit of a curve ball -- Nextdoor's Nirav Tolia.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the News desk

  4. If you squint hard at the data, US broadband doesn't suck so hard after all (insists cable lobby group)

    In Chattanooga, the broadband is so fast you can see it with your bare eyes

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  5. How visionaries see the future

    I just returned from the inaugural Dent conference where a session by Pixar co-founder Alvy Ray Smith started me thinking about how true visionaries see the future. Smith explained that in 1979 -- when he and his collaborator Ed Catmull started working with the Computer Graphics Group at Lucasfilm, which would eventually be spun out to Steve Jobs and become Pixar -- the computing power required to do what they dreamed about wasn’t anywhere close to being a reality. They were working with tools that didn’t exist and staking their future on the faith that Moore’s law would catch up to their imagination and make it all possible.

    By Francisco Dao , written on

    From the News desk

  6. The sharing economy may be the first time verticals beat horizontals

    All you need to see is one full tech cycle to know the company that describes itself as the, say, "Facebook but just for people who eat peanut butter," isn't going to make it. There are always hundreds of them -- many more inane than that description, some less. Somehow they find cash. But almost none become big companies -- fewer still even result in a decent acquisition.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the News desk

  7. BlackBerry disproves the "gotta reach 'em all" launch theory

    Smartphones are becoming a global phenomenon. The iPhone 5 is available in 100 different countries on 240 different carriers. Samsung plans to support 155 countries and 327 carriers with the Galaxy S4. Six years after the original iPhone launched in just one country on one carrier, expanding to cover the earth is seen as a competitive advantage. But, despite this rapid shift, approaching global expansion with a by-the-numbers mindset might not be as important as previously thought.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  8. How to pitch to Chris Dixon

    Chris Dixon has heard a lot of pitches. He’s cofounded companies that have yielded successful exits, including Hunch, which sold to eBay, and SiteAdvisor, acquired by McAfee. Through his investment company Founder Collective as well as personally, he’s made investments in companies like Pinterest, Kickstarter, Buzzfeed, and -- for full disclosure -- PandoDaily. Last November, Andreessen Horowitz snagged him from eBay to become a general partner for the firm. Last night at the Founder Showcase in Mountain View, CA, he shared a few gems about pitching.

    By Richard Nieva , written on

    From the News desk

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