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When you hear about a tech startup that has grossed $5,000,000 in sales, operates internationally, and connects people with common interests, you might imagine a new virtual game or social network. TeachersPayTeachers is neither of those things. Instead, it is a marketplace for teachers to sell their lesson plans to other teachers, and make a tidy profit off of their work.
The other day I pulled up a Flash-heavy site on an iPad, and it loaded up faster than you can say “banned from the App Store.” In fact, the site—Mercedes-Amg.com, which is so annoying it’ll put you off from buying a luxury car forever—ran faster on the iPad than it does on my monster desktop at home. Next I loaded up an HD movie trailer, and it began to play instantly. As I scrubbed from the beginning of the video to the end, the images kept pace with my finger, showing me exactly where I was in the clip along the way.
It's a new year, a new blog, and a new set of predictions to set goals and expectations for 2012.
When Google filed to go public in 2005 jaws-dropped at just how great the search business was in size, in margins, in just about everything.
Following this morning's launch of iBooks Author, there's a growing rumble of anger over a term in the software's End User Licence Agreement (EULA) which restricts how resulting ebooks can be sold.
This time last year, Khoi Vinh -- former design director of the New York Times -- wrote a heart-wrenching post entitled "The sad story of illustration of the web."
A close friend of mine likes to joke about how entrepreneurs & operators who become venture capitalists are “trading in their blue light sabers for red ones” – it’s a funny analogy…naturally, comparing investors to Sith Lords seems to fit pretty well some days.
I'm a heavy reader. Right now I have three print books on the go, and about half a dozen ebooks. I'm also an author of a dozen books, before which I knew the pain of being an unpublished author. I've also been a publisher, co-founding a publishing house that turned online talent into traditional books. Then I wrote a book about why I was a terrible publisher.
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