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The Disruption Desk

  1. Facebook Messenger: The cheapest, quickest way Zuckerberg has ever “acquired” 700 million users

    How is a tiny team lead by a former payments dude on pace to overtake Whatsapp?

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Disruption desk

  2. Tech could learn a lot from cannabis entrepreneurs

    “If you’re not at the table, you’re on it.”

    By Dan Raile , written on

    From the Disruption desk

  3. The real lesson from Google+: Even Google can’t brute-force a social network

    Mapping the ocean? Building a self-driving car? A computer you can wear on your face? Re-wiring fiber in cities? All easier than forcing people where and when to be friends.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Disruption desk

  4. Does Reddit's chaos prove that Digg never had a chance?

    Between the implosion of Digg and unwinnable war at Reddit, maybe bulletin boards just don’t become big businesses.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Disruption desk

  5. Staff at Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project decided to abandon Holacracy nine months ago

    Employees apparently used their Holacracy authority to rollback the untested, unworkable workplace experiment that Hsieh is now forcing on Zappos.

    By Paul Bradley Carr , written on

    From the Disruption desk

  6. Memo to VCs: Not every site with gargantuan traffic is destined to be a billion dollar public company

    Reddit was one of the best comeback stories of the user generated Web. Why couldn’t that be enough?

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Disruption desk

  7. Jefferson Harebrained: Tim Draper is still determined to fix California by breaking it

    On Sunday his online Fix California Challenge wrapped up, and it too managed to underwhelm even the lowest of expectations.

    By Dan Raile , written on

    From the Disruption desk

  8. Mobile showers for the homeless: Google's lesson in Crapulent Social Responsibility

    If corporate spend is recognized as speech, then CSR is too often the domain of lip-service and the rhetoric of misdirection.

    By Dan Raile , written on

    From the Disruption desk

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