China's online ads market

18/01/2012 @ 00:00 UTC

nelson : China's online ads market - Data from the parallel Internet

Best Buy vs Amazon

4/01/2012 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : Best Buy vs Amazon - Excellent analysis of a failure of customer service

Don't be a free user

7/12/2011 @ 00:00 UTC

nelson : Don't be a free user - Maciej's hysterical essay on the value of paying for web services

Andy Baio : Maciej Ceglowski on the dangers of free web services - if you love a service, demand that they find a business model or clone them yourself

Romensko's story

20/11/2011 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : Romensko's story - The messy world of business

Apple supply chain

4/11/2011 @ 15:00 UTC

nelson : Apple supply chain - Details from their innovative logistics

Twitter corp update

18/10/2011 @ 22:00 UTC

nelson : Twitter corp update - Stats from the CEO

Company focus

27/09/2011 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Company focus - Reflections on the Netflix / Kwikster split

Pret A Manger, With New Fast-Food Ideas, Gains a Foothold in United States - NYTimes.com

4/09/2011 @ 12:00 UTC

philgyford : Pret A Manger, With New Fast-Food Ideas, Gains a Foothold in United States - NYTimes.com - That Taco Bell article reminded me of this one about Pret A Manger from a month ago, about how they motivate their staff.

Taco Bell and the Golden Age of Drive-Thru - BusinessWeek

4/09/2011 @ 12:00 UTC

philgyford : Taco Bell and the Golden Age of Drive-Thru - BusinessWeek - On the processes and efficiencies in fast food restaurant kitchens. I had no idea 70% of US fast-food business was drive-thrus. (via Tom Taylor)

Minecraft vs Steam

29/08/2011 @ 22:00 UTC

nelson : Minecraft vs Steam - Notch says they don't distribute via Steam because Valve places too many restrictions on developers

Firefox and Google

12/08/2011 @ 20:00 UTC

nelson : Firefox and Google - Analysis of the politics around the search / ads contract that funds Mozilla

A Billion Dollars Isn’t Cool. You Know What’s Cool? Basic Human Decency (TechCrunch)

31/07/2011 @ 12:00 UTC

philgyford : A Billion Dollars Isn’t Cool. You Know What’s Cool? Basic Human Decency (TechCrunch) - Yes, good, read. Just because dotcom folks might be lovely, and their site may, on balance, be a good thing, they're still a business trying to raise as much money as possible, not a charity trying to make the world a better place.

The Technium: Corporate Long-term-ism

15/07/2011 @ 21:00 UTC

philgyford : The Technium: Corporate Long-term-ism - "There is a strong anti-government attitude at loose in the world (not just in the US) that believes that government can only screw things up. And at the same time, a belief that corporations are the prime engines of all that is socially good."

JP Morgan crooks

8/07/2011 @ 10:00 UTC

nelson : JP Morgan crooks - Business as usual for American investment banks

Week 315 – Blog – BERG

22/06/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

philgyford : Week 315 – Blog – BERG - Epic week notes from Matt Webb on growing and nurturing BERG. It's an honour to work just the other side of a door from these folks.

Groupon skeptic

4/06/2011 @ 22:00 UTC

nelson : Groupon skeptic - Harsh language, important questions

Horowitz on Skype

10/05/2011 @ 20:00 UTC

nelson : Horowitz on Skype - One of the folks who bought Skype in 2009 talks about their thinking when they bought it, including the IP snafu

LRB · James Meek · In the Sorting Office

7/05/2011 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : LRB · James Meek · In the Sorting Office - A long, interesting look at the problems facing the Royal Mail and how the privatised Dutch and German postal services are managing.

I will commit £23.32 per month to a citizen-run news service for Leeds that offers quality writi...

3/05/2011 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : I will commit £23.32 per month to a citizen-run news service for Leeds that offers quality writing with a determinedly local focus but only if 35 other local people will do the same « matt.me63.com – Matt Edgar - Interesting... trying to get a regular, quality, local, online news-site funded. Not by individual readers paying, or by one deep-pocketed entity paying, but something in between. (via gilest)

Why “#StartUpBritain” is nothing more than a government backed link farm

31/03/2011 @ 03:00 UTC

philgyford : Why “#StartUpBritain” is nothing more than a government backed link farm - Good stuff about the embarrassing content-free coupon-fest that is Start Up Britain. (via @cityofsound)

Bootstrapped, Profitable, & Proud: Coudal - (37signals)

29/03/2011 @ 21:00 UTC

philgyford : Bootstrapped, Profitable, & Proud: Coudal - (37signals) - Via Waxy who described it fine: "37signals profiles Coudal Partners, how they moved from client work to projects like Field Notes, Jewelboxing, and The Deck."

Andy Baio : 37signals profiles Coudal Partners - how they moved from client work to projects like Field Notes, Jewelboxing, and The Deck

Savvy MX

7/03/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

nelson : Savvy MX - Business that helps airplane owners manage their plane's maintenance

Making Money | Small Business Advice from Jason Fried of Inc.com

5/03/2011 @ 11:00 UTC

philgyford : Making Money | Small Business Advice from Jason Fried of Inc.com - Anecdotes about making money, knowing what customers want, practicing, etc. from 37 Signals chap. (via Kottke)

The REAL Death Of The Music Industry

24/02/2011 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : The REAL Death Of The Music Industry - Some good graphs and stats about the US recorded music industry. I'm amazed at how few albums and singles per capita are bought, even at the industry's peak (now: 1.25 albums, 3.7 singles, per year). (via Daring Fireball)

Apple + OnLive

16/12/2010 @ 22:01 UTC

nelson : Apple + OnLive - Interesting speculation on how the streaming video game startup could be a good match to Apple

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