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Over a year after Apple announced the iAd advertising format that was supposed to revolutionize mobile advertising, we heard absolutely nothing about it at this week’s developer conference in San Francisco. Apple trotted out impressive stats about all kinds of things, but there was no mention about iAd penetration, revenue driven, or new capabilities. Apple doesn’t really miss opportunities to …
A common feeling for entrepreneurs when building a web application is the fear of failure in launching one that nobody will use. This fear usually causes the entrepreneur to delay launching to add more product features in order to make their product “better” or more impressive.
This feeling usually just persists though. How does one get over this fear? I think there are a few key points to consider:
As this past year at Yahoo! has been my first year working for what I’d consider to be a large company, I’ve become more interested in strategies around running and operating companies efficiently. My past experiences have been with startups or small companies where a lot of the challenges that larger companies face don’t exist.
This article in Wired is a good read about Netflix’s competition to improve it’s movie recommendation engine.
Scott Karp kicked off the new year with a good post called Five Guiding Principles For The Transformation Of Media Companies.
It’s a good post that needs to be read by every executive at major media companies today, and in many ways a lot of it seems like common sense to those who have been watching the transformation occur and understand what’s going on.
Specifically though I wanted to address Scott’s final principle: