ArchiveMay 2015

Creativity and other things

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Steve Jobs –
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.”
13 more Jobs quotes here.

Growth metrics from Pinterest

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John Egan from Pinterest’s growth team has put together a good starting set of metrics to measure churn and acquisition in a rapidly growing product. A good daily dashboard health check to see engagement, acquisition, churn and reactivation across segments. ….you can see we put a big emphasis on activation (the process of getting a new user to convert to a MAU). This is because we...

Oculus Rift – Inside Story

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“I think I’ve seen five or six computer demos in my life that made me think the world was about to change,” he says. “Apple II, Netscape, Google, iPhone … then Oculus. It was that kind of amazing.” By December, Oculus had closed Series B funding—with Andreessen Horowitz leading—for $75 million.
Peter Rubin’s inside story on Oculus Rift and  how virtual reality is coming of age. Good read.

Breakthrough Technologies 2015

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Augmented reality to growing brain cells to large scale desalination, some of these technologies are already here, some give a lot of hope and we need a few of them yesterday.  Here is MIT’s list for 2015. Magic Leap Nano-Architecture Car-to-Car Communication Project Loon Liquid Biopsy Megascale Desalination Apple Pay Brain Organoids Supercharged Photosynthesis Internet of DNA Top 10 from...

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