ArchiveMay 2015

Creativity and other things


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


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


“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


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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