The Daily Obituary As far as being an investable business goes, news is horrible. And it is getting worse by the day. Look at these top performers. The above chart looks ugly, but in reality it puts an optimistic spin on things… it has survivorship bias the Tribune Company hasContinue Reading

Sections Just Make Great Content… Search Engine Engineering Fear Ignore The Eye Candy, It’s Poisoned Below The Fold = Out Of Mind Coercion Which Failed Embrace, Extend, Extinguish Dumb Pipes, Dumb Partnerships “User” Friendly The Numbers Can’t Work Mobile Search Index Tracking Users Just Make Great Content… Remember the wholeContinue Reading

There may be a couple exceptions which prove the rule, but new TLDs are generally an awful investment for everyone except the registry operator. Here is the short version… Imagine registering a domain for $10, building a business on it, and then learning the renewal fee will increase to hundredsContinue Reading

Wrastlin With The News The current presidential cabinet includes a WWE co-founder & this passes for modern political discourse: #FraudNewsCNN #FNN pic.twitter.com/WYUnHjjUjg— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017 CNN promised vengeance. Something To Believe In The pretense of objectivity has been dropped: These reporters aren’t ideologues. They’re just right-thinkingContinue Reading

Grist Much like publishers, employees at the big tech monopolies can end up little more than grist. Products & product categories come & go, but even if you build “the one” you still may lose everything in the process. Imagine building the most successful consumer product of all time onlyContinue Reading

Probably the single best video to watch to understand the power of Google & Facebook (or even most of the major problems across society) is this following video about pleasure versus happiness. In constantly seeking pleasure we forego happiness. The “feed” based central aggregation networks are just like slot machinesContinue Reading