"You’ve got to keep in mind that this game is a Helicopter clone with Mario-inspired graphics. It was made in a single week, and largely ignored by users for months. The initial release was ignored. The update was ignored. The reviews and ratings during the holiday season were ignored."
— Interesting analysis of Flappy Bird’s rise to out-of-the-bloom success after 6 months of absolutely NOTHING! And then, Feb 1st - 6,500 reviews on a single day (!).
Flappy Bird by the Numbers

One of the cutest ads you’ll see on the Internet this week! Budweiser Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial — “Puppy Love” (by budweiser)

"Interesting that by far the biggest mobile social app is the least complex, and of course the most focused. No canvas, no platform, no ecosystem, barely any API - and massive growth."
— Benedict Evans following WhatsApp’s CEO DLD talk.

Such an important read for any entrepreneur!

For startups, it’s difficult to know when to throw in the towel. Indeed, the main strategy for most of the life of a startup is overcoming impossible odds, and we built a team that did that over and over again.

'Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

The courage to change the things I can,

And wisdom to know the difference.’

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Dear loyal customers and Outbox supporters:

We announce today that we are ending the mail service, shutting down the Outbox brand, and focusing our team and resources on a totally new product. In a related post we explain what this means for our current, loyal customers.

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Why ‘Her’ Is the Best Movie Ever Made About the Singularity
Adario Strange, mashable.com

The pop-culture tuning fork known as the Academy Awards will reveal its film nominations on Thursday, and if the recent Golden Globes win by Her on Sunday for best screenplay is any indication, the film’s writer and director, Spike Jonze, m…

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Today we are announcing a unified approach to digital advertising that only Yahoo can deliver – across premium and audience-focused display, native and search advertising.

The online advertising world today is fragmented, difficult to navigate, and not always customer-friendly. For…