Posts Tagged ‘business models’

4 Reasons Why Android-First Strategies Haven’t Worked (Yet)

TweetAbout three years ago there were a handful of companies that set out to build Android-first or Android-only startups. All of those, including the one that I co-founded, had a thesis on why focusing on Android first or exclusively was a wise strategy. With a few exceptions, most of those companies, including mine, have not […]

Can Large Companies Help Small Companies Find Business Models (An Open M&A Question)

TweetThis is more of an open thread than a blurb. I’ve been looking at the dismal data on venture capital exits and the growing swirl of rumors about Twitter getting acquired. One thing I’ve always wondered is whether a situation where a big company buys a small company for a large sum (say north of […]

The Database of Intentions is More Valuable than the Database of Musings For Now (Google and Twitter)

Tweet I’ve been very curious to read this weekend’s stream of people commenting on Twitter’s business model and what it will look like. I read this one in Forbes – it talks about how being able to use search and analytics might ultimately deliver a powerful business model for Twitter. I also read Eric Schonfeld’s […]

Why a LinkedIn Connection is Worth More than a Facebook Friend

TweetA lot of times I read things that say that LinkedIn is a better business because they cater to professionals while Facebook focuses on personal relationships. I think that’s a really superficial way to look at what is, in fact, a much more nuanced difference. At the end of the day, my impression is that […]