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Nathan Beach
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Attended Harvard Business School
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Competition works!  
At midnight this past Sunday, AT&T announced it would be bringing its Gigapower internet service to Kansas City, offering to match exactly the price and speed offered by Google Fiber. For $70 per...
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Lol, you must also treat your customers better. Same price won't give you loyal customers.
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In-flight Wi-Fi is still pretty terrible on most United and Virgin America flights, but I have found JetBlue's free Wi-Fi to be pretty good.
Wi-Fi on commercial flights is slow, unreliable and expensive.
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Fascinating in-depth article about how Google Search has changed a ton during the past five years or so, primarily to take into account the rise of mobile.
Behind the scenes as the Internet giant launched big initiatives to keep its flagship product viable
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Thanks for sharing!
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Iowa is considering launching an app that is an official driver's license--no physical copy needed.

I'm waiting to see a slew of apps that create fake driver's licenses!
Iowans will soon be able to use a mobile app on their smartphones as their official driver's license issued by the Iowa Department of Transportation.
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Excellent blog post that understands and applies the implications of indirect network effects, tipping a market, multi-homing in a market, and a winner-take-all market as applied to Uber.
Big business is brutally competitive, and a very big business is exactly what Uber is fighting for. Their potential is absolutely massive.
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I appreciated the winner take all aspect of many software markets after this article
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IBM dominated the mainframes market, but that market (and thus IBM) was eclipsed by Microsoft, which dominated PCs. Microsoft was eclipsed by Apple and Google in mobile.

Will Google similarly be eclipsed by what Ben Thompson calls "native advertising"?

He uses that term to describe all "in-stream" advertisements--i.e., ads that are in the same form as their context. For example, promoted tweets in Twitter, an advertisement post in your Facebook news feed, a promoted pin in Pinterest, etc.

Will search ads (another example of native advertising) end up being just a tiny fraction of the entire native advertising market? In other words, will Google be eclipsed by the next advertising giant--the one who masters native advertising?
Google owns search, and will continue to do so. But the online ad market is about to get a lot bigger, and it's not clear that Google will win.
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Get an extra 2GB of Google Drive storage permanently added to your account just for doing this simple account security checkup.
 
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This one's for all the Google Search-loving Firefox fans out there → http://goo.gl/GDnk7e

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A nice gallery of some of the watch faces available for Android Wear devices 
Google has opened a section to the Play Store dedicated to serving new watch faces for Android Wear smartwatches. Until this new debut, which accompanies a significant software update for the...
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Lots of watch faces for Android Wear!
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Some common sense Thanksgiving traffic advice from Google Maps data
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Great post arguing the iPad is becoming a niche product with minimal growth.

"Why buy an iPad when you could have an iPhone with a screen that doesn’t seem that much smaller than an iPad mini? Why buy an iPad when you can have a more powerful and just as easily transportable Macbook Air? The space between a phone and PC is smaller now than in 2010 primarily as the phone has become more powerful and larger. Tablets are getting squeezed."
No one is excited about Apple's event because no one cares about the iPad. Some of that is due to the market changing, but Apple deserves blame as well.
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I can't afford one. I became caught p in the apple craze, and bought an iPad a while back. My iPhone is falling apart as well. Does Google donate? 
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Product Manager, Google
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  • Google
    Product Manager, 2008 - present
  • International Business Machines (IBM)
    2007 - 2007
  • Innovative Web Ventures, LLC
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  • Harvard Business School
    2012 - 2014
  • Calvin College
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