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Brian Fitzsimmons
Husband, father, and some other pretty cool things. Into finding ways to make our lives easier through use of technology, and advocating for the least among us.
Husband, father, and some other pretty cool things. Into finding ways to make our lives easier through use of technology, and advocating for the least among us.
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Our first weekly team meeting, complete wish some harsh campaign realities.

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Classic Louis, works for the moment

Google+ thought: I think it loses significant leverage if you are NOT a Gmail user. I myself am, which leads me to check it more often, thus leading me to liking it more (as anyone would, if they gave it a significant chance). Without Gmail though, I can't be certain that the reminder would exist for me to check in on Google+, for the same reasons I don't check LinkedIn as much.

First #Google+ for iPhone gripe: no landscape support, even just for typing.

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+Ben Parr from Mashable had been hinting he was working on an epic, massive, gargantuan G+ piece. I think this is it. A user guide. Nice work :-) Also remember the crowd-sourced Google Guide created in Google docs, it continues to grow and expand: http://bit.ly/oYmuL2

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Great insight from everyone's first friend
With dotcom valuations rising by the minute, the question of "when to sell" is becoming more and more important. A lot of people tell me I was smart to sell MySpace to Newscorp in July 2005 (it went for $580 million), because it recently RE-sold for $35 million (Go Specific/JT!). It'd be nice for me to take credit for that decision, but it was not my decision to sell MySpace (our parent company had control and made that decision themselves). Personally I can't complain -- I made far more money than anyone would ever need, had the time of my life, and was lucky in so many ways. But the truth is that if MySpace had waited a year or two, it clearly would have gone for single figure billions. What's more, If it hadn't sold at all, we wouldn't have been forced to monetize in a way that was against our longterm interests. Think of all the value Zuck has built by staying in control for so long and for refusing to go public. Also I get the impression that he doesn't care in the slightest how the market values his work. He's on a personal mission to improve the world, and I'm glad he is. In any case, very difficult decisions ahead for VCs, entrepreneurs and stock market investors. I'm just hoping this doesn't end like 2000 again. The desire to make a buck does help fuel innovation, but it can also wipe out people's nesteggs if they get too greedy. Comic by +Zirta Net
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Fantastic perspective from +Pete Cashmore, the MVP of my Google+ stream so far.
Gotta say I love Spotify, but is this an accurate summary of their business model?

1. Provide access to all the world's music for free

2. ???

3. Profit!

In theory paid users subsidize free, but reportedly 90% of users are on the free plan and ad revenue is usually low for these music sites. Anyone able to shed light here?

Personally, I think the whole idea behind Themes in Chrome is lame.

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