I use SoundCloud on average 5 hours a day and I would love to see some or all of these features implemented.
SoundCloud is built for creators. Creators are also their source of revenue. Listener features are thus given a backseat to the priorities of creators. However, creators would benefit from better listener features because increased usability means more plays and time spent on site.
..is never going to happen.
Other developers were driven by “enlightened self-interest,” profit or personal politics, he says. But nearly all were intrigued by the promise of a digital currency accessible to anyone in the world that could bypass central banks at a time when the global financial system was on life support. In this respect, the launch of Bitcoin could not have been better timed.
He [Satoshi] doesn’t like the system we have today and wanted a different one that would be more equal. He did not like the notion of banks and bankers getting wealthy just because they hold the keys,” says Andresen.
Even if you think Bitcoin is speculative disaster waiting to collapse, you have to respect its idealism.
To want to disrupt the global financial system, that’s an amazing cause. It’s also one of the toughest challenges you take on.
Buy Bitcoin not because you think it’s a good investment, but because you think we can do better than Bank of America.
“I think you should look at things and ask yourself, “How should they be?” and then work towards that direction. In a way, that makes the world a better place.”
Networks like NBC and MSOs like Comcast have attempted to brand the ability to watch their content online as additional feature. It’s not. Viewers just take it for granted.
OnDemand, DVR, TV Everywhere, broadcast TV..You know what the rest of the Internet calls all those things?
By rebranding these online watching ‘features,’ networks are making themselves look outdated. The ability to watch content over the Internet is not a feature. It’s your product.
HBO GO? Just call it HBO. Adding the GO part just shows your age as a brand.
What does Netflix call its iPad app? Netflix. And it’s iPhone app? Also, Netflix. It’s all Netflix because they understand the power of device agnosticism.
Instead of creating a coherent experience for customers, networks are confusing them. They’re splintering the experience for consumers of platforms.
No one cares about why they can only watch some content on their iPad and not on their laptop or visa versa. It’s all the same to them.
Personally I’m more annoyed if I cant watch content online than impressed when it is available. I expect it because there’s no reason not to provide it.
Anyone under the age of 30 does not make a distinction between video and TV. Watching a television show on the internet is just that.
Everyone take notice. Not that Red Bull needs anymore lauding for their content. But they killed it with this piece.
The documentary itself is engaging and made for a niche audience.
They also nailed the launch website: simple, single scroll, parallax website.
Did I mention it’s free? To stream AND DOWNLOAD.
Last year more than 81,000 people were adopted in Japan, one of the highest rates in the world. But, amazingly, over 90% of those adopted were adults. The practice of adopting men in their 20s and 30s is used to rescue biologically ill-fated families and ensure a business heir, says Vikas Mehrotra, of the University of Alberta, the paper’s lead author. “We haven’t come across this custom in any other part of the world.”