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Posted on Oct 21st, 2015 0 5657
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Mobile is not a neutral platform

For a decade or two, for most people 'the internet' meant a web browser, a mouse and a keyboard. There were a few things around the edges, like IM, Spotify, Skype or Steam (or, for some people, email)...
Posted on Sep 20th, 2015 0 5709
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Platforms, distribution and audience

I've been writing a blog at ben-evans.com since 2010, more or less, first on self-hosted Wordpress, then Tumblr, and now Squarespace. In parallel, I've built up 90k or so Twitter followers and I have ...
Posted on Jul 21st, 2015 0 5572
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Office, messaging and verbs

This is a still from the classic film 1960 'The Apartment'. Jack Lemmon plays CC Baxter, a clerk in a large insurance company in New York, and so here you see his office - drones laid out at desks alm...
Posted on Jun 27th, 2015 0 5203
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Search, discovery and marketing

"However vast any person’s basic reading may be, there still remain an enormous number of fundamental works that he has not read"Italo CalvinoErasmus is said to have been the last person in Europe to ...
Posted on Apr 12th, 2015 0 5127

Messaging and mobile platforms

One of the fundamental things that smartphones changed about the internet is that the smartphone itself is a social platform:- Every app can access your address book, getting an instant social graph. ...
Posted on Jan 8th, 2015 0 4049

Two eras of the internet: pull and push

The evolution of the internet is an extremely complex topic. Sometimes it is helpful to find broad patterns that make it easier to understand. One simplifying pattern comes from the two types of actio...
Posted on Jan 7th, 2015 0 4400

20 questions for 2015

I wrote a detailed post a few weeks ago looking at some of the key structural questions in mobile - with the platform wars over (their first phase, at least), what's happening to Android, what will ha...
Posted on Dec 24th, 2014 0 4501

New questions in mobile

Seven years into the smartphone world, it seems like it’s time to change the questions. The questions that we asked and argued about for the last few years have now mostly been answered, become irrele...
Posted on Jan 19th, 2014 0 4967

The Internet Services Disruption (by Ray Ozzie)

It is an exciting time, as we’re at the beginning of the biggest product cycle in the company’s history.  In a week we ship new versions of Visual Studio, SQL Server and BizTalk Server.  Later this mo...
Posted on Dec 4th, 2012 0 4222

Start Up= Growth by Paul Graham

A startup is a company designed to grow fast. Being newly founded does not in itself make a company a startup. Nor is it necessary for a startup to work on technology, or take venture funding, or have...
Posted on Aug 13th, 2012 0 3561

Announcing an audacious proposal (by Dalton Caldwell, CEO of...

The overwhelmingly positive response to my blogpost, What Twitter could have been has been inspiring. The post has generated 80K pageviews thus far. Without really meaning to, I touched a nerve.The re...
Posted on Aug 7th, 2012 0 3234
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To our shareowners:Random forests, naïve Bayesian estimators, RESTful services, gossip protocols, eventual consistency, data sharding, anti-entropy, Byzantine quorum, erasure coding, vector clocks … w...
Posted on Aug 7th, 2012 0 6158
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To our shareholders:Amazon.com passed many milestones in 1997: by year-end, we had served more than 1.5 million customers, yielding 838% revenue growth to $147.8 million, and extended our market leade...
Posted on Aug 7th, 2012 0 3357

Burning Platform

Hello there,There is a pertinent story about a man who was working on an oil platform in the North Sea. He woke up one night from a loud explosion, which suddenly set his entire oil platform on fire. ...
Posted on Aug 7th, 2012 1 3681

Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas

One of the more surprising things I've noticed while working on Y Combinator is how frightening the most ambitious startup ideas are. In this essay I'm going to demonstrate this phenomenon by describi...
Posted on Aug 6th, 2012 0 3810

Notes on raising seed financing (by Chris Dixon)

Last night I taught a class via Skillshare (disclosure: Founder Collective is an investor) about how to raise a seed round.  After a long day I wasn’t particularly looking forward to it, but it turned...
Posted on Aug 6th, 2012 1 3567

How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen

Before I published The Innovator’s Dilemma, I got a call from Andrew Grove, then the chairman of Intel. He had read one of my early papers about disruptive technology, and he asked if I could talk to ...
Posted on Aug 6th, 2012 0 3179
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Stop asking “But how will they make money?”

Business models are important, but today they’re commoditizedLet me first state: Business models are important. Of course businesses have to make money, that’s a given. But that’s not my point – my po...
Posted on Aug 6th, 2012 0 2670

Be a Great Product Leader

People who know me professionally know that I’m passionate about Product Management.  I truly believe that, done properly, a strong product leader acts as a force multiplier that can help a cross-func...
Posted on Aug 6th, 2012 0 2700

Guide to Product Planning: Three Feature Buckets

In the spirit of capturing some of the observations that I find myself repeating, I’m adding this one to the mix tonight.  Unlike the previous two, this is really a piece of concrete advice for produc...