If you haven’t downloaded the new Timehop app, stop reading and go do that right now.
I’ve been fortunate to have had the app on my homescreen for a while now. It’s been a treat to watch it evolve from something raw and clunky to the beautiful piece of software it is today. I’ve always…
“Nicole Thomas, 23, an art director from Brooklyn, said she nearly cried when Timehop reminded her of her good fortune in landing a job last year. Austin Sevener, 26, a survey programmer in Fort Worth, said he hadn’t realized that he had bought his wedding ring on the same day as a lunar eclipse.”—
Yelp is too much of a me-too product in a crowded category for a start-up - it’s just going to require too much marketing to get above the noise of the other social networking companies, and they won’t have the money or the uniqueness to help them out.
All of this is really starting to feel like 1998-99 where people put together plans around marketing concepts rather than around great products. Yelp, at the end of the day, is a solution in search of a problem. How often do I need references or have the time to plug in references? How many times am I going to give up my friend’s emails before they start getting annoyed? Getting silly again….
Beyond Insider Pages, Yelp is going to face competition from Judy’s Book, Craigslist, Friendster (desperate to find a real business model), Infospace, among others.
i’m awkwardly/inconveniently tall (and skinny, but that’s irrelevant). i’m terminally lanky, all limb; a tattooed jack the pumpkin king. (6’4”.) in addition to bumping my head on doorways, being unforgiven by compact cars, and regularly looking comical dancing with most women it’s made my search for an (affordable and comfortable) first bike a lot more difficult.
i’m searching for a single-speed road bike with a 62 cm frame and (preferably but not exclusively) bull-horn handlebars. nice parts and/or flashy aesthetic is not a big concern of mine. i just badly need a functional/reliable/comfortable bike because i’m giving my car a breather for the spring/summmer. i’m your garden variety north brooklyn cliche (writer) so it goes without saying i’m broke. i’m hoping to spend $150 to an absolute ceiling of $200.
if anyone can help me in any way i’d be reaaaaaaaaally grateful. thanks!