It’s a bold vision: “build the discovery engine for hte social web”… and that’s precisely what excites us about Spindle. Based in Cambridge, MA and started in Dogpatch Labs, Spindle aims to deliver actionable information and news that you wouldn’t have found otherwise… using location, real-time data and your social and interest graphs.
A very quick post to highlight the Call Elmo iPhone app because it is absolutely terrific and genius. The application essentially mocks the Facetime experience – but instead of a friend calling, Elmo calls. And once you pick up the call, your face appears in a mini-screen – just like Facetime. It’s brilliant in its […]
I spend a lot of time writing about next generation commerce… and we invest in compelling companies and models like ShoeDazzle and Wantful (as examples). For years, people have pointed towards NikeID as an example of true product customization atop a great web interface.
It’s old news that big players like Google, Facebook and Amazon have (and continue to…) tried their hand at the local / deals space. To be successful, each has to figure out how to make the crowded space and somewhat commoditized consumer experience work within their brand. Facebook, for instance, has turned Facebook Deals into […]
Just a terrific, creative and well-timed use of the Facebook Timeline by Nike Basketball. Coinciding with the NBA Playoffs – and a handful of new sneakers for top stars like Lebron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant – Nike Basketball is releasing a series of basketball rules: “Every EPIC moment has a story. And every […]
This is pretty significant news out of Amazon: all seven Harry Potter books are now available in the Kindle Lending Club. It is the all-time bestselling book series and is a testament to Amazon’s willingness to put marketing muscle behind Kindle and the Lending Club. And considering the reach and popularity of the Harry Potter […]
Not a ton to say here except that: – I reached the New York Times paywall – And it is visually very bold / intrusive
This is the front page of Tuesday May 1st’s Wall Street Journal. It’s a well done graphic overlaying Microsoft’s big-dollar entrances into “markets where it lags behind rivals”: