Tired of games that last as long as their users are interested, Zynga alums Siqi Chen and Alex Le are looking to build something that lasts for a long time in Heyday, a journal that writes itself. Read more »
Links that got us thinking on Friday, December 6:
Spike Lee hung up on Michael Jackson three times before he finally realized who was really on the other line. At the time of the conversation Lee lived in “pre-gentrified” Fort Greene, Brooklyn, about a half hour train ride across the borough from the TedX Brooklyn event in Williamsburg at which Lee spoke earlier today.
Jackson wanted Lee to make a “short film, not a music video” for a ...7 hours ago
The magazine publishing giant Condé Nast has been splashing around in e-commerce for some time via investments in various startups. Now it is planning its own dive into the business, with the U.S. and international sides teaming up on a new online shopping division.
Fran Zayan, who heads up e-commerce activities at Paris’ department store destination Galeries Lafayette, will be based in London ...9 hours ago
Twitter won plaudits yesterday for appointing its first-woman board member: former Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino.
All well and good, but Vauhini Vara, the online business editor at the New Yorker, asks a great question: Why stop there?
Vara highlights a 2010 study in Science that shows that group’s “collective intelligence”—that is group intelligence that emerges through ...10 hours ago
What's your #1 tip for raising your target funding amount using crowdsourcing?
Reward the Media
"With a compelling offer to your backers, anticipation is built, and a great story is created. You'll attract more backers and give the media something interesting to cover."
Provide Crowd Value
"Kickstarter and Indiegogo have provided a huge platform ...10 hours ago
In October 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki was featured on the cover of Fast Company along with the title, “The Most Daring CEO in America.” Yesterday her company, which offered genetic tests to help people anticipate potential health risks stopped offering the tests, following a row with the FDA over the company’s failure to obtain permission to market the product.
In painfully contorted ...11 hours ago
The Pantone Color of the Year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid, a purplish hue that the head of the color trend authority predicts will be appearing in everything from lipstick to carpeting and which, oddly enough, is associated with some key entrepreneurial traits.
Here’s Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Carlstadt, New Jersey-based Pantone Color Institute, in a news release announcing the ...12 hours ago
Which entrepreneur are you rooting for in the corporate space race?
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