“What we are really trying to achieve is platform maximization,” Todd Boehly, the president of Guggenheim Partners, said in an interview. “We would have the print, we would have the digital and it would be my goal that we would have other forms of distribution over the next several years.”
“Today in luxury hotels across the globe you can find all sorts of people,” explains Pedro D’Orey, former head of Conde Nast Traveler in Italy and Spain, “you don’t have differentiation.” D’Orey, who was also editor in chief for Vogue Men in Brazil, sees high-end hotels trending away from “customized” services and toward “offering everything but evident luxury.”
If I sound a bit clueless about “The Jockey” it’s because I didn’t read it. I tried—but as soon as I scrolled down after reading the first few paragraphs, my screen was overtaken by a pointless video introduction, complete with stirring music, trumpets, and stock horseracing scenes. As the video loaded I clicked away to something else. I tried to get back into the piece later in the day, but I was... waylaid by another video. And as you’ve probably guessed, I didn’t read “Snow Fall,” either. I’ve tried to get through it a half dozen times, but every time I found it just too big—too long, too visually distracting, too overproduced. But “The Jockey” is even worse. With its constantly intercutting videos, its unreadability almost feels intentional. Does the Times even care if I read the story? Maybe you’re just supposed to scroll and watch the videos?
Snaith is working to commercialize the technology through a startup called Oxford Photovoltaics, which has raised $4.4 million. Grätzel, whose original solar-cell technology is now used in consumer products such as backpacks and iPad covers, is licensing the new technology to companies that have the goal of taking on conventional silicon solar panels for large-scale solar-power production.
The only thing I could—and continue to—work on slowly is my own writing. Article ideas, observations from other entrepreneurs, insights for starting and leading a business; I write down these thoughts and then I come back to them again and again without a deadline in mind. Sometimes I’ll write down a question or an inkling and then, two years later, I’ll come back to it and add more or finish a sentence. Over the years, I’ll refine these little musings, delete pieces, add layers, and just let them evolve naturally.
This is what we’re exploring at GOODFRUIT a new start-up launching beta in autumn 2013 and one of the first of the crowdfunding 2.0 hybrids. GOODFRUIT is where ‘crowdfunding meets crowdsourcing’ — a platform and community for a new breed of dreamers who can raise both funding and source skills for projects and ideas across culture, common good and faith.
By using data on customers’ clothing sizes, preferred categories, favorite brands and browsing history, Gilt is offering special time-sensitive sales tailored to individual customers, betting it will get a higher rate of purchases.
How can Starner remember the details of a conversation from more than 10 years ago? He takes notes during his conversations, one hand in his pocket typing away on a special keyboard.
The metaphor of a product "road map" is all wrong. It's more like genetics--you don't know exactly how the thing will look, but there are certain core traits you know it will exhibit.
Nifti had its “A-ha” moment one night as Sharp and Kimball observed how frustrating it was for Kimball and his wife to track the best deals for newborn baby products. Kimball’s wife had created a cumbersome spreadsheet filled with price discrepencies that varied randomly.
To come up with Kaggle, Anthony Goldbloom, 30, an Australian-born data scientist, wrote an algorithm to generate all the pronounceable combinations of letters, three syllables or fewer, whose dot-com addresses weren't claimed.
The new connectivity raises the possibility that cars may become targets for hackers motivated by amusement and profit. In 2011, academic researchers demonstrated a way to take control of a vehicle’s computer system through a cellular connection.
That's long been the promise of Instagram, according to Systrom. As he once told me, "We think about photos like, This is your tweet." In other words, what content is more compelling: the text of a tweet or the photo attached to it?
Anyone who’s been to a concert lately would agree. Gone are the days of going to see your favorite band and actually seeing them. Your best bet now is to watch the performance through the two- by three-inch iPhone screen of the person standing in front of you.
The Outfitter then programs those measurements into Trumaker’s mobile app along with the customer’s custom order, which allows him to choose the fabric, fit, collar shape, and other details (Trumaker’s shirts are made at a factory in Malaysia that also manufactures high-end shirts for the likes of Brooks Brothers.) Trumaker shirts start at around $100, which is in line with nicer off the rack men’s shirts from stores like J. Crew.