Jun 04

ReadWriteMix: Conversation with Dennis Crowley, part 2

RWM
ReadWriteMix: Mapping the App Economy
June 3, 2014
San Francisco, California

Quotes from Dennis Crowley, Foursquare:

“I am not super bullish on hardware solutions for things… if we can do them with the phones in our pockets.” (re iBeacon)

“The new Foursquare app will require us to track new things (and data).”

“You create social software for one purpose, but people will take it and do what they want with it.”

“The simplest, easiest lightest apps are the ones that win.”

“At the beginning we didn’t even know we were building a business.   We just said ‘Let’s recreate Dodgeball because Google is going to kill it and then what will we and all our friends do on Saturday’.” (on origin of Foursquare)

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Dennis Crowley - RWM 2
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“The best stuff that Foursquare will ever do is the stuff you will see later this year—what we wanted to do since NYU and Dodgeball.”

“Our intent is to make magical pieces of software that TEACH you about the world.”

“If anyone thinks we’re doing something we shouldn’t, I hope you call us out on it.”

“How can we do what iBeacon is doing, but do it without having to ask people to install stuff in their store?”

Conference Link: ReadWriteMix: Mapping the App Economy

Jun 04

ReadWriteMix: Conversation with Dennis Crowley, part 1

RWM
ReadWriteMix: Mapping the App Economy
June 3, 2014
San Francisco, California

“Is Foursquare still a thing?” asked Owen Thomas, ReadWrite

Quotes from Dennis Crowley, Foursquare, in conversation with Owen Thomas

“Swarm is the best, fastest, easiest way to keep up with friends.”

“Foursquare is the best fastest easiest way to get personalized recommendations.”

“We started with zero places. Over time, 50 million people contributed 60 million places.”

“Places that no one really knows about, Foursquare knows about, because our users tell us about them.”

“I am really proud that 65,000 developers have connected to our APIs.”

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Dennis Crowley - RWM
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“The company is not profitable yet, but we can (now) see how this turns into a profitable, big scalable growing company.”

“(Becoming mayor of a coffee shop) is one of 50 things the company does—I’m sorry that’s the one that sticks in your head.”

“Our ‘maps’ are not meant to be read by humans, (but) make perfect sense to all the sensors that we carry in our pockets.”

“I just don’t think iBeacons for mom and pop stores are reality right now…..(between having to install them, power them, manage them”

Conference Link: ReadWriteMix: Mapping the App Economy

May 28

Code Conference, part 2

code
Code Conference
May 27-29, 2014
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

“Tablets are growing faster than PC’s ever did. Now at +52% per year!”
~ Mary Meeker, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

“It’s important to get the right content into the Twitter platform and in front of the right people.”
~ Dick Costolo, Twitter

“I run Salesforce entirely on my phone.”
~ Marc Benioff, Salesforce

“The NSA doesn’t send a muffin basket and say, ‘Welcome to this thing.’” (on learning Dropbox was in Prism)
~ Drew Houston, Dropbox

“When I walk through, they throw tarps over everything!”
~ Jimmy Iovine, Beats on visiting the Apple office…

Visual Quote:
Mary Meeker - CodeConf
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“We’ve got the best product pipeline that I’ve seen in my 25 years at Apple.”
~ Eddy Cue, Apple

“In Hollywood, everyone is desperately insecure. The guys in Silicon Valley seem to be slightly overconfident.”
~ Jimmy Iovine, Interscope Geffen A&M

“We’re very artist-centric. If you have great creators and you give them freedom, you can end up with great product.”
~ Reed Hastings, Netflix

“People say tech folks like music, as if that means they’ll get it right. I like chocolate, but I’m not Willy Wonka.”
~ Jimmy Iovine, Interscope Geffen A&M

Conference Link: Code Conference

May 28

Code Conference, part 1

code
Code Conference
May 27-29, 2014
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

“We are one Microsoft at the vision level. Not trying to get all 100,000 people in a Soviet system, doing the same thing at the same time.”
~ Satya Nadella, Microsoft

“We are a software company at the end of the day.” (trying to explain Microsoft succinctly)
~ Satya Nadella, Microsoft

“When you have $70 billion of revenue and have 130,000 employees, you tend to get risk adverse.”
~ Satya Nadella, Microsoft

“You have to have patience and you have to have the right amount of impatience. Not everything can be a hit instantly.”
~ Satya Nadella, Microsoft

“We were the first on tablets. I really wish we had taken the bet all the way.”
~ Satya Nadella, Microsoft

Visual Quote:
Brian Roberts - Code Conference 2
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“I think Bill’s presence, Bill’s push, Bill’s high standards are helpful. But there’s no confusion. I run the place. Bill’s helping.”
~ Satya Nadella, Microsoft

“If you don’t make yourself uncomfortable, you don’t create something new.”
~ Satya Nadella, Microsoft

“Yes, at Google we process and store lots of data, but we won’t survive if people don’t trust us.”
~ Sergey Brin, Google

“The external view is that Google is Goliath, but the internal view still is that we’re David.”
~ Sergey Brin, Google

“Steve Jobs once told me, ‘You should be the best dumb pipe.’”
~
Brian Roberts, Comcast

Conference Link: Code Conference

May 21

Internet Week New York, part 2

iwny
Internet Week New York
May 19-25, 2014
New York, NY

“I don’t think there is online and offline. I think that is over. Everything is seamless and the experience keeps on going.”
~ as tweeted by Garance Doré

“I launched Adafruit because I was avoiding my thesis. If you want to start a company, avoid something.”
~ Limor Fried, Adafruit Industries

“Immigrants by definition are entrepreneurs, and they create businesses”
~ Eric Hippeau, Lerer Ventures

“78% of consumers want some kind of content personalization.”
~ Lauren Weinberg, Yahoo

“Evolving CMO role, now left brain, not right brain. Gone are the days of Mad Men.”
~ as tweeted by Akerwin

Visual Quote:
Stacey Mulcahy - IWNY
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“If you’re going to be on a panel at a digital conference, for the love of God, get a Twitter account.”
~ as tweeted by Marcia A. Cole

“The sophistication of technology has far eclipsed the sophistication of legislation on that technology.”
~ Karina Kogan, Participant Media

“We’re moving away from advertising and into consumers wanting more content.”
~ Kodi Foster, Outbrain

“Collaboration is not a new thing—humans are built to collaborate; we do things better together than alone.”
~ Dan Maccarone, Charming Robot

 

Conference Link: Internet Week New York

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