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Zuckerberg's S-1 Letter


The most interesting part:

By helping people form these connections, we hope to rewire the way people spread and consume information. We think the world’s information infrastructure should resemble the social graph — a network built from the bottom up or peer-to-peer, rather than the monolithic, top-down structure that has existed to date. We also believe that giving people control over what they share is a fundamental principle of this rewiring.

Which reads suspiciously like: “Dear Google, suck it.”


watching the submarine races by drudgeons

A modern surf mix for summer 2011

My dad brought me up on Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, The Zombies, The Shangri-Las, Leslie Gore; the greats of 50s and 60s vocal pop. I love that sound and I’ll never get tired of it, so I’m glad there’s still people out there making it. Here’s some cuts to drench your days in even more sun.

(p.s.: bands with free/cheap album downloads via bandcamp are linked)

1. Tennis - Marathon
2. Chalk Talk - Wouldn’t It Be Nice
3. Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be
4. Lonesome Ghost - My Dear
5. Street Violence - Outside
6. The Dozen Dimes - Smart Sixth Avenue
7. The Jings - Don’t Rip My Style
8. Frankie Rose And The Outs - That’s What People Told Me
9. The Suns - Hollows Bridge
10. Deftones - Sleep Walk
11. Cults - Most Wanted
12. Triptides - Coastlines
13. We Don’t Surf - Don’t Go
14. Baskin’s Wish - Somewhere Out There
15. Vivian Girls - Dance (If You Wanna)
16. FISHDOCTOR - Hawaiian Blizzard
17. Best Coast - When You Wake Up
18. Jeff The Brotherhood - The Tropics

[ download the single mixed mp3 ]

Apple has done what Google and Facebook cannot do: become No. 1 in China.

John Quelch, former senior associate dean of Harvard Business School and now head of the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, talking to the New York Times.

This is something that finally got some buzz this past quarter — Apple is killing it in China.

They did $3.8 billion in revenues from Greater China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan) last quarter. And that’s with only four Apple Stores open in two cities, Beijing and Shanghai. In the coming year, they’re going to open a ton more.

And those numbers are coming before Apple is on China’s largest carrier, China Mobile. 

When people look at Apple’s already astronomical numbers and wonder how they can possibly go higher, this is how. 

(via parislemon)

On Apple’s Must-See TV


All of the reasons Marco Arment lists as to why Apple won’t build an actual television are good ones. But they’re also all good reasons why the market badly needs to be disrupted — and is ripe for it.

The argument that televisions are “an extremely competitive, commoditized market with very slim margins and most purchasing decisions going to whoever has the most features” sounds exactly like the PC market 15 years ago.

Remember, Apple was going to fail at computers because price is all that matters. A decade later, Apple was going to fail at phones because price is all that matters. 

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