Melissa Perri

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Chris Dixon To Speak At Disrupt NY, As A VC

Chris Dixon is back in New York quite a bit, he tells me, even though he recently got a place in San Francisco as part of his new job as a partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He’ll be at Disrupt NY the week after next, for example, to talk about his big transition from life as a founder and angel …

Slowing Growth Industry Wide, Not Restricted to the iPhone

- Apr 19, 2013<p>Slowing year-over-year growth of sales for Apple’s iPhone appear to be part of the cooling off of sales for the entire smartphone …

Simplee Combines Mint.com And PayPal To Bring Medical Bill Payment, Management To Your Smartphone

The mobile health market is growing like a weed these days. According to mHealthWatch and eHealth Initiative, there are 31,000 health and medical-related apps on the market today. In fact, over the last year, the number of health apps jumped 120 percent, and hundreds of apps now hit stores every …

How Twitter #Music plays to the company's most important asset

Twitter #Music provides people with a striking, and follower-inspired way of listening to music, but don't be fooled by its true purpose. This isn't just about music.<p>Twitter #Music is about augmenting its follow graph, an important asset that sets Twitter apart from Facebook and others, with …

Cognitive Overhead, Or Why Your Product Isn’t As Simple As You Think

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>David Lieb is co-founder and CEO of</i> <i>Bump</i><i>, creators of the popular app that lets people share contact information, photos, and other content by bumping their phones together.</i> <i>Bump has been downloaded more than 130 million times.</i><p>It’s been hard to ignore the massive shift in the last …