Nick Johnson

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The Logged Out User (continued)

I brought this subject up a while back. It's a big one that doesn't get enough attention.<p>And yesterday we got some stats from Twitter that I'd like …

Leap of faith: Why B2B went bust

Cultural shifts and the complexities of setting up software and hardware to participate in marketplaces has scared off many participants--and, in the end, doomed most marketplaces.<p><b>In the last year, the well-funded, ballyhooed army of online business marketplaces has run full tilt into an</b> …

General Motors

How Airbnb and Lyft Finally Got Americans to Trust Each Other

<b>In about 40</b> minutes, Cindy Manit will let a complete stranger into her car. An app on her windshield-mounted iPhone will summon her to a corner in …

Uber Learned the Hard Way: Transparency Rules the Sharing Economy

Uber’s much-loathed surge-pricing policy has prompted accusations of price gouging, market manipulation and worse. And all of it despite its best …

On The New Edge Network and The Future of Local Commerce

In networking there’s a saying called the last mile problem. It goes as follows: the last mile—or ‘edge’—of the network is the hardest to reach. In …

Internet of Things

Yelp's Five-Star Growth Engine

image via Startup-Book.com<p>In 2004, Jeremy Stoppelman and Russel Simmons, former PayPal employees (part of the famed ‘PayPal Mafia’ of entrepreneurs …

The Facebook experiment has failed. Let’s go back.

I am signed into Facebook right now. At a quick glance, the entire list of posts on the first screen are irrelevant to me. If I scrolled down I can …

How Gmail Happened: The Inside Story of Its Launch 10 Years Ago

If you wanted to pick a single date to mark the beginning of the modern era of the web, you could do a lot worse than choosing Thursday, April 1, …

Yelp's Five Star Growth Engine

In 2004 former PayPal employees Jeremy Stoppelman and Russel Simmons founded the social review site Yelp. At the time, IAC’s CitySearch was the …