Tag: commission

Trivial Posts #8: Master Builders, Kodak Moments, And Bad Lip-Reading

Another week, and now the Eurovision Draw has been made, I can let you know what Trivial Posts I have found online in the last seven days. Don’t forget to subscribe to the mailing list so you never miss any interesting posts, ideas, video clips, essays, or images, that catch my eye. When Uber Pays For Uber Where there is ‘free’ money on offer, people will find a way to maximise their return. That’s the case with the promo codes and commission from Uber. Kashmir Hill looks at the opportunities around Uber, from Neil Patrick Harris pulling $10 a ride through his extensive Twitter followers, to the

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The moment when a post about ‘audio not going viral’, goes viral

An interesting article for two reasons on Digg about the viral nature of content and why audio doesn’t have the same viral velocity as an animated GIF or a flashy YouTube video: “Audio never goes viral,” writes radio and podcast producer Nate DiMeo. “If you posted the most incredible story — literally, the most incredible story that has ever been told since people have had the ability to tell stories, it will never, ever get as many hits as a video of a cat with a moustache.” It’s hardly a fair fight, audio vs. cat video, but it’s the one that’s fought on

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Why Nokia seeding app store numbers with developer commissions is a good idea

Nokia shoring up their app numbers by comissioning 300 applications from a North American developer? Seems like a smart investment to me. The circle of life in an app store needs a virtuou circle of make apps, get them to users, get income, make more apps. For new developers to come on board, they need to be comfortable that the get income bit is going to work. So Nokia kicking off the process by putting apps in the store seems a good use of money. Choose another 20-30 developers and offer them a nice advance on some new apps so they

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