2014/10/24 第80期

Ello 凑款 $550 万,正式成立公司,永不放广告

Ello 不光是口头说“永不放广告”,还用法律来限制自己放广告。这有点像高考前,让家长给自己电脑加密码,防止自己玩电脑而荒废学业:
The company filed in Delaware as a Public Benefit Corp., which Ello says makes it legally impossible under US law for investors to require Ello to show ads, sell data, or sell the company to any buyer who would violate those conditions.

用 Docker 搭建开发环境的经验总结

最近看了不少 docker 的东西,这篇文章总结得不错。

Twitter Fabric:App 领域的 Bootstrap

现在越来越多的网站都用 Twitter Bootstrap,因为 Bootstrap 提供了很多可复用的部件,免得再重新造轮子。昨天 Twitter 宣布了 Twitter Fabric,也是提供了很多可复用的部件,这次是为了方便写 mobile app。

Google 何时会开始衰败

文中举了 IBM 和微软的例子。在 IBM 和微软全胜的时候,可能很少人会想到他们会有今天这个境地,风光大不如前。IBM 在PC时代没做好,微软在移动互联网时代没做好,那么 Google 呢?会有一个什么东西兴起了,而 Google 没把握住?文中认为这种 Google 没把握住的东西是 native ads (原生广告?)。 ... over the last few years a new type of advertising has emerged: native advertising ... native advertising is advertising in article format; for Twitter, native advertising is a promoted tweet; for Facebook, native advertising is ads in your news feed; for Pinterest (a future giant) a promoted pin. These sorts of ads are proving to be massively more effective and engaging than banner advertisements ... Google has nothing in this regard (with the notable exception of YouTube). Moreover, all of the things that make Google great at search and search advertising – the algorithm, the auction system, and machine learning – are skills that don’t really translate to the more touchy-feely qualities that make a social service or content site compelling.

外国人在美国创业的故事

这是 AnyPerk 的 cofounder & ceo Taro Fukuyama 写的文章。他是日本人。 最艰苦的时候与合伙人睡在车里,后来租一晚$10的住处3人睡一张床。山穷水尽之际,进入了 Y Combinator。他是 Y Combinator 少有的来自亚洲的 cofounder。还有没有其他的来自亚洲的进入 Y Combinator 的案例?有,来自香港的 9gag