WE LOVE YOU, NOW PLEASE GO AWAY

“The startup and venture capital space is of major interest to all the creative industries that are at the core of the SXSW family of events.”

SXSW managing director Roland Swenson, on exiling the blue-shirts-and-khakis crowd to a spinoff event in Las Vegas, SXSW.com, 23 October 2012

HUNTING THE SNARKY

I realized my algorithms were so far from having a snarky detector that this was a better approach.”

Google executive Bradley Horowitz, on the time at Yahoo when he discovered Flickr users were better at tagging photos than his machines, VentureBeat, 22 May 2012

CONFIRMED BACHELOR

“Scott Thompson’s degree at Stonehill College was in bachelor science in accounting [sic]. There was an inadvertent error that stated Mr. Thompson also holds a degree in computer science.”

An unnamed Yahoo spokesperson, displaying the attention to detail that let false information about CEO Scott Thompson’s college degree get published in SEC filings in the first place, AllThingsD, 3 May 2012

IF YOU WERE THE INVENTOR OF INSTAGRAM, YOU WOULD HAVE INVENTED INSTAGRAM

“I saw the market first, I created Picplz, and I went for it. I was a huge believe in the mobile photo-sharing opportunity, and I went for it with all of my heart. Clearly, Picplz didn’t win, but I have ZERO shame or regret for doing my best.”

Picplz creator Dalton Caldwell, on the one billion reasons why he lost out to Instagram,  Hacker News, 21 April 2012