INBOX ZERO-ZERO-ZERO-ZERO-ZERO-ZERO-ZERO-ZERO

March 16, 2013

“We’re thrilled with the outcome, we’re thrilled for the team.”

Mailbox investor Saar Gur, on selling the email-app startup to Dropbox at a rumored price tag of $100 million, The Next Web, 15 March 2013


WE’RE HIRING FOR GOOGLE’S MINISTRY OF LOVE

March 14, 2013

“We’re getting closer to a world where technology takes care of the hard work—discovery, organization, communication—so that you can get on with what makes you happiest … living and loving.”

Google CEO Larry Page, on how he fired Andy Rubin as Android boss in the name of love, The Official Google Blog, 13 March 2013


MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE SPLURGED ON THE UPGRADE

March 13, 2013

“It’s like flying a plane, and you’re trying to find the right altitude and you’re doing it with a four-year-old company and four-year-old processes and four-year-old systems.”

Groupon co-CEO Eric Lefkofsky, offering a not-so-reassuring mix of metaphors for how he’s steering the daily-deals company, Fast Company, 13 March 2013


GOT MY MIND ON MY MONETIZATION AND MY MONETIZATION ON MY MIND

March 12, 2013

“They put so much monetization around grabbing people’s attention with sensationalist headlines and juicy tweets.”

Microsoft social-media researcher Danah Boyd, on the problem of journalists cyberbullying their audience into reading stories about cyberbullying, Poynter, 12 March 2013


THE GAME IS AFOOT IN MOUTH

March 11, 2013

“Zynga is often accused of copying games, which is mostly true.”

Zynga New York general manager and former OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter, on selling his Pictionary clone to the world’s foremost maker of Poker and Scrabble clones, Quartz, 8 March 2013


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