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...and not a drop of value

January 5, 2012

Bryce Roberts gets it: Here’s the thing. Data, big, medium or small, has no value in and of itself. The value of data is unlocked through context and presentation.

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37Signals is worth $100 billion

September 29, 2009

Closely following the Twitter valuation news comes this brilliant satire from 37signals: 37signals is now a $100 billion dollar company, according to a group of investors who have agreed to purchase 0.000000001% of the company in exchange for $1... In order to increase the value of the company, 37signals has decided to stop generating revenues. […]

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Irrational exuberance here we come! ...again.

June 6, 2009

Only Techcrunch would be so bold as to take three datapoints, all from large firms (read: outliers) and two of which are stale, and extrapolate the entire social network value distribution. From a relative standpoint it may be interesting for ranking, but I wouldn't put any stock in the actual numbers. Modeling The True Value […]

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Charting value (maybe)

May 19, 2009

Silicon Valley Insider presented this as its Chart of the Day today, saying it indicates the success of Microsoft's "Laptop Hunter" ads: First of all, it takes some digging to learn what this scale even means, which brings us to a violation of charting rule #1: do not use a misleading axis! The true scale […]

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The RIAA Sucks at Economics. Surprise.

February 26, 2008

Inflation popped up today, as it tends to, and in the course of my reading on the topic I came across a gem of a paper with the brilliantly inspiring title "CDs: A Better Value than Ever." The subtitle, "Prepared for the Recording Industry Association of America, Inc.," made it impossible to ignore. Watching these […]

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