I rant about yet another pivot at Foursquare, why their new background discovery features should have been their original concept as opposed to the “check-in” model and how the app still does little for those outside of major urban centers.
In addition, I lambaste startups who glorify the “sharing economy” to rationalize their lack of investment in a sustainable infrastructure, why Silicon Valley’s unpopularity doesn’t extend to the lower-income families outside of San Francisco, how AOL’s primary revenue stream is a house of cards waiting to fall, and how Yelp is finally getting what they deserve by being sued by their own shareholders.
Links from this episode:
- How not to kill a spider
- Radical New Foursquare App Thinks You Want Even Less Privacy
- Push For Pizza Is Yo For Food Delivery
- Can “Instant” Become a Viable Business?
- The Reports of Silicon Valley’s Unpopularity Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
- AOL’s Amazing, Inexplicable Money Factory
- Lawsuit Says Yelp Made Millions Forcing Businesses To Hide Bad Reviews
- Hotel fines $500 for every bad review posted online