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Tangential to the conversation, but the website (Timeline) is new to me, and it is quite interesting.

Does it seem to anyone else that the design is completely backwards? After reading a news article, I'd wanna learn about what has been happening recently with the issue, and dig a little deeper slowly. This forces a model where some small bit of news is followed by a wikipedia entry of sorts.

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I can't see how Dropbox wouldn't end up getting crushed in this fight. Just recently, they reclaimed all the promo/referral/college storage I had, and shrunk my space from 40GB to 15GB. Pay up $10 per month or lose all your data.

I shopped around, and got a $2 per month from Google Drive. The product is pretty much on parity with Dropbox on the Mac, and works exactly the same way. Yes, I'll take that 80% discount, thank you.

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It's mostly, right now, because Amazon's desktop software is _so_ bad. Whereas with Dropbox and Google Drive, I can simply save files to a directory on my computer and can be assured that Dropbox/Drive are uploading them automatically and keeping them in sync, with Amazon, they seem to have forgotten about Sync all together. There are files that I add to the cloud. Should I need to work on them again, then I download them from the cloud, edit them, and add them back.

This workflow sucks, and it's worth paying to not have to do that.

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> The product is pretty much on parity with Dropbox on the Mac

In my experience, Dropbox is always faster and more reliable. The other big selling point of Dropbox is the wide adoption of its API. It's basically the de-facto cloud sync solution for most of the iOS/Mac app out there (some are moving to iCloud, but Dropbox is still the more reliable/popular one). If you are deep integrated in the Apple eco system, Dropbox is hands down the best you can go with.

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Same with Lyft. Three people looking at their phone in a Lyft Line just means that they want to get to where they want to go without some mindless chitchat.

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11.9% at 300M. So, 2.52B valuation. About 20+% of company sold in current raise!

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I love the design of Sunrise, but the slowness of the app and network refresh infuriates me. Been using the Google Calendar app this morning, and love the instantaneous sync.

Sunrise was relegated to the fourth screen on my iPhone immediately.

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Yeah. Calendars are something I only look at when I need to immediately do something. Any lag kills the uX.

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10 basis points for a #100 employee does not seem like an accurate representation. FB was quite mature by 2009, and offers were not as high. (Source: Offer in 2008)

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What does Airbnb's revenues look like?

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Does Facebook have similar policies? What's the level of transparency there?

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That sort of information is readily available to Facebook employees as well as widely distributed. But for example engineering levels are secret.

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I was more interested in knowing the level of transparency on a day-to-day basis on metrics such as usercount, revenue, etc. you know, stuff that could get you in a bind for insider trading.

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User count - yes; revenue - I honestly don't know. There are quiet periods for restricted stock units for when you might know more than the market. When then quarterly numbers are out the blackout period ends and you can trade your stock. It's been like that in every publicly traded US company I've ever worked at.

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What does "engineering levels" mean?

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When someone gets promoted at Facebook, that fact is generally not shared. There isn't a big list of "who just got promoted".

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FB have published their daily actives as recently as September, 2014.

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Suffice to say that, it was at least a very expensive experiment. And everybody I know hated it - it had a very antisocial vibe on the wearer.

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http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/throw...

Edit: thanks for downvoting a valid point. It's weird that HN doesn't see it for what it is.

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HN downvotes low effort posts like reaction gifs, it has nothing to do with your point.

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