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That was announced after this post.

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yes and four squares is in the union square ventures portfolio, he would have knowledge of and may have been part of the decision making process.

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This x1000. I can't tell you how much better traveling internationally is with T-Mobile. I always have service and it's useful for maps, trip advisor, foursquare, google, email access, etc. It's not super fast as it's 2G, but it totally gets the job done. I'm surprised none of the others have tried to match this.

Overall, the service/connectivity is great as well in the US. They were also the first with wifi calling. Highly recommend to anyone.

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Why? This doesn't make logical sense. It's a large company with enough resources. I get that the Mac is a lower priority, but why put your name on anything this bad. It's pretty clear how you should approach this:

a) We're going to do this and we'll do it right. It might be a smaller audience, but if we release this product under our name it will be awesome.

b) This isn't a priority, so we're not going to ship something half baked and outsource it. Here's a link to TweetDeck and TweetBot.

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> b) This isn't a priority, so we're not going to ship something half baked and outsource it. Here's a link to TweetDeck and TweetBot.

Since the API now effectively forbids third party apps, that doesn't seem like a viable option.

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TweetDeck hasn't been third party since Twitter acquired it in 2011.

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Oh, in that case I completely agree.

They should have just rebranded TweetDeck as the new official Twitter OS X client.

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The old Twitter app for OS X wasn't theirs either, they just bought and re-branded Tweetie. So they could have re-branded TweetDeck even more easily.

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> but why put your name on anything this bad

It's possible that someone signed a bad contract. I've seen terrible products worked on or released because certain rights were sold in ways they shouldn't have been sold. That's not an excuse as it should still never happen. But it can go down that way.

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Totally, but even if it was say a 500k contract, you chalk it up as a loss and don't release it.

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Sounds like a case where the incentives for the company don't line up with the incentives for an individual manager. The responsible person might have suffered greatly (or at least thought they would) if they had just declared that much money to be a lesson learned on a bad idea, even if that might have been best for Twitter.

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Hey, you should talk to Andres Barreto, I'll intro - j@jasonlbaptiste.com He runs a small seed fund and connects Colombian engineers with US startups. It's a great program and I've hired from it before.

Ps- ignore any discouraging comments. Fight hard and you can get what you want. Best of luck

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Not true at all - HuffPo has grown, Adapt.tv is a big win, 5Min was the foundation for video (they're top 3 now), Weblogs Inc setup content division, etc. I'm sure there are some bad deals done, but they've had a great track record on buying+integrating.

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No, if they wanted to cash out, they could sell more. Go search home screen on Twitter, you'll see it's installed by as many young kids as Facebook (in some cases more). Monetization isn't easy here, but it is totally feasible with an audience like this.

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Tweens are also extremely nomadic when it comes to apps. They'll drop snapchat like a bad habit over the next couple years as the new thing comes along.

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Facebook and Instagram usage would say otherwise - they're still there. Yes, apps can get dropped, but how ingrained it is in their life is not to be understated.

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Facebook doesn't make its money off the tweens though, they don't spend money online.

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Snapchat will be a brand advertising play. Go ask any large brand advertiser whether teens are an important market.

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Might also want to ask if they want their ads on top of nude teenagers...

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What are the best resources to learn more about mesh networking? I've been fascinated with it and trying to soak up as much information as possible.

I'm trying to understand what advances there have been in reduction of speed over multi hop networks. That's the biggest issue I see, is that people want high speeds, but mesh networks at a large scale might make that difficult. Multi-frequency radios can only go so far.

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Wireless Networking in the Developing World was a good read: http://www.wndw.net/

The Free Network Foundation has aggregated a lot of practical info: https://commons.thefnf.org/index.php/Portal:Education

A link from the FNF on multi-hop optimization: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/3982/1/Comparison_o...)

The motherboard documentary about the FNF is a must watch for any mesh network enthusiast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx93WJPCCGs

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Thank you Armando. We would have been nothing without you and I owe you a ton of gratitude for joining us so early on. Miss you man.

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+1 to this. as much as i despise IAB sized advertising, it is the standard and you'll get more adoption.

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This is great. You should work to get publishers to donate x% of ad inventory to charity of their choosing. They can then write off the inventory's value for tax purposes too.

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