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Chris Dixon / cdixon blog:
London-based distributed computing firm Improbable raises $20M from a16z, develops large-scale simulated worlds   —  Improbable: enabling the development of large-scale simulated worlds  —  Over the past decade, computing resources that were previously available only to large organizations became available to almost anyone.
Mar 24, 2015, 10:50 AMIn context
Chris Dixon / chris dixon's blog:
Mobile app dominance vs. web will hurt long-term innovation, likely make web a niche product   —  The decline of the mobile web  —  People are spending more time on mobile vs desktop:  —  And more of their mobile time using apps, not the web:  —  This is a worrisome trend for the web.
Apr 7, 2014, 3:50 PMIn context
Chris Dixon:
Why I'm interested in Bitcoin   —  Some people assume that all Bitcoin advocates are motivated by a libertarian political agenda.  That is certainly not my agenda.  I'm a lifelong Democrat who supported Obama in the last two elections.  I think the Federal Reserve plays an important function …
Dec 31, 2013, 1:05 PMIn context
Chris Dixon:
Coinbase   —  One of the interesting things about Bitcoin is the contrast between how it is portrayed in the press and how it is understood by technologists.  The press tends to portray Bitcoin as either a speculative bubble or a scheme for supporting criminal activity.
Dec 12, 2013, 10:45 AMIn context
Chris Dixon:
Some thoughts on startup crowdfunding   —  Like a lot of people, I'm excited about crowdfunding, and specifically the crowdfunding of startups now that's it's legal in the US.  Based on my own experience investing in startups, here are some thoughts and issues that come to mind regarding startup crowdfunding.
Sep 30, 2013, 6:25 AMIn context
Chris Dixon:
The idea maze   —  The pop culture view of startups is that they're all about coming up with a great product idea.  After the eureka moment, the outcome is preordained.  This neglects the years of toil that entrepreneurs endure, and also the fact that the vast majority of startups change over time, often dramatically.
Aug 4, 2013, 1:55 PMIn context
Chris Dixon:
Some thoughts on mobile   — People tend to lump smartphones and tablets together as “mobile”.  This can be misleading.  Ask people who run internet companies and they'll tell you that user behavior on tablets is far more similar to user behavior on desktops/laptops than it is to user behavior on smartphones.
Jun 2, 2013, 12:40 PMIn context
Chris Dixon:
The computing deployment phase   —  Technological revolutions happen in two main phases: the installation phase and the deployment phase.  Here's a chart (from this excellent book by Carlota Perez via Fred Wilson) showing the four previous technological revolutions and the first part of the current one:
Feb 11, 2013, 12:25 AMIn context
Chris Dixon:
Samsung's predicament   —  In the past year, Samsung went from being a moderately successful electronics manufacturer to the leading non-iOS mobile device maker.  Together, Apple and Samsung earn 98% of the profits in the smartphone market.  MG Siegler echoed a common sentiment when he wrote …
Jan 20, 2013, 8:50 PMIn context
Chris Dixon:
The product lens   —  There has been a lot of discussion lately about the markets for startup financing.  Many of the discussions use words like “valuations” “bubble” “crunch” etc.  Words like that generally mean the writer is discussing the world through the lens of finance.
Dec 2, 2012, 8:10 PMIn context

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