Category Archives: Business

On Twitter and Short-Term Stock Fluctuations

Twitter has had a rough few weeks, but does that mean it’s destined to spiral downward?

Hell no.

18% stock price drops are great for headlines, but they certainly don’t tell the story

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When Two Apps Are Simpler Than One

If there’s one entrepreneurial mantra that Steve Jobs taught us, it’s this: Simplify!

Complex products fail. The complex MySpace lost to the simple Facebook. The simplicity of Snapchat,

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The Floodgates Have Opened

temp..yaidgitb The floodgates have just burst open, not just in the world of technology, but in the entire free market. In the very way we view capitalism.

I am, of course, talking about

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Announcing “Captivology”, My Book on the Science of Attention (HarperCollins/2015)

Dear friends, family, colleagues, and supporters,

I'm thrilled to announce my first non-fiction book, working title "Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention", due in early 2015 from HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins.

I hope you will sign up for updates on Captivology through my book's website. You can follow @Captivology on Twitter or like Captivology on Facebook. You can also follow @BenParr for regular updates. And finally, here's a link for sharing this announcement.

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Snapchat and the Logic of Turning Down $3 Billion

In July 2006, a two-year-old company received the offer

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Microsoft & Nokia Can Carve a Niche in Mobile, But Wearables Is the Next Battleground

Gates Watch

Microsoft + Nokia still has room to grow in the smartphone market, but perhaps the software giant should focus on the future of mobile: wearables.

Originally, I intended to write a thought piece

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The Tech Community Must Invest More In San Francisco

Several years ago, when Square was just eight people, I was invited by Jack Dorsey to his loft in SOMA to meet the team and get

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NSA’s PRISM: This Isn’t Over, So Can We Please Breathe Before We Jump to Conclusions?

dark-prism

The dropped a bombshell last night — the government is spying on you! And it’s in cahoots with the world’s most popular Internet companies to do it!

If that isn’t a recipe

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Is Apple’s Tim Cook on the Money with Changing U.S. Tax Laws? My Thoughts on CNBC [VIDEO]


Ben Parr on CNBC Apple

I dropped by CNBC this afternoon to discuss an issue that will dominate the headlines this week — a proposal by Apple CEO Tim Cook to simplify the tax laws regarding the repatriation of

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Debating Samsung vs. Apple on CNBC


Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S4, but will it be enough to topple Apple?

That’s the question that CNBC posed to me and my friend Colleen

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