Category Archives: Blog

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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Oculus Rift: Facebook’s $2 Billion Attempt to Seize Its Destiny From Apple and Google

Can’t say I saw this one coming.

Facebook, on the heels of its $19 billion blockbuster acquisition of WhatsApp, has dropped another $2 billion (plus a potential $300 million in earn-outs)

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Minecraft the Movie: Suggestions for Casting

So Warner Brothers, thrilled with the performance of The Lego Movie, is turning another blocky adventure into a movie —

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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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Tom Perkins on Bloomberg West [VIDEO]



Good job Emily Chang for a difficult interview. As for Tom Perkins… well, just remember that you can say crazy things on air too when your watch is worth a six pack of Rolexes.

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CNN Turns a Terrible Tragedy Into an Upworthy Headline

We’re all doomed.

(Seriously, CNN — you’re better than this.)

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Apple Will Regret Not Acquiring Nest

I’ve had some time to digest the big news in tech this week — Google’s monster acquisition of Nest

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Congratulations, You Just Won the Lottery! How Not to Be An Asshole With Your New Wealth

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Congratulations are in order!

After some completely appropriate late afternoon drinking at the bar with the love of your life who has friendzone’d you to hell, you stumbled into a convenience

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