Yes – I know he left DailySocial and was doing some other freelance work but I did not know about the new blog. Interesting. Not what I expected but will check it out for sure.
I love Thailand dearly but there are times when one realizes that the country always focuses on the wrong problems. Seriously doubt this thing works well but is it really that important given all the other issues affecting the place? How about diverting some of this cash to the forensics teams working on all the murder cases?
Looking forward to recording with Bernard tonight – episode 5 of his new podcast :: http://analyse.asia
Much to discuss. I might try to wrap up some of my Koprol info, talk about Android/iOS, the ecosystem and whatever else we wander to.
Should be fun!
Wow. Been hearing rumors of lots of things changing at The Next Web and now we see Jon has left. Not much else to say other than congrats on the new gig. Interesting to see TechCrunch expansion in Asia and where Jon will take the coverage going forward.
Jon – just let me know when you want your first interview. 😉
Have fun on your trip!
I wonder if the new Microsoft Minecraft will address this issue?
The prevailing wisdom is to generally ship iOS first when it comes to mobile apps. However in certain circumstances when the region and the needs permit it, I think it can make more sense to go with Android first.
I met the http://stylhunt.com/ team while mentoring at JFDI and have been fortunate to stick with them past the program while they raise money and launch their product on a wider scale.
If you look at their target market – Thailand, the Android tools available to them and the fact that payments are not the first focus, then it makes complete sense to go Android first.
Yes – they have plans for iOS but at the moment they are rocking the Android charts and people are noticing.
Will try to interview Sam at some point for the blog.
When you listen to the way law enforcement talks and you see shit like what happened in Ferguson – I sometimes feel like the Team America movie is more a documentary than anything else.
Of course there will be lots of hype around this but I think given the YC angle and the guest teachers – there will be plenty of reasons to tune into this.