I am a founder and CEO at SignalRank, a data driven technology company. I publish a weekly newsletter – That Was The Week – on Substack. The posts here are pulled from it. I also have a video podcast with Andrew Keenthat accompanies it each week. You can see the full catalogue on AnchorSpotify , Youtubeand Apple Podcasts. And I am a regular guest on Steve Gillmor’s The Gillmor Gang.

Year: 2013

just.me Mobile

just.me updates

First Miley Cyrus http://t.co/SP49QGzBQ4 now Justin Bieber (is this for real?) http://t.co/f91w96Zpyy just.me pic.twitter.com/J9Z8fADgvM — just_dot_me (@just_dot_me) September 19, 2013 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js iOS7 version of just.me release to app store. https://t.co/k1dJxWjM4O And we are featured in Social Networking. pic.twitter.com/vHNPXZmVuu — just_dot_me (@just_dot_me) September 19, 2013 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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Internet Mobile

Facebook Home Design Process

TechCrunch writer Josh Constine published a wonderful article and accompanying video about the Facebook Home design process. The reason it is so good is that it really goes to the heart of what a social smartphone needs to be thinking about. Of course this is a problem close to my heart, and just.me as a project is addressing many of the same fundamental issues. The key is to understand that to personalize the smartphone the address book, and the interactions with people in it, are the center of a persons real life. These interactions should also be at the center

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Internet Mobile

Realtime Twitter responses to my TechCrunch article

I wrote a piece for TechCrunch over the weekend. It has been quite well received. http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/18/the-future-of-mobile-social-could-spell-the-end-for-social-networks/ Here is the real time feedback from Twitter: Tweets about “http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/18/the-future-of-mobile-social-could-spell-the-end-for-social-networks/” !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?’http’:’https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+”://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);

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Features Internet Strategy

The Valley of Death

This poem seem particularly pertinent to the current state of Silicon Valley. Incubators on ones side of the valley. Nothing in the Valley. Growth Capital on the other side. Most startups are dead as soon as they exit their 3 month stint. The exceptions are rare yet notable. WHAT HAPPENED TO VENTURE CAPITAL? The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred Tennyson. Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. “Forward the Light Brigade! Charge for the guns!” he said. Into the valley of Death Rode the six

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Internet Mobile

just.me beta and European Interviews.

I was in Europe last week, at the DLD conference in Munich and then in London. just.me went into beta on 21st January and I was able to do 2 interviews: The Guardian Podcast [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/77827097″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] and An Interview with xube.tv [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnDwDi3LRE0&w=560&h=315] The beta launch coverage has been wonderful…. http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/23/741025just-me-ios-beta/ http://allthingsd.com/20130123/just-me-app-wants-tobe-a-switchboard-operator-for-all-your-messaging-needs/ http://pandodaily.com/2013/01/23/just-me-launches-in-beta-is-this-what-facebook-would-have-looked-like-if-it-were-built-for-mobile/ http://blog.evernote.com/opportunitynotes/2013/01/23/just-me-holds-these-names-to-be-self-evident/ http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/01/25/just-me-iphone-beta-launch/ If you have iOS6 and want to try the beta, DM me on Twitter – @kteare

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