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: 2016

Google Internet Strategy

The case for Twitter’s independence (unless Google or management buys)

This was posted on 7 October 2016 at TechCrunch Original Here Keith Teare CRUNCH NETWORK CONTRIBUTOR Keith Teare is the co-founder of TechCrunch and today runs Palo Alto incubator Archimedes Labs. The problems associated with the widespread rumors of Twitters “for sale” status and that the management team is divided on whether or not to sell the company were compounded this morning with reports that Google, Disney and Apple will not be bidders. The stock price is down 20% to $19.79 at the time of writing. Who runs Twitter — Board or Management? The impressive Board of Directors seems to have set itself against CEO Jack Dorsey

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Zuck, What the Fuck! — Rebuttal — a follow up

    On Saturday I published a story on Medium called “Dear Zuck, What the Fuck” — https://medium.com/@kteare/dear-zuck-fuck-84d9c1bdba26#.8mm0qbhhz. 3 Readers at Hacker News flagged the article as spam or link bait — “This is clearly just marketing spam” (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11465528), — others described it as an accusation related to merely the look of FB Messenger and pointed out that this look is common to many apps, including iMessage and others that pre-date chat.center — “His first example is basically saying “you copied us since we both look like iMessage”. (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11463349). These comments miss the point. Of course, because this is the internet, there are links in my

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Archimedes Labs chat.center Facebook Mobile

Dear Zuck, Fuck!

I hope you don’t mind me calling you Zuck. We barely know each other, although I did once bump into you whilst walking in College Terrace in Palo Alto. The thing is, Mark feels too familiar, and Mr Zuckerburg way too formal. Besides I am a veteran entrepreneur and you are way younger than me so Mr feels, you know, a bit much. Zuck feels just about right, and the good thing is it rhymes with fuck! — which is really pertinent given what I am about to say. Well, Zuck, it seems as if your Messenger team has been closely watching what

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