The number of cell phone owners in the US who mostly access the web through those phones keeps rising, making mobile even more important. Valve Software’s economist offers insights into digital economies, Zvi Band tells entrepreneurs how to stay motivated and more.
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Pew released new research this week, including that 17 percent of cell phone owners in the US use their phones as their primary way to go online.
The blink(1) is a cool Kickstarter project, at least for us hardware geeks. They’re offering a LED that plugs into a USB port and lights up to notify you of almost anything you would want to set it up to check. It’s intended to work with services like IFTTT.
Yanis Varoufakis is Valve Software’s consulting economist. In his most recent post about digital economies, Varoufakis lays out a look at how the standard purposes of economies don’t explain a lot of the behaviours we exhibit when making purchases.
Zvi Band is the founder of Contactually. He’s written up an interesting take on motivation as an entrepreneur, including dealing with the statistical likelihood of a startup failing.
If you’re working on anything location-based, read this guide from Neil Patel on how to bring in hyperlocal searchers right.
If you’re at all close to Chicago, consider checking out this one-day conference that goes into depth on financing startups. Speakers include Jeff Maters (vice president of New World Ventures), Karin O’Connor (managing director of Hyde Park Angels) and Uzi Shmilovici (founder and CEO of FutureSimple).
WordPress has become an incredibly popular platform and, as it has grown, so has WordCamp San Francisco. But the way the largest WordCamp is run seems a little off to Aaron Brazell, as he explains in this article.
Retro link of the week:
Erica Douglass sold her first business for over $1 million. But she made that million dollars the hard way, as she laid out in this article covering what actually happened in the years before the sale.