Your site has a self-describing cadence

The result is that I rarely if ever visit the homepage of the NYTimes; I use other sources of signal (for example, Twitter or Techmeme links) to send me directly to what I need within those sites. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that waterfall design sites sit at the top of my attention funnel. They both cry for my attention all the time and are hyper efficient designs for presenting me with high information density.

An old blog post I found through Hunter Walk’s blog regarding driving repeated visits to a site/service. Great insight that easily might be overlooked.

Advertising on Snapchat

Some great stuff in Snapchat’s blog post announcing their ads:

We want to see if we can deliver an experience that’s fun and informative, the way ads used to be, before they got creepy and targeted. 

And:

Understandably, a lot of folks want to know why we’re introducing advertisements to our service. The answer is probably unsurprising – we need to make money. 

40 Percent of Fortune 500 Companies Founded by Immigrants or Their Children

This number should not come as a surprise to anyone. However, what surprises me is how extremely bad Norwegians are at including immigrants into the entrepreneurial/business environment. People publish, tweet and hold talks mostly in Norwegian - which naturally excludes many of those who might actually found the next big thing out of Norway.

At StartupLab we’re very focused on solely communicating in English, and hopefully those who lag will follow sooner rather than later.

The Spotify Payments Fracas

parislemon:

Bob Lefsetz on the latest artist payments debate:

Your enemy is obscurity. Any way to reach people is to be applauded. Nowhere is it written that recorded music should generate as much revenue as it did in the past, nowhere is it written that you should be able to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars making an album, nowhere is it written that you’re entitled to make music at all!

It’s an interesting perspective you don’t hear mentioned a lot. Artists feel entitled to be paid well because they have been (relatively speaking) for the past 50 years or so. But what if that was just a brief bump in the grand scheme of things? An anomaly of new technology and business models which have now been made obsolete? 

It’s always a mistake to believe you’re entitled to something just because you’ve gotten it before. That’s the true core of what leads to disruption. And lo! That’s what has happened here yet again.

Not a popular argument, for sure. But that doesn’t mean it’s wrong.

Same thing I’ve been saying for a couple of years now. Artists are not entitled

A brief, general update 
Figured it’s time to post an update here on the blog, as I’ve recently changed location and occupation. From Copenhagen and studies to Oslo and incubation management of the place pictured above; StartupLab. I have an ambition to post more regularly in the future, both general thoughts and insights into the incubators and its 60 companies.

A brief, general update 

Figured it’s time to post an update here on the blog, as I’ve recently changed location and occupation. From Copenhagen and studies to Oslo and incubation management of the place pictured above; StartupLab. I have an ambition to post more regularly in the future, both general thoughts and insights into the incubators and its 60 companies.