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I’m joining the team at Snaps

Like many of us in the New York tech and media communities, I’ve tried to invest my time working with world class entrepreneurs, incredible visions and great businesses. To that end, I’m thrilled to share that I’m joining the team at Snaps

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Mobile Advertising Sucks and That Needs to Change

I was not surprised to see a recent report from Trademob finding that 40% of mobile ad clicks are either accidental or fraudulent. When I interned for Jerry Neumann, he had me take a look at the mobile vs. display ecosystem,

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Going Around the Wall: Foursquare and AMEX

I once had a manager who used to yell to “go through the wall!!” when we hit challenges.  That’s often the right advice, but it’s not always the best way to expend your resources.  When you’re a startup with limited

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AT&T and T-Mobile Will Slow Innovation

Om Malik wrote a good piece on this merger; it’s fairly old news at this point.   I’m pretty sure I dislike this deal and I think it’s going to inhibit American entrepreneurs from accelerating innovation in mobile. Strategically, the proposed

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Five Predictions for 2011

I started to write a retrospective on 2010, but  decided that we all lived through the year and there are some great photo essays that are much more interesting than my thoughts.  Instead,  I’m going to make  five predictions on

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The Web Is Mobile

This is becoming increasingly obvious, but it’s fascinating to watch the fast adoption of the mobile web. This inflection point  is another game-changer largely brought to us by Apple.  If the iPod official changed the way we consume music, it

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Mobile Coupons

The short story is that we’re nowhere near replacing traditional coupons with digital ones, but it’s going to happen very quickly when someone solves a few problems that dont seem particularly complicated. I think the opportunity is going to be exploited by a strong application and site which will drive a critical adoption rate from the right consumer base.

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