Saturday, August 17, 2013

6 Links Every Saturday - App Stores & Portals, Stealing from Cops, Empathy and Condiments

Welcome back to the 6 Links Every Saturday. Hope you had a nice week! Now to the links.

1. App Stores, Portals and Discovery - Terrific analogy by Benedict Evans comparing the current state of the App Stores (which is not great for discovery of new apps) to the old school Yahoo portal world. Makes so much sense, and that also means the current app store model is going to have to change.

2. Stealing from the Cops - Tip of the hat to the police here. So smart and proactive.

3. Listen to Wikipedia - Simplistic and beautiful. I've said it before, but I admire Wikipedia so much. It's one of those things that brings the world closer together, and keeps it there.

4. Empathy and Condiments - Everyone should be a waiter for a little while.

5. A List of People Killed in Biking Accidents in San Francisco - This really touched me. I'm not even a big biking rights in SF person. But seeing all these faces and the stupid, preventable way they died makes me think something needs to change.

6. I'll leave you with a great podcast done by Bill Simmons of ESPN (my Oprah), Malcolm Gladwell (New Yorker) and Nate Silver (538). I learned a bunch about the media business listening to this. Fascinating.