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With 9 Short Words, Google Just Made a Stunning Announcement That Will Change Everything You Think About Google | Inc.com
"By the way, one of the many things Facebook did to combat the rise of Google+? 

It bought a scrappy photo-sharing social network that had started at basically the exact same time as Google+, with just two coders who at first attracted total of $500,000 in investment, built their app in just eight weeks, and wound up millions of users overnight.

You might have heard of it. It's called Instagram."
history-computer  history-business  google-plus  facebook  news  2018  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned  motivation-for-me-david-vs-goliath  companies-instagram 
7 days ago by daguti
Vans Warped Tour doesn’t go out quietly | Boston Herald
Well, that’s that.

After a spectacular 23-year run, 1,500 or so bands and the launch of a cultural youth movement, the Vans Warped Tour wrapped up its final stop ever in Massachusetts. Let the record show that the last local edition was closed out with a bombshell set by Las Vegas alt-metal/punk heroes Falling in Reverse.

The traveling rock festival — the largest and longest running in the U.S. — was created by punk visionary and former Lollapalooza stage manager Kevin Lyman and started inauspiciously with its first show in 1995 in Boise, Idaho. That year, the festival featured a young Gwen Stefani and No Doubt, Sublime, Deftones, L7 and many more. Locally, the first Warped Tour was held at Northampton Airport. In 1996, the tour took on its permanent sponsor, skate company Vans (which has a unique local connection in that its founder, 83-year-old Paul Van Doren, is from Braintree), and has since been known as the Vans Warped Tour.

Over the years, the punk-metal-ska-rap-rock cavalcade was held in various fairgrounds, parking lots and venues across Massachusetts, including Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Brockton, Barnstable, Gillette Stadium and most often, the Xfinity Center in Mansfield. The festival annually featured anywhere from 50 to 70 bands and has hosted a who’s who of ’90s and 2000s stars, including Katy Perry (yup), Kid Rock, Green Day, Blink 182, Billy Idol, the Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, N.E.R.D., Fall Out Boy, G- Eazy, Ice T, Linkin Park, M.I.A. and Yelawolf.

For Massachusetts bands, it’s always been a summer staple, as many of the region’s biggest acts have toured on Warped, including Killswitch Engage, Godsmack, All That Remains, Dropkick Murphys, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Staind and Unearth, who were part of Friday’s final edition.

The tour has always been a one-stop shopping eclectic mix of emerging bands, chart-topping acts and punk and metal’s old guard. I’ve covered the Warped Tour dozens of times over the years for the Herald and have had my own memorable days, including seeing Kid Rock on an empty side stage just before his breakthrough 1997 album “Devil Without a Cause.” That album went on to sell 14 million copies. It was also at Warped Tour where I first saw Boston’s own Bad Rabbits for the first time and was immediately hooked by their funky soul.

Friday, as I wandered around the steamy Mansfield grounds, I felt a bit sad that this festival that’s been so much fun for so many was over. But the 40-plus bands made sure to go out with a bang. Electro-popsters 3OH3!, horror rappers Twiztid, emo-punk bands Set It Off and Crown the Empire, and the aforementioned Falling in Reverse, gave fans many amazing final memories.

R.I.P., Warped. Thanks for all the good times."
music-industry  history-music  news  2018  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned 
11 weeks ago by daguti
André Staltz - The Web began dying in 2014, here's how
predictions, obsolete-discontinued-abandoned = "The Web may die like most other technologies do: simply by becoming less attractive than newer technologies. And like most obsolete technologies, they don’t suddenly disappear, neither do they disappear completely. You can still buy a Walkman and listen to a tape with it, but the technology has nevertheless lost its collective relevance. The Web’s death will come as a gradual decay of its necessity, not as a dramatic loss."
google  facebook  analysis  history-computer  internet  history-business  amazon.com  strategy  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned  predictions 
december 2017 by daguti
Dollar Shave Club and The Disruption of Everything – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
obsolete, etc = "the tech community is celebrating the massive return for Dollar Shave Club’s investors, but $1 billion for a 16% unit share of a market dominated by a brand that cost $57 billion is startlingly small. Indeed, that’s why buying Dollar Shave Club was never an option for P&G: even if their model is superior P&G’s shareholders would never permit the abandonment of what made the company so successful for so long; a company so intently focused on growing revenue is incapable of slicing one of their most profitable lines by half or more."

keywords: proctor & gamble , p&g , unilever
strategy  innovation  startups-going-above-and-beyond  startups-getting-acquired  startups-going-legit  business  history-business  startups-going-down-obsolete-etc  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned--in-decline 
july 2016 by daguti
Learning from Twitter's Decline - ReadWrite
Dean Collins called this back in 2010-11 or so. He hated that Twitter kept screwing with the developers who were building around their ecosystem. Most people on the NY Tech list told him to deal with it, but now the chickens have come home to roost. ............... "An analysis of Twitter so far can provide something of a cautionary tales for those working in new media, wearables, IoT or any of the new technologies that are currently being developed. It demonstrates the importance of nurturing not only your product but also the ecosystem that surrounds it."
twitter  business-declining-or-going-out-of-business  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned  analysis  strategy 
february 2016 by daguti
Microsoft Today Ends Support For Windows 8, Old Versions Of Internet Explorer | TechCrunch
Haha, I rememeber when I was doing tech work at Staple Sewing and I told Eddie to avoid Windows 8, at first he agreed. But then he talked to that half-cocked son of his and he said "Windows 8 is the future! I have to move to that!" ... And now here we are about 3 years later and the shit has been scrapped. Hahaha.
windows  windows-8  history-computer  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned  microsoft-internet-explorer  microsoft 
january 2016 by daguti
The Devaluation of Music: It’s Worse Than You Think — Cuepoint — Medium
#2: "...I mean music the sonic art form — imaginative, conceptual composition and improvisation rooted in harmonic and rhythmic ideas. In other words, music as it was defined and regarded four or five decades ago, when art music (incompletely but generally called “classical” and “jazz”) had a seat at the table." ................. capitalism-greed = All of these things are what happen when corporations suddenly "wake up" and realize that they can make more money by manipulating than by putting out honest, heartfelt, GOOD product... this goes for the musicians, for the writers (see #3 about the media picking stories based on name recognition), etc... me-stuff= "This is rarely remarked on, but I believe that thousands of cumulative impressions of background music assigned to “romance” and “grief” and “heroism” have laid down layers of scar tissue on our ability to feel something when tonal symphonic music is made or written in the 21st century." (Not just for music, but everything.)
music-industry  analysis  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned  capitalism-greed  me-stuff 
october 2015 by daguti
Remember Your Old Graphing Calculator? It Still Costs a Fortune — Here's Why
In the story, there's a link to download TI-8x emulator for PC. However, I still think Steve's neighbors' Mathway.com website is faster/easier/freer and probably better in terms of user interface and displaying how the work got done. Also see the app called Desmos, which the story mentions. ................ strategy = TI got so deeply embedded in the textbook market that in an age where they should have been replaced by apps, they are still holding their marketshare, as well as their pricing from 20+years ago. ....................... status-quo-fights-back = Not really, but in a way, their relationships they forged long ago with Pearson and other book/testing companies probably is the (proactive) flip side of trying to fight/legislate competition out of existence. ........... obsolete-etc = This is something that should be obsolete, but because of massive focus, they never went out of style to begin with.
calculator  strategy  business-models  bureaucracy-status-quo-fights-back  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned 
october 2015 by daguti
American religion experiencing slow exodus — but why?
"“The more your life is helpless,” he said, “the more you look for external assistance.”" ......... me-stuff-seeds-of-its-own-descruction = I've always had an innate sense that when something gets too popular, it ends up sewing the seeds of its own destruction. For example, dictatorships with absolute control end up creating militant resistance and that ends up bringing about their downfall. This is a new tag for examples when things like this happen. In this case, it's when religious conservatives decided to expand their reach by going into politics and "pushing an agenda" for the country. (I think this was in Billionaire's Tea Party, but not sure)
religion  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned  religion-catholic  politics  politics-philosophies-republicans  me-stuff-seeds-of-its-own-descruction 
september 2015 by daguti
▶ Steve Jobs Foretold the Downfall of Apple! - YouTube
fail = The only appropriate tag about failure and why companies might fail. I might have to come up with a better tag. ... UPDATE: predictions-of-downfall and 'obsolete-discontinued-abandoned'
video  people-steve-jobs  quotes  predictions  fail  strategy  design-product  predictions-of-downfall  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned 
december 2014 by daguti
It's a 90's thing - Imgur
obsolete = See image about people saying "roll down the window" even though there isn't a crank involved anymore. .......................... projects-80s = Actually more about the 90's ....
obsolete-discontinued-abandoned  projects-80s  retro-nostalgia-modern 
october 2014 by daguti
11 Products You Used to Love That Apple Has Quietly Killed
Hah. "Not to mention hotels everywhere that provide alarm clocks with built-in 30-pin docks."
apple  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned  history-business  history-computer 
october 2014 by daguti
Nonsense bullshit jobs | David Graeber
The modern phenomenon of nonsense jobs. We should be living in trees, hanging out and enjoying each others' company. .............................. obsolete-discontinued-abandoned = Just as many jobs have been automated away, lots of other pointless jobs have been created. .......................... wealth-income-distrubution = Get to the last 3 paragraphs where it talks about jobs that are actually needed (teacher, car makers) and how Republicans have been able to marshall public opinion against them. Ironically (or perhaps because) those jobs actually have a purpose and the disappearance (or when they go on strike) of those jobs actually creates a lesser world. ........... The last paragraph says it all "If someone had designed a work regime perfectly suited to maintaining the power of finance capital, it's hard to see how they could have done a better job. Real, productive workers are relentlessly squeezed and exploited. The remainder are divided between a terrorised stratum of ....
wealth-less-employment  work  meetup-movnat  evolvify-topics  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned  wealth-income-distribution 
august 2014 by daguti
Before They Pass Away - Imgur
Photos of different tribes from around the world... before they pass away.
culture  society  photos  meetup-movnat  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned 
april 2014 by daguti
The most trafficked mammal you've never heard of -- CNN.com
The story of pangolins - and why they might disappear before anyone realizes they exist. They're mammals, but covered in scales. Vagely reminiscent of armadillo, aardvark and ant eaters, but with scales. ----------------- cure/prevention = Make sure you get to the part that starts "At least that was my skeptical view before I met a man named Suryatin."
animals  world-records  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned  extinction  crime-organized  disease-cure  prevention--proactive-care 
april 2014 by daguti
Radio Shack closing 1,100 stores after dismal holiday - chicagotribune.com
Radio Shack is closing 1,100 of about 5,000 stores. Not exactly disappearing, but not what they used to be.
obsolete-discontinued-abandoned  business-declining-or-going-out-of-business 
march 2014 by daguti
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