links for 2010-10-20

  • washinton post on social media. forehead meet wall:
  • There are times and aspects of a startup you’ll need to run in a sprint. Dealing with competition is not necessarily one of those parts. Rather treat that like a marathon. Size them up over a period of time. Who knows, they might even be positive partners in the future. Or it could be that a rising tide lifts all boats. Or they could be running a different race entirely. You’ll never know if all you do is stare at everyone else around you whizzing by. Sometimes it’s important to just keep your head down.
  • "Preparing for Jay Rosen's class today, I, like all the students, had to read eight speeches given by news execs. 
    It was a really depressing task. I guess that's the point. Unless I was required to read them, I would have given up on each long before the end. The story is just too sad, and the rationalizations too weak, and honestly, way too vain and self-centered. "
  • "Unlike its approach to 2G and 3G, the U.S. seems to be taking a front row seat with 4G via Clearwire, Comcast, Sprint, Time Warner and Verizon. However, as Kevin Fitchard of Connected Planet noted in the white paper above, Clearwire’s 4G network is the only official one to date. So for now, as operators work toward offering faster mobile data connections, I imagine the majority of America will continue getting by just fine with its cheaper, simpler ‘dumb’ phones.
  • "Mobile has broken through to reach the mainstream of digital advertising in 2010, according to US ad spending estimates by eMarketer.

    This year, US mobile ad spending will be up 79% to reach $743 million, eMarketer forecasts. That growth will slow somewhat to still-dramatic double-digit rates as spending hits over $1.1 billion in 2011 and more than $2.5 billion by 2014."

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