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Lots of coverage about Facebook Poke, which many have pointed out is a feature for feature clone of Snapchat. Some have pointed out that Poke was written in 12 days as evidence of the lightweight nature of Snapchat, and …

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Whether on Facebook or mobile, when a potential user first comes across your app, they typically see name, logo and rating. There is only so much you can do to change name and logo. But rating is definitely something that …

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Bloomberg Businessweek has an interesting article on the infidelity economy this week, noting that registrations for AshleyMadison, the online dating site aimed at married people, spike the day after Valentine’s Day. But nowhere near as much as they spike …

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About a month ago Apple announced that one billion iphone apps have been downloaded in the first nine months. That’s an amazing number. I wondered how much money Apple was making from the app store.

Although it’s hard to come …

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There has been much handwringing about how silly facebook apps are, and how it would be so much better if they were more useful. But Facebook users have voted with their mouse buttons, as the O’Reilly report in

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Inside Facebook has an interesting post about Facebook’s evolving approach to platform management. Justin notes that Slide’s Top Friends app has now been suspended for the platform for 5 days, the most serious punishment for any app so far. …

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Lance Tokuda, CEO of Rockyou (a Lightspeed portfolio company) is interviewed over at paidContent.org about apps on social network platforms. Read the whole thing.…

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Michael Parekh points to the Youtube video below and calls it further evidence of Facebook fatigue.

I disagree. I’m not a diehard Facebook fanboy, but I’ve done enough consumer internet product management to know that you can’t ask users …

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