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The Death of AutoTune by Tim Marman

As I said in my I recently review, the new Kanye West album was a bit disappointing and a little over the top with the use of Autotune. To me, this has always been one of the more annoying trends – it’s ok in small doses, but definitely abused. Roger...
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Friday Fun (Thanksgiving Edition): Bailout Math Explained by Tim Marman

This is great. Syndicated from Loosely Coupled // Tim Marman's Weblog | Slashstar ( rss )
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Want to solve the gay marriage issue? Eliminate civil marriage by Tim Marman

Marriage is, as defined by Wikipedia , “an interpersonal relationship (usually intimate and sexual) with governmental, social, or religious recognition. It is often created by a contract or through civil processes. Civil marriage is the legal concept...
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Dissecting Yammer: A Revenue Stream is not necessarily a Business Model by Tim Marman

I mentioned that I thought Yammer had a flawed business model , and I’ve been planning on expanding on that for awhile now. I recently revisited the topic with Corey and Dan in light of a NY Times article suggesting that Twitter had popularity and Yammer...
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Dissecting Yammer: Building for the Enterprise by Tim Marman

I mentioned that people who never worked in an enterprise shouldn’t try to develop for it, to which Michael Arrington replied that “perhaps people who’ve never worked in enterprise are the BEST people to build disruptive enterprise products...
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The Innovation Bubble: Copycats and “me too” startups by Tim Marman

When I talked earlier about why it might be better to start a tech company outside of Silicon Valley , perhaps the biggest point was avoiding the echo chamber. The fact that Yammer, a Twitter clone for the enterprise, had won the TechCrunch 50 conference...
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Remembering September 11th by Tim Marman

I will again repost what I wrote in 2006, on the 5th anniversary of the attacks. On the morning of September 11th, 2001, I went to work at 1 Liberty Plaza across the street from the World Trade Center. We happened to have a global department meeting that...
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Announcing the inaugural meeting of the New York ALT.NET group by Tim Marman

I’m pleased to be able to announce the inaugural meeting of the New York City ALT.NET User Group will be held Thursday , September 25th, 2008 @ 6:30pm . We will meet regularly on the 4th Thursday of every month. The first meeting will focus on both the...
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Announcing the Notches Toolbar by Tim Marman

We released the first version of the Notches Toolbar today . From the start, we’ve always felt that reviews need to be delivered contextually and thus have emphasized partnerships over simply aggregating reviews. At the same time, we recognize that partnerships...
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Friday Fun: Wait, Favre isn’t God? by Tim Marman

A church sign in Wisconsin makes an amazing admission that Favre is not, in fact, God. On a related note, I can’t wait for this NFL season. The Giants looked great last night – when I get a chance I’ll post some pictures from the game as well. It’s a...
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