“Cofounder and CEO Dennis Crowley has highlighted this trend of Yelpification. In March, Crowley said he’s noticed the service’s user base drifting away from check-ins. “People are using the app, but they’re not checking in,” Crowley told TechCrunch. “I asked myself: Did we break something? But in fact, it’s because people are using Foursquare to look for where their friends are, to find things, and as a recommendation service. It’s almost like it doesn’t occur to them to check in.”—The Yelpification Of Foursquare
“I’m working on a toolkit that allows people to use computer code to program the behavior of corporations in the same way that you can program robots. To toolkit can cause a legal entity to generate subsidiaries, transfer assets, close down, and so on.”—Tim Hwang, founder of faux-law firm Robot Robot & Hwang and ROFLCon (which starts tomorrow!) in a Q&A on Fast Company today.
“IF YOU’RE MAKING THE CUSTOMER DO ANY EXTRA AMOUNT OF WORK, NO MATTER WHAT INDUSTRY YOU CALL HOME, YOU’RE NOW A TARGET FOR DISRUPTION.”—Aaron Levie, CEO and cofounder of Box, from The Simplicity Thesis
“We use each of our devices at a different time. When it comes to sharing on social networks, computers are peaking in the morning, smartphones in the afternoon, iPads in the evening, and game consoles on Thursdays.”—Bitly to Launch New Consumer Version (via thenextweb)