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My daily readings 07/21/2014

July 21, 2014
    • 要是有地方教育局的背景,又特想搞社交,可以搞类似 一起作业网 的模式,帮老师搞班级管理,留作业答疑。
      而且还不用花钱买流量了,投半天广告其实不如学校老师说:同学们,你们都多上上xx网,很好,对学习有帮助。
    • 再说你结尾说到的答疑,做app的话应该有前途,数学公式、几何图形输入要解决好,可以看看疯豆网,记得他们有这方面的专利。
      但答疑只是一个引子,从产品结构和营收上都会很单薄。疑问背后隐藏的是学生对这方面知识掌握不足,这时候就可以利用你的课程资源,顺带卖卖课,发现问题,解决问题一条龙服务,学好了给好评,再来哦亲~

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My daily readings 07/09/2014

July 9, 2014
    • 移动端
      辣妈帮绝对刚刚的呀!手机端活跃人数就我所知是肯定第一的!
      宝宝树在手机端也有不错的发展,也挺不错的。
      其他网站都在陆续跟进,移动端将会是他们下一个核心战场。
    • Weave: Talk To Your Dentist Screen Shot 2014-03-25 at 10.09.24 AM

       

      Weave is a telephone service that better connects patients and their medical providers. Going to the dentist is roughly as fun as, well, going to the dentist. The company wants to make that better by helping dentists keep track of their patient information, and needs, integrating that into their communications system.

       

      Before Y Combinator, Weave had yearly recurring revenue of $790,000. Post Y Combinator, that figure is now $1.8 million, up 38 percent per month during the period. Weave picked dentists to start because they are wealthy and low on regulation. The product will scale into other health verticals. Weave charges $300 per month per location for its service. There are 190,000 dental offices in North America, indicating that its addressable market is quite large.

       

      Learn more about Weave on TechCrunch.

       

    • TradeBlock: Data Tools For The Bitcoin Industry

       

      “We’re the Bloomberg of Bitcoin” says TradeBlock’s co-founder. It’s a subscription platform of digital currency trading tools that includes a real-time market info, a bitcoin-mining calculator, deep research of trends, and an extra-premium communication network and analysis platform for top bitcoin traders. TradeBlock sells its software to investment funds, exchange operators, and professional traders. With Bitcoin trading volume increasing from $50 million in February 2013 to $5 billion in February 2014, there’s an increasing need for digital currency intelligence, and TradeBlock could position itself as the defacto tool for the industry.

    • Screen Shot 2014-03-25 at 10.58.10 AMCambly: Using Smartphones To Learn English

       

      Cambly provides a mobile app that connects students who want to learn a language with a native speaker who can help them learn. The company is growing fast thanks to the confluence of a couple of big trends — there are billions of people who want to learn English, and there are billions of people with smartphones.

       

      Cambly charges students $20 an hour and pays $10 to native speakers who wish to talk with them. But they aren’t professional teachers — they’re just regular people, and students are more than willing to talk to them. Cambly is growing at a rate of 30 percent month over month since launch 10 months ago, and shows no sign of slowing down.

       

      Learn more about Cambly on TechCrunch.

       

    • Zinc: Find Low Prices Online Screen Shot 2014-03-25 at 10.48.18 AM

       

      Zinc is a browser plug-in that helps shoppers find the lowest price online. After shopping as they usually do, users click the Zinc button, and the app fills the order. Zinc then sources the item from any place online, presumably taking a cut of the differential between the price that the consumer was offered, and its final cost.

       

      According to a graph shared on a slide by the company, its run rate is over the $2 million mark, and it has accreted 12,000 users in the first six weeks of its life as a public service. Zinc depends on both algorithms and humans to source its deals.

       

      Learn more about Zinc on TechCrunch.

       

    • MemeBox: Korean cosmetics-as-a-serviceScreen Shot 2014-03-25 at 11.07.23 AM

       

      MemeBox is a cosmetics company that vends its products only on the web, and mobile, allowing it to shave costs. Selling between the high end, and the very low end, MemeBox wants to find value at profitable price points.

       

      The company is currently generating $1.3 million in monthly sales and expects to end the year at a run rate of $150 million. Its lower-cost model of not having retail presence helps it have stronger margins than the traditional model would allow.

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My daily readings 07/08/2014

July 8, 2014
    • 母婴社区宝宝树1月27日宣布获得来自好未来(原学而思)的 1.5 亿人民币战略投资,这是继 2008 年宝宝树获得经纬中国以及经纬美国投资的 1000 万美元第二轮融资之后的新一轮融资。本轮融资之后,好未来创始人张邦鑫将进入宝宝树董事会,对宝宝树战略寄予建议,而宝宝树和好未来将在线上和线下的产品上进行对接,完成“从孕育阶段至中小学时期教育的战略接轨”。

       

      宝宝树由王怀南、邵亦波和孙志俊创立于 2007 年,2007 年的中国,75 后父母开始占据主流,这些父母和父母之间有明显的特点——缺少沟通。沟通条件的稀缺来源于中国不再是熟人居住社会,而是向更现代的阶段靠近,都市人的居住环境开始变得冰冷。独生子女们又从小没有弟弟妹妹,缺少“准育儿”的借鉴,也不知道该如何为宝宝挑到放心、优质的用品,所以王怀南想从育儿记录、社区、知识、导购等几个方向满足育儿需求。目前宝宝树主要有早教盒子米卡、快乐孕期等 app 以及智能手表、智能相框等硬件产品。

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My daily readings 07/06/2014

July 6, 2014
    • Today, the result of this is a PyPy-STM that is capable of running pure Python code on multiple threads in parallel, as we will show in the benchmarks that follow. A quick warning: this is only about pure Python code. We didn’t try so far to optimize the case where most of the time is spent in external libraries, or even manipulating “raw” memory like array.array or numpy arrays. To some extent there is no point because the approach of CPython works well for this case, i.e. releasing the GIL around the long-running operations in C. Of course it would be nice if such cases worked as well in PyPy-STM — which they do to some extent; but checking and optimizing that is future work.
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My daily readings 06/07/2014

June 7, 2014
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    • eople who are deaf orhard of hearing are trained insign language. Some individu-als with h
    • It is a visuallyinteractive language that usesa combination of handmotions, body gestures, andfacial expressions. There areseveral different types of signlanguage, including AmericanSign Lan
    • s or aids the hospital must provide willvary depending upon the abilities of the person who is deaf or hard ofhearingand on the complexity
    • d of hearing use a variety of ways tocommunicate. Some rely on sign language interpreters or assistivelistening devices; some rely prim
    • Communicating with People Who Are Deafor Hard of Hearing in Hospital Settings

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My daily readings 06/06/2014

June 6, 2014
    • Under the Americans withDisabilities Act (ADA), hospitalsmust provide effective means ofcommunication for patients,family members, and hospitalvisitors who are deaf or hard ofhearing.
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    • tient services, surgery,clinics, educational classes, andcafeteria and gift shop services.Wherever patients, their familymembers, companions, ormembers of the pub
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      • 地方而奋斗恶风饿

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My daily readings 05/26/2014

May 26, 2014

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My daily readings 05/19/2014

May 19, 2014

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My daily readings 05/11/2014

May 11, 2014

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My daily readings 04/18/2014

April 18, 2014
    • This is how it was always going to go.

      Dropbox’s core business is unsustainable, and they can’t compete long-term with rivals like Google and Apple.

      They’re flailing in all directions at the moment; pushing for the enterprise/government market with the appointment of Condoleezza Rice, now burning a load of money acquiring businesses offering tangential services, in the hope they can diversify their business model.

      It won’t work. Acquisitions like this never go to plan, and they are almost always a waste of money.

    • I agree and disagree; file sharing alone was never going to be “enough”. But even Search wasn’t enough for Google; it’s not wrong for companies to expand their offerings.

      In the case of Dropbox, they need to go head-to-head with the Drive/Docs/Apps provision coming from Google. They’re not as well-positioned to do that as they could be, and I’m not sure hackpad will be close to sufficient to get them there. But it’s certainly a step in the right direction; documents are moving off the hard drive entirely, and there’s no reason Dropbox can’t help with the move to the cloud by expanding their offerings with moves exactly like this one.

    • Agreed. I’m afraid, the famous quote about Dropbox from Steve Jobs about being a feature not a product is playing out. Dropbox doesn’t even own the commodity they sell (as far as I know). They sell you on storage, but you receive a syncing service, not storage.

      I like dropbox, don’t get me wrong, but they need to recognize the core value they brought to the table (and may still have) is better user experience design, not infrastructure. Simply offering more apps that are bound by the constraints of one’s Dropbox account seems profoundly myopic.

    • Actually, they’re buying good teams with products that compliment or extend their current offerings. Loom on the consumer side; Hackpad on the enterprise side.

      I don’t know their vision, but both of these make sense to me in many possible contexts other than “floundering.”

    • “Acquisitions like this never go to plan.” That kind of absolutism sounds silly to me.

      And my analysis of the situation is different. I see it as dropbox adding a services layer on top of the platform of storage they built. You already see other companies doing this — using the dropbox platform. If I’m dropbox, I see a lot of opportunity there.

    • The Dropbox ‘platform’ is razor-thin, and their core offering is fast becoming a commodity.

      At the moment, their business model doesn’t extend much beyond brokering storage space. They are simply a middle-man between end users and Amazon S3, whose value add is some software that makes the process of storing and sharing files relatively pain-free.

      They’re good at what they do, and their software is nice, but in the long-run, there isn’t much money in what they do.

      Diversification is the obvious course of action, but it pits them against major players like Apple, Google, and Microsoft. All of these could probably afford to offer unlimited storage to all their users tomorrow, and if they got the software right, could render Dropbox redundant.

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