Verizon buys Yahoo and by default, Tumblr

Verizon is buying Yahoo’s search and advertising operations for $5bn, which includes one of my favorite websites: Tumblr. When Yahoo bought Tumblr, I knew it would be neglected like Yahoo’s other property: Flickr. Flickr could’ve been Instagram in the mobile era, except it did not seize the growth of mobile. Meanwhile, Tumblr has been too […]

I Want an iPhone Camera for Christmas

I’ve been searching around for a camera only option for Christmas but one more like the iPhone that fits in my pocket and looks less intrusive than a point and shoot. There’s the Lytro camera but it looks like a telescope. I don’t want to be walking around NYC calling extra attention to myself. Then […]

Trusting Brands For Quality

Brands always outsell generics, even though the product and impact is the same. Part of the reason is ignorance: not everyone knows alternatives exist. The main reason though is marketing. People consume stories. They trust products that get more impressions; otherwise why buy something more expensive. I’m not just talking about pills. The following rings […]

Social Media Images Form a New Language Online

“This is a watershed time where we are moving away from photography as a way of recording and storing a past moment,” said Robin Kelsey, a professor of photography at Harvard, and we are “turning photography into a communication medium.” As real-time technology accelerates so to does the context amplification of images.  It’s much easier […]