Could Google's grip on search be under threat by an AI chat system such as ChatGPT (or even more immediately ChatGPT itself)? The idea first popped up in early December (here is an NYT article for example, and it also popped up in some form in Fred Wilson's 2023 tech predictions). This week got even … Continue reading ChatGPT: How would you replace Google Search?
Why are you Making Games? (With AI?)￼
In the past few months we’ve been able to talk to more people about what we’re doing at Timewarp (Yay!). (Spoiler - we're working on the on our first game Mafia Pigs and looking for Alpha testers right here!) As we’ve explained what we're doing, the same (very natural!) question has come up many times. … Continue reading Why are you Making Games? (With AI?)￼
The Clouds and the Dirt of Low/No-Code
This week brought a reminder that low code needs not just new application interfaces but also progress in underlying data and platforms.
Do. Or don’t do. There is no try. Or is there?
As much as you can love quotes from fictional Jedi masters Yoda's famous quote is beloved in the startup world and something I've always taken to heart: "Do. Or don't Do. There is no Try" Master Yoda the The Empire Strikes Back. It speaks to the idea of being decisive and relentless: if you start … Continue reading Do. Or don’t do. There is no try. Or is there?
Getting Better at Technology Ethics: EthicsOS
Technology is creating massive change in society. In many cases, that's for good, but there is certainly the potential for great harm. A lot of press coverage focused on anecdotal incidents of bad outcomes. These are sometimes outliers or red-herrings (deaths from autonomous vehicles, for example, are terrible for those involved, but it is still … Continue reading Getting Better at Technology Ethics: EthicsOS
The Full Stack AI Startup: Platform v’s Service
For AI startups, just like API startups going full stack in a particular market might be more successful than providing a generic service.
Closing up Open Source is not the answer to AWS
Andrew Leonard has nice post on medium which summarizes a lot of the current angst around Amazon's use of open source to power its services. (A post with one of the best blog graphics I've seen in a long while: it's worth clicking through even just for that!). The current controversy revolves around Elastic's changes … Continue reading Closing up Open Source is not the answer to AWS
Advice for Life in a Tweetstorm: The Upside of Social Media
Naval Ravikant is one of the smartest thinkers there is on startups, angel investing and life in general. Quite a few people will likely have seen this tweetstorm from him last year. It keeps resurfacing on twitter because it's just so good. Take a look for some profound thoughts...: https://twitter.com/naval/status/1002103360646823936 But also.... what's so amazing … Continue reading Advice for Life in a Tweetstorm: The Upside of Social Media
Classic Startup Pitch Decks
A fun flashback to successful startup pitch-decks from the past. Can your growth match LinkedIn or Facebook in the early days?