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How to design for Viral Growth

Visual overview (by @morganb) of many of the core tenets to consider when designing for viral growth. Keep in mind that increasing the “speed” of the loop is the most often overlooked component and quite important—just asks a rabbit.

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5 things you didn’t know Comcast offered

As I go to holiday parties this year and talk about what I do at work, I keep hearing from people that just aren’t aware of how much Comcast and its services have changed over the last year or two.

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1000 channels but what should you watch?

This week my team here at Comcast Silicon Valley put out a new iOS app aimed at solving the age-old problem of finding something on TV but in a fresh new way.  What’s On by Comcast Labs shows XFINITY TV customers,

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Where did the @ Symbol come from? We use it everyday but have you thought of where it came from? Turns out that it has several possible origins from a medieval Monk shorthand in Latin transcriptions to French penmanship to Florentine merchants setting pricing

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History of the Remote Control Fascinating evolution from just a few buttons 60 years ago to nearly a hundred as told by Slate. I sure hope we as an industry are quickly headed back down to a lot less plus

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Know any Great Product Managers?

I’m now leading a new team at the Comcast Silicon Valley Innovation Center to develop apps across Xfinity’s mobile and TV platforms. This is a chance to reach over 30 million households with the next generation ways of interacting and

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Ave # of Facebook Friends Pew reports the average number of Facebook friends to be 229 (May 2012) which lines up with analysis on the Facebook S1 which pegs it at 234. This huge rise from the numbers Facebook’s shared

Tagged with: , , Mary Meeker – 2012 Internet Trends Kara Swisher of the WSJ posted the video footage (17 min) today of Mary Meeker’s (KPCB) D10 presentation on Internet Trends (5/30/12). My top three takeaways: 1. 10% of time on Mobile but only 1% of advertising

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What was missing in the 1st iPhone? (5 years later)

This week Apple will share their latest innovations at WWDC. However, I think its time we reflect back on what Steve Job’s announced 5 1/2 years ago at Macworld 2007: the 1st iPhone (worth another watch). Steve Jobs pitched it under

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My First Lean Startup – In Brief

At last night’s Lean Startup meetup (video), Eric Ries inspired us to share stories of how we’re applying various techniques, so here goes…  In January, I had the the idea to build a new app which would enable us to make more meaningful

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