Does Digital Saving Threaten Real Memory?

by Tim Berry

I once saw a man walking around the inside the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, taking it all in only through the very narrow view of his amateur movie camera viewfinder. The irony swept over me: he was not seeing it while he was there. Instead, he was recording it to see later.  And I... Read More »

Make Your Website Real-time For Free (Putting Social First, of Course)

by Tim Berry

Today Rebelmouse dropped the $9.99 monthly fee on using Rebelmouse to power your own website at your own domain. Here’s the announcement post with the details. The key quote is: We’re now giving away many of the features that used to come with a $9.99 a month price tag for free, including the ability to... Read More »

New Fremium Formula Pits Revenue Against User Satisfaction

by Tim Berry

What would you think of a restaurant that offered really good food, but the salad is free and the dressing is extra? The potatoes are free but the sour cream is extra. The soup is free but heating it costs extra. And table service is free if you wait two hours, but table service in... Read More »

Is It Stupid to Ask for a Better Email Address?

by Tim Berry

He asked me about my business plan review, something I like doing, and that I charge for. I should be happy, right? And forthcoming?  But his email address is three letters having nothing to do with his name, plus three numbers, at yahoo.com (like nnn###@yahoo.com). So I asked him, before sending a work sample, to... Read More »

7 Reasons I’m Loving Rebelmouse

by Tim Berry

I’m loving Rebelmouse* and if you’re running a business, and acknowledging the importance of social media, you will too. Its main benefit is pulling all of your favorite content into one simple and automatically updated, always, page. Your favorite content might be your favorite  or most relevant business content, for example, or simply your own.... Read More »

The Thin Line of Fremium Strategies

by Tim Berry

It’s not like I’m going to say “poor Tripit.” Tripit was purchased last year for $120 Million in cash and stock. So I presume it generated a collection of happy founders. But the pressure on so-called fremium sites, like Tripit, must be tough. I’m getting emails now offering enticements to upgrade.  I like Tripit. I’m... Read More »

Q&A: What To Do With Those Web App Ideas

by Tim Berry

This is question I received over the weekend via my Ask Me page at timberry.com: I have 3 great app ideas that I think many people will benefit from. I am only 18 and I am absolutely clueless on how I am going to turn my ideas in to a reality…. Any sort of advice... Read More »

Truth About Women in Startups

by Tim Berry

Yes. I couldn’t agree more. I just read Alexia Tsotsis’ Stop Telling Women Not To Do Startups on TechCrunch. The key moment: Because nothing says link bait like “taking on a controversial topic” stupidly, using gross generalizations. The latest in this series is a post by Penelope Trunk, who is either a master at extrapolation... Read More »

Only Two Numbers Matter

by Tim Berry

This is Howard Morgan, managing partner at First Round Capital, serial entrepreneur, and former professor at Wharton. He says: If you have a business that’s based around the internet, there are basically only two numbers you need to know: what’s the cost to acquire a customer, and what’s the lifetime customer value. If the lifetime... Read More »

Ideas: Evolutionary Computing and Internet As Brain

by Tim Berry

Call it coincidence, serendipity, synchronicity, or just random, but last week I was accidentally exposed to two seemingly unrelated ideas that ended up seeming very related to me. And they gave me a fascinating whack on the side of the head. I thought artificial intelligence had run its course, but computers that learn could be... Read More »