Archive for August, 2013

Please Tell Me He Didn’t Actually Say That

This from Paul Graham in a recent Inc. interview when asked for a specific “tell” for poor likelihood of success when assessing YC applicants: One quality that’s a really bad indication is a CEO with a strong foreign accent. I’m not sure why. It could be that there are a bunch of subtle things entrepreneurs have […]

A Tale of Two Tiers: The End of Premium Display Advertising as We Know It

For a while now advertisers and publishers have thought of display ads in two main buckets: premium and remnant. Premium campaigns were sold to the advertiser, either directly or through a network, by a salesperson. The advertiser would be sold a specific number of impressions during a specific time period and they would theoretically have […]