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    @dalton what if instead of paying developers cash, you paid them ADNcoins, which could be saved, used within network or cashed out. as network usage increased, the value of these coins increased. thus, early adopters rewarded for helping network adoption
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      @dalton thoughts on this article? http://startupboy.com/2014/03/09/the-bitcoin-model-for-crowdfunding/ reminds me of what app.net (users pay for resources, developers share in upside), although ADN not fully decentralized. is that even possible?
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        it really sucks having so many credit cards. now i can combine them into one. yay! #firstworldproblems http://goo.gl/VcPImR
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          @dalton they've been doing these things for a while, as a side project, but now they have resources to be formidable. Koushik Dutta is probably my favorite developer to follow (on Google+). he has serious hacker chops. now he has $7m :)
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            @dalton 1) a great user experience (Cyanogen put users first) 2) keep Google & partners in check (users have an alternative with low switching costs) 3) strengthen Android app platform (apps are compatible)
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              My reaction when something works first time is not "it worked!", but rather "it worked?"
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                Nintendo shut down the spoof http://nintendo1ds.com site I made. 350k visitors in 48 hours. Fun while it lasted. http://imgur.com/K4ap13U
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                  @dalton @iconmaster Given the depth of their franchises, and their track record on delivering good games, I think they'll be around for a while, even if they become more of a niche
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                    @dalton @iconmaster Nintendo has the highest selling console (3DS) and $11B in the bank, so we shouldn't cry for them yet. Not that that means they are safe, but Nintendo have been counted out many times before and bounced back.
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                      Google just dropped the price of the Nexus 4 by $100 to an absurd $199: https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_4_8gb. Aggressive.
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                        @orian @johnonolan @manton ha true. but they do sit down and think "should I use app.net in my app which I hope to be widely popular" and I'm still searching for a scenario when the answer is "yes".
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                          @manton @johnonolan simplifies the catch22, but doesn't solve it. there's a bunch of devs who fit that mold, which is why i'm keen to see if any have ideas on how to break through
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                            @manton @justin with most (consumer-facing) platforms, you wouldn't consider relying on them until they have widespread adoption. that's why app.net is a whole new beast. it sits somehwere between consumer platforms with APIs & pure backend platforms
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                              @isaiah @manton but is it easier to use Parse, and not confuse users with signing up for a 3rd party service? My feeling is that App.net needs to be more transparent to be a wise choice
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                                Keen to hear everyone's opinion on how a "breakout app" might emerge. Continued... http://longposts.com/p/STNy9we3mo cc: @manton @orian @dalton
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                                  ugh. trying to say something significant, but the character limit is killing me :/
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                                    @dalton @po highly recommend the full podcast. much respect for dave grohl now http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_353_-_dave_grohl