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Vibe shift and costly signaling.

The article starts out by showcasing the “vibe shift” that web design went through circa 2015. Whereas before photography was front and center, after the shift illustrations became more popular. The author’s theory is that free high-quality photography became available, […]

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Refactoring restaurants.

Byrne Hobart shares how a business model by startup Local Kitchens might, “mean that the minimum viable restaurant location is a lot smaller than it used to be, and that small, beloved establishments that were too undercapitalized to expand can […]

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Success and failure at Pebble.

The cofounder of the original smart watch, Eric Migicovsky, shares his story. “I’ve been giving a talk on the importance of learning from failure to every YC batch for last few years. I wrote this post in 2017 but never […]

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Burning cash, Fast.

“Fast, a buzzy startup that attracted more than $120 million in investment to help people expedite online purchases, is shutting down, according to the company’s chief executive, Domm Holland.” | learn more