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About svmoneyball

A lifelong student of silicon valley. I also tend to play a lot of Ultimate Frisbee.

When does Amazon “buy” the post office?

Saw this headline this morning about “US Post Office ends Sat service to save itself“. As a business this is not usually the type of thing that bodes well for ongoing customers and revenue.  We have all known for a … Continue reading

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Big thought to start 2013 – Google cars & my future

Okay so it is a combination of New Year’s resolution to blog again and just having a few moments of free thinking to make what might be an interesting observation.  Saw a great article on Larry Page in CNN with the leading commentary … Continue reading

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Rant about QR codes

On a recent flight I saw most ads had a QR code.  Now let’s remember that I am on a plane that specifically asks me to turn off my phone for most of the duration.  There are 3 times that … Continue reading

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Safeway Mobile App moves into clouds

I have been waiting for the day that Safeway puts all of the pieces together for a good mobile experience.  I will admit that I was shocked when they put together a great mobile experience.  It is nice to see … Continue reading

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Best Buy vs Groupon market cap

Obviously been a while since I posted but a strange thing happened this week that shocked me.  Best Buy’s market cap is now less than Groupon’s.  Both are just under $7B at this time.  Best Buy controls 19% of the sales in … Continue reading

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Contextual Apps / Services based on real world data FTW

The online world continues to converge with the real world data and events. We see this everywhere with context being added to new services and I love it.  The punchline is a new service that is at the bottom of … Continue reading

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Mobile Field Testing Part II

Another day and another field test.  This time Pancho Villa in San Mateo for lunch, same scoring, zero to two for each question. Zero total customer fail Two points for a “moment of delight” One point for everything in between … Continue reading

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