What the iPad does is it opens people's minds to a new way of doing things. They're actually thirsting for it.
Let's say you go to a friend's wedding, or Thanksgiving, or Halloween. It'd be great the next day to see what went on with your friends' Thanksgiving weekend, or all the costumes they wore on Halloween, and be able to look back and see what they wore the year before, and the year before that.
If you're Burberry or Gucci, you're not going to run a banner ad. To get brand ad dollars to move to digital, you need to create a beautiful experience.
The iPad is a superior consumption device for material on the Web.
In high school, I started my first company, called M Cubed Software. We named it that because it was me and two other guys named Mike.
As a publisher, you should decide what content is free and what you'd pay for. You have to get the packaging right, but people will pay for content.
I think the screen size chosen for the iPad is perfect for publishers to render content beautifully, for games to be played.
I.B.M. was my college education, effectively. They were very good at teaching you management.
My parents were entrepreneurs. They ran a small ad agency in upstate New York.
Our whole goal is to basically feature publishers' content and get people to click over to that content on the website.
TechCrunch evolved on the Web as a new way of presenting the news on the Web.
The Web as we've known it for a long time has been pages linking and pointing to other pages.
There are a lot of problems with the Web, but there are a lot of great things about it, too.
You don't feel like you have to interact with a whole bunch of people when you get on Flipboard. It's not a source of social anxiety.
As an entrepreneur, in many ways it's like looking into the crystal ball for what my company will hopefully go through as it starts to think about bigger challenges - scaling internationally, getting ready to go public, and all those different things.
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