Jason Calicanis: You Are Your Own Media Company | Generation Like | FRONTLINE | PBS

Jason Calicanis: You Are Your Own Media Company | Generation Like | FRONTLINE | PBS:

“Amazon’s video production is unstoppable when you think about it. I mean, they’re going to be able to look at all these e-books created by individuals — and so some 15-, 16-, 17-year-old writes an e-book about zombies, and then another 20-year-old writes one, and then they look and see, well, what page did people give up reading the book. This one had a cutoff rate of page 15 on average, but this one people read to page 50 on average. Let’s option that one and make that into a TV series. That’s the power of data.”

*The Power of Data.

A VC: Feature Friday: Places People Go Next

A VC: Feature Friday: Places People Go Next: “So a few weeks ago, I was stunned to be told by Foursquare that the ice cream shop I had just stepped into was the most popular place people go to right after the japanese restaurant I had just left. “

(Via.)

QUESTIONS

  • How will people (businesses use this)? 
  • Will they try to intercept people that are leaving the bar and heading for some late night food? 
  • Will someone give them coupons to try the restaurant (diner) just around the corner? 
  • Will this drive actual business? 
  • Will this business be more cash flow positive after interception costs?