Maciej Ceglowski is the founder of Pinboard.in, an "anti-social" bookmarking site. As the social web evolves, some trends mature past the initial commodified service value to become strong cottage industries. A for-pay service inspired by the original del.icio.us, Pinboard.in takes a holistic approach to personal data tracking. The service integrates smoothly with the contemporary web of indie apps, and excels at truly frictionless clickstream cacheing.
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RSS is dead! Long live RSS!
This interview was recorded the week after Google announced the death of beloved feed parsing app, Google Reader. The headlines regarding Reader's demise have been predictably and wonderfully hyperbolic.
At the end of the month, KoPoint, INC - the corporate entity - will cease to exist. KoPoint did not make enough money to scale the content or the business, so I've decided to dissolve the business. Closing my first company was a difficult but necessary decision.
Dissolving the corporate entity will allow KoPoint to flourish as a non-commercial creative venture!
- I’m dissolving KoPoint, INC. While I’m proud of the company and what we created, I also need to make real decisions about what generates revenue at scale, and what does not.
- We’re doubling down on zombies. Really! In April we’ll launch The Zombie Apocalypse, INC. We recently acquired the domain TheZombieApocalypse.com, our zombie blog has taken off, and to that end we’re launching an ecommerce store. If you’ve been following this blog, you know that in addition to creating zombie merch, our small team has written a cool ebook, and is finishing an audiobook to be available in iTunes and on vinyl this summer.
- We’re going to doubledown on audio. KoPoint.com will be a very flat and simple page with links to our iTunes and audio feeds.
- KoPoint’s primary podcast will feature more of my voice, joined in structured conversation with interesting people.
- We’ll continue to produce great shows from our studio in soho in-house shows will return in late-Spring. Shows will be more focused, and probably only one at a time. For example, we’ll do another season of Beer Diplomacy in late-Spring, with a renewed emphasis on NYC stand-up comedy. We’ll also do one-off longform episodes of the Comic Book Podcast with creators who live and work in NYC.
- We’ll release a few of our remaining syndicated shows. I have several cool stocked episodes from KoPoint producers to be released in the coming weeks.
- The KoPoint Wire – a curated feed of stuff our producers like – will return atwire.kopoint.com.
Having someone like Ken visit KoPoint is a huge honor, and was a ton of fun.
Recorded live at KoPoint
Ken Segall Keeps it Simple: Ken shares how win your room with simplicity.
Bio From KenSegall.com:
My story is a simple one. I’m a writer who worked at ad agencies with high standards, then met a client with absurdly high standards: Steve Jobs. From ‘Think Different’ to iMac and beyond, I found that Steve’s love of simplicity was at the core of Apple’s every success…
Kelly: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work closely with Steve Jobs or name a product so brilliantly that it’s etched forever in the pages of history. Well I was, and that’s why I had to bring my dear friend Ken Segall on WTR radio.
Ken Segall worked closely with Steve Jobs at Apple. Ken is that guy we can thank for coming up with the name iMac, and the rest my friends is naming history. That cute little “i” became the foundation for naming all the other Apple products that followed.
We also chat about marketing ideas, and Ken says just “be yourself” I love it! How many times in a day do we worry and agonize about how we’re perceived, but if we just get out of our own way, then magic starts to happen!
Ken talks to moi at KoPoint, about his behind closed meetings with Steve Jobs and shares some awesome insights on his marketing strategies in Insanely Simple.
Finally, Scoopertino, Ken’s blog about all things sardonic in the unreal apple world is a hoot to say the least, and it always causes quite a stir not only for apple lovers, but the entire produce section.
I just adore Ken and I know you will too!
Share your comments, they’re always appreciated.
- Kelly and WTR team!
Thanks for listening.