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Featured Blog Posts – November 2010 Archive (3)

The Foursquare Japan Lesson: Lightweight Localization

Even if you can't afford to localize right away, don't get in the way of your Japanese and Chinese users







I'm currently in Tokyo on business. As I travel around the city I've been spot checking Foursquare's coverage. To my surprise, coverage is excellent. Most popular eateries and nightspots have already been added. Many already have mayors. Foursquare specials…

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Added by Daniel Leuck on November 24, 2010 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

TSA's "enhanced screening" - why it hurts Hawaii most

Hawaii is the most isolated population center on Earth. We're 2,400 miles from California, nearly 3,900 miles from Japan and 5,000 miles from China. We are the widest state in the US and the only one to grow coffee.


We are also one of only two states that you must fly to (I can't swim that far.. sorry guys).


We are dependent on tourism.. all of us - because even if we are funded by external dollars, any decline in local industry…
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Added by Brian on November 16, 2010 at 2:30am — 12 Comments

FaceBook Unfriends Google.. via email

I'm sure many of you have heard that Facebook now plans to offer an email service.


Clearly part of this is to undermine Gmail's presence (though I'm skeptical at how successful it will be.. Gmail is in my opinion the best large-scale web application currently in existence).


What's little known is that while Gmail is wildly successful at ~190…
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Added by Brian on November 15, 2010 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

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