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    MAGA: Issues with modern tech startups
    • If you wake up on a Casper mattress, work out with a Peloton before breakfast, Uber to your desk at a WeWork, order DoorDash for lunch, take a Lyft home, and get dinner through Postmates, you’ve interacted with seven companies that will collectively lose nearly $14 billion this year.

      To maximize customer growth they have strategically—or at least “strategically”—throttled their prices, in effect providing a massive consumer subsidy. You might call it the Millennial Lifestyle Sponsorship, in which consumer tech companies, along with their venture-capital backers, help fund the daily habits of their disproportionately young and urban user base. With each Uber ride, WeWork membership, and hand-delivered dinner, the typical consumer has been getting a sweetheart deal.

      Let’s say you buy a subscription to a meal-kit company, which sends you fresh ingredients and recipes to cook at home. You pay $100 a month. The ingredients are tasty, so you renew for the second month. And the third. But by the fourth month, you’ve decided that you’ve learned enough basic tricks around the kitchen to handle roasted chicken or sautéed cod by yourself. You cancel the subscription.

      Your lifetime value to this company is $400—or $100 for four months. Since you quit, the meal-kit company has to find the next “you” to keep growing. So they advertise on podcasts. Let’s say that, on average, this company can expect to add 100 new users if it spends $50,000 on podcast advertising—or $500 per new user.

      If the company spends millions on podcast ads, its user base and revenue base will grow and grow. Outside analysts will gasp and marvel: This meal-kit thing is on fire! But look closer: If it costs $500 to add a new user, and the typical marginal user—like you—only spends $400 on meal kits, there is no path to profitability. The road leads to the red.

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    Windows Phone Store Closes in December
    • Windows 8 Phone and 8,1 Phone store will be fully wiped out as for Microsoft it is not much profitable.

      As system did not want to die fast enough Microsoft disabled any app updates early this year upon request of their investors (who are also investors of Google and Apple).

      Windows 10 Phone store still works, but it is expected that all of the apps will be wiped out within 6 months also.

      Total damage is very hard to calculate, but it is still millions of functioning Windows 8 phones.

      Remember - corporations under capitalism are your enemies!

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    Yahoo Groups will wipe out all the data
    • Yahoo has made the decision to no longer allow users to upload content to the Yahoo Groups site. Beginning October 28, you won't be able to upload any more content to the site, and as of December 14 all previously posted content on the site will be permanently removed. You'll have until that date to save anything you've uploaded.

      In the groups it is lot of old valuable content, like some discussions about problems with old gear and so on.

      This is why you need to understand that corporation is made only to bring profits and absolutely do not care about your work value, value of data to society or anything even remotely related to moral.

      Sadly, it is low probability that someone will erase all Yahoo management and owners first, before December 14th, but we can hope.

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    Capitalism: Star Wars Rogue Squadron fan remake shut down
    • Indie developer Thanaclara has taken down all videos from the game’s YouTube channel, and removed everything from the game’s sub-reddit section. According to the C&D letter, he has until October 23rd to remove all Lucasfilms and Star Wars references from his project.


      This is why it is necessary to fuck capitalism and allow all the forces of society to work.
      No patents and no so called "intellectual property" (unless someone mean his brain tumor under this term).

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    MAGA: IRS won't work for ruling class
    • For now, the IRS says, while it agrees auditing more wealthy taxpayers would be a good idea, without adequate funding there’s nothing it can do.

      Auditing poor taxpayers is a lot easier: The agency uses relatively low-level employees to audit returns for low-income taxpayers who claim the earned income tax credit. The audits — of which there were about 380,000 last year, accounting for 39% of the total the IRS conducted — are done by mail and don’t take too much staff time, either. They are “the most efficient use of available IRS examination resources,”

      Auditing the rich is hard. It takes senior auditors hours upon hours to complete an exam. What’s more, the letter says, “the rate of attrition is significantly higher among these more experienced examiners.”

      Who could have thought. :-)

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    Action Camera Trends, Users Survey
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      The survey period is August 29-30, 2019. The research method is Internet research. The total number of samples is 1,000 in this survey (prior survey / 24,000). In this survey, since the figures are rounded to the first decimal place, the total figure may not be 100% even if it is added.

      First of all, when examining “Ownership rate of action camera”, it was found that the ownership rate is 7%, and there are still few people using it. On the other hand, the purchaser's (action camera's overall satisfaction) satisfaction is high at 73%, and it is speculated that there are many attractions that can be understood after use.

      Next, when examining “Opportunity to purchase an action camera”, the first place was 30% of “I wanted to shoot at the time of travel”, followed by 19% of “I wanted to record everyday”, “Friends / acquaintances” It was followed by 16%.

      In addition, most of the shot images were sent on SNS, and only 17% did not share at all.

      When examining the “subjects being photographed first” by action camera users, the most common were “Landscape” (31%), followed by “Pets, Friends, and Family” (26%), “FPV (First Person View) Is 21% ”.

      However, when looking at the rankings focusing on the 20s, the first place was “Landscape” (33%), followed by “Selfie” (28%). It is estimated that. From this, the action camera seems to be an item that expands the usage scene in a way that suits the taste of each era.




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