Archive for November, 2009
Regardless of your religion and belief, Happy Holidays!
I came across a document that was published few months ago describing Israel’s IT market in 2009. I’ll let the readers decide if they accept the analysism but as a service I would like to point you to another source of information based on STKI’s summit presentation which is quite detailed.
I’m interested to hear your feedback on opinion.
A friend forward me the following article from the Consumerist with links to Zynga’s CEO Mark Pincus Youtube movie. So here’s what he said on the video (I guess that he did not know that someone is recording):
I knew that i wanted to control my destiny, so I knew I needed revenues, right, fucking, now. Like I needed revenues now. So I funded the company myself but I did every horrible thing in the book to, just to get revenues right away. I mean we gave our users poker chips if they downloaded this zwinky toolbar which was like, I dont know, I downloaded it once and couldn’t get rid of it. *laughs* We did anything possible just to just get revenues so that we could grow and be a real business…So control your destiny. So that was a big lesson, controlling your business. So by the time we raised money we were profitable.
Personally, I do not see ANY problem with that. In fact, despite the somehow graphic langue and maybe some over bragging, I think that Mark Pincus was/ is doing the right thing. All we have to do is wait and see how it goes…