Last year, Americans used public transportation to take 10.7 billion trips. According to the American Public Transportation Association, ridership hasn’t been that high since 1956.
The animation studio’s 22-acre home — especially its enormous main building — is full of creative details.
Steve Jobs: Office Real Estate Developer
Take a few steps up the winding, creaking interior stairway, and you’ll realize that 1217 Griswold is about as prepared to pass a building safety inspection as the Packard Plant is ready to host an elementary school. But these unique lofts aren’t just low-rent living spaces, they’re evidence of a vibrant community of art, innovation, and Detroit’s proud DIY mentality. It’ll be sad to see it all disappear.
If gentrification is going to happen, Detroit deserves a kinder, gentler and more enlightened brand of it. Let us never forget that a whole lot of weird, freaky, amazing, and beautiful human individuals were gathered in dark and neglected spaces bringing light to this city long before the big money came to town.
WhatsApp Co-Founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton
Earlier today, Facebook announced its acquisition of WhatsApp for $16 billion. It’s a spectacular milestone for the company’s co-founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton, and their remarkable team.
From the moment they opened the doors of WhatsApp,…
No Ads! No Games! No Gimmicks!
Extremely impressive company that is entirely customer focused.
Joe Flint on the report that Netflix’s recent gains was because competitors like HBO and Showtime were on the decline:
“The research is simply incorrect. Both HBO and Cinemax services have shown significant domestic subscriber growth the past two years,” an HBO spokesman said. In 2012, HBO said it added 1.9 million subscribers and it expects a similar figure for 2013.
Okay, but Netflix added 2.3 million subscribers last quarter. HBO and Showtime may not be declining, but Netflix is a rocket ship compared to them when it comes to growth — and that has to be concerning to both of those companies.
And it’s why they’re going to have to go direct-to-consumer as well at some point. Probably sooner than they think.
I’d rather be a rocket ship than a raft. It’s much easier to make a rocket ship float than it is to make a raft fly to the moon.
The hard part isn’t solving problems, but deciding what problems to solve.