Steve Jobs didn’t start Apple because he loved technology. This excerpt from “So Good They Can’t Ignore You” tells the much messier story behind the old saying, “do what you love.”
Social bed and breakfast startup Airbnb has enjoyed a fair amount of buzzworthy press recently with the announcement of Ashton Kutcher as the company’s new strategic adviser and a $100 million mega-round of investment speculated to close soon.
There were several factors that contributed to YouTubebecoming the #1 video sharing service on the web. But a lot of initial adoption was driven by the fact that it had pirated content hosted on it. If you wanted to watch the latest episode of Lost for free, YouTube was your best bet: no queued downloading through torrents, just stream it from the server.