Category Archives: Snark

Quixey Makes Sense Now

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The main drag here in Palo Alto is University Avenue, which is lined with pricey restaurants and retail. One city to the south of us, Mountain View, has their own main drag, and it’s called Castro Street (not to be confused with the gay mecca in San Francisco, half an hour’s drive north).

I’ve walked Castro many times (again, let’s not confuse the two), and I would often pass a very nice building which was neither a restaurant nor a retail store; on the front was a large sign, QUIXEY, and inside the building were dozens of young engineers, all of whom I’m certain were earning great six-figure salaries, working away at their keyboards. Beneath the “Quixey” name was the tag line: “The Search Engine for Apps”


Pandora Boxed

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Over three years ago, October 24, 2014, I wrote a post called Pandora’s Box in which I stated, in part, “with all the effort Apple was putting into Internet radio, Pandora might not be in a great spot.” Yeah, “not a great spot” is an understatement, showing it’s not a great idea to ever try to go against Apple in any business. The stock is down about 85% and is at this very grinding at never-before-seen lows. I’ve marked with an arrow the date of the Slope post.