Views from Phanfare CEO and Co-founder Andrew Erlichson

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Link Phanfare Reaches Profitability

To our customers, I am delighted to announce that Phanfare has reached profitability. We had our first profitable month ever in June 2010 and will continue to be profitable going forward on both a cash and accrual basis. This is a significant accomplishment for the company and I am incredibly proud of our team for [...]

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Link HD Video for All

We are pleased to announce that we have changed our pricing plans to now offer HD video to all customers, a feature previously offered only to Phanfare Pro customers. Here is a full summary of the additional features now being offered to our Phanfare Premium customers: HD Video. Display your videos on the web in [...]

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Link Ring one up for Porter and his theory on competitive strategy

Turns out that RIM and Apple collect 35% of the profits in the cell phone industry with only 3% of the cell phone unit volume according to a research report by Deutsche Bank analyst Brian Modoff, reported today in the Wall Street Journal (pay wall). The other big winner is Nokia with 55% of the [...]

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Link Twitter and Facebook status messages have diverged

Twitter started as a way to keep in touch with your friends using SMS. You can see the vestigial signs of that because twitter has features that allow you to authorize each person who requests to follow you. Twitter’s main page when you login says “what are you doing?” reinforcing that orientation. But at this [...]

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Link Underdogs drive innovation

The innovator’s dilemma is that when you are an established player, listening to your best customers results in dismissing the disruptive technology that will eventually lead to your undoing. When I worked at SGI, our best customers were not asking for low-end cheap PC card graphics. But every year those Nvidia and ATI cards got [...]

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