Google responds to Pixel 2 XL display complaints, promises fix for ‘clicking’ noise on the Pixel 2

 Shortly after Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL began shipping, some users noted the devices seemed to have some… quirks. Onscreen colors on the XL seemed faded. When switching screens, evidence of previously displayed images sometimes seemed to linger. Others reported the screen seemed to turn an odd shade of blue. And Pixel Read More …

Toxic VC and the marginal-dollar problem

 Venture capital should come with a warning label. In our experience, VC kills more startups than slow customer adoption, technical debt and co-founder infighting — combined. VC should be a catalyst for growing companies, but, more commonly, it’s a toxic substance that destroys them. VC often compels companies to prematurely scale, which is typically a Read More …

A critical metric for Alphabet’s success is suddenly showing signs of life

 Alphabet delivered a knockout quarter today, handily beating the estimates from Wall Street — but, perhaps more importantly, showing actual growth in a critical metric that has seen a consistent decline for quite some time. Google’s cost-per-click — a metric that helps define how valuable its ads are — grew 1% quarter-over-quarter this year. While still Read More …