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In response to Ann Coulter – what’s right about soccer, the metric system (and opposable thumbs)

June 27, 2014 |

Ann Coulter, let me start by saying, thank you! From a European heart to an American heart, thank you! After several years living in the United States, it’s sometimes hard to wrap my head around the American stereotypes I grew … Read More

The end of Startup Chile

May 15, 2014 | 2

“These things happened. They were glorious and they changed the world… and then we fucked up the endgame.” Charlie Wilson

Politicians tend to fuck up the endgame.

I am a graduate and big supporter of Startup Chile. For those who … Read More

Did Google Kill Innovation?

February 21, 2014 | 1

Here we go again. Another app with millions of users, another multi-billion dollar exit, another newly formed billionaires. Rinse, repeat, and you have Silicon Valley in essence.

Is this good? The debate is not new. Some say we’re in a … Read More

Dos Mirós, o custo afundado e o de oportunidade

February 7, 2014 |

Em Portugal, claramente, todo o cidadão tem uma opinião sobre a política cultural do país, mesmo que tenha sido formada há cinco minutos depois de uma rápida consulta na wikipedia para perceber quem é esse Miró (Miro?) de que toda … Read More

Will Bitcoin doom Western Union?

December 12, 2013 |

Bitcoin is not a currency. Here’s why.

The first chart is a currency (EUR) price chart in USD (180 days), and the second a bitcoin market price chart in USD (180 days). The reason why they’re not side-by-side is … Read More

Wine Journal Apps Face Off

December 5, 2013 |

I have a lot of apps. Too many! And there is one category that dominates my iPhone: Wine. Both for personal (I love wine) and professional (Easy Vino) reasons, I use and test a lot of wine apps. Within this … Read More

Pior que a crise, o vazio

December 3, 2013 |

O PS tem uma “Laboratório de Ideias e Propostas para Portugal”. Eu desconhecia este “laboratório” até ler o artigo do Carlos Zorrinho, coordenador do tal “laboratório”. A pobreza do texto é desconcertante. Carlos Zorrinho consegue escrever 3000 caracteres sem enunciar … Read More

Why you should start a company in South America

November 25, 2013 |

A few days ago I talked to CNN Money about the benefits and drawbacks of starting a business in South America compared to the United States. This post is the full version of our discussion, but you can read a short … Read More

Three Steps to Epic Customer Service Fail

November 12, 2013 |

Step 1. Encourage your customers to use your website as their preferred customer relationship channel. Step 2. Make them feel special – you’re our customer, we have customer representatives just for you. Step 3. Page not found and nowhere to … Read More

Product Review: LoungeBuddy and the importance of a good onboarding experience

November 5, 2013 |

A good onboarding experience can make a difference between success and failure. Onboarding is particularly important in mobile apps, when many times users are downloading an app on the fly for an immediate need. If they’re lucky, the download will … Read More

O combate à pirataria segundo os génios políticos portugueses

January 21, 2013 |

A silly season continua. Algum génio do PS resolveu no ano passado que uma boa forma de combater a pirataria seria taxar tudo o que seja dispositivo de armazenamento. Outro génio do PSD resolveu que esta era uma excelente ideia … Read More

Vamos Censurar a Internet?

January 19, 2013 |

O ano de 2013 começa em grande com aquilo que parece uma silly season antecipada.

Começámos por ter Francisco Balsemão em dose dupla. Primeiro a pedir para se “limitar a desinformação da internet”, ou seja, censurar as redes sociais onde … Read More