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“I strongly believe that missionaries make better products. They care more. For a missionary, it’s not just about the business. There has to be a business, and the business has to make sense, but that’s not why you do it. You do it because you have something meaningful that motivates you.”
Publishers can get a 21 percent jump in the revenue they get to keep from long-term customers — but is the subscription space on iPhones and iPads about to get too crowded?
“The strategies around how many alerts to send, and sending them around certain specific events, don’t really seem to be a big part of most orgs’ thinking so far.”
The Pierre Omidyar-backed news site is dropping its paywall and launching a membership program as part of the change.
“Sometimes when I catch myself rolling my eyes at a new platform, I say to myself, don’t be a snob. That’s how you got your big break.”