blog

It’s been 100 days since we started the Cornerplay. Wow! Time flies. This blog started out as a hobby, a creative outlet away from work, and I hope to keep it that way.

It was hard sometimes to maintain the discipline to post everyday. On average, each post takes two hours to write and so my nights have been consumed by this blog. I don’t watch TV any more, but that’s probably a good thing.

The Cornerplay has reached over 10,000 readers, which doesn’t sound like a lot until you consider it’s the 10,000 best looking people on the planet. Every single one of them reading this awesome blog. And somewhere along the way you helped us pick a logo.

Today, The Cornerplay is syndicated via two weekly columns: every Thursday at TechSpot, a leading tech publication with 4 million readers; and every Monday on e27, Asia’s leading technopreneur website. I’m honored to be affiliated with these two fine publications.

Read Full Article

Like most entrepreneurs, I started off reading about the tech industry with TechCrunch, and shortly after discovered other big blogs like Engadget and small ones like Fred Wilson’s AVC.  Soon I needed Google Reader to manage all these websites, and my favorite reader was Flipboard.  Google retiring Google Reader was probably the first time I felt genuinely disappointed by tech — it’s not often change feels like a step backwards in this industry.

Its replacement, feedly, has reliability problems and doesn’t have as nice of an interface.  So I continued to use Flipboard but depended on its Technology section to get the bulk of my industry news; and then would go to individual websites Web 1.0 style to fill out the rest.  I was reading less — especially the smaller blogs — but this might have been OK as I had less time for reading.

Then I discovered Techmeme, a website that aggregates what it thinks are the best news and analyses for the tech industry that day into one page.

Read Full Article

Moving from Medium to WordPress was a big job!  All of our posts should be on WordPress now.  We’re here and hopefully will be here for a while.

There might be lingering issues, e.g. broken links, or links that still lead back to Medium.  If you find those, please bear with us and do let me know.

http://cornerplay.com is already pointing to this blog, so the three of you who have this place bookmarked won’t have to change anything.  ;)

Back to our regularly scheduled program tomorrow, one new post per day.

Note: This was our last post while on Medium.

I can’t add a new story on Medium with Internet Explorer or any mobile browser. That’s a problem, especially as I currently travel with a Surface 2, iPhone 5S and a Moto G.

Not being able to submit a story while travelling is exceedingly difficult when the objective is to post once a day. So, that’s almost a deal breaker.

But the actual catalyst for leaving is Medium’s philosophy for organizing content. Specifically, how Medium recommends what story to read next.

Read Full Article

I have been thinking about starting a tech blog for a long time now. I neglected to do so in the past because I did not want to go through the pain of building an audience; now I realize I’m happy just writing for myself.

So when I saw an ad for Wix on Facebook — they advertise quite aggressively there — I decided to check out the service.

Read Full Article