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@Thedisco I like his articles!
1 year, 6 months ago on Not-so-humblebrag: PandoDaily gets two Emmy nominations
I would argue that the Tate/Zuckerberg piece does *not* look so pathetic
in hindsight, given how Facebook has consistently and cynically eroded
people's privacy in exchange for profit. In 2010, Zuck could still play
the idealist, but it doesn't feel that way in 2013.
1 year, 9 months ago on My advice for Valleywag: Cover people who matter this time
Try Unison (it's at www.unison.com. Disclaimer: it's my company)
1 year, 10 months ago on Dear Yammer and the entire cloud wave: If you expect companies to use your software, it has to work
@aaronklein Afraid I have to agree, and add a point #3: many people don't have the option of OTA reception. My apt in upper Manhattan gets basically no signal, even with a big rabbit ears antenna, so we're stuck with whatever basic cable Time Warner gives us for $30. There have to be several million residents of densely populated cities in the same position -- already a good target market.
2 years, 3 months ago on Don’t Root for Aereo, the World’s Most Ridiculous Start-up
@haranyaffe I'd say it's about "who you know" in just about *everywhere* in the world. In China, Russia, in poor countries, in Europe -- everywhere. The idea of full meritocracy is a myth.
2 years, 5 months ago on What Is Silicon Valley?
Wow. That is all.
2 years, 5 months ago on Sources Say AOL Seeking Buyers for Engadget and TechCrunch, Arrington “Not In The Least Bit Interested”
@hamishmckenzie I would hate to imagine @dino2012 's crippling pain at a really funny joke.
2 years, 6 months ago on Is GoMail the Future of Email? I Hope So
@entrepreneurSF @achshar I don't think they retained any stake back then. As @paulcarr says, Criterion bought it back for $10m. Not clear how much Conway/Birch chipped in and what % was theirs after the buyback.
2 years, 6 months ago on The Bebo Lawsuit, and the Tragedy of Departed Founders Who Can’t Let Go
Surprised @arrington hasn't thundered into the comments section, after this barely-concealed dig:
"Many entrepreneurs who enjoy big exits go on to style themselves as angel investors or even full-blown VCs. For a portfolio company, watching such an investor renege on his promises, because he’s spending hours each day obsessing over a former love is, at best, frustrating and, at worse, a massive breach of fiduciary duty."
"style themselves" "renege" "breach of duty" -- zing!
I believe that Color is an elaborate practical joke -- it's a spoof of the VC/startup community, the same way 'Scary Movie' spoofs horror films.
2 years, 9 months ago on Sex Sells: Color Hopes You'll Want to Broadcast Your Makeout Sessions and Illegal Pool Parties to Facebook
No, four. It will also offer KDE.
3 years, 2 months ago on Microsoft: The Schizophrenic Windows 8 Interface Will Offer the "Best of Both Worlds"