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Is he really? I was sitting in the audience and it seemed like a throwaway comment, not something with serious intent. I also some tweets from him where he seemed unhappy with this characterization.

2 years, 9 months ago on Pincus Considering Opening San Francisco Startup Incubator


I've heard the same story from a couple of sources who were 'there' so I know this happened. One small variant I've heard is that Semel knew the earnings were going to be poor so he tried to negotiate Zuckerberg down (as opposed to the earnings already having been announced).

3 years ago on What Facebook Understood That Yahoo Didn’t: The Magic of a Billion Dollars


[Disclaimer:ex-MSFT, worked there at that time]


Microsoft never put out that concept video - that was a leak and if you look at the tone of the comments Microsoft issued in public, it is obvious they were very annoyed at the leak for multiple reasons.

3 years ago on The Problem with Google’s Concept Video


I find the show distasteful but it is as accurate a portrayal of Silicon Valley as Jersey Shore is of that particular geo/demographic. In a way, this shows you how mainstream Silicon Valley now is - instead of just being portrayed as nerds and VCs, this shows that there exists many, many flavors of people/lifestyle here in the Bay Area.


Let's be clear - this is a Bravo show, not a Ken Burns documentary.  A realistic portrayal of this place would have a bunch of people staring in front of their text editors all day. Or attending meetings and whiteboarding things. Not exactly riveting television.

3 years ago on An Open Letter To Randi Zuckerberg: How Could You Do This to Real Entrepreneurs?