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@bgoldberg You raise some good points, however I do think cities should care about providing affordable housing. And San Francisco does! (as I noted in the song). Fair or not, I think it's instructive to think about why evictions under the Ellis Act are up, particularly at a time of huge prosperity for the city, and ask questions like, "Is all the wealth being created in San Francisco right now making life better for all its citizens? Is it making life worse for some of them?"
5 days, 8 hours ago on Pandohouse Rock: Income inequality in San Francisco
@knowledgenotebk My apologies, fixed. Thanks for pointing that out!
2 months ago on The Netscape Story: A PandoDaily mini-documentary
@KenG Thanks for your comment. Tomorrow we're putting out a much longer, more detailed piece that covers some of what you mention here. Stay tuned!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Why is college so expensive?
@Platonic Solids is that meant to be an insult?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Your Venn Diagram guide to tech bro misogyny
@sirhomealot read the post
@ElPirata you're right that this issue merits a longer look at the pressures causing this statistic. But between the numerous reports of sexism/harassment within tech and such a low percentage of female founders, how is sexism not a factor?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The NSA in 7 years: The view from dystopia
@neoganda @davemholmes No worries, glad it works now!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Introducing PandoMaps: A new interactive tool for mapping startup ecosystems
@neoganda Sometimes it takes a few moments to load. You should see a scroller and some nodes and branches with company names and founder names. So we can do some testing, what browser and device are you using?
@adders We're working on rectifying the situation. Please see the email I just sent you. Thanks!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Here’s why Path didn’t leak a fake valuation (and you shouldn’t either)
@adders Hello Adam, this is David Holmes, Pando's head of social. I sincerely apologize about this oversight. I've sent you an email about this and taken down your photo. Please feel free to email me back at email@example.com
@AbhiroopBasu ha you got me. I'm not an audiophile so I didn't know. At least I didn't say Beats by Dre.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Why Silicon Valley should save drive-in movies
@123gregor That's an interesting point about the Weinsteins. I remember hearing a great spot on NPR about the box office success of Moonrise Kingdom, suggesting that studios should start placing lots of small bets on cheap independent films instead of a few huge bets on big budget action flicks. Adam Penenberg also has a good piece today about "the end of the blockbuster": http://pandodaily.com/2013/07/22/the-end-of-the-hollywood-blockbuster/
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Can MouseTrap Films save independent movies?
@Nina Curley @DaveMcClure "For this round of companies, 500 Startups is looking to expand its presence in the Middle East, and to focus more on female founders." That's according to partner Christine Tsai
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Are you a female founder from the Middle East? 500 Startups wants to hear from you
@DaveMcClure thanks for the heads-up! fixed.
@ktabors ah so sorry about the typo, that's been fixed.
5 months, 1 week ago on Billions of waves: The evolution of wireless communication in 3 graphics
@jebbdykstra99 That is a very interesting observation. Glad that the ACLU and Scalia can agree on something!
5 months, 3 weeks ago on The Supreme Court invalidated human gene patents. What does that mean for GMOs?
@jholyhead Thanks for your comment. The bulk of the article discusses how useful this data could potentially be, as well as the limitations on collecting/processing large amounts of it. The point is, the amount of data may not matter as much as the computing techniques used to process it. Also, my mistake on the utah data center link. It's now replaced with a legit one.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on What, me worry? The NSA is working on powerful quantum computing technology
@KenG Maybe it won't be Twitter or Facebook, but I do think real-time communication between people and machines is going to continue to be a big deal, and platforms like Twitter/FB allow for that.
6 months, 1 week ago on The future according to John Doerr (Or: How Twitter can become the fifth big company in tech)
@KenG Thanks for your comment.
The "four horsemen" referred to were the ones Google's Eric Schmidt singled out in a much-discussed 2011 statement: http://techcrunch.com/2011/05/31/schmidt-gang-four-google-apple-amazon-facebook/ Sarah mentioned them, I think, not to suggest that these tech companies are the only ones that matter or that they more than the rest. She was merely using this meme as a way to discuss the tech landscape in 2013.
You make some really good points, and I think it's important to talk about what we mean when we say a company "matters." Are we talking about who's the most innovative? Who makes the most money?
That said, I do think Twitter, whether you call it a tech company or a website or a tool, will continue to be a really important platform for communication. Sure, most of what goes on the network is trivial, or only matters to a small group of people. But can't you say the same thing about the telephone? And that was a pretty big deal for a while...