Monthly Archives: June 2008

Twitter worth 1 billion in a year? No, make that 1.5 billion? Only in Silicon Alley.


With apologies to Nate who sounds like a sharp and nice guy…. Today’s “only in the Silly Silicon Alley” post comes from Nate who is a new entrepreneur in residence at Rose and therefore really deserves more respect I suppose, … Continue reading

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CES 2009


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Facebook, Facebook Get Ya Facebook Shares at 80% off


TechCrunch is reporting that an insider at Facebook is shopping his shares at 80% off the normally quoted (and probably absurd) 15 billion dollar valuation.   TechCrunch is also suggesting that even Mark Zuckerberg is willing to sell shares at a … Continue reading

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No VC for you! Zero IPOs in Q2 2008


The New York Times is noting that there have been no VC funded IPOs in this second quarter of 2008, which appears to be the first time that has happened since 1978. I haven’t done enough research to suggest this … Continue reading

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Twitter less?


Seems to me that Twitter is, in fact, a very important issue with far too much discussion about downtime and not enough about why Twitter appears to be replacing blogging, Facebook, and email as the communications paradigm of choice for … Continue reading

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Yahoo Announces Reorganization Plan which is sung to the tune of the Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again”


Yahoo’s plans for reorganizing their reorganization have now been announced.  Kara seems to have the best scoops on this. Meet the new boss Sue Decker, same as the old boss. I am paraphrasing somewhat, but IMHO this is the gist … Continue reading

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Buy before the rumor, sell before the news?


One of the really intriguing aspects of the blogOspheric chatterfest is how the big markets tend to react to rumors from key business related blogs.    When TechCrunch reported yesterday that talks between Microsoft and Yahoo had resumed Yahoo stock increased, … Continue reading

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Venture Capitalists: Not Gangsters, but Gamblers


Thanks to a very thoughtful comment by Fools Gold in an earlier post, I’m again really wondering about the math of the VC biz.    Venture Capital for startups appears to be a game that is generally misunderstood by most as a … Continue reading

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Computer Reads Minds, World Yawns


One of the fun parts of hanging out in the technology world is getting a good sense of the next big thing before folks really tune into how significant the next big thing will be.   I remember about 12 years … Continue reading

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Carl Icahn: Blogger


There’s a new guy in blog town and he’s shooting from the hip about the defects of the corporate governance models we’ve all come to know and hate over the past decades. His name is Carl Icahn and his blog … Continue reading

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