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Ainsley O'Connell / Fast Company:
Inside Verizon's efforts to build a multi-billion dollar media business that can challenge new media giants like Netflix, and why it is vying to buy Yahoo   —  The telecom giant, which is in talks to acquire Yahoo, wants a piece of the digital content revolution.
May 29, 2016, 7:40 PMIn context
Brian Solomon / Forbes:
DoorDash announces $127M Series C led by Sequoia Capital, discusses how it raised in a down market   —  What It's Like To Raise $127 Million As Silicon Valley's Bubble Bursts  —  When Tony Xu calls 2015 a “blitzkrieg” year, it's hard to disagree.  —  The 31-year-old cofounder and CEO …
Mar 22, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Messaging app Cola, which uses interactive text message Bubbles to expand functionality, publicly launches on iOS   —  Cola launches its app for smarter, more interactive text messages  —  Do you sometimes get the feeling that you're having a looooooong text conversation to accomplish some fairly simple planning?
Mar 10, 2016, 1:45 PMIn context
Matt Levine / BloombergView.com:
How mutual funds value unicorns they invest in and what the recent write-downs mean   —  Unicorns Aren't So Beloved Anymore  —  The way a bubble works is, people get enthusiastic about a thing, so they buy a lot of it, and its price goes up.  Then people realize the price is too high …
Mar 6, 2016, 11:00 PMIn context
Danny Yadron / Guardian:
Interviews with Twitter novices reveal many feel frustrated and confused by product, intimidated by cliques   —  Twitter is struggling - probably because normal people don't know how to use it  —  Outside the media bubble, Twitter's processes and protocols can be confusing. yet its future depends …
Feb 20, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
First Round Capital:
Survey of 500+ VC-backed founders: 73% think we're in a bubble, women-led firms better at diversity, Bitcoin is overhyped, autonomous vehicles are underhyped   —  State of Startups - 2015  —  What does it mean to be a startup entrepreneur in 2015?  And how can sharing this experience help everyone?
Dec 2, 2015, 1:30 PMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Cola messaging app, now in private beta, aims to expand text messaging functionality with its interactive Bubbles and developer integrations   —  Cola Is Building A Platform To Help You Send Fewer Text Messages  —  As text messaging takes over more of my communication …
Nov 12, 2015, 2:55 PMIn context
Mark Suster / Bothsides of the Table:
A quantitative case for how outsiders to traditional VC have contributed to a bubble in private technology valuations   —  Venture Outlook 2016  —  There is a lot of uncertainty about the state of the private, high-growth technology markets and the venture capital markets that underpin them.
Oct 25, 2015, 5:55 PMIn context
Miguel Helft / Forbes:
What bubble? With so many high-growth companies building sustainable businesses, the unicorn boom has just begun   —  What Bubble?  The Unicorn Boom Has Just Begun  —  For the anxious throng worried about spiraling startup valuations-a group now big enough to pass for conventional wisdom …
Oct 14, 2015, 10:40 PMIn context
Ben Kepes / Computerworld:
EverString raises $65M to deliver predictive analytics to B2B   —  One of the more generously funded areas in the technology industry is predictive analytics.  Depending on your perspective that is either a frothy bubble just waiting to burst or an indication of a massive market opportunity that people are jumping to get on board with.
Oct 14, 2015, 10:10 AMIn context

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