Disrupting Venture Capital?
Ideas are not the hard part
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
VC 2.0 part 2 — First rule: Don't write blog entries so late at night as they end up being cryptic. Sorry 'bout that, Mark. — Here's some additional information on this whole VC disruption thing from my perspective. — I've been doing the VC thing for about 5 years which makes me a complete novice/nobody.
A New VC Model? — Web 2.0 may not be a bubble yet but there are intriguing, if not troubling, signs that the inmates want to take over the prison. Dave Winer's call to remove VCs from the formula has some merit but it assumes investors in a publicly-traded venture company will have faith …
Alexander Muse / Texas Venture Capital Web 2.0 Blog: New VC Model? — Mark Evans posted 'A New VC Model?' this morning on his blog.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Venture capital didn't create the bubble — Dave Winer is a smart guy, and when it comes to Web 2.0 he's been smart a lot longer than I have — but when it comes to investing and the stock market and venture capital, I think he might be a little out of his depth.
Jeremy Wright / Ensight:
Disrupting Venture Capital?
John Roberts / clock:
Ideas are not the hard part
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Not so fast — Scoble takes off with Dave Winer's piece …
Globe and Mail:
Patently Absurd — It's the kind of story even a careful newspaper reader might overlook. Tucked at the bottom of an inside page of The Wall Street Journal was a four-paragraph item beneath the innocuous headline: "Pager Maker Gets Patent for E-Mail Delivery."
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: PTO Bozos — The real story in the BlackBerry lawsuit …
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
How to Outwit the World's Internet Censors — When Google announced last week that it would censor its new search service in China, the company became, to many, the latest component in that country's sophisticated system of information control. — With strategies ranging …
Discussion: IFTF's Future Now
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Tello Explained — Last week a rocking big story broke in the Wall Street Journal about Tello, a company that has extremely deep roots in VoIP, especially when you realize that the essence of the company is Presence, and the person who has been championing presence almost as long as he has been championing VoIP is Jeff Pulver.
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
Emily Chang / Strategic Designer:
New Startups and Web 2.0 Products Debut at E27 Technology Symposium — Earlier today, I went to the E27 Technology Symposium at Stanford University. E27 is "a forum for young entrepreneurs to showcase their upcoming or new products to influential representatives from newspapers, popular blogs …
Dear Google — I'm disappointed in what you did. You, of all companies, should have set the example of 'how to be independent and neutral'. I never thought you would give in to the claims of governments to hide information. What is there left now to be trusted if even search is being manipulated?
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Not Just Another Column About Blogging — What newspaper history says about newspaper future. — Six months ago, I stumbled upon a brilliant 16,241-word paper about press consolidation, and it didn't occur to me until this week, while attending yet another blogger conference, how to spin it into a column.
My Friend Dave — Dave, I thank you for this post. Here it is, first-day morning and I'm blowing off another Quaker meeting due to rainy weather, a mild cold, things to do, and the fact that I'm not a great Friend I guess. What better circumstances to reflect on what it means to be lower-case "f" friend?
Jeneane Sessum / ALLIED: A Quaker and His Friend — Frank crafts a terrific riff off Dave Winer's Friend essay.
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Frank Paynter did something friendly by relating friendship and XML formats and protocols.
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
DOJ May One Day Try to Break Up Google — In chapter eight John Battelle's incredible book, The Search, he astutely predicted that Google would increasingly fall under the watchful eye of the US government. As we saw earlier this month, John was right. The US government requested aggregate search data …
Kim Peterson / Seattle Times:
Microsoft acquiring Seadragon Software — Microsoft is acquiring Seadragon Software, a Seattle-based company developing technologies that could be used across several of the software giant's businesses, including Web search, cellphone services, mapping and digital-photo programs.
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
There's a Popular New Code for Deals: RSS — FOR many people, e-mail newsletters are fast becoming the Internet equivalent of the Sunday paper: compendiums of useful information, often left unread in lieu of life's other tasks. E-mail alerts on travel deals, in particular …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Exploding the conference business — Too many conferences suck. They're too expensive. They are filled with boring panels. They are all about speeches and not about conversation and argument and learning and meeting. They don't capture the expertise of the crowd.
Alexander Muse / Texas Venture Capital Web 2.0 Blog: BarCamps ARE exploding the conference business!
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