Venture capital didn't create the bubble
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 …
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Not so fast — Scoble takes off with Dave Winer's piece …
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
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
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
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.
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
The Mobile Phone Rings: You're Fired! — Most young Europeans would choose SMS over their phone service, if they had to pick one — Feb. 6, 2006 issue - Are you afraid of storms, bursting levees and killer tsunamis? Hold on to your cell phone-it may soon be warning you of impending catastrophe.
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Seeing Fakes, Angry Traders Confront EBay — SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28 — A year ago Jacqui Rogers, a retiree in southern Oregon who dabbles in vintage costume jewelry, went on eBay and bought 10 butterfly brooches made by Weiss, a well-known maker of high-quality costume jewelry in the 1950's and 1960's.
Discussion: Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab
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.
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.
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?
Online service makes matches in the sky — Hoping to ease the nightmare of flying next to a crashing bore, a company in New York will match like-minded passengers to help make the time fly. — Inspired by a flight where he found himself happily seated next to Miss Texas …
Michael Santo / Alice Hill's Real Tech News: AirTroductions Helps You Avoid a Nightmare Flight Companion
Anina .Net / LIFEBLOG.anina.net:
slides gave me an ultimatum — if you have been wondering why i have not been posting a lot since coming back from germany, it's because my agency gave me an ultimatum: either quit doing the technology stuff, or leave the agency. they say that fashion and technology do not go together.
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
Flipping the Funnel—new ebook — The ideas I've been playing with over the last few years came together over the last few weeks... and my funnel post was a small part of that. — This new ebook (3 versions, 18 pages each, PDF format) explains how I believe some of the new Web 2.0 tools …
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 …
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