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Fred Wilson / A VC:
Entrepreneurs Have Control When Things Work, VCs Have Control When They Don't   —  I did an interview yesterday in Buffalo, NY where I was the past couple days for the launch of the Z80 incubator.  Grove Potter, the Business Editor for the Buffalo News, interviewed me for something like an hour.
Jul 26, 2012, 5:55 AMIn context
Fred Wilson / A VC:
In Defense Of Free   —  I have written so much about free here at AVC that it should be called AVFree.  In fact, I've even written a post with this exact same title (almost exactly seven years ago, the summer we invested in twitter, zynga, and tumblr).  —  I haven't touched this subject …
Jul 15, 2012, 1:40 PMIn context
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Mobile Is Where The Growth Is   —  If you look at any of the top web properties on comScore, Quantcast, Alexa or any other third party reporting service you will see that they all have been fairly flat over the first half of the year.  You might think that all these big web services are flatlining.
Jul 1, 2012, 5:05 AMIn context
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Fast Followers, Copy Cats, and Ripoffs   —  I was reading about Judge Posner's decision to throw out Apple's patent case against Motorola on CNN Money and came upon this by Florian Mueller: … I went on to read a study of accelerator programs on RRW and came upon this: … Android is very much a iPhone knockoff.
Jun 25, 2012, 7:40 AMIn context
Fred Wilson / A VC:
The art of important work, of making a ruckus and of inventing the future   —  Entrepreneurs teach VCs, not the other way around.  And I was lucky early in my career to back Seth Godin, who taught me a lot.  When I met Seth, he was writing books and building a web company.
Jun 21, 2012, 5:05 PMIn context
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Some Perspective   —  I don't disagree with PG when he says that Facebook's IPO performance (or lack thereof) has the potential to impact valuations in startup land.  I think it will be particularly impactful on the late stage and secondary markets where most of the IPO valuation speculation is happening.
Jun 5, 2012, 8:00 AMIn context
Fred Wilson / A VC:
The Darwinian Evolution of Startup Hubs   —  This weekend finds NYC in between Internet Week (which I largely missed because of my London trip) and Disrupt NYC (which I will be at on and off this coming week).  So the development of NYC as a startup hub is very much on my mind.
May 20, 2012, 12:10 AMIn context
Fred Wilson / A VC:
The Twitter “Patent Hack”   —  Yesterday Twitter announced that they plan to amend the assignments agreements that they sign with their employees.  They call this proposed amendment the Innovator's Patent Agreement.  I've been aware of this effort inside of Twitter for a while and I like to call …
Apr 18, 2012, 6:50 AMIn context
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Some Thoughts On Online Privacy   —  There are signs that Washington is gearing up to do something big in the area of online privacy.  The FTC put out a report earlier this week and the White House called for a “privacy bill of rights” last month.  Both have asked Congress to act on this issue.
Mar 29, 2012, 11:05 AMIn context
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Yahoo! Crosses The Line   —  The patents that Yahoo! is suing Facebook over are a crock of s**t.  None of them represent unique and new ideas at the time of the filing.  I supect they all can be thrown out over prior art if Facebook takes the time and effort to do that.
Mar 13, 2012, 9:40 AMIn context

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