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Li Yuan / Wall Street Journal:
Zero2IPO data: 3,418 new Chinese VC and PE funds raised $242B in 2017, up 2X on 2015; 12K firms manage $1.29T in 2017, up from 8K firms managing $756B in 2015   —  Over-the-top valuations, intense competition and greater uncertainty on returns have some talking of bubbles
Dec 14, 2017, 7:35 PMIn context
David Meyer / Fortune:
Bitcoin price reaches $16K+ despite bubble warnings, with a total market capitalization of ~$270B   —  Bitcoin broke through the $15,000 barrier on Thursday morning as it continued what has been a remarkable run even by the cryptocurrency's usual bubblelicious standards.
Dec 7, 2017, 6:45 AMIn context
Fred Wilson / AVC:
From 2012 to 2015, following Facebook's IPO, early stage startup valuations soared to unsustainable levels and are now returning back to normal   —  I tweeted out this article from Techcrunch in the middle of last week: … And the response from the Twittersphere was a desire to hear my views on it.
Dec 3, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Frank Chaparro / Business Insider:
Bitcoin clears $10,000, up more than 875% this year, and up more than $2,000 since Thursday's low of $7,979 per coin   —  - Bitcoin, the scorching-hot digital currency, cleared $10,000 a coin on Tuesday.  — The digital currency, which many Wall Streeters have said is in a massive bubble, is up more than 875% this year.
Nov 28, 2017, 2:09 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Small local social networks get usage boost during Harvey; opens of walkie-talkie app Zello rose 600%, and NextDoor memberships increased 650% in affected areas   —  On Wednesday morning, with floodwaters still rising in Houston, voices bubbled inside the relatively obscure walkie-talkie app Zello …
Aug 31, 2017, 9:40 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Chrome team is experimenting with an option to permanently mute sound on specific websites   —  A lot of awful things can happen on the internet, but few are as terrible as landing on a website that automatically plays videos with sound.  Thankfully, this is something Google is addressing in a future update to Chrome.
Aug 25, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince says firm has stopped protecting Daily Stormer from DDoS attacks, explains his discomfort with policy reversal in email to staff   —  Internet companies typically take a hands-off approach to offensive content on their networks, erring on the side of maintaining an open internet.
Aug 16, 2017, 6:43 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram gets threaded comments, and Facebook News Feed gets UI tweaks like bubble-style comments   —  Taking inspiration from line drawings, Reddit and Messenger, Facebook is overhauling the design of the News Feed to make it more legible, clickable and commentable.
Aug 15, 2017, 1:42 PMIn context
Alexandria Arnold / Bloomberg:
A startup named CoinDash halts its ICO, saying a hacker stole $7M by simply changing the ethereum address on its site that was intended to receive ICO funds   —  Social trading platform tells investors to stop sending money  —  Token sale garnered $6.4 million from early participants
Jul 17, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook updates mission statement to “give people power to build community, bring the world closer together”, from “making the world more open and connected”   —  “Making the world more open and connected” had one fundamental flaw: it didn't push for any specific positive outcome from more connection.
Jun 22, 2017, 12:32 PMIn context

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