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Enough with the news-reader apps – it’s time to support media that really matters | PandoDaily
"Finding content on the Web is not a serious problem. It’s a leisure problem – as in, it’s only really applicable to someone who has too much leisure time."
news  online  internet  business  venture-capital  entrepreneur  journalism  media  investment 
june 2013 by tsuomela
Start-Ups Keep Revenue at Zero to Cash In on Acquisition - Disruptions - NYTimes.com
"Getting acquired while producing no revenue is like performing a card trick without the deck of cards: the magician simply explains how magical the trick is, never actually showing it. (And we are supposed to step back in sheer awe.)

For start-ups, fewer numbers in the equation mean a projected valuation can be plucked out of thin air.

Look how well this worked for Instagram, which had zero in revenue and was bought for $1 billion."
business  silicon-valley  startup  bubbles  internet  venture-capital  economics 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Asleep at the Wheel of Creative Destruction - Umair Haque - HarvardBusiness.org
But the little-discussed converse is also true: venture investors have systematically underinvested in economic creation. Here's a simple question. How many new industries or markets have venture funds created in the last decade? By my count, exactly two (search and cleantech - and cleantech is still a maybe).
economics  innovation  creativity  venture-capital  failure  investment 
april 2009 by tsuomela

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