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Comments Are Dead, Long Live Comments

Yet another mainstream media site took down comments this week. In the post explaining the move, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher explained that “as social media has continued its robust growth, the bulk of discussion of our stories is increasingly taking place there, making onsite comments less and less used and less and less useful.” […]

Video Of The Week: Hating On People

I’m not a celebrity by any means, but I get hated on in public every so often. http://bit.ly/iekSJw hahahahaha Fred Wilson your an IDIOT! — Ty Hudson (@ooko0) April 8, 2011 It doesn’t feel good to be honest. I really like what Jimmy Kimmel did here to highlight the issue

Attention Uber and GrabTaxi: Your Apps Will Soon be Regulated in Singapore

Taxi booking services like Uber and GrabTaxi are set to receive some increased scrutiny in tightly controlled Singapore.

DCM China’s Hurst Lin Takes Evangelical Approach to Investment

It's crucial for entrepreneurs to have the ability to convince others they have a solid business idea, the China-focused investor says.

Morgan Stanley Vet Builds Enterprise Startups With Work-Bench Ventures

The accelerator doesn’t lead rounds. It co-invests in companies that have live products and some traction with Fortune 500 customers.

Immigration

Damn. The President has done it twice in the past few weeks. He’s showing a new side of him and I like it very much. Last night he announced a series of executive actions that “will shield up to five million people from deportation and allow many to work legally, although it offers no path […]

Friday fun and Xmas cheer: The TGIF mistletoe drone

Check out this brilliant video from the TGIF restaurant in Manchester where they hung mistletoe from a drone to get their customers kissing. The ‘Kisscam’ at 0.55 is my favourite moment. That’s quite put me in the mood for Christmas, and it’s not even December yet

“I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies”

I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies: 1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and […]

Scott Kupor Andreessen Horowitz Speaks with Entrepreneurs at BCVP

We invited some local tech founders over to our office Wednesday night to meet Scott Kupor Managing Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. We have been close with Scott since before he joined Andreessen Horowitz. We thought this would be a good...

Venture Firms Increase Investment in Dermatology in Third Quarter

The activity in the first three quarters, spread across 15 financings, puts 2014 on pace to be one of the strongest for dermatology investment.

Venture Capitalists Feast on Specialty Food Deals

The search for healthier and alternative food sources is driving investment.

Heat-Mapping Startup Essess Picks Up $10.8 Million to Scan for Energy Leaks

Essess is joining a growing number of startups that are going after the billions of dollars that utilities in the U.S. must spend on energy-efficiency programs under state mandates.

Techstars Graduates’ Survival Rates: What the Numbers Show

The accelerator touts its 78% rate of still-active startups, but that's skewed by the most recent, larger classes.

Car Sharing Company Getaround Fuels Up at $200 Million Valuation

Private investors have plowed well north of $2 billion in recent years into startups seeking to disrupt the transportation sector.

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