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How The Media (Including TechCrunch) Is Wrong About Facebook’s IPO

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Editor’s note: Dan Scholnick is a General Partner at Trinity Ventures where he invests in early stage cloud computing and consumerized IT companies such as New Relic, dotCloud, StackMob, Cloudscaling, and Loggly. You can read more about Dan at the Trinity Ventures website or follow him on Twitter @dschol. He is not an investor...
How The Media (Including TechCrunch) Is Wrong About Facebook’s IPO

The future of online etiquette is already here -- it's just unevenly distributed

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As anyone who has missed an important email knows by now, modern communications etiquette is a minefield of unspoken expectations and potential anxiety-inducing behavior. If you need further proof, all you have to do is look at some of the responses to a recent blog post by New York Times...
The future of online etiquette is already here -- it's just unevenly distributed

New Evidence Shows That Patents Matter Less And Less For Startups

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I was recently at a "tech" conference that focused on entrepreneurs, and I watched a panel discussion on "legal issues" where the first speaker went on at length about why startups absolutely needed to apply for patents as soon as possible. He argued that so much of a company's value...
New Evidence Shows That Patents Matter Less And Less For Startups

Facebook Sends 1.1 Billion Hits To 3rd-Party Mobile Apps Per Month, Most Of Top 10 Grossers Integrate It

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Facebook does make money on mobile…for everybody else. Today Facebook announced it drove 160 million visitors and 1.1 billion to third-party apps last month, up from 60 million visitors and 320 million visits in February. Now seven of the top 10 grossing iOS apps and six of the top Android apps...
Facebook Sends 1.1 Billion Hits To 3rd-Party Mobile Apps Per Month, Most Of Top 10 Grossers Integrate It

I Love The Smell Of Sepia Tone In The Morning

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In three short weeks it will be 2013. Someone may want to send a fax to Flickr and Twitter to let them know. Over the past couple of days, both of these services have pulled a move straight out of 2010: they launched new versions of their mobile apps with...
I Love The Smell Of Sepia Tone In The Morning

No, Saying Musicians Must 'Add Value' Does Not Mean Music Has No Value

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Music lawyer Chris Castle has a talent for totally missing the point and then failing to make one of his own. In a recent blog post, he launches an attack on Michael Geist based on a completely incorrect interpretation of a statement he made to a parliamentary committee in 2010....
No, Saying Musicians Must 'Add Value' Does Not Mean Music Has No Value

Under Logic Of German 'Pay To Link' Proposal, If A German Publication Wastes My Time, I Can Send Them A Bill

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For quite some time now, we've been following the bizarre effort in Germany to establish "neighboring rights." This was a plan, first floated a few years ago, to force aggregators to pay to link to news sources. This year, that effort has really ramped up. In March, news came out...
Under Logic Of German 'Pay To Link' Proposal, If A German Publication Wastes My Time, I Can Send Them A Bill

Wall Street Loves Workday, But Doesn't Understand Subscription Businesses

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Workday had a monster IPO last month, pricing well above the top of its range and closing its first day with a pop of nearly 75 percent, and Wall Street seemed to respond well to the company’s first quarterly earnings report on Wednesday. Founders Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri have...
Wall Street Loves Workday, But Doesn't Understand Subscription Businesses

If you think Twitter doesn’t break news, you’re living in a dream world

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One of the signs of how much Twitter and other social tools are disrupting media are the strenuous arguments about how they aren’t doing this at all — including repeated assertions that “Twitter doesn’t break news.” In the latest example of the genre, a writer in the American Journalism...
If you think Twitter doesn’t break news, you’re living in a dream world

Here's How Facebook Is Going To Rake It In With Mobile Ads For Games And Apps (FB)

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Facebook is prepping new ads that will target mobile users based on the apps they have—and haven't—installed on their smartphones, the Wall Street Journal reports. But the Journal has made up a privacy scare story based on a fundamental misunderstanding of how Facebook apps and ads work. Also, it could...
Here's How Facebook Is Going To Rake It In With Mobile Ads For Games And Apps (FB)

Table Stakes Are Dangerous

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Much has already been written about Twitter and Flickr’s recent forays into photo filters. In particular, my friend MG wrote today that adding filters to Twitter and Flickr is a misguided attempt to catch up to Instagram: But let’s not beat around the bush: both Flickr and Twitter have rolled...
Table Stakes Are Dangerous
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