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Venture Returns Are Horrible, And it’s the Fault of… the Investors?

pandodaily.com
If there is one thing the investors in venture capital funds are good at, it’s wimping out. Limited partners in venture funds, or LPs, have historically sucked at standing up to their general partners. They’re so bad at it that a new white paper from the Kaufman Foundation blames investors...
Venture Returns Are Horrible, And it’s the Fault of… the Investors?

Phone Maker HTC Reports Tough Quarter and Forecasts Continued Pain Ahead

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Taiwanese phone maker HTC on Monday reported a lackluster fourth quarter and predicted a further drop in sales and profit margins amid strong competition. For the fourth quarter, HTC said it earned 10.94 billion Taiwanese dollars, or 13.06 Taiwan dollars per share, on revenue of 101.42 billion Taiwan dollars. That’s...
Phone Maker HTC Reports Tough Quarter and Forecasts Continued Pain Ahead
Memo to this year's YC class: It's damn hard to build an enterprise company

Wahoo Fitness BlueSC bike sensor ships for iPhone, fixie owners rejoice

www.engadget.com
Summer cycling is about to get a lot more... precise. The Wahoo Fitness BlueSC sensor we saw back in April is now shipping, giving iPhone 4S and new iPad owners a Bluetooth 4.0 tracker for a bike's pedal cadence, speed and long-term performance through a trio of sensors. As...
Wahoo Fitness BlueSC bike sensor ships for iPhone, fixie owners rejoice

Facebook Is "Muppet Bait"

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CNBC was kind enough to have me on this morning to talk Facebook with hosts Andrew Ross Sorkin, Becky Quick, Joe Kernen, and guest host Steve Rattner. I love the Squawk Box crew--they're a class act--and this was a fun discussion. Steve argued persuasively that individuals shouldn't trade stocks, a...
Facebook Is "Muppet Bait"

Mavizon Mavia tracker reaches pre-order at last, makes best friends of cars and iPhones

www.engadget.com
Remember Mavizon's plans for its Mavia car tracking device (formerly the AutoBot) from almost two years ago? The company promised availability sometime in 2012, and we're here in earnest with the car companion ready for pre-order. The business model has changed significantly since 2010, however. It's a cheaper $169...
Mavizon Mavia tracker reaches pre-order at last, makes best friends of cars and iPhones

Apple without Jobs is "weird" says chairman, but it's not in trouble

arstechnica.com
Running Apple’s board of directors without Steve Jobs around has been “weird” for its chairman, Arthur Levinson, according to an interview he gave at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Tuesday reported by CNN. Levinson stated that the Jobs the public knew was “not, for the most part, the Steve...
Apple without Jobs is "weird" says chairman, but it's not in trouble

New Evidence That IPOs Are Bad For Growth

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Moving towards an initial public offering often seems like a great idea. It allows founders, employees, and investors to cash out, and is a significant source of new funding. But there's a downside too, according to a working paper from John Asker and Alexander Ljungqvist of NYU's Stern School of Business and Joan...
New Evidence That IPOs Are Bad For Growth

As Apple and Samsung accelerate, HTC’s sales fade away

gigaom.com
Once high-flying Android manufacturer HTC reported weak fourth quarter results and forecast an even tougher first quarter as competition from Apple and Samsung squeezed the Taiwanese smartphone maker. HTC reported revenue of 101.42 billion Taiwan dollars or $3.48 billion with earnings of 10.94 billion Taiwanese dollars or $369 million, good for...
As Apple and Samsung accelerate, HTC’s sales fade away

Zynga to shut four more weak games, including The Ville

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Zynga said today it will shut down four major games in an effort to lower costs. David Ko, chief operations officer, said in a conference call with analysts that the company plans to shut down four once-big games: The Ville, Empires & Allies, Dream Zoo, and Zynga City on...
Zynga to shut four more weak games, including The Ville

Tracking the Performance of Past Tech IPOs

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With the lackluster first day issue of Facebook on Friday, we thought we would take a moment to look at the memorable tech IPOs of the past and see how they have fared over the years. While the first day "pop" of some companies can generate news, what is more...
Tracking the Performance of Past Tech IPOs
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