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Entries from July 27th, 2010

Rubicon: Not Every Conspiracy is a Theory

July 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Personal

Tweet For those of you who might be Mad Men lovers, here’s another great show coming at you from AMC. If you’re the type (like me) who just loves spy / conspiracy thrillers, you’ll enjoy “Rubicon” as well. Below is a sneak preview of the entire pilot episode for “Rubicon,” which will have its official [...]

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Your Foursquare Check-ins… on Google Maps!

July 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments · Personal, tech

Tweet Today, Fred Wilson wrote a short but fascinating blog post on visual representation of Foursquare check-ins via Google Maps, and the potential uses for this user-generated contend. Below are my last ~150 check-ins in New York City. Want to see your own map? Foursquare has a page devoted to private feeds of your check-ins, [...]

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The Giving Pledge Update

July 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments · socent

Tweet Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft with Bill Gates, has pledged to give away more than half of his $13.5 billion fortune. The Giving Pledge, which started with a challenge issued by Gates and Warren Buffett, has now also gained the support of billionaries such as: Eli Broad (former CEO of SunAmerica) Venture capitalist John [...]

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VC Fundraising Nears 7-Year Low

July 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment · VC, tech

Tweet Yesterday, the National Venture Capital Association released VC fundraising figures for Q2 2010. The $1.9 billion raised in this past quarter represents a 56% drop from the $4.4 billion raised in the same period in 2009, and is the weakest fundraising experienced by the VC industry since Q3 2003. Dealbook reports on some commentary [...]

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