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I invest in internet companies at Venrock, still wish I was a rock star, and have way too many hobbies.

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Hexacopter drone vid of 1st F9 rocket booster takeoff & landing w flight design legs http://t.co/FhZX3afK1a
Retweeted by David Pakman@aweissman thanks, just put it on (poolside)@aweissman big question is what is the US version of this. Hopefully @YouNow figures that outAll countries that don't use the metric system. http://t.co/kPBucoxB07
Retweeted by David Pakman@aweissman I know what you think, so I won't even ask...@aweissman I hope it does and I feel that it should, but there is something distinctly cultural in the http://t.co/5NUD5qeo30 examplesWill this work in the US eventually? Lucrative Stardom in China, Using a Webcam and a Voice, via @nytimes http://t.co/rZT7Nzgjet
@ryan_mcintyre @gnip @chrismoodycom @jvaleski @robjohnson and well done to you too RyanNapster co-founder Sean Parker to lead civic startup (@byersalex - @politico) http://t.co/6k3DXZ3tvk
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Everybody wants to go to @Penn! @nytimes reports we had largest increase in apps in the Ivies. http://t.co/vFDYqQeGh1 http://t.co/r38vqN0zNr
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I got an invitation to this cool sounding exclusive "important people talk to each other and change the world" thing. I make games. Games.
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@homebrew checks and signed term sheets on your desk@hunterwalk I'm at Homebrew. Just sayin'.
Unprecedented look at doctors through data. "Sliver of Medicare Doctors Get Big Share of Payouts" via @nytimes http://t.co/qXBJsDC9o3
@hunterwalk I think 70% of the mass market falls into this use case…and yet the product lacks simple/auto curation/channelsI'm picturing the itemized bill from this rescue like one from a hospital, "4 paratroopers, 2 inflatable boats..." http://t.co/uGVvf7EexsThis is marvelous. What Suffering Does, via @nytimes http://t.co/aYEgE0D0V3
@rickwebb Traktor@mpgjon Quite a few. For ad-supported businesses, isn't actual ad impressions the only metric that matters?@pakman Food Network around 1M viewers per quarter; Epic Meal Time alone has 6M+ subscribers https://t.co/sRhUCeXmPO
Retweeted by David Pakman@aweissman Food Network on NYT = 55K results. EpicMealTime = 94.@aweissman probably 400,000 youtubers with audiences > 2M (my guess). None covered in NYT.Awesome to see this. 'Hackathons' Aim to Solve Health Care's Ills http://t.co/LD25jqAgRqIncredible how much coverage "late night" TV gets for reaching, at best, 5M people. Thousands of apps > audiences http://t.co/vewWUFoqiU
On mobile, we spend 86% of our time in apps instead of in browser. (Better enable sharing within your apps!) http://t.co/ZLWbH5qvEO@benedictevans ahhh, got it.@benedictevans I agree. Just saying carriers are feeling disruption at the app layer.@benedictevans This won't kill carriers, but it will hurt them at the "revenue from apps" layer like messaging. (But you know all this)@benedictevans Plenty of people are disrupting "mobile" (telecom) without spectrum as the entire telecom stack become IP-based apps.I love @GlynnMacN's post on arriving in #NYC before the internet. https://t.co/klxWTsEViX
Soon, big cities will learn that Gig Ethernet attracts people and spurs innovation. Until then, move here... http://t.co/gCfM5SwwluAny surprise that America's Big 3 auto companies lead the world in number of recalls? #GM is the worst, of course. http://t.co/S6CMGhctkr
@rfradin @zaoyang @VCsurferDAD how can we help?@rachelsklar I want my shirt!@rachelsklar are you stalking me?AppNexus is thrilled to host tonight's "Keys to Startup Success" panel w/ @Venrock. Speakers include @kevinryan, @fabricegrinda & @bokelley.
Retweeted by David Pakman@benedictevans Thank you for the correction.@erichippeau Wow…it would be interesting to compare this to all sectors…finance, apparel, etc.Gartner says there are only 1000 paying #Hadoop customers so far. Oracle has 400,000. #lotsofupside http://t.co/cifvdkrBHfThere are 300,000 tech workers in NYC, only half at tech companies. Wow. http://t.co/yjstMVhBDS"There will be more Android devices sold in 2014 than all of the iOS devices sold ever." http://t.co/8hteLE5ptv
“The only way to fight piracy is to release day-and-date in every window, a reasonably priced digital alternative...” http://t.co/8RZW2frQ8E
In Some Ways, It’s Looking Like 1999 in the Stock Market, via @nytimes http://t.co/DnATtyoquABig data intersects policy-making. All Public Comments Are Welcome. Then What?, via @nytimes http://t.co/Z9wA7O7W8S
@aweissman nice. I saw PJ there too. Clapton also I think. Maybe Sheryl crow.Never played here, but saw Robert Plant, Counting Crows, Madonna... Roseland’s Life and Death, via @nytimes http://t.co/O2RUGzDUD3@rsarver Awesome, you can get even faster if you install DD-WRT on that box. http://t.co/lXHbeVYn8i@rickwebb I did see that and it was boggling until I remembered that Apple is in semi-turmoil internally.@rickwebb No surprise but @delta ranks as top 10 least-respected brands. They clearly just don't care. http://t.co/Q7HyZH1DuGBest #Ted2014 talk - The amazing current state of bionics and how it healed a boston bombing victim http://t.co/JJPiWnFF7uLet's hope. Reminds me of Moody's. “@WIRED: Will Target's lawsuit finally expose the failings of security audits? http://t.co/z7h6dReZ03
Google Trends on the search words: Minecraft, LEGO, GTA, Justine, Club Penguin Guess which color is which! http://t.co/0sCo52I0Xv
Retweeted by David PakmanWe had Social Networks when we were kids too... it was called "outside".
Retweeted by David PakmanThe inside story of how Klout was sold. http://t.co/CkRi5vynvt
Retweeted by David Pakman@lazerow wonder how THAT came about!?It is both fun and sad to move a company from "portfolio company" to "exited company" in my gmail@lorakolodny I do believe it is perfectly legal for the labels to set prices however they want (as long as they don't collude in doing so.)Love seeing cloud pricing wars between AWS and Google Compute. Hard to try to beat these guys on price longterm… http://t.co/oqhGtDzlfM@lorakolodny thanks for the RT but I am not suggesting label rates are set illegally.
@aweissman 3-4 years ahead of their peers in production, thanks to Martin and Abbey Road.@aweissman It's top 5 for me and has been since 1989…and 2nd side is most perfect album side ever.@aweissman speechless. she is a special girl.@aweissman Wow, that is an amazing reaction. My all time favorite album side…but my kids have not cried from it!
So thats over 1/4 $bn raised by just 2 Hadoop vendors in the past 6 days: http://t.co/6boiLaK8qt Data truly is the new gold...
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@awwstn Nope. This is more than fake traffic. It's man-in-the-browser bots browsing with your cookies and triggering re-targeting.Great overview of bots: About 36% of all Web traffic is considered fake, and this bot traffic cheats advertisers http://t.co/Y8KVI6cSDR
A Conversation With Danah Boyd, Author of ‘It’s Complicated,’ About Teenagers Online http://t.co/0zQ43zxNIX
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@pkedrosky stimulating as always. Hope to see u soon.@pkedrosky missed you at TED this year."Permissionless Innovation has transformed the MBA-driven business model to an engineer-&-designer-driven business model." Joi Ito #TED2014
Retweeted by David PakmanRevelations of N.S.A Spying Cost U.S. Tech Companies , via @nytimes http://t.co/3TMnrGegY1A Tale of Two TEDs: Ideas Conference Triumphant on 30th Anniversary http://t.co/uJDO1VzwEF
Rick Ledgett, Deputy Director of #NSA, addresses #ted2014 @ Vancouver Convention Centre http://t.co/wEBALYugKR'Minecraft' Maker's Profit Soars http://t.co/WhXgG7yqA1
@RobertBLevine_ very much agree with need for price skimming/tiered strategy. Proper response to elastic markets.@RobertBLevine_ may also be true but that's an issue unrelated to the price they are willing to pay if/when they decide to subscribe.Let's wipe out Colon Cancer. Mike, our CEO, is getting a colonoscopy & streaming it live. WATCH RIGHT NOW. #DSColon http://t.co/D3lJfwPmDE
Retweeted by David Pakman@BenedictEvans Everything's ephemeral now?@brianros1 Most of the music industry has raised rates/prices in face of declining sales. Counterproductive IMO and hastens decline.Important trend. "Disposable Phone Numbers Are So Hot Right Now" http://t.co/YQnJdmMAyv
#Sting discussing writers block and how he got through it by focusing on his upbringing. #TED2014 http://t.co/4uhwnmqLU6@kyledaustin @pkafka no. Ad-supported free streaming portion of paid services loses money.You never know who you might bump into at TED... http://t.co/T0tl9xDSXe
Retweeted by David PakmanSuper smart from @pakman: Music streaming subs like Spotify will stall out unless prices go much, much lower. http://t.co/LtH5MEKjzJ
Retweeted by David PakmanDavid @Pakman: The Price of Music http://t.co/4oqbQ7gOnu"I did not do this to be safe. I did this to do what's right." - #Snowden on if he would take a deal which compromises journalists. #TED2014"If I had to vote between hero and reckless I would choose hero" of #snowden - Sir @timberners_lee at #TED2014 http://t.co/cRwKhNWBvR"Your rights matter because you never know when you are going to need them." - Edward #Snowden at #TED2014Edward Snowden at #TED2014 @ Vancouver Convention Centre http://t.co/85esGNslIJIt would be no fun being a technology optimist if the naysayers weren't often so wrong. See @nnegroponte at #TED2014 http://t.co/riddzombET@cdixon case and point http://t.co/tmM6mdN6ih
Interesting Adobe data on US ‘TV Everywhere’ video consumption by device http://t.co/izx4kL7gXL
Retweeted by David PakmanOptimistic bias increases in old age. http://t.co/8DLXiAnOgA
Retweeted by David Pakman@rakeshlobster Great! Let me know when, would love to chat.@rakeshlobster @pmarca It's good for everyone if broadcast nets become cable nets. Better biz model.@rakeshlobster @pmarca Most O&Os won't survive without network affiliation. Economics don't work. But who cares?@dandotlewis yesFully agree. Spectrum more valuable for data “@pmarca: win-win: CBS goes OTT & FCC reclaims broadcast TV for data! http://t.co/qCXR4JwLxY"Fascinating, science-based decisions. To Keep Teenagers Alert, Schools Let Them Sleep In, via @nytimes http://t.co/MhvuJzpXg6Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science, via @nytimes http://t.co/Z4z5YDS0xc
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