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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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@derekslater Yes. I am happy to talk with you about the next level of conversation: sec 706 vs Title II@derekslater we would like to hear @Google support Title II framework for net neutralityDear @Google: We're Google employees and users standing together for Title II net neutrality, will you stand with us? http://t.co/qwqoS1fpAOWow. Should've listened to @elonmusk. http://t.co/gLgbUYdvXa
Retweeted by David Pakman@kartikparija @adorilabs Send me a note. dp at venrock dot comYouNow is the Live Video Amateur Hour That Nearly Died. Now It's Booming. Here's What Happened. http://t.co/g7HNKEa4ZO via @pkafka
10/29
2014
Orbital Sciences Antares rocket just blew up at launch http://t.co/bm817qKd3uLast month: 55% of users exclusively accessed @ESPN on a mobile device @ryanspoon @BenedictEvans @a16z
Retweeted by David Pakman@atif_rz But thanks@atif_rz My post is not about whether publishers should exist, but at what tax to the system. His post doesn't address this.The Artist's Share — Are Record Labels and Book Publishers Worthy of The Amount They Keep? http://t.co/U26XEJOrYPThe Artist’s Share http://t.co/qZAFXULom6@mdudas fewer words of truth have been spoken"In the long arc of time, you’re only relevant as a retailer and merchant if your customers love you" - Tim Cook http://t.co/xoQR3VxpKIAmazon is doing the world a favor by crushing book publishers http://t.co/7yoDLZaZrq via @voxdotcom
10/28
2014
Apple's capital investments in retail. http://t.co/cR0wDJRvsC
Retweeted by David PakmanU.S. Inquiry Sought in Police Treatment of Press at Ferguson Protests , via @nytimes http://t.co/KeSGSaFX5y
10/27
2014
Bitcoin 2.0: Sidechains and Ethereum and Zerocash http://t.co/1E8REsMGct
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10/25
2014
Venrock's @bobkocher in @forbes--Precision Health: Policy Needs To Catch Up To Science http://t.co/YbGXY2R9GG http://t.co/4MUQkDJFrc
10/23
2014
Ain't too proud to beg...anyone have a Google Inbox invite you are willing to share? Thank you in advance!How Music Can Boost a High-Intensity Workout, via @nytimes crank up the tunes http://t.co/Xxdonb1YxJ
10/22
2014
Shocker. “@Recode: Michigan Becomes Fifth State to Thwart Direct Tesla Sales http://t.co/GbWpczi5gWCloudFlare's co-founders talk co-founders, investors and losing at TC Disrupt http://t.co/QqJ26l5JXr
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10/21
2014
iOS 8.1 is out.Americans in past year killed by… #Ebola: 1. #ISIS: 2. Gun violence: 31,000. Flu/Pneumonia: 54,000. Cancer: 575,000. Heart disease: 600,000.
Retweeted by David Pakman"In the last iPhone launch weekend, Apple sold 25x more CPU transistors than were in all the PCs on earth in 1995." http://t.co/Iy93SPc6jl
10/20
2014
Take note @espn RT @chrystz: For those who don't understand E-sports! This is how it looks like #Worlds #lolesports http://t.co/MW52Ul2zlv"
Retweeted by David PakmanWhen brands are jerks to their customers on public social networks: http://t.co/RsKHma8drE
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10/19
2014
@JasonHirschhorn so YOU are the ultraviolet user! Located!
10/18
2014
"...unbundling would drain half of the revenue, $70B, out of the TV industry..." http://t.co/UfemkKa2JvGoogle tests waters for potential ultra-fast wireless service http://t.co/XGcZUth0wA via @reuters
10/17
2014
I oppose the NY State BitLicense. It is bad for innovation and makes NY hostile to startups. Please join me. https://t.co/0qdFYBjQrU@jasonmendelson we wish you well @bfeld@jasonmendelson @bfeld what happened to him?For those of you kindly asking, the killer #DJ last night at @Venrock Innovators Night was DJ @MichaelBaltra! We love him too!@JamesHotels amazing, as always. Fantastic staff, great food, exceptional views, and potent El Diablos! Thank you!@jonathanglick short term investors make some stock picking easyJust loaded up on more $NFLX. Thank you, Wall Street.'The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube' in list 'Minecraft Resources' https://t.co/V72TzGGv3s via #minecraft #minecraftedu
Retweeted by David PakmanIf encrypted iOS means crimes go unsolved, how did the FBI ever solves crimes before cell phones? http://t.co/FOeU6KCImH@rachelsklar @Michael_Bloom @MarkGhuneim @Clayman @aweissman he *is* one of the rebbes
10/16
2014
Ready for Venrock Innovators Night! @ Jimmy Rooftop At The James Soho http://t.co/rQGSfXVvK5@cdixon The content is shaped by the interaction@cdixon Sam is true of Twitch/YouNow vs YouTubeUnder reported story RT @dannysullivan: Facebook Passes YouTube, Delivers A Billion More Desktop Video Views http://t.co/phsSYy7hZZ
Retweeted by David Pakman@hoffmang Yep, know it is possible…just waiting for them to take the full plunge…(but just signed new 6 year DTV deal…)@hoffmang if I read this right, unbundled only for select people in select areas and limited/no local games?@fromedome @nichcarlson @pkafka @richbtig Only if you qualify and limited/no local games@nichcarlson @pkafka @richbtig $239 - $329 here, and you need DirecTV: http://t.co/IFM2mEwmbnIn 2013, Ted Sarandos of $NFLX: "The Goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us." http://t.co/UHJUmlPAtv@richbtig My bigger question is which sports league, if any, will offer OTT first?@hoffmang But DirecTV is still a "BIG" bundle.Now, if the @nfl launched an OTT service, the TV bundle would splinter into 500 pieces instantly.The $NFLX effect RT @eringriffith: ! RT @twxcorp: In 2015 @HBO will launch standalone HBO service in the USSelf-driving cars are coming and will bring major disruption to Detroit, Auto Insurance and many other industries... http://t.co/sZ23FyuZ9s
10/15
2014
Amazon Plays Rough. So What?, via @nytimes http://t.co/VMk8PCH7pM
10/14
2014
@aweissman Pistonmc server?1.2 million new bitcoin wallets were created in Q3 2014, a 21% growth on Q2 #BTCReport2014 http://t.co/hP5RRDkREi http://t.co/d4TFvG5Ecm
Retweeted by David PakmanCampaigns Find Ad Space Finite, Even on the Web , via @nytimes http://t.co/wrn4Gzm2vD
10/13
2014
Live broadcasters find their audience online, @younow http://t.co/ea0fpeXjGm via @BostonGlobeSeth's Blog: We have Ebola http://t.co/hUTNXGyTZg
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10/12
2014
@Spencerante updated once per year, inaccurate or no traffic-optimized routing, and costs money!@Spencerante who even uses car nav systems anymore?This is the company that claims TV ad viewing is not affected by DVRs. "TV Ratings by Nielsen Had Errors for Months" http://t.co/1C4MnlxwAsRetailers cannot be trusted with our payment credentials. "Kmart and Dairy Queen Report Data Breach" http://t.co/yL7ByL6BvuWhat happens when you Take 2nd graders to a 7 course meal at Daniel, a Michelin starred restaurant. http://t.co/L5g65ddDu0
Retweeted by David Pakman"Verizon Wins NYC 4G Showdown, Sprint Dead Last" http://t.co/GjAUeMD1Ue http://t.co/3IXzfXwGy8
Retweeted by David PakmanObama Reiterates His Opposition to Internet ‘Fast Lanes’ , via @nytimes http://t.co/hxDlVFXMTo
10/11
2014
On the future of work http://t.co/6r3tsJKvgk
Retweeted by David PakmanI curate a playlist of my favorite musical finds - Continuously Updated Awesomeness. I work for YOU, people. http://t.co/aYo7Mec4fn@DowJonesSupport Also, read this thread: https://t.co/zOhtqLx1Cy I emailed support@dowjones and got no reply. Are you guys addressing this?@DowJonesSupport iPad Air, iOS8.0.2. Your app breaks all AppStore, iTunes & Newsstand downloads. Read your 400+ one-star reviews for details
10/10
2014
@WSJ your app has 350+ one-star reviews and thousands of people complaining on Apple's support forums. Time to acknowledge and ship a fix?Holy incompetence...the new @WSJ iPad app completely breaks the AppStore and iTunes. https://t.co/Eal2JHDchn http://t.co/gzmlbibHmB"Bitcoin Foundation Condemns Lack of Transparency in New York BitLicense" Come on #NY, don't blow it here. https://t.co/qUkxjqHQzNWorld's best #mashup artist, @djearworm "Mash Up For What" https://t.co/JiYTGE8TZu
10/9
2014
"Mom, Dad: I'm Dropping Out of College to Become a Pro Gamer" This is where TV disruption comes from, folks. http://t.co/CYlmtM1AT9@joefernandez Frenchs Forest…or The RocksIt's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call.
Retweeted by David PakmanHaving trouble with iOS 8 I presume? RT “@Carl_C_Icahn: Tmrw we’ll be sending an open letter to @tim_cook. Believe it will be interesting.”Congrats on the SA100 @NickBeim+@pakman, @bokelley+@mrubenstein99 @appnexus, Adi Sideman @YouNow,& @jwelde @smartling http://t.co/ftNTWuzWRn
Retweeted by David Pakman"No advertiser really believes ads are watched on DVRs no matter what Nielsen indicates..." http://t.co/E0FXqcrjoR via @RichBTIGThe painful legacy of DRM. "Apple will face $350M trial over iPod DRM" http://t.co/5dCODmXrLK
10/8
2014
@aweissman thanks for sharing this. Love Stevie and Haim.Consumer holiday spending at retail will be up by 4% this year, according to retailers. http://t.co/kJMPLQ59f5
10/7
2014
Did you ever notice how a woman’s “I’ll be ready in 5min” and a guys “I’ll be home in 5min” are one and the same?
Retweeted by David PakmanNo scarcity in news. RT @BradStone: Jeff Bezos's New Plan for News: Washington Post Becomes an Amazon Product: http://t.co/TESJxM1TLgWhy the FCC will probably ignore the public on network neutrality http://t.co/3Kp622JkRa via @voxdotcom
10/6
2014
On net neutrality: "We want consumers to be kingmakers. We don't want ISPs to be kingmakers" - @pakman #TechweekNYC
Retweeted by David PakmanPopular New Exercise App Just Tells Users They Ran 5 Miles A Day No Matter What http://t.co/Lde6ojgfkk http://t.co/InBwnAoszV
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10/3
2014
Unsigned L.A.-based electro-pop songstress Kelly Sweet's fantastic remake of "In The Air Tonight" #Milq http://t.co/9rkpL0lRmCHomework done? No. YouNow? Yes.
Retweeted by David Pakman"PayPal hasn’t innovated in the United States in a decade, and it shows,” Apple Pay Signals New Era at Cash Register http://t.co/xSsfVsBKj7Derek Jeter unveils 1st post-baseball venture: Players Tribune, a website a/b athletes by athletes http://t.co/W7m2e9i4NC (HT @darrenrovell)
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10/1
2014
The Odds, Continually Updated, via @nytimes #bayesianchoicemodeling http://t.co/jw4MPov3y3Watching a game on TV or deciding to attend one IRL are two completed unrelated decisions. Blackouts are silly. http://t.co/MKSYDFWQ33
9/30
2014
@dunnery I would love to see you! I have an event that night. How are you?? We miss you so much!"@DollarShaveClub and the Modern Brands" http://t.co/AU1mZSPRST@aweissman @MarkGhuneim not "literary".
9/29
2014
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