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Links 1 through 9 of 9 by Suw Charman-Anderson tagged VC

This post is a bit of inside baseball, but bear with me. Like everyone else, I was very impressed by Facebook’s $16 billion-plus acquisition of WhatApp. Apart from the founders and employees of the company, Sequoia Capital was the big winner, and that was recognized by everyone. via Pocket

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Kevin: Jeff Atwood of StackOverflow discusses how Stack compares with Quora, a popular and much talked about Q-and-A site that garnered an early high quality network. One very interesting point that Jeff makes when drawing distinctions between the two sites: "we don't care about the social graph, we care about the information graph."

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Kevin: Layar is Dutch augmented reality company whose application runs on Android devices, iPhone and as of last week, Symbian Nokia. Augmented reality layers extra information on top of the view based on information from the GPS, compass and accelerometer in smartphones. The company looks to have closed $1m in funding.

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Kevin: Ten lessons from Mark Goldenson who tried to start "an internet TV network for games called PlayCafe". One thing to note for journalists looking for new opportunities: "Content businesses suck (or: do it for love and expect to lose money)." And as many have written about, media start-ups are not job creation programmes for journalists. They are usually small on staffing and funding and big on risk.

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Kevin: The latest elegy for free web hosting site GeoCities by Fred Wilson, with Flatiron Ventures. He shares his memoires and lessons learned. "I learned a lot from that deal. I learned that the Internet is all about people expressing themselves on pages they own and control. I learned that a business deal made over dinner and a handshake can turn into hundreds of millions of dollars, I learned that good partners are worth every penny of returns you give up to get them, and I learned that selling too soon is not too painful as long as you don't sell too much. And most of all I learned that you can make 100 times your investment every once in a while. And when you do, it's something special."

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It's great advice on how to run a business, whether you're in technology or journalism.

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Kevin: Fred Wilson with a great post from both the position of a VC and a user. Internet giants are buying up great services and then letting the services languish.

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Kevin: Cyndy Aleo-Carreira looks at Web 2.0 VC investment and a Reuters story that says it is slowing. I think everyone realises that we're at the end of a cycle(s), and actually, the Cambrian explosion of ideas rose out of the dot.com crash and with more

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Kevin: Kleiner Perkins sets up $100m fund to focus on iPhone startups. The iPhone SDK is a game changer especially because OS X developers can leverage their knowledge so easily.

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