Saïd Amin
@said

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Apr 9, 2015

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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
Ha! Yea, that jumped out at me too. Head scratcher.

Kara Swisher was at last year's GeekWire conference here in Seattle and at the time said that Recode was not (yet) profitable. Can't help but to view the acquisition as a quasi fire-sale.
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A good read: Kara Swisher Has Lost
pando.com/2015/05/27/kara-swisher-has-lost/
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Oh wow. A whole bunch of crazy talk from this man.

'In a sentencing hearing, Dooley said: "Has anything good ever come out of drinking other than sex with a pretty girl?"' -- Um, conjecture? Is such a statement even legal (never mind appropriate or admissible) for a judge to state on record?

I jus ... Read more
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Good stuff. Digging this rev channel.
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Reminds me of East Coast vs West Coast rap feuds of the the 90s *rolling eyes*

Fred Wilson is my favorite VC blogger. I admire how he views the tech landscape (independent thinker) and his ability to succinctly/effectively communicate his thoughts. I suspect that he is a huge value add to any compa ... Read more
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Native ads on Imgur? I hear boos from the peanut gallery.
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It's not really an 18 month old startup. Most of the revs come from their conference, which they have been running since 2007. When they left the Wall Street Journal umbrella (AllThingsD) they kept the conference.
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Jeez, how insensitive and I-G-N-O-R-A-N-T.

"Huckabee also reminds viewers that trans people are just doing it for attention and to get access to the opposite sex because there’s really no such thing as “feeling like a woman” if you’re a man. In fact, Huckabee says, if trans people were around when ... Read more
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Man, great perks!

My fav is Google's "Devoting 20% of your time to something else".
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That was great - thanks for sharing.
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Good for them! These guys work around the corner from me at the WeWork office.
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Ha! When I saw this article I couldn't help but to roll my eyes. As antiquated as their online UI/UX/Tools are for businesses, working on an internal Bitcoin is the LAST thing these guys should be spending their time on.
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Historic! I couldn't be happier about this.
Obama has finally earned his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ;)
Jokes aside, I am so proud to call him my President.
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Ha!! =)
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Ha, got a chuckle at the not-so-subtle dig at Uber. This is a significant partnership win for Lyft.

“We’ve spent a lot of time with (Lyft) over the last few months and have been so deeply impressed with their business model, their values and approach of building a business the right way,” Starbucks ... Read more
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I can't find the chart but photo apps are one of the top verticals receiving VC money. There's a ton of these well-funded apps in the dead-pool. We're hearing about this one b/c their ill fated decision to turn down an acquisition from Twitter. I always viewed Frontback as a niche photo app that by ... Read more
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Bootstrapped and profitable before raising a mega first round. Nice!
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A user comment below from a related NyTimes article that resonates (nyti.ms/1MafhXf).

"Mary Pennsylvania

I know the good Senator Schumer has struggled with his decision and is voting his conscience. However, he needs - and we need - to think deep and hard about whether his conscience is guiding ... Read more
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