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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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More context for BuzzFeed's Uber story, as told by someone who overheard @BuzzFeedBen's conversation: http://t.co/DBQtDECaWF
Retweeted by David PakmanBREAKING: Court Orders #Ferguson Police To Not Interfere w/ Photographing Or Recording In Public #nppa https://t.co/53OoUpmrqv
Retweeted by David Pakman#flashbackfriday - Last week on @JimmyKimmelLive Live! Watch it again: http://t.co/5ox0d49IfB http://t.co/qsCYCbZwpB
Retweeted by David PakmanReal life Homeland episode. Eavesdropping on Pakistani Official Led to Inquiry of Former U.S. Diplomat, via @nytimes http://t.co/7pynE8RFjT
11/21
2014
Startup Finds People Will Pay to Turn Smartphones Into Burner Phones http://t.co/t9Fq1KDLqmNeed extra phone numbers for texting? Get a free one with MMS picture messaging. Try the all new @burner! http://t.co/Mdt6DaV52B.@RichBTIG If current duopoly ISPs won't build out unless they can discriminate traffic and pick winners/losers, then we need new ISPs.@RichBTIG Too many hypotheticals in that tweet for me. But I will take the bet that @googlefiber won't disappear under #titleII.@RichBTIG Network investment by ISPs spurred purely by competition, not arcane regulatory issues. GOOG Fiber only reason for new investments@RichBTIG US commercial enterprise bandwidth is regulated by #TitleII and is far more competitive & provides faster speeds than residential
11/20
2014
.@ammori on Obama and #netneutrality: The "most important statement ever" by a public official on Internet freedom. http://t.co/vlARLSr9Cv
Retweeted by David PakmanBooze damages part of the brain that deals with self-control (Debbie Downer tweet...sorry!) http://t.co/gmuvU6S8EXHow Dollar Shave Club's Michael Dubin Learned to Be Funny on TV | Adweek http://t.co/clJTluSnFE@eringriffith yep. And my kids have no idea who he is and won't ever. But @SkyDoesMinecraf and @BeautyConTweets rule.@eringriffith ok. I just think the def of "celeb" has massively changed for youth, but MSM still playing a different game (paparazzi, etc)@eringriffith by "mainstream celebs" u mean "recognizable to adults"? Plenty of Internet celebs followed by 100M+ kids but never in "People"@eringriffith true as long as you include non-journalist media in that definition - plenty of @youtube celebs journos haven't written aboutOOOOF! MT @EdRussoWSBT: This is what snowed in really means. Pic:Jessica Marie in West Senaca NY via @GregPollak: http://t.co/DHu0ZTNa1Q
Retweeted by David PakmanWhy Groups Fail. Some terrific thinking from @CassSunstein and relevant to startup teams. https://t.co/sP3YhSCEKV"The reality is that the days of SaaS applications are coming to an end & the age of the SaaS platform is here." http://t.co/2ejFspSewb
11/19
2014
This is absolutely fantastic news. "#NYC Launches Free Gigabit Speed Wi-Fi Network" http://t.co/xRUdlR8PZ8Hey @riozilla, you built an amazing & important property! Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff Heads for the Door. http://t.co/BA8rLkPAFfThe listening that's at the heart of 2015 TED Prize winner Dave Isay's StoryCorps: http://t.co/8qE4Rl66HV
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11/17
2014
YouTube Music Key Google Play Music@pkedrosky it's an investable thesis too (that is, buy the opposite)Congrats to #venrockportfolio co, @appia! Mandalay Digital buys Appia to bring carriers back to the app market: https://t.co/EJfXFIIHUj
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11/14
2014
Thanks again @pakman for a great Open Door interview! Hear his take on the new hot spots for #venturecapital: http://t.co/BNRZSSVl0Z
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11/12
2014
@joemarchese @WaltBTIG @RichBTIG also, commercial broadband is regulated by title II today and is more vibrant/competitive than residential@joemarchese @RichBTIG only residential providers with .5Gbps+ are GOOG Fiber and municipally provided. Big cable/telecom not investing.@WaltBTIG @RichBTIG @joemarchese http://t.co/SqLjV47O1ALook fwd to hosting @pakman from @Venrock as our keynote guest for Dec. 16's CoInvent Startup Summit http://t.co/6wV6x2xBZC #startups #nyc
Retweeted by David Pakman@RichBTIG @joemarchese broadband research data just released makes clear US Telecom is not investing in broadband deployments (<2% of revs)Senator Inhofe, prominent skeptic of climate change, the presumed new chairman of the Senate Environment Committee... http://t.co/OUJK3BeQxl
11/11
2014
The President asks @FCC to issues strong #NetNeutrality rules and use Title II authority to accomplish it. http://t.co/a5u2azD7gc.@DollarShaveClub Takes to TV in a Big Way With New Campaign http://t.co/eBF0iJonm0Crazy. Police Use Department Wish List When Deciding Which Assets to Seize , via @nytimes http://t.co/xQr9PfGPla
11/10
2014
Frankly, a Navy SEAL who kills the president deserves to be criticized. http://t.co/0nXL64kGsE
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11/8
2014
The kind folks at @onewiretweets interviewed me on the "Three Keys To Being A Killer Investor" http://t.co/lpkjtWLFP8
11/7
2014
@GarrettDodge I'm flattered such a prominent group of lobbyists would read my blog.Known as ‘Alex From Target,’ Teenage Clerk Rises to Star on Twitter and Talk Shows – via @NYTNow http://t.co/HPxqgiAE0GIn Defense of Technology – via @NYTNow http://t.co/w7XTud1Azb
11/6
2014
Verizon to FCC: If you regulate us, we will sue you. And we think we will win. http://t.co/y2AvXjozMA
11/5
2014
Only good thing about FCC hybrid net neutrality proposal is when it is struck down in court, new administration will get to decide next step
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11/4
2014
OH: 2% of the world's energy is now consumed by data center cooling.@eringriffith @graubart It may cause others to question…but where else do you go? Digital download sales are crumbling.@graubart @eringriffith Do we really think Spotify will lose any subs over this? I don't. Only bad if tons of other artists pull out.I am SO rooting for Michael Dell. He will crush it. "Dell’s Life After Wall Street" via @nytimes http://t.co/6t9sDSaXNkPolice Targeted Media With No-Fly Zone Over Ferguson, Tapes Show , via @nytimes http://t.co/heFciIwLC5I am so rooting for Michael Dell. Dell’s Life After Wall Street , via @nytimes http://t.co/6t9sDSaXNk
11/3
2014
Close your eyes, listen to this, and tell me she doesn't sound as good as Dave @davewecklmusic https://t.co/Ws7oTqmKsYSome of us believe 17-year old Japanese sensation Senri Kawaguchi may already be the best drummer alive. #girlpower https://t.co/3s6wsmEhmS
11/1
2014
Talk about a rush to judgement. This before you even know the cause?! @time "Virgin Galactic crash: A tragedy of hubris"
Retweeted by David PakmanJudge Rakoff on why innocent people plead guilty and what to do about it http://t.co/AEk30VJMjr @nybooks
Retweeted by David PakmanI love the frankness of @rachelsklar "I'm 41, Single and Pregnant" #techtransparencyweek https://t.co/Xw9qXYHV7uShattering a Few Myths About How to Find the Influencers http://t.co/tQxiIZo1v8SORRELL: WPP's $25 Million Stake In AppNexus Leaves Publicis And Omnicom With 'Nowhere To Go' http://t.co/ORhzAlvU3YWhy the U.S. Has Fallen Behind in Internet Speed and Affordability, via @nytimes http://t.co/2HjzJp58qW
10/31
2014
@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
Retweeted by David PakmanThe Apple growth score card. http://t.co/4hqxrsJdUX
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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
10/15
2014
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