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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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Is YouNow the Future of Media Stardom? "The Talk Of #VidCon" http://t.co/OMRpjZ4AYU via @newrockstarsThis is a beautiful column and helps explain why some days, I just wake up thankful. "The Structure of Gratitude" http://t.co/CM9RIiLPgI
7/28
2015
VidCon, where "next big things are defined by popularity of actual consumers, not by the media or VCs" http://t.co/H8MXAfBo5k @ischafer
Retweeted by David PakmanTears For Fears at @capitoltheatre on 9/28/15. Tix onsale this Friday. #tearsforfears http://t.co/IMb18AbIpE@jonathanglick Was gonna say "weapons" but @pmarca kinda beat me to it."The community of creators/influencers is a completely different video opportunity" VidCon 2015 #GoodLuckTV http://t.co/d6wudfk61X@eringriffith vodka : drinking :: running : exerciseGuy who led "Global Quality" @ FiatChrysler now works for Apple. Record $105M fine for Fiat Chrysler 4 recall lapses http://t.co/V4dRhHNvN5Follow the attention... https://t.co/P9W014VsjTUsing Algorithms to Determine Character, via @nytimes http://t.co/BQoeghzBCb@aweissman I enjoyed it. I'm not sure it says anything new.Technology Is Magic, Just Ask The Washington Post - TechCrunch http://t.co/wJHsxxOA7q via @nuzzel by @rezendi thanks @declanm
7/27
2015
@mdudas also, Fed earns $75M/year, so plenty of incentive to play as #2-#5. ;)A distinction without a difference? Do "sections" of websites really matter? You write about Trump or you don't. http://t.co/RURsywPbynThis Chart Shows Why Comcast Would Be Interested in Vice Media and BuzzFeed - WSJ http://t.co/zPtEeix4aK via @nuzzel thanks @hoffmang
7/25
2015
@CaseyNeistat hiya, we're excited about Beme at @Venrock and @YouNow. I'd love to chat with you about it...
7/24
2015
Amazon is now bigger than Walmart - Quartz - http://t.co/h6VJGNu5XQThoughtful piece on Reddit by @adrianchen When the Internet’s ‘Moderators’ Are Anything But http://t.co/nUGVDILJGb http://t.co/tgWWssrx3b.@zefrank says sharing media is people relating to each other v relating to the content. Key lesson for so-called content biz #VIDCON2015
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7/23
2015
State of the art consumer products: sold D2C, market through conversations, publish original content. Love @Casper http://t.co/umVM9GhHquHead to http://t.co/GuDAL0XbNT NOW for @JackieOProblems's weekly show!
Retweeted by David Pakman#Activistinvestors are helping scrappy start-ups, unintentionally of course. Here's my blog. http://t.co/xxVlisR1Uw
Retweeted by David Pakman@eringriffith Yep, I agree with you. I can also make the point that most marketers are laggards and do not adjust spend to match attention.@eringriffith Which is reason enough to adjust one's ad mix spend...@Jet I deleted my original tweet because I was wrong, thanks.@34bps @modestproposal1 Got it, this was my lack of understanding of how Jet displayed discounts.@Jet Thank you!@34bps @modestproposal1 Oh ok, thanks...but in many cases, the discount is $0.01.@chrisfralic We were thinking of putting caps on our growth@eringriffith IMO, the point here is no so much advertisers must spend more on digital, it's that attention is waning where they r spending!@mikeyavo If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere...Hey #NYC, we finally have a civilized way of parking! Try Luxe, you will never park in a parking lot again! https://t.co/mM4y1Ho4DpPrediction: In the next 5 years, Google will acquire eBay. (Rationale: eBay is a high intent search engine for non-standard-SKU-commerce).
Retweeted by David PakmanSo amazing, the biggest event in media is happening right now and people still say "I don't get this VidCon thing." http://t.co/0XcItMcIJTLimits at Gawker? Rules at Reddit? Wild West Web Turns a Page, via @nytimes http://t.co/ry4YeuZKXB
7/22
2015
Thank god we did that deal: eBay/PayPal, Yahoo/Alibaba, Google/YouTube, Facebook/Instagram, Amazon/Zappos?, Priceline/Booking.com, Uber/TBD?
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7/21
2015
This is a positive signal. https://t.co/AvPBahhdEjCan't make it to VidCon? Not a problem. Catch up on everything by tuning into #vidcon July 23-25. We'll broadcasting 24/7!
Retweeted by David PakmanNative business models #ftw. Artists are making thousands of dollars — and their livings — off of Tumblr. http://t.co/tgWrxT3hEs
7/20
2015
Separating facts from politics in the @Uber vs @NYCMayorsOffice / taxi donor debate: https://t.co/1cangMMSaR via @joshmohrer
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7/19
2015
@jonathanglick I think that is inevitable but @emilmichael may not agree@jonathanglick @nuzzel @emilmichael I think some forms of congestion/pricing are needed, revised tolls, etcReddit's Future Is the Future of the Internet (and media) WIRED http://t.co/5xgP57HqbjLimiting Uber Won't End Congestion http://t.co/Rf9VIOi6QT via @nuzzel thanks @emilmichael
7/18
2015
Blatant protectionism of campaign supporters meets grass roots tech. https://t.co/go5VghuaJX#Bitcoin now has a higher transaction volume than Western Union. #TimesAreChanging #FinTech http://t.co/1XMLuUVGyj
Retweeted by David PakmanAs notification channels proliferate, developers have lots of tuning to do. The Notification Cloud http://t.co/tp1RMSQ5fl(Publishers, please read this!) How The Washington Post cut its page load time by 85 percent - Digiday http://t.co/u4ZFfTVJ7F via @nuzzelVictory for CloudFlare Against SOPA-like Court Order: Internet Service Doesn’t Have to Police Music Labels’ Trademark http://t.co/QMJm47dDwE
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7/16
2015
I was kindly interviewed for the @twentyminutevc podcast with @HarryStebbings. Have a listen and LMK what you think! http://t.co/5D2PD7mhGf
7/15
2015
Such a pleasure working with these guys... https://t.co/7S19FLZC19🔴 LIVE @danisnotonfire on #YouNow - http://t.co/63bTbRfJun http://t.co/p63zdW5l5W@StartupLJackson @cdixon amount of traffic on 280 directly correlates with where we are in the cycle?@beninato dp at VenrockMillennial Consumers Aren't Who You Think They Are http://t.co/KOsKXeCjCE Nice thoughts and research by @LinkedIn and @PenryPrice
7/14
2015
@beninato hey joe. Would love to get caught up. Email?
7/13
2015
Another good day at the office for @rogerfederer.@epaley I found it does fewer things with 100% accuracy, as opposed to too many things poorly and with 50% accuracyWant to see the future of voice as UX? Check out Amazon Echo. Extraordinarily good. Much quicker/far more accurate than Siri/Google Now.OH: You are either a startup or a turnaround. #truth
7/10
2015
It took a failure like http://t.co/eo0kRAzvOb for the U.S government to understand the business of building a website http://t.co/5l7HUDyJomBest tweet ever? RT “@twentyminutevc: So excited to announce we will have the legend that is @pakman @venrock on the show tomorrow! #podcastIBM silicon now down to 7nm. http://t.co/l4ZqlNTNJI@MikeIsaac gotta git me sum@MikeIsaac dude you are good with arrowsTech: configuration error, part failure, bug, SSL, DDoS Media: glitch, snafu, hitch, scrambling, flood of information
7/9
2015
"The @YouNow performers all have YouTube channels too, but they all describe YouNow as their primary platform." http://t.co/KuJPYPcQacGoogle acquired Motorola and then divested. Microsoft acquired Nokia and then divested. The best software minds in the world.
Retweeted by David PakmanPewDiePie demonstrates the web is in its "age of connecting". http://t.co/hbckyxB84e http://t.co/PcwvDnQGvh
7/8
2015
@dens i get no ad. Just 10-15 second auto-play highlights. Loving it.The @Wimbledon embedded video snippets in their @twitter feed are fantastic! Every news and sports media brand should do this!Why We Encrypt - Schneier on Security http://t.co/mahdq3SLBx
7/7
2015
We're spending a lot more time in our favorite apps, but not trying new ones http://t.co/j7bWfd5Xd2 http://t.co/XfIyHldBZn
Retweeted by David Pakman@prostko Thank you, Rick. And you sure can't beat that picture of me. ;)Whoh, freelancers sitting in your Slack. So cool. http://t.co/OrfOnBhZFtApple/Spotify/etc: 30%, Labels: 50%, Artists/Songwriters: 17% " Swift fighting the wrong part of the music industry" http://t.co/aTefNDa7nCWatch the Amazing First Trailer for the Upcoming New Minecraft Game http://t.co/8dXBwIYK4N http://t.co/YmuoP15ENd
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7/6
2015
I continue to be awed by the Minecraft community. #Minecon2015 is bigger than ever and still feels very much 'Mojang' http://t.co/9rFdxPwEIu
Retweeted by David PakmanSolar Plane Ends a Risky Journey – via @NYTNow http://t.co/wAdUO0dGmc http://t.co/9KXOsmA5SD
7/4
2015
Stat of the Day #STOD - via @mannyanekal #eSports https://t.co/imG2eWvfaO
Retweeted by David Pakman@VerizonSupport Hi any ETA for resolution of the network problems in Westchester County, NY?
7/2
2015
Two biggest issues in broadband: monopoly ISPs and self-interested landlords. https://t.co/UcKe1RcIiH
7/1
2015
Want predictions for @AppleMusic. Have a listen to this @musonomics podcast from @larrysmiller. https://t.co/qI01xaSJHk
6/29
2015
Incredible to me that traditional TV companies own no social/messaging platforms. https://t.co/8Y5CF1huZe@mikeisaac Anger comes from loss.@brobertsvc again@bobkocher You are now 2-0.
6/25
2015
@learmonth And the 77M it doesn't reach? Yup...the smartphone crowd 13 - 22?@benthompson Are these photos equally as valuable? http://t.co/5OgIqc1QPA and http://t.co/xi1Mu5Bj4R@benthompson I just believe you over-state the case that the value in a photo comes primarily from the subject.@benthompson So all the value in your stories are because you are writing about Google, Facebook, etc.?Incredible to watch an incumbent get disrupted in realtime. "Razor Sales Move Online, Away From Gillette"@mikeyavo only 20 years in...AdTech going mainstream "At Cannes, Festival Shifts Focus Toward Ad Tech" http://t.co/5CAFkynk4J http://t.co/nxYINKQ17H
6/23
2015
So @TeslaMotors stock is down, @fitbit is up. I am not sure Tesla is worth only 4x Fitbit.
Retweeted by David PakmanOne shave at a time. @DollarShaveClub $615M valuation, 2M subscribers on track for $140M in revenue. 3 yrs old. http://t.co/vkh3lBtdc4
Retweeted by David PakmanOMG! I just got quoted in E! Online! #bucketlist "20 Other Problems Taylor Swift Needs to Solve" http://t.co/r9uSn4bZqD via @eonline@tweetbrk ascap and BMI payments go to songwriters/publishers, not artists/record companies.@pkafka @taylorswift13 then she could re-negotiate record company/artist splits and artists would *really* start to make some money!Imagine if @taylorswift13 set her sights on terrestrial radio next! (US radio pays no royalties to sound recording rights holders.)
6/22
2015
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