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Marc Andreessen on Why Optimism Is Always the Safest Bet

NYMag – Oct 19, 6:03 PM
Nilofer Merchant This interview with @pmarca is illuminating. t.co/JQ4zs3BzS0 || Disheartening that "meritocracy" myth continues.
Enrique Dubois RT @enekoknorr: Marc Andreessen on Why Optimism Is Always the Safest Bet t.co/qGvPco3COD
Eneko Knörr Marc Andreessen on Why Optimism Is Always the Safest Bet t.co/qGvPco3COD
howardlindzon If @pmarca could figure out how to grow his hair like his beard...I would be impressed but good interview... t.co/mSIYoK6wVo
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Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity

MIT Technology Review – Isaac Asimov – Oct 20, 9:15 AM – Note from Arthur Obermayer, friend of the author: In 1959, I worked as a scientist at Allied Research Associates in Boston. The company was an MIT spinoff that originally focused on the effects of nuclear weapons on aircraft structures. The company…
Bob Metcalfe Published for the first time: 1959 essay by Isaac Asimov on creativity, cerebration: t.co/O3O31kDQ39
Mike Davidson Peculiar short essay on creativity by Isaac Asimov. I'm going to start saying "cerebration" now. t.co/pQ1pngdvex
Chris Dixon Isaac Asimov Mulls 'How Do People Get New Ideas?' t.co/gvbFQzdK8a
Michael Panesis Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity | MIT Technology Review t.co/LJKEohx94I
Jude Gomila RT @sharpshoot: Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity t.co/rTmWrup5ov >@TechReview
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One-Tap Signup & Ride With Apple Pay | Uber Blog

Uber – Today, we launched an update to the Uber app that is integrated with Apple Pay, a new service that offers an easy, secure, and private way to pay using Touch ID. We're excited about it because it solves an age-old problem in the world of…
Josh Spear RT @fmanjoo: Apple Pay reduces Uber's sign-up flow to a single tap. t.co/5IeOKGX5OT
Ryan Spoon One-Tap Signup & Ride With Apple Pay | Uber Blog - Uber t.co/NvR6praGuS via @nuzzel thanks @BenedictEvans
Roy Rodenstein Ok this ApplePay UX in Uber is pretty fantastic. Order and transact without any registration or entry of any info. t.co/VT0pLYWiTa
Ryan Sarver This is the exciting part of Apple Pay. Apps, not retail, removing friction. 'One-Tap Sign Up & Ride With Apple Pay' t.co/7JHwX0WyJx
MG Siegler RT @fmanjoo: Apple Pay reduces Uber's sign-up flow to a single tap. t.co/5IeOKGX5OT
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In Oakland, A Sign of Some Very High Times

TechCrunch Kim-Mai Cutler (@kimmaicutler) – Oct 20 – How bad is the commercial real estate crunch in San Francisco and Silicon Valley? So bad that that prices per square foot are roughly where they were around the first dot-com boom. So bad that Uber decided to go in, buy its own piece of land and…
Matthew Ocko RT @StartupLJackson: The episode in which the cost of doing biz in SF starts to outweigh the average startup founder's fear of Oakland. t.co/wFwmyddNaH
Sean Percival Seed O Round (Move to Oakland Money) 2nd Seed Series A Series B Series C (Can afford rent in SF again) t.co/1hfjpJUHXO
Semil RT @StartupLJackson: The episode in which the cost of doing biz in SF starts to outweigh the average startup founder's fear of Oakland. t.co/wFwmyddNaH
Marc Andreessen RT @chrisamccoy: Survival in the Silicon Valley is a jungle! Couches work. "In Oakland, A Sign of Some Very High Times" t.co/xB0c5INVZy @kimmaicutler
Josh Hannah RT @rchen: More thoughtful than title suggests. '@TechCrunch: In #Oakland, A Sign of Some Very High Times t.co/uc5CYF1s6E by @kimmaicutler'
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Who To Follow On Twitter, According To Marc Andreessen

TechCrunch – Catherine Shu – Oct 19 – Well-known Tweetstormer and investor Marc Andreessen has produced a list of his favorite people to follow on Twitter. He was prompted to do so by an article in The Information called “Silicon Valley's Frontman Problem” by Jessica…
Marc Andreessen RT @Jessicalessin: My column on Peak Andreessen spurs article based on @pmarca tweetstorm response to my column. Yup. Peak Andreessen. t.co/fsxU09hynH
Chris Arsenault RT @shaig: Who To Follow On Twitter, According To Marc Andreessen t.co/IsswyGbmiN via @techcrunch
Shai Goldman Who To Follow On Twitter, According To Marc Andreessen t.co/IsswyGbmiN via @techcrunch
Semil RT @bznotes: Engage, don't just follow. I am here to learn. "Who To Follow On Twitter, According To Marc Andreessen" | TechCrunch t.co/UbCUdiv7Rj
Ryan Lawler Who To Follow On Twitter, According To Marc Andreessen t.co/HB9WpPn1Ix
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Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Video Ad Platform BrightRoll For Around $700M

TechCrunch Ingrid Lunden (@ingridlunden) – Oct 20 – Yahoo has been building up its video and video advertising content, and we have heard that it may make another key acquisition in the area to further raise its game. The company is in talks to acquire BrightRoll, the cross-platform digital video…
Alexia Tsotsis Yahoo In Talks To Buy Video Ad Platform BrightRoll For Around $700M t.co/GxqTR8Gqm6 by @ingridlunden @sarahbuhr
Jonathan Abrams RT @michaeldowning: "Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Video Ad Platform BrightRoll For Around $700M" #finally t.co/rhh3D0QBMg
Jonathan Abrams RT @Techmeme: Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Video Ad Platform BrightRoll For Around $700M (TechCrunch) t.co/qrSbVE5KcM t.co/wmpWSxGNdg
danprimack Yahoo in talks to buy BrightRoll for $700m? t.co/3cAvEH3jN9
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Google Ventures Unleashes Its Investment Strategy For Europe

TechCrunch Romain Dillet (@romaindillet) – Oct 20 – To start off our annual European conference, we brought the new Google Ventures Europe partners on stage at Disrupt Europe in London. The panel was mostly focused on explaining Google Ventures' investment strategy for its European arm. In…
Jeff Robinson Google Ventures Unleashes Its Investment Strategy For Europe | TechCrunch t.co/fegWgwbIso
Rodrigo SEPÚLVEDA Google Ventures Unleashes Its Investment Strategy For Europe t.co/paQJQSg1qI via @techcrunch
Mike Butcher .@romaindillet apols for not tweeting your byline compadre! x t.co/Ghp2g3W2Jr
Mike Butcher My panel at #TCDisrupt with Google Ventures as it "Unleashes Its Investment Strategy For Europe" t.co/xjBeHdIaDB
MG Siegler Hopefully everyone appreciated my #GoGiants socks t.co/J0j4wExfKr /cc @GoogleVentures
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A Few Non-Obvious Things I Learned as a New VC

mattturck.com – matt turck – Oct 19, 1:54 PM – I joined FirstMark as a partner a little over 18 months ago now, and it's been a thrilling ride. It's also felt like a steep learning curve: lots of nuances, and lots of institutional memory to absorb. Below is a glimpse into what I've seen…
Kevin Moore this rt @jenny8lee: One reason to take VC money. They engineer soft landings when things don't take off. @mattturck t.co/RRt65tootH
Shai Goldman RT @mattturck: New blog post: "A Few Non-Obvious Things I Learned as a New VC" t.co/ccMu43uNtZ
Semil RT @jenny8lee: One reason to take VC money. They engineer soft landings when things don't take off. @mattturck of @firstmark. t.co/Sqyv6zj2n8
Matt Turck New blog post: 'A Few Non-Obvious Things I Learned as a New VC' t.co/ccMu43uNtZ
Scott Sage RT @mattturck: New blog post: 'A Few Non-Obvious Things I Learned as a New VC' t.co/nLEqSgZwuB
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'The great ideas have come from people who weren't paid to have great ideas'

chris dixon's blog – cdixon – Oct 20 – It is only afterward that a new idea seems reasonable. To begin with, it usually seems unreasonable. It seems the height of unreason to suppose the earth was round instead of flat, or that it moved instead of the sun, or that objects required a…
Tikhon Bernstam RT @cdixon: 'The great ideas have come from people who weren't paid to have great ideas' t.co/bBJpArJDuD
Marc Andreessen RT @cdixon: 'The great ideas have come from people who weren't paid to have great ideas' t.co/bBJpArJDuD
Arjun Sethi RT @cdixon: 'The great ideas have come from people who weren't paid to have great ideas' t.co/bBJpArJDuD
Chris Dixon 'The great ideas have come from people who weren't paid to have great ideas' t.co/bBJpArJDuD
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How Apple's Siri Became One Autistic Boy's B.F.F.

nytimes.com – Judith Newman – Oct 17 – Just how bad a mother am I? I wondered, as I watched my 13-year-old son deep in conversation with Siri. Gus has autism, and Siri, Apple's “intelligent personal assistant” on the iPhone, is currently his BFF. Obsessed with weather…
Jonathon Perrelli A heartwarming @nytimes story for parents of special needs children. How an autistic boy became best friends w/Siri t.co/j3z9Ce3DBR
Kevin Moore RT @fredsters_s: How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.'s With Apple's Siri - t.co/sy2sugK7jE t.co/cBRNqbQK4C via @instapaper
Michael Parekh RT @stephpalmeri: Beautiful story about an autistic boy and his relationship with Siri t.co/iXT3JPGHid
TweetSmarter How Apple's Siri Became One Autistic Boy's B.F.F t.co/GzbGtJH7UU r/t
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