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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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Yet the VMAs are "front page" news across the US today... https://t.co/AplrjUDQd8
8/31
2015
Love this...Beastie Boys and Elvis Costello on #SNL (/cc @ianc) https://t.co/FXjK65nvoC
8/30
2015
Careful, publishers. GOOG could default ad blocking on in EU. "European Publishers Play Lobbying Role Against Google" http://t.co/MdOgRMJnklFiat Chrysler shunned them, so Uber Hires Two Engineers Who Showed Cars Could Be Hacked http://t.co/qoP8lzOkgfBitcoin Technology Piques Interest on Wall St., via @nytimes http://t.co/l1ZkXJ61g8Clever look at the relative speed of @NASA @NewHorizons2015 compared to planes by @claybavor http://t.co/drfVasyng0 http://t.co/Q5PTf2rEhr
Retweeted by David PakmanThe problem with getting everything is you run out of reasons to keep trying, and human interaction becomes impossible due to imbalance.
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8/29
2015
Big numbers: FB used by 1B people in a single day 2 trillion photos may be shared in 2015 2 million concurrent viewers on Twitch on Sunday
Retweeted by David PakmanRemembering When Driverless Elevators Drew Skepticism http://t.co/XyCL1fQXqI via @nuzzel thanks @aaronwhite
8/28
2015
The next television platform. http://t.co/wXvOElu0j1 cc @pakman @RichBTIG @om
Retweeted by David PakmanWe now spend 90% of mobile time in-app, only 10% in browser. http://t.co/2EoHGVFCuN http://t.co/tcMGdbfnGl
8/26
2015
@Maidenberg Perhaps. This also may be the moment where the Middle East becomes known only for its sand.Exclusive: Secretive fusion company claims reactor breakthrough. Go Tri-Alpha! http://t.co/6qEiPTZu8e
8/25
2015
Loading a site with and without iOS 9 content blocker. via @flyosity http://t.co/stc5F2mJCd
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8/24
2015
Dear TV execs: wondering where your live viewers went - @WaltBTIG just found 600,000 of them on @Twitch right now http://t.co/esPHSdQgBj
Retweeted by David Pakman@MarkGhuneim exactly! Also, quite possibly, the best 25k person company!Amazon as an Antidote to Life Inside the High-Technology Bubble | Glenn Kelman | LinkedIn - http://t.co/oBO36YoPTp
8/23
2015
The Data Journalism That Wasn't http://t.co/AUFjMhyC52
8/22
2015
@theJDiles Great, I'm dp at venrock...send me a note.@ValentinRadu Team, Market, Product
8/21
2015
Turns out, creatives are doing just fine in the digital age. "The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn't" http://t.co/l9t52Vz7kJ
8/20
2015
Great data https://t.co/7LmbBRp3DJHuffington Post Teams Up With Live Streaming Service YouNow on Weekly Show - WSJ http://t.co/YtgnalQ6Gg"Our success at anything in life is linked to mastery." Here's what David @Pakman recommends for your #SummerReads http://t.co/Tti07pqrua
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8/19
2015
@misscrisp i wish we were!@theJDiles of course! how r u?
8/18
2015
@BenedictEvans Thanks for the shout-out in your weekly newsletter, sir.
8/17
2015
An Amazonian's response to "Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace" https://t.co/auzF4YX0GpLooking for a Breakthrough? Study Says to Make Time for Tedium, via @nytimes http://t.co/uDcz3tRVXs
8/16
2015
@Melpomenemuses @HuffPostPol You have the wrong David Pakman. You are looking for @davidpakmanshowAccording to NewsCorp CEO, Goog & FB are but savage and lowly distrubutionists. Has he ever used IG or YT? #indenial http://t.co/F5R4PiBY8e
8/15
2015
Internet-based firms, rather than traditional orgs, r becoming the most efficient means to create value. @timoreilly https://t.co/TcbOGLd2rXAs more people read books on phones, publishers rethink books for the small screen http://t.co/gBkb75CLej via @WSJGotta love #fontnerds! https://t.co/uEKFT1upGB
8/14
2015
Alphabet (Google) has 4 products with 1 BILLION users. H/T @sobata416 @WeavingCapital: http://t.co/dX0vVrvLIY $GOOGL http://t.co/4EMUDptJtE
Retweeted by David Pakman@chamath GOOG numbers are weighed down buy super heavy RSU usage (they call them GSUs). Add those back in and multiples are same.
Retweeted by David PakmanTesla Announces $500M Common Stock Offering... http://t.co/OdUOfJ3blw
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8/13
2015
For fellow font nerds, this is a great talk by Matthew Carter. https://t.co/V7rz3iLmPx@jonoringer out in Westchester. Worth the trip!@mathewi if only I could edit a tweet...@jonoringer so let's play. My studio awaits you.@jonoringer my home office: http://t.co/Q1SPAyZXcS@jonoringer hey Jon! Yes, I've been playing for 36 years now! Happy to jam anytime! But two drummers is a dangerous combo.I couldn't have said this better myself. The attention economy and the implosion of traditional media by @matthewi http://t.co/PWD3EWefWqJust in case you missed it, last night's amazing sunset over #NYC from Liberty State Park #NJ https://t.co/FWggnjVbu2 http://t.co/gxgobF8263
Retweeted by David Pakman"It feels like TV execs have entered the bargaining phase, trying to explain away industry challenges to investors." http://t.co/s2ZvlXScbR
8/12
2015
@NateHarperXLVII @emilysteel In my mind, also nonsensical to count number of panel participants who watched a show during sweeps as audience@mathewi Thank you, Matthew. Still amazed that your tweets about my posts get more engagement than my own!@alexiskold I completely agree. It still feels really early to me in terms of mobile platforms for communication and expression.I wonder how Alphabet GOOG will handle shared infrastructure? Self-driving cars using Maps, Nest Dropcam using GCE storage, etc.Algorithms have become one of the most powerful arbiters in our lives. Algorithms and Bias http://t.co/vl0V3KW4VD by @clairecm@CodrutTurcanu dp at Venrock@mannyanekal have looked at many, but have not. Interested in games which are really platforms.
8/11
2015
@pkafka Here's my companion data to that piece...where the attention is all going: https://t.co/Tr9PcVxq0m@roycedisini Hey Royce, would love to visit. Can we chat? Sent you a note or two...@hunterwalk Try to imagine the joy I would feel if you pressed the "recommend" button for my first Medium post. https://t.co/Tr9PcVxq0mYouTube is now better at live streaming than Twitch http://t.co/Ulec8ozfLf via @verge@craigermac Thank you Craig!May I Have Your Attention, Please? The currency of the media business is attention. So where are we spending it? https://t.co/Tr9PcVxq0mVainglory Breaks Through in E-Sports on a Tablet http://t.co/pe6LzynAqD200M users globally. "Study of Ad-Blocking Software Suggests Wide Use" http://t.co/P8cpqac06w
8/10
2015
2015 is the year the old internet finally died - http://t.co/74CwI6s4Vu http://t.co/KWs7exuBMbSoulCycle: You Say ‘Cult.’ I Say ‘Loyal Customer Base.’ http://t.co/8AoS0zouq2 http://t.co/REqHaK36kp
8/9
2015
Teenagers Leading Happy, Connected Lives Online http://t.co/BkNaCKXVvl via @nuzzel by @KJDellAntonia
8/8
2015
The world's best #mashup artist, @djearworm, is out with his latest masterpiece. Summersmash '15. https://t.co/uy5FBUjEXTFantastic hire. @jgrusd! The Huffington Post Names Former AOL and Spotify Executive Jared Grusd As New CEO - WSJ http://t.co/Pc37KcMm73
8/7
2015
Stocks catching up w/reality. Disney, Time Warner and Other Media Shares Fall as Investors Worry About TV’s Future http://t.co/mIxmcdpsNR
8/6
2015
@hunterwalk Equivalent bookends.Jon Stewart, Superboss http://t.co/B0FZ4amPEI via @nuzzel thanks @skgreen
8/5
2015
Save us from parking tyranny @curtislee https://t.co/gCagKNRKeh
8/4
2015
Cool Influencers With Big Followings Get Picky About Their Endorsements http://t.co/qvNZhWzuJi
8/3
2015
We are seeing lots of folks working to disrupt the broken auto dealer model. "Virtual used-car dealers gain traction" http://t.co/wIUlmuBQne
8/2
2015
@thetrickness the dispute is between artist/label. Artists need to refuse to sign record deals without transparencyDavid Byrne asks for labels to be transparent with artists. Open the Music Industry’s Black Box http://t.co/lrdpWQtuZN
8/1
2015
Fantastic work by @awesomenesstv and @oldnavy on a beautiful no-edits music video with @Youtube stars. #Unlimited https://t.co/Ceuie8g7vU
7/31
2015
Love this history. AppNexus' First Pitch — Before It Steered Around the Cloud to Win Big in AdTech – http://t.co/HS10lei5HgA Week In, @CaseyNeistat’s New App @Beme Has 1.1M Videos Shared | @TechCrunch http://t.co/YjKygwhQJa
Retweeted by David PakmanWorld's first pediatric double-hand transplant performed in Phila. http://t.co/yA9wtGOS1h via @phillyhealthsci@hblodget I'm not a fan of hunting to begin with, but this guy seems to be a douche.@jyarow wow that is awesome. Thanks for sharing it.The Newest Job in Sports: Videogame Coach (eSports is bigger than NBA!) http://t.co/ojuv4OGSWw
7/29
2015
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
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