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1998 -- 1999 are Calling and They Want their Wild Abandon Back!

Allen's Blog

I love Tesla, and am a huge fan of Elon Musk (a former client from my lawyer days). Silicon Valley is currently obsessed with cars. More than that, those who mutter about the lessons of the last dotcom crash could be missing out on the next Amazon. You buy Tesla today so that in years to come, you can say you were there.

The Road to Success: an Interview With Bill Gates and Warren Buffett

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In 1998, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett sat down to share some insights into what led to their success. Here are a few highlights


I went to London and all I used was this stupid phone from 1998

Jeff Hilimire

I was in London over the weekend with my wife celebrating our 10 year anniversary. But over time I got used to keeping my A.D.D. Mobile Random

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Remains found with ID of Virginia Tech student missing since 1998

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Kenneth Tawes

Can You Launch A Product With No Webinars, No Videos, No Multimedia And Still Succeed? by Yaro Starak

For a good eight years from 1998 to 2006 all my online business projects were text based, with some images thrown.

In a World Divided by Hate and Uncertainty, Space Might Be the Only Place People Get Along

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Astronauts from 15 countries continue to expand the International Space Station since it was first put into orbit in 1998.


allensblog: Wall Street Rip-Off of LinkedIn

Allen's Blog

One saw this a lot in the 1998 - 2000 bubble: founding teams exulting at the fact that the first trade post-IPO was a huge "pop" over the offering price, as if it was a good thing. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Starbucks, et al. Main. | Are We in a Bubble in the Internet Space?

Yuri Milner Allocates $150 Million in ICQ Ventures to Invest in Israeli Startups

VC Cafe

The poster-child of Israeli startups which was sold to AOL in 1998 for $287 million (ancient link!) Remember ICQ? and later on to DST for $187 million in 2010, Yuri Milner's holding corp, is now. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. DST ICQ Ventures Yuri Milner Mor Yegerman

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TextureMedia Gets Acquired by New York-based Ultra/Standard


TextureMedia, formerly known as, has raised about $2 million since its founding in 1998. TextureMedia, a hair care media company in Austin, got acquired Monday by Ultra/Standard, a multicultural hair care and beauty distribution company based in New York. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

I Have To Laugh by Mudhoney - It was 1998, well after the grunge.

Mark Birch

I Have To Laugh by Mudhoney - It was 1998, well after the grunge era had been dried up, spit out, and kicked to the curb by pop culture. America spoke up, and they wanted their Britney Spears and Nü Metal. So what does Mudhoney do? Release an album which goes straight back to their grunge roots. Whatever. This album rocks.

Age of companies when they achieve $1bn valuations

The Equity Kicker

I just saw the above chart in a post about exponential organisations from Salim Ismail of the Singularity University. Startup general interest

Austin-based Silicon Labs Buys Telegesis of the U.K. for $20 million


Other applications include home automation, connected lighting, security and […] The post Austin-based Silicon Labs Buys Telegesis of the U.K.

Project: The Story of Jeff Bezos' $250,000 Investment into Google in 1998

Growthink Blog

After my column a few months ago regarding Jeff Bezos' now famous (and incredibly profitable) investment into Google in 1998, I was deluged with comments and opinions on this question - was his investment luck or was it foresight? Remember this was 1998 not 1994. million shares of Google stock. billion. So was it luck? Or foresight?


I miss 1998. I miss 2006. Separated by 8 years means that 2014 could hold the next evolution of tech startups.

Steve Poland

I want to feel like 1998 again, when I was excited for my Red Herring and Business 2.0 Tweet Just read this article: The Jig Is Up: Time to Get Past Facebook and Invent a New Future. It is an excellent article and he conveys what I have been feeling for a couple years now, since Arrington was on his last legs at TechCrunch. analysis

The Darwinian Evolution of Startup Hubs

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

1995) and eBay (1995), which begat Google (1998) and PayPal (1998), which begat YouTube (2005), Facebook (2004), and LinkedIn (2003) which begat Twitter (2006) and Zynga (2007), which begat Square (2010), Dropbox (2008), and many more. So the development of NYC as a startup hub is very much on my mind. This continues on and on and on.

How Came to Dominate its Market

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Since Mike Osborn founded in 1998, he tackled a complex web of state-by-state regulations, and effectively shut out competitors.

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Facebook Helps Me Be Proud of My Dad In The Morning

Feld Thoughts

I remember the 1998 Orlando meeting and talking to him about it. Facebook can be a magical thing. But neither of us connected. I love you dad.

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Reblog: VC Cliché of the Week

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Are we in 1998 as Caterina suggests and have another year or two before the good times end? Back in the early days of this blog I had a series called VC Cliche Of The Week. I’m not sure how long I ran it but I did eventually run out of material and phased it out. One of my favorite cliches from Bliss is a rising tide lifts all boats.

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What If Web And Mobile Apps Are Like TV Shows?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Digtal Equipment Corporation was founded in 1957 and shuttered in 1998. I was having lunch with a veteran of the entertainment and the video game business this past week. It was an interesting and wide ranging chat. I've watched my kids go from myspace to facebook to instagram over the past seven years. YouTube also feels fairly secure.

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New Dawn of NYC Startups

Mark Birch

It reminds me of DoubleClick when they went public back in 1998 and eventually sold to Google some years later. Gurley has in the past noted that New York needs an “iconic” IPO, and that the city struggled to produce one, which he had attributed to a conservative attitude among entrepreneurs in the city. Startups

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Book: No Better Time

Feld Thoughts

They entered, but didn’t win, the MIT $50K competition in 1998. I’ve been reading a lot lately. On an almost daily basis, someone out in the world sends me a physical book, which I love. While I have something like 500 unread books on my Kindle, I still love laying on the couch reading a physical book. He was born in Denver.

Impact of Mobile Everything

Allen's Blog

Mobile, today, feels like online advertising did in 1998: a very big development, but very early in the game, and only poorly understood. And, this is across multiple industries: media, entertainment, enterprise software (of all types), messaging, and on and on.

Why Pioneers Have Arrows In Their Backs

Steve Blank

The irony is that in a retrospective paper ten years later (1998), [ 2 ] the authors backed off from their claims. By then it was too late.


A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Kozmo pioneered the idea of same hour delivery in 1998, fifteen years before its time. In this case, that has absolutely been true.

Book: Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

Feld Thoughts

In 1998, when I started ending up with lots of shares in public Internet companies, I came up with a formulaic approach for any public equities that are distributed to me (either from our funds or other VC funds). And, for the last category (the shares I own personally), I still use the long-term formulaic approach I came up with in 1998.

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The five roles of a startup CEO from founder to leading an IPO

The Equity Kicker

It’s well understood now that at many of the best startups the founder remains at the helm until the company is very large – Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Oracle are four great examples. It’s also pretty well understood that founders have to be incredibly adaptive to stay effective as their companies scale.

Protecting The Safe Harbors Of The DMCA And Protecting Jobs

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It received unanimous support in the Senate and was signed into law by President Clinton in 1998. My partner Brad and I spent Thursday in DC along with a bunch of entrepreneurs and VCs. We talked to dozens of our elected officials about an issue that is very concerning to us, protecting the safe harbors of the DMCA. 

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The Right to Remember

Andrew Payne

The Court of Justice of the EU ruled Google had to remove search results linking to a 1998 newspaper article about the foreclosure of his home (due to unpaid debts he later paid). Earlier this year, Mario Costeja-González won the right to be forgotten. This raises the key question: who judges this? Policy

Gust Blog - Thoughts on startups by investors that fund them


And in January I saw that digital music overtook physical media for the first time in 2011, something I expected since 1998. Subscribe by email.

Technology predictions

Chris Dixon

Google: 1998. For those of us in the prediction business, it’s sometimes useful to go back and read past predictions to try to discern patterns in what they got right and wrong. Back in the early 90s, a lot of people thought the Internet was overhyped. Here’s one example from Newsweek: Do our computer pundits lack all common sense?

Trump is everyone's problem now.

This is going to be BIG.

How about Venezuela funds from 1998? Just realizing that I forgot to list one risk factor in my Fund II PPM--the possibility that the US turns into a fascist dictatorship. That probably won't have a positive effect on venture capital returns. I mean, think about it--how well do you think those late 1930's German venture capital vintages did?

How did Jeff Bezos scale Amazon without destroying its entrepreneurial culture?

Version One Ventures

For example, Mike George joined Amazon in 1998 through Junglee’s acquisition. Running a start-up is profoundly different than running a big company. When you’re small, founders are close to the action and can make sure all the important things happen. We’ve all seen these things happen to good start-ups. For example…. Customer Focus. Hiring.

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5 Questions For a New CEO: Raj Choudhury, BLiNQ Media

Jeff Hilimire

I became an entrepreneur in November of 1998 with my college roommate, Raj Choudhury. The list so far: Raymond King , Zoo Atlanta. Random

Exploring The Evolution Of Online Payment Solutions


Although PayPal was introduced in 1998, consumers have been buying and selling online since 1994. Gold And More. Cards. Online Shopping.

How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

Up and Running

Studies were first being done on EI in the workplace in 1998. At one time IQ was considered extremely impactful, but that paradigm is shifting.

Today, we sold Engauge

Jeff Hilimire

In fact, when we were both small agencies (2003) we were neighbors on Zonolite Road near Emory, along with 360i. Man, the good old days!

Silicon Valley Is Still Best Place to Build a Startup But…

Hunter Walker

When I got out to Stanford in 1998 it was still the dawn of the consumer commercial internet. I’m an unabashedly pro-Silicon Valley homer. 12 of Homebrew’s first 17 investments are based here (four in NYC and one in Salt Lake City), attended grad school at Stanford and coming up on Year 18 living in the Bay. Largely white.

Four Key Tips To Successfully Grow Your Business


by Sean Rudner, small business expert, creative entrepreneur and owner of the ultimate business resource StockPKG. 2 – Goals, Goals, Goals.

The Future of Transportation

Feld Thoughts

William Hertling is one of my favorite science fiction writers. You’ll thank me later. But maybe they’re not so far away. Electric Cars.

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25 Successful Women Bloggers

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Lash I’m Lash, an American nomadic world traveler who’s been traveling solo since 1998. Carol Carol Tice, an award-winning, fun-loving freelance writer living in the Seattle area. She is obsessed with helping writers earn more from their work. Sue I’m Sue Dunlevie (hello!) I wrote a diary for several years and continue to do so.