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Apple’s TV Plans and & List of Shows

Apple is competing with Netflix, Amazon, Disney, and Hulu to become a streaming entertainment company. Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, former Sony …

Smart TV

Allo & Goodbye

The standout part of this article is that the latest Google attempt to enter the messaging market, Allo, is dead. Despite being a Google product with …

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Is this the future of retail?

The other big Seattle retailer, Nordstrom, that is, doesn’t think that retail is doomed. Instead, what it needs is a reinvention. And they are …

Time I

Are Uber drivers entrepreneurs?

Benchmark Capital’s Bill Gurley has been at the eye of the storm called Uber, that included cutting the cord with its lightning rod CEO Travis …

Startups

Who am I buying this for?

The brands themselves aren’t the problem, though: we all need some stuff, so we rely on brands to create the things we need. The problem arises when …

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What to read this weekend?

The Facebook Hearings have kept me distracted, and I wasn’t doing much other than keeping up with the torrent of news and hot takes. Not much was …

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Facebook’s Second Life

“Once it was clear how bad it was and how mismatched they were, everybody had this awakening: We have made some mistakes, but these guys know even …

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[Photo] Foz By The Sea

Porto is one of my favorite cities, for two reasons: it is awesome, and also it is the hometown of True Ventures’ portfolio company, Veniam. As a …

Mr. Zuckerberg goes to DC

Facebook (and to a large extent big tech) will find itself under the microscope this week, thanks to Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony in front of the U.S. …

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[PhotoSet] Some portraits of friends made with film

My friends tell me that the path to digital photographic nirvana is paved by celluloid — aka film. Well, here I am playing around with film. I used …

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Design’s grand opportunity to change everything

Minimalissimo has a wonderful interview with uber-designer Karim Rashid. His definition of design and what it can achieve resonated with me.<p>Humans …

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First $100 Billion (decline) is the hardest

After a brief few months sinking below its IPO price, Facebook has lived a charmed life on the capital markets. The stock has risen like a majestic …

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Why we love the underdogs

“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.” Yogi Berra<p>Baseball season is a week old. I am already overcome by …

Baseball

Happiness

Yesterday, I sat down with my friends Ben Clymer (Founder, Hodinkee) and Stephen Pulvirent (Managing Editor, Hodinkee) to record a podcast that was a …

Happiness

King of Ramen

A friend of mine scored two tickets for a pop-up at the Ramen Shop by Osamu Tomita, King of Ramen in Japan. They say that the <i>Rich Tonkotsu Gyokai</i> …

Japan

BestMade? Not Quite

If you have an online web store that boasts on carrying the best-made stuff, and call yourself Best Made Company, then you have very little room for …

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Phone Bored

Over past one week, I have often started a blog post and left it unfinished. A lot of what I wanted to say was about Facebook and its response to its …

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Stopping Time on Treasure Island

Last weekend, my dear friend Felix and I decided to dust off our old camera gear and headed over to Treasure Island, in order to capture the magic of …

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[Podcast] Eran Shir, Founder of DashCam Maker Nexar

A conversation with Eran Shir, Founder, and CEO of Nexar, to talk about his company’s connected dash cam, how it works to improve safe driving, and …

Dashcam

Why Bird Interests Me. And No Not That Way

I have been hearing about Bird for a few months and have often wondered what was all the buzz about. I wanted to see the product up close, to try and …

Startups

The Curious Case of the Belkin Buy

“I can’t put my finger on why, but this acquisition seems weird to me,” writes John Gruber, describing Foxconn’s decision to buy Belkin for $866 …

Belkin

It is (Fantasy) Baseball Time

We are within spitting distance from the baseball season, and the New York Yankees will play their opener against Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday. I am …

Baseball

Fake News is spam

In the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections, I was invited to a television panel hosted by BBC around fake news. It was a wide-ranging …

Internet

Why Facebook will never do subscriptions

It was a week where the media finally started pushing Facebook around data, privacy and its lackadaisical approach to it all. And despite all the …

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[Photoset] Nicasio Reservoir, California

Last weekend, I drove down to Inverness, California with friends. On our way, we stopped on the edge of the Nicasio Reservoir (an artificial …

Marin County

An UnSocial Life

Dave Morrow, an aeronautical engineer, turned landscape photographer, decided that he had enough of social media. That was in 2017. At that time, …

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[Podcast] Audeze CEO Sankar Thiagasamudram

Sankar Thiagasamudram is the co-founder and CEO of Audeze, a maker of high-quality headphones, which are all the rage with audiophiles and music …

Audiophile

[PhotoSet]: Sunrise on Ocean Beach, San Francisco

<b>Ocean Beach, San Francisco</b>: I have made it a ritual to pick up my camera and go for a walk every Sunday morning. I want to capture the city of San …

San Francisco

What to read this weekend

The sheer volume of articles I consume every day should make it easy for me to find gems to share with you. Unfortunately, not many pass the …

Michael B. Jordan

True & the VC Firm of the year

National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) named our partnership, True Ventures, as the venture capital firm of the year. It is always an honor to …