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Is There A Tech Bubble in China? - TechNode
Way bigger bubble than we have in the west - Is There A Tech in ?
China  Bubble  from twitter
4 days ago by puja
Money Is Pouring Into Tech Like It's 1999—And That's Not Good | WIRED
When respected venture capitalist Bill Gurley said tech startup investors are taking on a level of risk not seen since the dotcom bubble days, the reaction in Silicon Valley was a collective sigh of relief: Finally, someone was saying what everyone was thinking.

In a piece published last week, Gurley told The Wall Street Journal that the huge amount of capital pouring into startups—and the great expectations all that money represents—is forcing new companies to spend more, and faster, than they have in 15 years. So much spending sets companies up for a fall if the funding dries up and they still have big bills to pay.

Despite Gurley’s warning, however, many companies and investors are in too deep to restrain themselves. If your competitors are spending, you must spend too. According to public data, the industry doesn’t appear to be as overextended now as it did at the height of the dotcom bubble. But Gurley isn’t reassured.

“Saying we’re not in a bubble because it’s not as high as 1999 is like saying … Kim-Jong-Un is not evil because he’s not Hitler,” Gurley, a partner with big-name VC firm Benchmark Capital, told WIRED during a recent sit-down at his San Francisco office. “It doesn’t have to match 1999 in order to be madness.”
startup  startups  bubble  idiots 
8 days ago by hellsten
bill gurley: silicon valley is taking on too much risk
bubble  risks  startup  market 
9 days ago by pdurlej
Bill Gurley: Silicon Valley Is Taking On Too Much Risk - Business Insider
Every incremental day that goes past I have this feeling a little bit more. I think that Silicon Valley as a whole or that the venture-capital community or startup community is taking on an excessive amount of risk right now. Unprecedented since ‘'99. In some ways less silly than '99 and in other ways more silly than in '99.
startup  venturecapital  bubble  risk  BillGurley  BusinessInsider  2014 
9 days ago by inspiral
Why big data evangelists should be sent to re-education camps | ZDNet
"There's now an intense scrutiny of the actions and habits of employees and potential employees, in the hope that statistical analysis will reveal those who have desired workplace traits"
bigData  surveillance  employment  employers  recruitment  algorithms  predictions  analytics  privacy  personalData  businessModels  bubble 
10 days ago by petej
Fed's Fisher Admits "Fed Has Levitated Markets", Warns Of "Signs Of Excess" | Zero Hedge
RT : U.S. update - Fed's Fisher Admits "Fed Has Levitated Markets", Warns Of "Signs Of Excess":
Stock  Bubble  from twitter
12 days ago by AramZS
NuuNeoI - ถึงยุค App Bubble อย่างเป็นทางการ? ผู้ใช้ US 2 ใน 3 ไม่โหลดแอพฯเพิ่มแล้ว (แต่การใช้งานกลับเพิ่มขึ้
รายงานออกมาหลายวันแล้วแต่เพิ่งมีเวลามาเขียน เป็นรายงานที่น่าสนใจพอสมควรเลยทีเดียวเกี่ยวกับเรื่องตลาด
app  bubble  market  mobile 
4 weeks ago by pitiphong_p
Property bubble is ‘major risk to China’ - FT.com
To understand the scale of the resulting building boom, consider this statistic: in just two years – 2011 and 2012 – China produced more cement than the US did in the entire 20th century.
China  property  bubble  critique  FinancialTimes  2014 
5 weeks ago by inspiral
Something very strange is happening in Miami - Salon.com
Florida's biggest city is undergoing a real-estate boom stemming from an unexpected source. But is it a bubble?
Miami  realestate  investment  bubble  foreigndirectinvestment  Salon  2014 
7 weeks ago by inspiral
Israel, Gaza, War & Data
"As you can see, there’s almost no mention of the incident across major Israeli media portals. Ha’aretz does cover the story, but Ha’aretz also has less than 10% readership, as it is considered to engender extreme liberal views."
media  data  gaza  israel  network  map  bias  filter  bubble 
7 weeks ago by markhgn

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