At least now we know how bad it was. The trick is to find a way to make the cheaters pay. — The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia | Politics News | Rolling Stone
there is a wonderful group of creators who believe that everything is broken and that technology, creativity and guts can actually fix it. — Disruptions: Looking Beyond Silicon Valley’s Bubble - NYTimes.com
As a result, VCs have moved away from the earlier, riskier stages of financing startups, accounting for the 48 percent decline in seed capital deals in 2011 over the prior year, according to the MoneyTree Report. A mere $919 million was invested in 396 start-ups. — Where’s the Venture Capital? | Chief Executive Magazine
In fact, the chief marketing officer will soon control more tech spending than the chief information officer. — Time to Marry the CMO and CIO | Digiday
WPP said Tom Bedecarré, the chairman of AKQA, would also become president of a new arm called WPP Ventures, which will be based in Silicon Valley and will look for digital investment opportunities. —
WPP Acquires AKQA to Beef Up Digital Marketing - NYTimes.com
Hoo boy. That’ll be fun.