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Tech Bubble

Farcebook: A Stratospheric Valuation

Mitch Feierstein | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business
Mitch Feierstein

Those valuations are dizzyingly high. They'd be justified only if the company's top line was growing exceptionally fast, if its bottom line were growing equally fast, and if the risks to the company's business model were modest and controllable. Not one of those things is true.

Did A Startup Bubble Just Pop?

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Small Business

Venture capital financing fell 21 percent in the first quarter of 2012 to its lowest level in nearly two years, according to a new report. That's ...

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 06.13.2012 | Technology
Shawn Amos

So are we in a tech bubble? Or is social media such a different animal that we need to redefine the whole idea of what a company is worth?

Startup Bill Derailed In Wake Of SEC Warnings

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2012 | Small Business

(By David Lawder and Sarah N. Lynch - Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats rebranded a bill aimed at job growth as a threat to investor protections on Thu...

Too Many Startups Or Too Few Dollars?

Roger Ehrenberg | Posted 01.03.2012 | Small Business
Roger Ehrenberg

I frequently see disconnects between founders ("This business is going to change the world") and venture investors ("Really? You are super smart and I love your enthusiasm but I respectfully disagree") after a business has already been financed.

A Tech Bubble, Boom or Bust?

John Backus | Posted 12.31.2011 | Small Business
John Backus

We're not in a bubble. We're not in a boom and we're definitely not going to bust. We're watching a new ecosystem emerge, albeit prudently, which presents fairly fertile ground for entrepreneurs with sound business models and opportunity aplenty for those with the patience and persistence to ride the next wave.

What We Are Seeing

Fred Wilson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

The Wall Street Journal has a story out today that says "Web Startups Hit Cash Crunch." There has been a fair bit of reaction in the tech blogs and I thought I'd toss into the discussion some things we are seeing.

Most 2011 IPOs Are Underwater (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 12.10.2011 | Small Business

High-profile initial public stock offerings (IPOs) in the first half of 2011 revealed the market's hunger for tech startups, while also reviving Debat...

Are Startup Incubators Inflating A Tech Bubble?

John Dearborn | Posted 11.02.2011 | Small Business
John Dearborn

The current proliferation of startup incubators may exacerbate the very problem that incubators were invented to solve in the first place.

The End Of The Startup Boom?

Eric Ries | Posted 10.10.2011 | Small Business
Eric Ries

It doesn't matter if you call it a boom or a bubble. The startup business moves in cycles, and what goes up will eventually come down.

Online Room Rental Startup Airbnb Scores $112 Million in Financing

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2011 | Business

Airbnb, a website that lets travelers rent rooms in private homes around the globe, has secured $112 million in a second round of financing from Andreessen Horowitz, DST Global and General Catalyst.

Bubble or Babylon? The Bay Area Tech Boom

Randy Howder | Posted 09.20.2011 | San Francisco
Randy Howder

Cutting-edge Bay Area workplaces are creating a new worker's paradise that is becoming increasingly set apart from any other labor market in the country and the world.

Fortune's On-again, Off-again Bubble

Robert Teitelman | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Fortune has discovered there might be a tech bubble. No, revise that.

Moving Beyond Job Loss

Estelle Cimino | Posted 09.17.2011 | San Francisco
Estelle Cimino

The bottom line emotional reaction to job loss in today's economy is fear. These ten steps may very well help you to heal and move beyond job loss.

Bianca Bosker

WATCH: Founder Of DoubleClick On The Most Overhyped Trend In Tech | Bianca Bosker | Posted 09.10.2011 | Technology

Wondering whether we're in the midst of another tech bubble? Veteran entrepreneur Kevin O'Connor, who survived the dot-com collapse of the 1990s, ...

Alex Wagner

Silicon Valley: Where The Job Market Is Booming | Alex Wagner | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

As the bleak June jobs report released Friday continues to settle, a ray of sunlight is peeking out from sunny California. Thanks to a flood of ventur...

Bubble Watch: Tech Startups Demand Higher Prices From Investors

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

(SAN FRANCISCO) - A year ago, Mike Maples's investment firm, Floodgate, was investing in young companies at a pace of two or three every quarter. Now,...

The Internet Might Kill Us All

Steve Blank | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

The next war will more than likely occur via the Internet. It may be over in minutes. We may be watching the first skirmishes.

Pandora Hoping To Cash In Following LinkedIn's Success

Posted 08.10.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Clare Baldwin and Jennifer Saba) - Online radio company Pandora Media Inc increased the proposed value of its initial public offering by alm...

Are Tech Giants Killing Innovation?

Robert Hatta | Posted 08.10.2011 | Business
Robert Hatta

Are today's innovators selling out too quickly to their deep-pocketed tech overlords?

Tech Startups Face A War For Talent

Reuters | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

CHICAGO (Deborah L. Cohen) - For entrepreneur Ash Bhoopathy, not even backing from Bill Gates gives his tech startup enough street cred to easily land...

Alex Wagner

LinkedIn IPO Stock Soars: Tech Bubble 2.0? | Alex Wagner | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

A day after LinkedIn stormed Wall Street with a staggering $8.9 billion initial public offering, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers threw cold wa...

The Economist Joins the Tech Bubble Herd

Robert Teitelman | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

The closest thing to a bubble in tech these days may be the rush to declare it a bubble in the media. Even if it turns out to be the case, it would be more luck than prescience.

Nate C. Hindman

Champagne And Easy Money: The Web's Young Stars Confront Another Bubble | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

For the sixth annual Summit Series, an invite-only gathering of elite entrepreneurs held earlier this month, 1,000 attendees paid $3,500 each to board a 14-story ocean liner for a three-day cruise in the Caribbean.

This Isn't A Tech Bubble, It's Something Else Entirely

TechCrunch | Michael Arrington | Posted 06.25.2011 | Business

If you're an early stage venture capitalist or angel investor there is no time like the present to declare a bubble, say valuations are out of control...