Car technology needs to advance, and the best place for that to happen in is Silicon Valley.
Airbnb is a much more effective protest than shutting down the Brooklyn Bridge.
The only way to make podcasting a real big business would be if you could somehow get the top seven podcasters to team up and make a mega-network.
If folks focus in on a niche and own it, there is a good chance they could make half a living from blogging.
If I said I was going to make a newsletter that made $2-$3 million a year, no one would question me. If I say, 'It's a blog,' everyone questions me.
The companies that won't do well will be the me-too companies: the fifth, sixth, seventh version of Twitter, etc.
It turns out a human being in two, three or four hours can build a search result that's much better than Google, Yahoo or Ask.
AOL has a great collection of brands, and the question is, 'Can they innovate and scale their business?' And those are very challenging things to do. But I think they are well positioned to grow.
People like rich applications on their desktop, and there is no reason why you can't have both a rich desktop and a light, cloud-based application framework. Why is it always either/or for people?
The balance of power shifts on the Internet to the individual. This is a two-way medium.
You have to get in the limelight based on what you do, how creative you are, and not how much money you make.
The only time I felt a little too exposed was for a week then I started life-streaming for a couple of hours a day on Qik and Ustream. It became very much like the film 'We Live in Public.'
If you are delusional, sometimes the reality catches up with your delusion, and then all of a sudden you are a genius.
Commercial real estate is really a black box: its super opaque, and it's hard to get the information.
The stuff coming out of Silicon Valley is dorky. Like, it's not very sexy.
Instant access to anything is the future. So if you need a tutor or a baby sitter or a massage or any service, it's going to be instantly available, 24 hours a day, through your phone, with one click.
Jon Miller would be amazing for Yahoo because he is extremely good at building display advertising businesses and buying young startups.
What I've learned in my career is that it takes the same amount of effort to build a $10bn company as it does a $1bn company; you as the entrepreneur are going to put your entire life, your entire effort into it.
I think you need to have a very strong angel community that is committed to mentoring up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
The blogosphere is real, and it can be really harsh on fakes... so, if you're a phoney, you're going to get your bell rung.
The tech and tech media world are meritocracies. To fall back to race as the reason why people don't break out in our wonderful oasis of openness is to do a massive injustice to what we've fought so hard to create.
I don't want someone taking half a sentence or paraphrasing me... Just too much risk.
The reason I bought the Tesla was to help fund the Model S - and because I like things that are fast, sexy and high-tech.
As content creators, we're benefitting YouTube every day. YouTube couldn't do what they do without us, so do not underestimate your power.
In the technology industry, a 48 hour work week would be, for most, a vacation.
Selling out isn't selling out anymore. It's getting the brass ring.
No one has looked at news from new atomic units of content, like a tweet on Twitter.
TechCrunch is the publication of record, but they're so bad and uninformed. It's insult after insult. When I play poker with other VC's, we all laugh at TechCrunch.
Google can say they are not in the content business, but if they are paying people and distributing and archiving their work, it is getting harder to make that case.
I like to get attention for the things I think are important. And I think it is important that entrepreneurs - especially young ones - not be abused.
The future of television is not on television but online. A majority of us are turning to our computers and mobile devices for news and entertainment, Millennials especially.
This concept that starting a company is so hard and that you'll never make it is conspiracy concocted by the rich and powerful to keep you from trying - and you've fallen for it.
As a publisher, you have no direct relationship with advertisers.
The first phase of social media was listening to the conversation. The second phase was joining the conversation. The third phase will be hosting the conversation on your site.
I'm not an investor in Meerkat, sadly, or, Periscope - I missed both of those - however, I do have a lot of inside information.
America might be a dying empire, but it's not going to die in our lifetime - and it doesn't have to die at all.
Journalists have misquoted people for so long - and quoted them out of context that for many people like to have their words on record.
Creative destruction is gonna be the greatest thing that can happen to Manhattan.
My first company produced 'Silicon Alley Reporter' magazine, where I held the dual titles of CEO and Editor.
If you've got a good job, you should bust your butt to make your company as successful and profitable as possible.
Back in the '90s, folks were not sure if they could trust the Web, and frankly, a lot of the services back then didn't provide massive value.