Born in France ; Living in the U.K. | Naive Technologist ; Forever in Beta

(prononce TeeBow)

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Yes, the tech conference scene is more crowded now. But LeWeb is still king. See you next year.

— LeWeb 2012 Debriefing from Andrew Scott for The Kernel

Samsung is highlighted as one source of major health issues in the semiconductor industry.

You’re welcome to love Android and hate Apple. Just don’t be fooled into thinking Samsung are the good guys.

— From Mic Wright’s article for The Kernel - “Samsung: power, corruption, and lies”

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hi there… sorry if i don’t get back to you right away, however sometimes email can be a challenge. I’m working on solving this by attempting to clone myself multiple times, but so far most of them are lazy slobs just like me, sigh.

In addition to the regular challenge of email i’m traveling out of the country for the next week leading our trip to Latin America. if an urgent response is needed plz put a respond by date in the subject line so i have a better chance of catching it.

if it’s URGENT, and/or you are a 500 Startups investor, founder, mentor or partner, or if we are in the middle of a deal, then PLEASE give me a call or text if you have my phone #, or read below for more info on how to get in touch with me. OR YOU CAN SEND ME AN ALL-CAPS EMAIL AND I MIGHT READ THAT. or i might not.

fyi, timezone for Brazil & Argentina is here:
if you’d like, you may be able to reach the right team member or get in touch with me faster by filling out this form:

in the meantime, if you want to follow extremely interesting updates about me brushing my teeth & other crap, go here:

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if you’ve read this far, you are very dedicated. i encourage you to spend less time reading my auto responder, and more time reading a good book or playing Angry Birds.

peace out.
- dave mcclure

I’ve never been willing to listen to copycats, that’s just how I am. Even if they make a lot of money, they’re not very interesting.

My former boss @Loic is interviewed in my favorite “Business x Tech” blog these days: Kernel Mag.

Very insightful stuff if you’re interested in Tech! And I have to say: I completely agree with this quote. I personally tend to disregard and denounce copycats when I find some…