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How Much Tech Can One City Take?

How a burgeoning tech workforce swallowed San Francisco.

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Michael Arrington's Revenge

On the TechCrunch founder’s venture capital fund, and a new breed of startup investor.

As Twitter-loving VC investors have become brand names themselves (Fred Wilson, Marc Andreessen, Chris Sacca), what one might call the auteur theory of venture capitalism has emerged—the idea that startup companies bear the unique creative signature of those who invested in them. To study a venture capitalist’s portfolio is to study his oeuvre.

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How Badoo Built a Billion-Pound Social Network...on Sex

On the “world’s largest social network that you probably haven’t yet heard of” and its enigmatic founder.