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This Is America, Dammit! Winklevoss Twins Become Venture Capitalists.

Like many people I couldn’t help but watch the CNBC interview with the Winklevoss twins where I was surprised to learn that they were becoming venture capitalists. I always figured they would simply take the Facebook settlement money and run — probably to never be seen or heard from again. But no, that is not going to be the case at all. In fact, they are looking to use that settlement money to invest in early stage technology companies.

By now I have read (and I’m sure you have too) quite a few articles poking fun at this reality. While I was surprised by the twins VC plans, I was even more surprised that so many tech-focused blogs are being so quick to dismiss the Winklevii.

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Why Google’s Less Than Expected Earnings Don’t Worry Me in the Least

In terms of Internet-driven companies, Google is the living breathing definition of the success attained through hard work and innovation.  The company, originally formed as part of a side-project on the part of a few eager college students on a mission to index the Internet, has managed to become a large-scale enterprise that is just as profitable as it is influential.

For years now this influence and profit has been entirely evident in Google’s noteworthy road to success.  The company has done very well for itself by expanding beyond its original search engine foundation, and has (for the most part) done well with newer services such as Gmail and Google Apps; services that have  been a wild success amongst individuals and businesses of all sizes alike.  However, more recent news has shed a critical light on Google’s success after the company failed to meet profit expectations in their last quarterly posting.  But even though this news doesn’t seem to have set very well with some investors that have opted to side with caution after the news came out earlier this week, I honestly am not buying into the fear of Google’s failure.

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