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The cloud is a powder keg

ChrisDixon - October 3, 2009

This post is about computer security. Before your eyes glaze over, let me say that – without using any security jargon - I’m going to try to convince…

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What if online business model innovation is slowing down?

ChrisDixon - September 28, 2009

There is a widely held assumption that new business models will continue to emerge online – that statements like “how will Twitter ever make money?” will look…

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Online advertising is all about purchasing intent

ChrisDixon - September 27, 2009

A while ago I dug up this quote from Business Week from 2000: But how will Google ever make money? There’s the rub. The company’s adamant refusal…

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Software patents should be abolished

ChrisDixon - September 24, 2009

The alleged societal benefit of patent law is that it creates a financial incentive to innovate.  The societal drawback is that it reduces competition, reduces the spread…

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The only college major that matters

ChrisDixon - September 10, 2009

If you want to work in venture capital focusing on internet/software companies, or start one of those companies, or work as an employee in any role at…

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Non-linearity of technology adoption

ChrisDixon - September 10, 2009

When I was in business school I remember a class where a partner from a big consulting firm was talking about how they had done extensive research…