Monthly Archives: August 2012

24th Aug, 2012

How soon until Apple sues Lenovo?

By | August 24th, 2012|Tech|10 Comments

Lenovo just leapt past Apple to become the #2 smartphone seller in China, after Samsung. Guess what? Lenovo’s phone, the K800, looks exactly like the iPhone. Meaning: rectangular, with a glass screen, and a phone icon that looks like a phone and a mail icon that looks like an envelope. This must not stand! Especially since Apple’s share in China has fallen to 10 percent, despite […]

23rd Aug, 2012

Flashback: John Doerr says Zynga is "our best company ever"

By | August 23rd, 2012|Tech|2 Comments

Ah, remember the good old days, by which I mean November 2010, less than two years ago, when there was no bubble and all those crazy valuations in the secondary market made perfect sense because, as John Doerr pointed out here, Zynga was “the most profitable, the fastest growing and has the happiest customers” of any company KPCB had ever invested in. Yay!¬†Back then Zynga was valued at $6 billion and it seemed like the sky was the limit.

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