E278: News Panel with Keith Richman and Peter Pham – TWiST

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Today on TWiST, News Panelists Keith Richman (CEO of Break Media) and Peter Pham (partner at the incubator Science) joined Lon Harris of Ranker to discuss Zynga and Facebook’s volatile stocks, Google’s new Kansas City fiber line and Amazon tablet rumors.

1:30 Welcome everyone. Our guests today are CEO of Break Media of Keith Richman and Peter Pham of Science.
2:00 Keith, what’s going on at Break Media?
2:30 And Peter, would you say that Science is the Betaworks of the west?
4:15 Lon, what’s going on at Ranker?
4:45 Lon, what did you think of Batman on a scale of 1 to 10?
5:00 Thank you to Sourcebits for sponsoring the program! Everyone thank @Sourcebits!
6:30 Let’s talk about Zynga’s stock tumbling this week. It dropped 35% in after-hours trading on Tuesday. What do you think about all of these investors dumping their stock?
9:00 What was Zynga trading at on the secondary market a year ago before it went public?
10:45 Would you ever build a startup on top of Facebook, Peter or Keith?
11:45 Lon, how much time do you spend on Facebook? Do you play Zynga games?
13:15 Do you have a fear that people are working on other companies while they’re at your company?
15:15 What does it say that the SecondMarket prices for both Zynga and Facebook were greater than the stock market prices?
17:00 Zynga, Facebook and eBay–who are you longest on?
22:30 MailChimp, we love you! Thank you for supporting the show! Everyone thank @MailChimp!
25:30 Google has launched their fiber network in Kansas City. Several packages are available and one even includes a Nexus tablet.
28:30 What is the reaction of AT&T? Of Time Warner?
30:30 How many cities do you think this will be in in 10 years?
32:30 Discussion of Fisker cars and Tesla.
33:30 NEA, New Enterprise Associates, the global venture firm has just raised a $2.6 billion fund.
37:30 Why are we being entrepreneurs when we could go be VCs and make millions in fees?
39:30 Let’s talk about the iPhone 5 rumors. Is the iPhone 4S such a good product that the iPhone 5 doesn’t even matter?
41:45 How much of the Break traffic comes from mobile vs. desktop?
44:00 Why are you still using Exchange?
46:15 Amazon is rumored to be releasing 5 or 6 new tablet models by the end of the year. Are you buying?
48:00 When tablets have the penetration of smartphones, what is that going to do for our world?
51:45 Keith: I think this could have a real impact on piracy amongst young people.
54:45 Watching a terrible video in which a trainer was dragged under warter by a killer whale at SeaWorld.
59:00 Keith: But how do you feel about LegoLand?
1:00:45 Everyone check out Break Media and Science. And thank you to Lon for coming in to read the news.

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