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Jason Calacanis hosts This Week in Startups for his 50th episode!
00:00:30 Welcome to the Twistees Award
00:05:00 Best Story
-Jason’s anecdote about stealing from his father’s bar
-Jason not getting on the real Shark Tank
-The entire story of his life on the Penn State show
-Shaking hands with Woz
Winner: The entire story of his life on the Penn State show
00:08:20 Best guest story next year
00:08:35 Best Comment
-Gary V: “Get off the bitch train”
-David Heinemeier Hansson: “The only thing that matters in the end, is profit. Market share doesn’t matter. It matters if it leads to profits, otherwise it doesn’t matter.”
-Jason, Never get High on your own supply
-Jason, Starting is easy, finishing is hard
-Jason, the best equity, sweat equity
Winner: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Get off the bitch train”
00:12:10 Best Question
-Jason asking Roelof what did he likes and dislike about Jason
-How do you defend yourself against a big competitor?
-Help my PC repair business is failing
-Joel Spolsky, should I shop around after I have a top tier VC interested?
Soon launching WebSpy Soho – Easily monitor Home & Small Network bandwidth usage, Internet connection speed and much more – Test Alpha version
00:15:10 Best Tyler Insight
-Google is now a content company
-It’s like Rocket Surgery
-It’s like a deer farm
-It’s like a wheelchair at Disneyland
-It’s like Japanese Jazz
-It’s like a homeless hottie in a hip hop club
-It’s like shaking hands with Woz
-It’s like betting against the Mayans
Winner: It’s like a wheelchair at Disney
Winner: Keiretsu Forum
Winner: Gary Vaynerchuk
00:26:50 PowerVPS and DNAmail, cake
00:29:00 If you would like to have a chance at winning a TwiST 50th Commenmorative t-shirt, go to PowerVPS’s Facebook page for details
00:31:00 Staff Favorite moments, Best SFX award goes to JMac and Krute
00:32:40 Cory – Gen Y rant
00:33:50 Mike Bracco – when John Humphrey pointed out Tylers insight at SxSW “It’s like going out for drinks and not going back to her place”
00:36:00 Lon, TWiST #16 – How to use a telephone to call info
00:38:00 Learned helpless rant
00:40:00 News with Lon Harris
00:41:00 HP buys Palm will it be successful? No others in the space are guggernauts (Android and iPhone OS)
00:43:00 JasonNation to sign up for newsletter
00:44:20 Jason’s been offered to do a book but is unsure he wants the book to be timeless if he writes one
01:01:00 How does this relate to the Twitter documents? no payment was given, TechCrunch called Twitter and gave them back, they didn’t publish everything
01:03:00 Lon, usually stolen items you keep, the iPhone is journalistic in nature in that they gave it back, sellers fault
01:08:35 Principle Bans Social Networks, young kids should not be on the internet unsupervised
01:10:20 Worst part is they will still probably see some disturbing things, computers should be in the family room, you need to trust them and discuss the internet use and privacy settings, Zuckerberg has no morals, the default privacy settings tell something about a person
01:12:30 A drivers license should be required when driving a car and under a certain age you should only be able to go only 5 mph over the speed limit
01:14:30 Are we going to value the annonymous comments or not, which provides more value?
01:18:20 When Tyler was in 7th grade he and a friend were caught picking on someone and all the parents involved had to go into a meeting at the school to straighten it out, not a social network issue then, kids will be kids but social networks have more reach.
01:20:10 Steve Jobs vs. Adobe, he is brilliant and well written, he made a case against Adobe and every point is correct, but if anyone else wrote the same letter people would go nuts, the argument fails by not giving people a choice.
01:24:00 Industry needs to decide on a standard, internet is at a cross roads
01:26:50 Jason is considering breaking the show up one show with only a guest interview the other being a show of “Ask Jason”, “Jason’s Shark Tank” and “The News”
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