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We Will Vigorously Defend Our Reputation

… our firm does not discriminate on the basis of gender.

— KPCB Partner John Doerr, on the company’s blog

Facebook’s Cognitive Dissonance with Sharing

One of the most important parts of Facebook is that we can all browse it freely and without consequence. When we decide to take an action such as commenting on a photo, it is then that we make ourselves known.

— founder Billy Chasen

Saverin on Hollywood

Facebook wasn’t built out of a Harvard dorm window. And I would never throw a laptop at someone, like it appears in the movie. Not even at Mark.

Eduardo Saverin, in an interview with Fábio Altman in Brazilian newsmagazine Veja

And the Blood Money?

The smart money is flying out of Facebook as the dumb money piles in.

— From The Wall Street Journal’s Rolfe Winkler

You don’t get to 500 million movies without making a few duds.

Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs will be the best or worst movie I’ve ever seen.

Dan Frommer, via Twitter

Dude, You’re Getting an F

28 years ago (May 3rd) with $1000, instead of studying for finals during my freshman year at the University of Texas, I started Dell.

Michael Dell, via Twitter

If You Get the Muppets to Sign On, Hillary’s In

I was delighted to read about your interest in sharing the big screen with me. As you can imagine, I am a little occupied at the moment, but perhaps someday I can help you forget Sarah Marshall … again. My only condition is that there be Muppets involved, and that is non-negotiable.

Hillary Clinton, in reply to Jason Segel’s joking remarks to Jimmy Fallon and Us Weekly about the Secretary of State starring in a movie with him

When You Can Snatch the Pebble From My Hand

Perhaps one reason VCs don’t want to invest in Pebble is because they fear Apple.

John Battelle, on the Pebble “smart” watch

The Five-Mile Rule

To simplify the search [for the next great companies], I suggest you look within a five-mile radius of Stanford.

— Stanford graduate Peter Thiel, in conversation with Reid Hoffman

Why Kayak Co-Founder Doesn’t Hire People From the Travel Industry

I believe that the top creative people are at their peak when they see something for the first time.

— Kayak CTO and co-founder Paul English, talking about nontraditional hiring at Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored

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First the NSA came for, well, jeez pretty much everybody’s data at this point, and I said nothing because wait how does this joke work

— Parker Higgins via Twitter