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I had three meetings on this exact topic, 25 years ago, with Lee Townsend, Hans Wendl and Gabe Unger

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All hail, Winkelmann (Beeple)

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Oakland A’s swing for homers times 3,000

The A’s announced a plan with a baseball park, 3,000 homes and some shops. I haven’t swung a bat in about 10 years but have sat through 3,000 hours of development proposals here in Palo Alto. I should bone up … Continue reading

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325 Lytton, $20m; their tenant you’ve never heard of, $1.3b

Smart-home technology provider Plume Design Inc. joined the Bay Area’s unicorns Tuesday with a $270 million funding round. The Palo Alto company, which has largely flown under the radar despite its technology being used in some 22 millions homes, saw … Continue reading

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Unicorn spotted in Palo Alto

Hippo is a new insurance startup, a unicorn, which means it is valued at $1b. One-point five billion or a billion and a half, according to the business journal, which lists it among the largest venture deals.The photo shows an … Continue reading

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Three quick takes from the SV Biz Journal

1) San Jose gets twice as much revenue from business tax than from TOT. They get $70 m per year in business tax. We get zero. It’s possible that we would get more than that, despite the population differences, as … Continue reading

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Feist ‘1 2 3 4’ VS Dolly Parton / Squarespace ‘5 to 9’

I would have hired Jenny Lewis rather than Dolly Parton.  

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Minimum wage VS Venture Capitalists

BLUF: I make a pop culture reference below to a video with 750 million views and apparently a drug reference or organized crime, but when I say “Oaxaca” (wuh-hah-kuh) I am thinking about Palo Alto’s sister city exchange and or … Continue reading

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Tales of 2.0 Palo Alto Cities

I greeted activist Herb Burok today, idling on Waverley near Hamilton and he mentioned that the recent election six weeks ago was a mixed bag: he noted that the losers got more votes than the winners. I’ll believe his math … Continue reading

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Pop Smoke shot by shot

I counted 140 shots in the three minute video for “Dior” by the late rapper superstar meteoric success story or cautionary tale, Pop Smoke. This song was the first song I added to my Apple stream — I pay $10 … Continue reading

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