Some Thoughts on the Presidential Race and SocioCapitalism – Updated

1. Social Media Influencers are more important than traditional political endorsements There is a mantra I repeat all the time: “If the information is important it will find me” . We don’t go find the news. It finds us.  The majority of presidential election voters don’t turn on the evening news or open a newspaper or even…

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The SEC and the DOJ still don’t get it

The Supreme Court of the United States just recently, correctly decided not to review the US vs Newman Insider Trading case.  In response to this decision, there was a well written commentary on the decision here on Bloomberg by Matthew Levine. Given my interest at the near 2 year anniversary of my destroying the SEC…

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The Best Interview I have done in a long, long time

one of the challenges of doing a lot of interviews is that inevitably I am asked different versions of the same questions over and over again.  For the first time in a long time I can say I actually got asked unique questions that put a smile on my face. They were short. Simple. To…

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Why This Tech Bubble is Worse Than the Tech Bubble of 2000

Ah the good old days.  Stocks up $25, $50, $100 more in a single day.  Day trading was all the rage.  Anyone and everyone you talked to had a story about how they had made a ton of money on such and such a stock. In an hour.  Stock trading millionaires were being minted by…

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My Conversation with Business Insider about Net Neutrality

Hey Mark, A few things that stood out from your recent string of Tweets: Yes, broadband speed and quality have gotten better. But it’s still behind the most of the developed world. We pay a lot more on average for slower speeds on average. The overarching problem is that there is no competition among ISPs….

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App Neutrality Should be Part of the Net Neutrality Discussion

I bet you think the mobile internet is open.  That if you write the next great mobile app there is nothing that can stop it from fulfilling its destiny.  That if you create a mobile content app that blows away netflix there is nothing that can stop it. Wrong. There are basically 2 doors that…

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Is Search Changing ?

It recently dawned on me that I do far more searches away from Google than I do on Google.  I’m not talking about a factor of  2 to 1 or 3 to 1. My off Google searches out number Google searches by at least 10 to 1 on a daily or weekly basis . How…

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Sometimes I truly do get GREAT advice from NBA fans

I pity Your IGNORANCE all that Money and U still don’t have a CLUE – Brittney Griner born 10/18/1990 Inbox x Gary to Mark.Cuban HOPE YOU READ THIS CUBES , BECAUSE I AM MAKING A POINT ->  Brittney Griner born 10/18/1990(1+0+1+8+1+9+9+0=29 2+9=11 KEEP READING Your Buddy DAN GILBERT was to Ignorant to listen in 2007 ,…

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What I Really Think About Facebook

Lets talk Facebook First, I’m not recommending to any of my companies that we leave facebook. I am recommending that we de-emphasize pushing consumers or partners to like us on FB and focus on building up our followings across all existing social media platforms and to evaluate those that we feel can grow a material…

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Facebook Handled their IPO Exactly Right

Andrews Ross Sorkin wrote a piece for the NY Times that was just ridiculous. He put the blame squarely on the back of the CFO of FB. Talk about getting it 180 degrees wrong. Have you ever been to an auction where the selling party told a buyer to reduce their price because they were…

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