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JUL 16, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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How Venture Capital Money Is Linked to SXSW Panels and Buzzwords

This idea that the social media bubble is "quietly deflating" because venture capital money has gone elsewhere has not taken much account of why venture capitalists invest in certain companies. From 2010 to 2012 social-related start-ups got 6 percent of VC funding, while this year that has dropped to 2 percent. To Bloomberg Businessweek's Joshua Brustein, that indicates the end of the social media craze. But, that theory treats the interests of venture capitalists as real, substantial shifts in the economy, when really they have more to do with buzzwords at conferences than ... Read More

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