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David Pakman
Works at Venrock Associates
Attended University of Pennsylvania
Lived in Abington, PA
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Taking the Other Side in the Amazon/Hachette Debate...
Amazon is fighting with Hachette to lower prices on eBooks. This is a good thing.
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I spoke at ITHAKA's Sustainable Scholarship Conference about the potential unbundling of Higher Ed. The video is here.
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A lot of people have asked +Dollar Shave Club for video #2. Well, let's talk about #2!
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Please contact your Congressional representatives today and ask them NOT to support SOPA and PIPA.
Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.. Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Sena...
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Here is an article a wrote for Recode on the The Price of Music.
Based on the patterns of consumer spending on music, streaming services are priced too high.
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One of the most valuable characteristics of venture investing is that sectors go in and out of favor. Certain sectors, no matter the investment climate, have perennial long-term value. At least, th...
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This Father's Day, Dad's allowed to enjoy himself.  But not too much, right? 

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Facebook is no longer real-time. Edge rank defeated itself. 
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+David Pakman - I too find that my Facebook News Feed has become of considerably less value to me over time.  I had a discussion with my younger brother, whom is a much heavier Facebook user, and found myself likening the News Feed to the USA Today newspaper, the Twitter stream to the real time stock ticker running along the bottom of CNBC new station and Google+ experience to the New York Times. One can only hope that the Facebook tech team can restore value to the service with their highly anticipated redesign. 
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I woke up this morning with a pleasant, warm feeling in my gut about how thankful I am for all the people around me in my life. In particular, I ...
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  • Venrock Associates
    Partner, 2008 - present
  • eMusic
    CEO, 2004 - 2008
  • Dimensional Associates
    Managing Director, 2004 - 2008
  • Myplay
    Founder & Presiden, 1999 - 2001
  • Bertelsmann
    SVP Business Development, 2001 - 2003
  • N2K
    SVP Business & Product Development, 1997 - 1999
  • Apple Inc.
    Product Manager, 1991 - 1997
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Abington, PA - Palo Alto, CA - New York, NY - Philadelphia, PA
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Venrock. Music. www.pakman.com
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I'm an internet VC in NYC. 
Education
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Computer Science Engineering, 1987 - 1991
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