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Snapchat Is a Very Good Bet for Yahoo: Kerner

Click here to watch the TV clip Oct. 22 (BloombergTV) — Lou Kerner, founder of the Social Internet Fund, and Bloomberg’s Sarah Frier discuss reports that Snapchat has closed an investment from Yahoo and is continuing to raise more money. He speaks … Continue reading

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Heidi Messer, Alan Patricof, Lou Kerner, Others on What It Takes to Grow in NYC

Xconomy  A panel that followed Messer trumpeted New York as a place for startups to grow—with some caveats. “I don’t think there is going to be a ‘next Silicon Valley,’ but New York can be a tremendous tech hub,” said … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2014 Power Players in Digital Media

The AlwaysOn Power Players in Digital Entertainment list honors the most influential people in the banking, venture capital, legal, talent, government, and accounting world supporting digital media startup entrepreneurs who are bringing massive technology breakthroughs to the world of media, … Continue reading

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As Online Video Surges, the .TV Domain Rides the Wave

New York Times Full article can be found here …..“The original vision upon which DotTV was founded is coming true before our eyes,” Mr. Kerner said. “It’s just taken longer than we thought, but it could be even bigger than … Continue reading

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A Facebook test shows how the social network might use Instagram

Internet Retailer See full post here ….The test shows the social network is working to better understand how and when consumers respond to ads on Facebook and Instagram, which should help it improve ad attribution, says Lou Kerner, a social … Continue reading

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MONEY: FACEBOOK’S FINAL FRONTIER

Fast Company, June 18th, 2014 See full piece here Change won’t come, though, until the products are “not just a little bit better but five times better,” says Kristo Kaarnmann, cofounder of the foreign exchange disrupter TransferWise, one of the … Continue reading

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Questions Of A Bubble As Tech Momentum Fades

The Economic Times April 18th, 2014 See full clip here Lou Kerner at the Social Internet Fund  an investment fund focused on new tech firms, said the question of overvaluation has to be examined “on a company by company basis.” … Continue reading

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Facebok Acquires WhatsApp For $19 illion

CNBC February 20th, 2014 See full clip here Discussing the high price of Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp and what it means for Google and Apple, with Amir Efrati, reporter for The Information; Lou Kerner, Social Internet Fund Founder & Managing … Continue reading

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‘Candy Crush’ Maker King Files IPO With Listing in New York

Business Week, Feb. 18th 2014 “It’s obviously an amazing company but still a one-hit wonder,” Lou Kerner, manager of the Social Internet Fund, which invests in social-media companies, said by phone from New York. “You’re betting that ‘Candy Crush’ will … Continue reading

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At 10 Years Old, Facebook Copes With Growing Pains

Business Insider, AFP Feb 3, 2014 …. “More than 20 percent of all time spent on the Internet is spent on Facebook,” says Lou Kerner, founder of the Social Internet Fund.  …. “People joke that for the teen, Facebook isn’t … Continue reading

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