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September 24, 2003
Chief Love Officer
"The real story is that I'm actually acquiring Oracle," Abrams said. "And Bill Clinton is becoming our Chief Love Officer."
Hail the chief.
Not too far from the fake, Google Rumored to Acquire Friendster
When asked in recent days about its supposedly impending investment in Friendster, a Kleiner VC is said to have replied that it was on ice while one of its other companies evaluated the prospect of acquiring Friendster.
Guess that would solve the business model question
. AdWords for dating. Social Search
. LJ community for Blogger.
Anyway, more bubblet
"I'm projecting that a minibubble, a bubblet, is about to happen, and you'll see VCs each funding some sort of social-networking company," said Perkins. "And I actually believe that social networking is a huge area.
Perkins may have motives of his own for stoking the Friendster hype. His Always On Network, which launched as a sort of general interest Slashdot with a blogging component, plans in November to add what Perkins calls "a Friendster-type look and feel where you'll be able to link other members to your own profile."
Perkins and others looking into the social-networking idea may want to tread carefully with their knock-offs. Earlier this month, Abrams warned he has something that on the hypercompetitive Web is better than friends: patents pending.
There will be lots of graphs, but that there are limits on the number of graphs that can exist and number of businesses a that are viable.
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