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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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Telcontar in China

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Fortunately, as Jack Bauer tries to find his way around China next season, he’ll have Telcontar’s maps to help him.  And no – I really don’t think they are going to kill him – “he’s much too valuable.”

The Blogosphere’s Exponential Growth Curve Continues

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I love exponential curves – they are beautiful things.  Whether they are linked to positive or negative things, they signal opportunity.  Dave Sifry – CEO of Technorati – has started on his February 2006 State of the Blogosphere report.  He starts off with a very pretty exponential curve and begins his periodic dissection of the growth of the blogosphere.

Sling Media’s $46 Million Financing

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If you are interested in Sling Media’s $46m financing by the likes of Liberty Media, EchoStar, and Goldman Sachs, my partner Ryan McIntyre (who sits on their board) has his view of it.

Technorati Is Fast Again

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If you haven’t used Technorati for a while because of either performance or accuracy issues, try it again.  Dave Sifry – Technorati’s CEO – has a post up describing their performance improvements.  As a Technorati investor, I’ve given Dave and team lots of steady feedback and have watched with happiness as the performance, relevance, and accuracy has steadily improved as they’ve continued to scale up and tune their infrastructure to handle the massive number of blogs that they are indexing.  Oh – and they’ve added a bunch of cool new features along the way.  Dave and his team listen – if you have issues after trying it again, email me and I’ll pass it on or give them feedback directly.

Brent Simmons / Greg Reinacker Interview

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It’s last week’s news (literally) but if you are interested in hearing directly from Brent Simmons (NetNewsWire) and Greg Reinacker (NewsGator) on NewsGator’s acquisition of NetNewsWire, Niall Kennedy has a good interview online.

Look for more M&A news this week – everyone knows that Moreover has been acquired – the current rumor is that it’s Verisign again (who acquired Dave Winer’s Weblogs.com last week).

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