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Mike Patton may well be one of the hardest working men in showbiz these days, and his latest with Fantômas underscores just about how far out he is willing to travel.
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The Life Pursuit is a sort of Reeses Peanut Butter Cup. You get Belle & Sebastian's peanut butter (its wistful, often irresistible pop) dipped in a 'Have A Nice Day!' and glam 70s chocol
- Boards of Canada
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- Depeche Mode
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KPCB in Search of Killer iPhone Apps
Tuesday, March 11th, 2008 at 4:00 PM - by John Martellaro
The venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers set up a $100M fund for iPhone related starts ups. The number of applications has exceeded their wildest expectations, according to BusinessWeek on Wednesday.
In fact, a wager was formed over how many applications they would receive, wrote Olga Kharif. "The wager was over how many business plans theyd receive in the first 30 days after the Mar. 6 announcement. Kleiner Perkins partner Matt Murphy wont divulge the number, but says it was exceeded within 36 hours."
The interest in iPhone development has been so great that, already, more than 100,000 developers have signed up to write applications.
While many developers are just digging in and see an immediate opportunity, a few are taking a cautious approach, thanks to the wording of the SDKs NDA or some of the technical restrictions that get in the way of their pre-announcement plans.
Meanwhile KPCB perceives the iPhone as not just another cell phone. "A lot of the pillars, foundational applications for the mobile Internet, will grow up on the iPhone," said KPCB partner Matt Murphy. He thinks the fund could swell to more than US$100M.
While some developers are given pause by Apples licensing terms, others are thinking big. Zumobi believes in mobile advertising. Another is Jajah which envisions a Wi-Fi based phone that would sidestep international roaming charges. "If things like this are available, companies will give employees a choice of an iPhone vs. the BlackBerry," said Frederik Hermann, Jajahs director of global marketing.
In the end, that may be the key. Unexpected, innovative killer applications are just around the corner for those with a vision. KPCB is eager to make it happen.
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