A public spat flared up this week between Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk and the New York Times reporter John Broder over a test drive of the new Tesla Model S. The review, which Musk called “fake” on Twitter, triggered a war of both words and data, with Musk releasing Broder’s driving logs. Though Broder countered with a detailed follow up, the drama was an object lesson in how the dynamics of disputes like this have been transformed by big data. Read more
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- Bulging corporate balance sheets – and a growing reluctance among traditional venture investors such as state pension funds to dabble in risky investments - means that big companies are getting back into venture financing, SilliconValley reports, with nearly 9 per cent of all capital being committed to start-ups last year coming from the corporate sector.
Digital music services like MOG, Rdio and Rhapsody have been vocal about their fear that Apple’s subscription policy will ruin innovative companies already shouldering start-up losses, and the industry’s concern was again on display at the FT Digital Media and Broadcasting conference on Wednesday. Read more