Best tweets of 25-31 January included a lot of valuable insight:
- Jonathan Friedman wrote a piece for VentureBeat on how are startups valuated, especially in their early days, where metrics are somewhat inconclusive;
- It was also VentureBeat that tried to get behind the doors of highly-exclusive World Economic Forum in Davos - just a billionaires' party or actual world-level changes occuring?
- China took headlines in a rather unusual way this week - news spread of the Communist Party ruling on mandatory smaller office sizes for bureaucrats inside the political class;
- And China also took another step in creating two Internets - one for the world and one for itself - when it blocked access to popular VPN services that allow people to access websites restricted inside the country, as Mashable reported;
- Finally, Vivek Wadhwa shared his thoughts on funding accesibility for startups engaging in lunar-related activities - the conclusions are not what you'd expect, especially after an Indian startup located in Bangalore got some US funding without even having a product.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "We don’t use bitcoin specifically for two reasons. One is that the poor shouldn’t have a currency whose value goes up and down a lot compared to their local currency. Second is that if a mistake is made in who you pay then you need to be able to reverse it so anonymity wouldn’t work." (Bill Gates taking on an AMA - Ask Me Anything - on Reddit, on why the Bill Gates Foundation does not engage in using bitcoin)