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Lew Cirne is the founder and CEO of New Relic, a company that has made its name helping website makers and app developers keep track of how their software is performing. Now it's making a move into helping businesspeople understand their customers. We talk to Lew about big data, enterprise software, and whether Silicon Valley is in a bubble.

Plus: iOS 8, the Alibaba IPO (and what it means for Yahoo), and the latest version of the Oculus virtual-reality headset.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22am EST

Tim Draper has been in the news for his controversial proposal to split California into six separate states. But he made his reputation as one of Silicon Valley's most successful venture capitalists, with investments in Skype, Overture, Baidu, Tesla, Hotmail, and Twitch.tv, among many others. This week, we talk to Draper about the future of California, the state of the startup economy, how he picks entrepreneurs, and why he's so bullish on Bitcoin.

Plus: Drug dealers on Instagram, the iPhone 6's missing Sapphire screen, and a headband that measures your brainwaves to reduce your stress.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:05am EST

Kathleen McGee heads up the Internet Bureau for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office. This bureau has played a key role in helping define Internet law, protect consumers, and clarify online companies' responsibilities. It has worked with Internet companies including Yelp, Airbnb, Ask.fm, and Uber to more clearly define the way laws apply to their businesses.

Just last year, the Bureau reached a groundbreaking agreement with 19 reputation management companies to end their practice of posting fake online reviews for businesses on consumer-review websites.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26am EST

Phil Sanderson, a game-savvy partner at IDG Ventures, has been investing in games for a long time. He has invested in companies such as Telltale Games, the maker of the acclaimed The Walking Dead episodic adventure game series and mobile developer Funzio, the creator of titles like action role-playing gname Crime City. He looks at lots of potential game deals but invests in just a few every year.

Plus: Ouya explores a sale, mobile commerce will hit $700 billion in 3 years, and the first VC firm to invest in Twitch raises a new $100 million fund.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:33am EST

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