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Last Week in Betabeat: Founder Depression, eBay Buys Chris Dixon and the Goverment Spends $200K. on a Sucky App

catwalkr purple Last Week in Betabeat: Founder Depression, eBay Buys Chris Dixon and the Goverment Spends $200K. on a Sucky AppToo busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors.

REQUIRED READING: U CAN’T HAZ SADZ: The Hushed Dangers of Startup Depression
“In the startup community, there’s a real stigma to depression. Every time someone comes around and asks ‘Hey, how’s it going?’ you’re always like ‘Best day ever, man! Killing it! We’re crushing it!’ You have to do that.”

REQUIRED READING: New Frontiers for Government Waste: The $200K. Mobile App
“Pardon my French, but I really cannot stress how bad this application is. Firstly, it isn’t actually capable of the function it is supposed to do.

REQUIRED VIEWING: The Pitch, Episode 7: Yumety, a Social Network for Your Dreams
We sifted through hundreds of eager startups to find some of New York’s top prospects to pitch Lerer Ventures. Watch Ben Lerer and Jordan Cooper talk about them after they’ve left the room.

VITAMINS:

-First Interview: Chris Dixon Talks eBay’s Purchase of Hunch
-Technical Difficulties! Virgin America Borked After Switch to New Reservation System
-Did Turntable.fm’s Traffic Fly South for the Winter or Forever?

MILK AND COOKIES:

-Caught in the Webb: Let’s Not Party Like It’s 1999
-New Samsung Commercial Mocks Urban Apple Fan Boys, Baristas [VIDEO]

RECYCLED:

-As Apple Cracks Down, White iPhone Kid Hopes to Go It Alone (May 27, 2011)

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