Twitter clone Yammer wins TC50

Am I the only one to be a little surprised by the fact that the winner of the TechCrunch 50 competition, basically “American Idol” for tech startups, was a spectacularly unimaginative Twitter clone? I mean, even the idea to build a Twitter clone has been done to death (*cough* Pownce *cough*)!

Silicon Valley is starting to remind me of Hollywood, increasingly devoid of fresh ideas, money is being pumped into “Its like the Care Bares Movie meets Robocop!”-style unimaginative combinations of well-worn ideas.

If I had a dollar for every “Its like X, but for the enterprise!” business plan, I could probably start a VC fund myself.

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