Links: December 7

Gigabit broadband is becoming more readily available, and man does it sound awesome. Gigabit! But is it actually useful? Maybe not quite yet. Even streaming video has a hard time filling a broadband pipe that fat, thanks to high-quality compression. Attention marketers (or consumers suspicious of marketers): the 5 most persuasive words in the English…

Freemium 101

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Editor’s note: Jules Maltz is a general partner at IVP and focuses on later-stage venture investments in rapidly-growing Internet and software companies. Follow him on Twitter. Daniel Barney is a senior associate at IVP and focuses on later-stage venture investments in digital media and information technology. Follow him on Twitter. Over the last several months,…

A visual history of social media

From the busy, bold and brilliant folks at Copyblogger, a Visual History of Social Media. Whaddya know, the Internet has *always* been inherently social!