Ashlee Vance, reporting for Businessweek on Intellectual Ventures’ claim that it’s turning over a new leaf:
There’s no proof yet that IV has mastered that hard part of taking
a product all the way to consumers and making it a hit. According
to the power brokers in Silicon Valley, IV remains a company with
a dark soul that’s using the startup talk as a ruse. “I’ll believe
it when I see it and not before,” Thiel says of IV’s claimed
transition to a product company.