If you could only invest in one startup, where would you place your bets?

Following the $1 Billion acquisition of Instagram last month, the New York Times is polling readers to determine which startup holds the greatest (perceived) potential return and future. If you could only invest in one startup, which of these would it be? While we love these discussions as much as any would-be investor, what we find most interesting about these lists of ‘hot’ startups is what they may indicate about broader shifts in people’s behavior, attitudes — and business models. The NYT’s list led us to note:

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