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Defying the broader economic doom-and-gloom, startup CEOs, marketers, and investors packed the halls at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference on Monday. But some of the event's speakers weren't entirely optimistic about where the industry is going.
The big complaint? Too many startups with too few ideas.
For example, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz said that he's seen "a fundamental shift in the culture" of the startup world. When Facebook first started in 2004, the Valley had "a handful of good companies that were able to attract a number of really great engineers."