Marc Andreessen

Former Alderman Agrees To $25K Settlement For Lobbying Violation

<b>CHICAGO (CBS)</b> — Former Chicago alderman and mayoral candidate William Singer has agreed to pay a $25,000 fine for lobbying Mayor Rahm Emanuel through …

Corruption

Full transcript: Tolga Kurtoglu, CEO of Silicon Valley research company PARC, on Recode Decode

Spoiler alert: He’s not building a time machine.<p>On this episode of <b>Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher</b>, PARC CEO Tolga Kurtoglu dropped by the studio to talk about what’s new and what’s next at the storied Silicon Valley research and development company.<p>You can read some of the highlights from the …

Silicon Valley

Innovation Is as Much About Finding Partners as Building Products

Have you ever stopped to ponder the true complexities involved with trying to create a viable, safe, autonomous vehicle? The innovation alone is a herculean task, but imagine being that upstart pioneer trying to develop the technology, while at the same time going up against entrenched, powerful …

Innovation

Ex-Ald. Singer among 6 fined for illegally lobbying Emanuel via email

Former Chicago Ald. William Singer has been hit with the biggest of six fines leveled this week by the Chicago Board of Ethics against those who lobbied Mayor Rahm Emanuel through his personal email account but failed to register as city lobbyists.<p>Singer, an attorney who represented the 43rd Ward …

Chicago

The Biggest Names In Business Credit This As The Secret To Their Massive Success...

Advertisement - story continues below<p>In his 1993 pop-psychology book <i>Outliers,</i> Malcolm Gladwell made famous the 10,000 Hour Rule, according to which …

Conservative POV

This Is What Liberated the Power of the Internet, and Why It Matters

The earliest internet was built by the military, designed to help scientists around the nation gain access to those rare room-sized computers located …

UI Design

New corporate titans are rising faster than ever, but they’re also fading faster, too

The forces governing business today might just come down to understanding the difference between “weapon” and “tool.”<p>In last year’s hit film “Arrival,” there was a fundamental misunderstanding between aliens and humans over the words “weapon” and “tool,” with the fate of the world balancing …

Innovation

All Investors Claim they “Add Value”. Few Do, Says Seattle Angel

<i>Jon Staenberg is a prominent angel investor in Seattle. He was previously a partner at Rustic Canyon, a venture capital firm, and invested in over</i> …

Venture Capital

How Two Startup Founders With No Product, No Users and No Real Proof Their Company Would Work Raised $3 Million — Then Built a Company Worth $1.3 Billion

They received over 75 "no's" until they finally got a "yes".<p>Robinhood is a commission-free stock trading app that was recently valued at $1.3 …

Startups

Marc Andreessen answers questions from Stripe Atlas founders

Startups are a curious alchemy of people, knowledge, money, and technology. Access to these building blocks has historically been grossly uneven, but …

Venture Capital

Marc Andreessen says he’s reading these eight provocative books to better understand our world

Marc Andreessen’s (now dormant) Twitter feed was like the Venture Capitalist’s Review of Books. He issued a steady stream of dozens of recommendations (more than 100), revealing a catholic diet of science fiction, economics, American history, political science, and deep dives into the American …

Books

How Do Podcast Nuts Find the Time? They Listen at Chipmunk Speed

App settings that accelerate voices to 5x or more allow impatient listeners to finish hourlong episodes in minutes; ‘a presumably insane person’<p>Jarod Reyes wanted to reduce his anxiety. His doctor suggested meditation, so he subscribed to a podcast to guide him toward a Zen state.<p>“Close your eyes,” …

Podcasting

Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Oprah all use the 5-hour rule — here's how it works

In the article “Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong,” the researchers behind the 10,000-hour rule set the record straight: Different fields require different amounts of deliberate practice in order to become world class.<p>If 10,000 hours isn’t an absolute rule that applies across fields, what does it …

Success

THE BEADY EYE ASKS: IS IT TIME WE DEMANDED THAT ALL OUR LEADERS ARE GIVEN A MANDATERY SIDEKICK IN THE FORM OF A ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE COMPUTER ROBOT.

( A five-minute read)<p>When one looks at the present day world problems (not to mention the future direction we are all going) I think now everyone …

Singularity

Silicon Valley needs old-fashioned HR know-how to tackle harassment, some say

As new revelations tumbled out last week about sexual harassment allegations against a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock Partners venture capitalist Reid Hoffman wrote a widely read post calling for people in his industry to adopt a "#DecencyPledge." "This is …

Venture Capital

Crossing the Technology Chasm - Rebuild or Perish

This curated post is authored by Rohan Rajiv, Product Manager @ LinkedIn<p>NotesbyAda.com<p>A Google search for “what is technology” says this — <i>technology</i> …

Innovation

The return of the machinery question

Special report<p>Artificial intelligenceThe return of the machinery question<p>THERE IS SOMETHING familiar about fears that new machines will take …

Artificial Intelligence

Technologies shaping our future

More about foundational technologies, and how they interact<p>I recently gave a talk in Paris to a group called Women in the Digital Economy, or WIDE. …

Intelligence

Darling Disruptors Also Need Sound Business Models

Like Blue Apron, too few of Silicon Valley's "reimaginers" see a clear path to profit.<p>Blue Apron is a company that claims to have "reimagined the traditional grocery business model." Thursday's disappointing initial public offering makes you wonder if investors are losing faith in such …

Blue Apron

The SMACK Stack Is the New LAMP Stack

It’s apparent now that Marc Andreessen’s foresight that “software is eating the world” was entirely accurate. And it feels like we are just getting …

DevOps

When Amazon eats, others starve

Ken Mandel of Publicis Media analyses Amazon's latest moves, and what they mean for marketers and agencies.

Amazon

How To Master Summer Smart-Casual

Six ways to perfect the laid-back look of the season<p>Smart-casual. Such an innocuous-sounding term, yet what terror lurks in its oxymoronic depths. It …

Clothing

Walmart takes its Amazon battle to the clouds

The battle between the retail giants will take place not only on the streets but on the cloud as well.<p>Cloud TV<p>The cloud is disrupting traditional …

Brick And Mortar

Technology News

46 Mins Ago<p>The Drone Racing League is offering up a $100,000 pot for the winner of this year's drone races.<p>1 Hour Ago<p>Marc Andreessen no longer doles …

Financial Conduct Authority

3 predictions on the future of containers

Despite the fact that containers are still considered a new tool in the developer scene, they have already been put to work in industries everywhere: …

Software Development

Will Amazon Eat Fashion?

This week, the e-commerce giant took another step towards realising its ambitions in fashion, launching a new ‘try before you buy’ service, Amazon Prime Wardrobe, and a reported distribution partnership with Nike.<p><i>Hello BoF Professionals, your exclusive weekly briefing is ready.</i> <i>Don't forget to check</i> …

Louis Vuitton

The Motley Fool

Recent comments from one legendary tech investor have people sprinting to try to get in early on this incredible tech company.<p><b>“For fun, our firm has</b> …

Stocks

The Real Side of Fake News: How Reddit Enables Propaganda Through Anonymity

Today’s digital devices and social networks deliver so much information that even the savviest consumer cannot evaluate all of it. We seem to be …

Censorship

Silicon Valley’s Secret, and Not-So-Secret, Trump Supporters - Bloomberg

It’s tech week at the Trump White House, which means once again we’ll watch what’s become a ritual humiliation. A dozen or more of the smartest …

Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley’s Secret, and Not-So-Secret Trump Supporters - Bloomberg

It’s tech week at the Trump White House, which means once again we’ll watch what’s become a ritual humiliation. A dozen or more of the smartest …

Silicon Valley