Marc Andreessen

Why Stackshare is quietly becoming a secret weapon for developers and Silicon Valley CTOs

On Stackshare, Airbnb lists over 50 services in its “stack,” Slack lists 24, and Spotify lists more than 31; these stacks are collections of different pieces of software that each company is using to run their operations, and range from infrastructure tools to communications tools to container …

Startups

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

Reddit Reportedly Looking to Raise $150 Million at a $1.7 Billion Valuation

The company's previous investors include Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, and Snoop Dogg.<p>Reddit is looking for more funding, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports, and it's aiming for a $1.7 billion (£1.3 billion) valuation.<p>The website has previously raised money from investors including Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, …

Startups

Reddit Is Raising Funds Valuing Startup at $1.7 Billion

Reddit is one of the few relics of the mid-2000s internet that has not only survived but thrived in recent years. Now venture capitalists are giving …

Startups

Actually, There's Not an App for That: Innovation and the Physical World

By pairing software and hardware in inventive new ways, visionary companies can disrupt even the most disjointed or stagnant industry.<p>A stocked pantry is a thing of beauty, but relatively few people get giddy about the prospect of a grocery store run. That's why Cincinnati-based Kroger has been …

Innovation

The GIF is 30 years old. It didn't just shape the internet — it grew up with the internet.

Here’s how the internet’s favorite image format evolved into a cultural staple.<p>The GIF is officially 30-something, and in the prime of its internet life.<p>Three decades ago, on June 15, 1987, the most beloved image file extension on the internet was birthed by a team of CompuServe developers seeking …

World Wide Web

What 3 Billionaires Think About Bitcoin

Here's what Mark Cuban, Warren Buffett, and Richard Branson have to say about the digital currency.<p>Digital currency bitcoin has risen by more than …

Investing

Teaching Digital at the Kennedy School of Government: A Road Map

Part 1: Why Digital Matters<p>Digital technologies matter because our society, our economy, and our organizations have — for better and worse — become …

Contributors

All stories in Contributors<p>Move over greed: Social purpose is the future of our economy<p>There’s an iconic line in the 1987 movie Wall Street when Michael Douglas’ character, Gordon Gekko, declares to a crowd ...<p>Greg Petraetis<p>Why your startup should use conferences to get users<p>With the rise of the …

Atlantic Ocean

InfoSec 2017: ‘One disaster away from governments doing something’ on IoT

Regulation is coming to the world of Internet of Things (IoT), according to security expert Bruce Schneier, who used his keynote at Infosec 2017 to …

Bruce Schneier

Uber Still Doesn't Look Like the Next Facebook

The ride-hailing service lacks the powerful network effects that compel customers to stick with it.<p>Uber has been in the news a lot lately, and most of it hasn’t been pretty. Allegations of a sexist workplace culture, a high-profile legal battle with Alphabet Inc. (Google) over self-driving car …

Uber

Transcript: Marc Andreessen, Reid Hoffman, and Kara Swisher at Code 2017

At Recode’s Code 2017 conference, Kara Swisher spoke with Marc Andreessen and Reid Hoffman. Link here and thanks Kara for a great interview. …

Silicon Valley

Oculus founder has new border surveillance startup

Palmer Luckey, a founder of Facebook-owned VR company Oculus, has stealth a new company working on surveillance technology that could be deployed on …

Startups

10 ‘Signals’ Of Fundamental Change In Real Estate. Guest Post: Antony Slumbers

With a nod to the excellent book ‘Signals: How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World’s Turbulent Economy’ by Dr. Pippa Malmgren, here are 10 …

Real Estate

Coal's Future in India

Thoughts for a mining company's boardroom.<p>The Indian trading house Adani Resources Ltd. has just reached an agreement with the Queensland government on royalty payments for the Carmichael coal mine, which the company is considering building in northeastern Australia. As one of the largest thermal …

Energy

Self-Driving Cars: Job Killers or New World Order?

Self-Driving Cars: Job Killers or New World Order?<p>Automation could kill trucking jobs, but the real issue is how to retrain workers.<p>The debate over …

Ziff-Davis

CodeCon ’17 Was Tech Versus Trump

Silicon Valley wakes up to Washington—and doesn't like what it sees<p>Not that long ago, it seemed Silicon Valley was as uninterested in faraway …

Silicon Valley

The tech world is becoming more political, and not everyone likes it

"Seventeen agencies, all in agreement… they concluded with high confidence that the Russians ran an extensive information war campaign against my campaign to influence voters in the election."<p>This is Hillary Clinton uncensored, speaking on a stage, railing against Russia and the Trump …

Silicon Valley

Intel CEO explains why he spent $15 billion on Mobileye

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich was interviewed at Code Conference on Thursday, where he talked about his long-term vision for automobiles. He said his prediction that “the car of the future is going to look much more like a server” was a driving factor in their recent acquisition of Mobileye, the Israeli …

Why the notion that everyone should learn to code is complete rubbish

Silicon Valley thinks everyone should be a developer. This is a profoundly silly idea.<p>It has become common for Silicon Valley types to argue that …

Silicon Valley

Reddit Is Reportedly Raising Funds, Valuing Startup at $1.7 Billion USD

The Internet forum sizes up.<p>Online content and discussion platform Reddit is looking for more funding to reach a $1.7 billion USD valuation, according to Bloomberg.<p>Inside sources have reported that Reddit Inc. is looking for investments totaling about $150 million USD this time around. In 2014, the …

Venture Capital

What’s the Matter with the IPO Market? That’s the Wrong Question

We should be asking why alternative paths to IPOs are developing so much faster, writes Wharton senior fellow and finance lecturer David Erickson.

Venture Capital

Marc Andreessen explains how self-driving cars could create a bunch of American jobs

It’s all about what comes next.<p>Self-driving cars and trucks will cost millions of American jobs, right?<p>No, poses Marc Andreessen, the co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and early web pioneer.<p>Speaking at the <b>Code</b> <b>Conference</b> at the Terranea Resort in California, Andreessen argued …

Venture Capital

Marc Andreessen says we're wrong about the robots stealing jobs, just like we've always been

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen says we've got this whole artificial intelligence thing all wrong. In fact, the fear of the machines taking over …

Robots

Marc Andreessen: America Is Moving Too Slowly

Perhaps it's no surprise that a venture capitalist wants a more disruption-driven economy.<p>The world needs to change faster, Marc Andreessen said at the Code Conference Tuesday, in a conversation with LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman and journalist Kara Swisher. Andreessen said that most people's worries …

What We Can Learn From Platform Disruptors

Major platform companies like Alibaba or Airbnb are devouring the world the world as we speak, which is only a logical evolution from Marc Andreessen’s’ prediction that ‘software is eating the world’. Contrary to traditional companies which focused on ‘value chain’ optimization, competitive …

Jack Ma

Recode Daily: Citizen Clinton speaks — at Code Conference

Plus, Uber fires the self-driving engineer at the center of Alphabet’s lawsuit, and Android inventor Andy Rubin reveals the new smartphone he’s been working on.<p><b>Maybe you've noticed that your Recode Daily newsletter looks somewhat different today</b> — and that it also hit your mailbox just a bit later …

Andy Rubin

Starting a Business as a Developer In 2017

Developers are really good at coding. And when you’re trying to start a company, that can become a huge problem.<p>As a developer, I’m tempted to solve …

Entrepreneurship

Democratic senators to press FCC on DDoS attack

<i>With help from Margaret Harding McGill, Ashley Gold and Nancy Scola</i><p><b>FIRST IN MT: DEMOCRATIC SENATORS TO PRESS FBI ON FCC DDOS ATTACK —</b> Democratic Sens. Brian Schatz, Al Franken, Ron Wyden, Patrick Leahy and Ed Markey plan to write to the FBI this morning asking for a status update on the alleged …

United States

Insights on Tech and Business From Code Conference 2017

Marc Andreessen is hopeful about the job-creating potential of self-driving vehicles and Steve Ballmer shares his greatest Microsoft regret.<p>Code Conference 2017 began May 30 and will run through June 1 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Some of tech's most prominent figures are …

Steve Ballmer