Marc Andreessen

Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu—China’s Biggest Tech Titans Are Coming to Brainstorm Tech International

For years now we’ve been hearing about how China is the great copycat nation, the manufacturer of designs drawn up in other countries and then an …

China

Amazon Just Showed Us What Really Happens When Robots Replace Jobs

They've already got 100,000 robots and are adding (a lot) more.<p>There are as many opinions about jobs and artificial intelligence as there are people who have them. A Vanguard global economist recently said AI will replace 1in 2 jobs. A new survey of AI researchers said most believe AI will …

Robots

Fixing the ‘Brain Damage’ Caused by the I.P.O. Process

“It seems like a way of living in hell without dying.”<p>That was the way James Freeman, the founder of Blue Bottle Coffee, described the process of taking a company public in the modern era — and the way he explained why he sold his company instead to Nestlé last week.<p>It is no secret that the public …

Business

How convertible notes drive founders away from emerging ecosystems

Recently, Crunchbase published a new case study on early-stage funding including the different types of deal structures, priced (equity) and unpriced (convertible notes or SAFES). The post was a useful, if very high level, overview of the early-stage funding process. However, due to this …

Venture Capital

Outgrowing Our Internet: Caught Between the Intranet and the Decentralized Web

Photo: Wikipedia<i>By</i> <i>Noah Jessop</i>SaaS has had a good run. Over the last decade, it became the dominant way to deliver software and value to customers. It …

SaaS

Is Learning 'How To Code' Still Worth It For Millennials?

I’m starting up to solve a problem I care deeply about…. Should I learn how to code to build out a prototype? Should I outsource development initially? Should I study computer science? These are questions that every first-time entrepreneur asks. Back in 2014, my vehement answer in an article called …

Entrepreneurship

Twitter has an unlaunched tweetstorm feature

Subverting the 140 character limit by chaining tweets together into a cohesive “tweetstorm” takes some know-how, or you’ll screw it up. Luckily Twitter appears to have built but not yet launched a feature for easily composing tweetstorms. Hidden inside the current Android app is a way to write out …

Technology

Twitter Built Its Own Tweetstorm Product

Twitter is not currently testing the product, but the public could see it soon.<p>Twitter has built a feature that will allow you to post tweetstorms directly inside the app.<p>The feature, spotted by The Next Web's Matt Navarra, currently exists within Twitter's product, but the company is not currently …

Zuckerberg to Testify in Shareholder Suit on Voting Rights

Mark Zuckerberg is heading back to court.<p>Facebook Inc.’s chief executive officer is expected to testify later this month in a shareholder lawsuit …

Business

Harvey's Toll on Houston's Car Lovers

Dealers could see a surge of truck sales in the rush to replace hundreds of thousands of destroyed vehicles.<p>Hurricane Harvey’s long stay over Texas brought a number of unfortunate superlatives with it. One of note? The storm destroyed 300,000 to 500,000 vehicles, according to early estimates. The …

Hurricane Harvey

Mark Zuckerberg will testify in court later this month to defend his plan to create non-voting Facebook shares

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify on the witness stand later this month, a rare and high-profile courtroom appearance as his company defends a controversial plan to give shareholders non-voting stock.<p>Zuckerberg is scheduled to publicly testify in Delaware Chancery court on September 26, …

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How To Get Famous People To Respond To Your Tweets

(Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)<p><i>How do I get a famous celebrity to reply to my tweets on Twitter? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Shefaly Yogendra, Been on Twitter since</b> …

Tim Ferriss

“In order to jump off the cliff, you have to really believe you can assemble a plane on the way down”

Finally! Episode number two of our epic new podcast “Beyond the Series B: How the Giants of Silicon Valley Made It” is here.<p>And it’s a doozy.<p>This …

Silicon Valley

Competing Against Luck – Andreessen Horowitz

In business, mistakes of <i>omission</i> may be just as bad as (if not worse than) mistakes of <i>commission</i> — simply because of the loss in potential upside: …

Ben Horowitz

a16z Podcast: Competing Against Luck

with Clayton Christensen, Marc Andreessen, and Steven Levy In business, mistakes of omission may be just as bad as (if not worse than) mistakes of …

Clayton Christensen

Top tech stock analyst surveys August's rally in the Valley

Top tech analyst Mark Mahaney and his group at RBC Capital Markets released a note to investors Friday about their top takeaways from August's rally …

Andreessen Horowitz

Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt says 2 things inspired him to transform the company: a 2011 article by Marc Andreessen and a tech book he 'literally read in a day'

• <b>Jeff Immelt was CEO of GE for 16 years</b>• <b><br>He turned to Silicon Valley for advice on keeping GE relevant and competitive</b>• <b><br>In an essay published by the Harvard Business Review, he credits much of his inspiration to a 2011 article by Marc Andreessen, and the book "The Lean Startup"</b><p>Over his 16-year tenure as …

Jeff Immelt

Software Eats The World, But That's Only The Appetizer

Software may be eating the world, as Marc Andreessen famously put it in 2011, but he may have been looking at things too narrowly. FinancialForce CEO Tod Nielsen prefers to one-up Andreessen’s observation to a whole new level: “services are devouring the entire galaxy,” he recently proclaimed.<p>What …

Innovation

Amazon's $17.3 billion Whole Foods buy proves the concept of the 'tech company' is coming to an end

iStock<p>Now consider this: we just passed the six-year anniversary of venture capitalist Marc Andreessen’s famous declaration that “software is eating …

Trends

Amazon's $13.7 billion Whole Foods buy proves the concept of the 'tech company' is coming to an end

On Monday, Amazon's $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods will close, ushering in a new era of cheap avocados for all, and Amazon Prime grocery discounts for some.<p>Now consider this: we just passed the six-year anniversary of venture capitalist Marc Andreessen's famous declaration that "software is …

Business

Silicon Valley’s patron saint: the Netscape founder Marc Andreessen on smart investments and AI

Silicon Valley

Startcon is back and it's got a dire warning for disruptors

Chesnot/Getty Images<p>Australian startup conference, StartCon, is back.<p>This year’s conference is looking at ways to disrupt the disruptors with its …

Bricks, Mortar---and Experiences

Retailers world-wide are cracking smiles. Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods has flipped the script. Rather than wondering which retailer Amazon will put out of business next, analysts are starting to ask which retailer it will buy next.<p>Reports of the death of retail were greatly …

Opinion

Whether Or Not Software 'Eats Agencies' Is Up To Agencies

Venture capitalist and creator of the web browser as we know it Marc Andreessen famously wrote an opinion piece in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> in 2011 …

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68 Blockchain Articles & Whitepapers that Shaped Crypto into What it is Today

With all of the noise surrounding bitcoin and its underlying technology, blockchain, it’s often difficult to separate real blockchain articles from …

Bitcoin

Tim Ferriss breaks down the simple approach he used to connect with tech power players like Marc Andreessen and Chris Sacca

A little over a decade ago, Tim Ferriss was a nobody with a nutritional supplement startup.<p>He wrote a self-help book from the tech entrepreneur perspective and called it "The 4-Hour Workweek" — a title he now likes to joke sounds like it's from an infomercial, but was meant to reflect his …

Tim Ferriss

GM Has The Right Strategy For Self-Driving, But Challenges Remain

Three crucial elements constitute the self-driving future: electric cars, self-driving software, and autonomous ride-hailing. GM has made efforts on …

Business

The Uber Dilemma

By far the most well-known “game” in game theory is the Prisoners’ Dilemma. Albert Tucker, who formalized the game and gave it its name in 1950, …

Venture Capital

The Culture Wars Have Come to Silicon Valley

The culture wars that have consumed politics in the United States have now landed on Silicon Valley’s doorstep.<p>That became clear this week after Google on Monday fired a software engineer, James Damore, who had written an internal memo challenging the company’s diversity efforts. The firing set off …

Silicon Valley

A Quick Reminder Why Bitcoin was Invented in the First Place

Bitcoin created decentralized trust. Understanding the implications of this are critical in understanding bitcoin.<p><b>This originally appeared as a</b> <b>reddit</b> …

Bitcoin