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Pessimism in Historical Perspective

Pessimism about potentially life-enhancing technologies is not new. The Twitter account Pessimist’s Archive (a favorite of the internet guru Marc Andreessen) chronicles the unending stream of pessimism with old newspaper excerpts.  Pessimistic...Show More Summary

Silver Lake is apparently not interested in buying 'even a slice' of Twitter (TWTR)

Private equity firm Silver Lake Partners is not interested in a Twitter deal, according to Fortune. Silver Lake was reported to have "considered" teaming up with venture capitalist Marc Andreessen for some kind of a deal to acquire Twitter, in a report on Sunday by The Information. Show More Summary

Twitter Getting Sold To Marc Andreessen?

Shares of Twitter are up over nine percent as of this writing Monday morning all over a rumor that investor Marc Andreessen is going to step in and save the day. [ more › ]

Twitter takeover rumor sends shares soaring 10%

Shares at Twitter jumped 10% on Monday following a report from tech news site The Information that venture capitalist Marc Andreessen may want to team up with private equity firm Silver Lake to acquire a majority stake in the popular but struggling social media company. Show More Summary

Twitter is cheaper than it's ever been (TWTR)

Potential buyers are circling around Twitter again, according to a report by Jessica Lessin in The Information. This time it's big-time tech investor Marc Andreessen in conjunction with private equity firm Silver Lake. Why would they...Show More Summary

Twitter shares are jumping on news that Marc Andreessen and Silver Lake thought about buying it out (TWTR)

Twitter shares are jumping in pre-market trading on speculation that Marc Andreessen could partner with private equity group Silver Lake to buy the company. The speculation comes from Jessica Lessin of The Information. Here's what she...Show More Summary

What Andreessen Horowitz Is Betting On In 2016

Andreessen Horowitz, the venture capital firm founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz have this week giveninsight into what trends and ideas they are excited about in 2016. In a blog post on their website, they cite 16 Thingswhich they've been observing and thinking about, namely; Virtual Reality Sensorification of the Enterprise Machine Learning [...]

Marc Andreessen predicted GoPro's current problems back when it filed to go public

GoPro shares are tanking more than 20% after the sports video camera maker warned of lower than expected holiday sales and announced plans to slash its headcount by 7%.  It's a remarkable turn of events for GoPro, a hardware industry...Show More Summary

Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

"Software is eating the world," venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared. Someone has to write that software. Why not you? There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company...Show More Summary

Friday assorted links

1. School advice from Marc Andreessen. 2. A Hands-On Guide to Google Data (pdf). 3. The decline of LeBron James. 4. Carry your TV shows around with you. 5. The early history of autism in America. 6. “Vancouver Catfé closed temporarily because it’s out of cats” 7. The Golden Mao statue has been torn down. The post Friday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Room for one more: The coalition to stop Uber gets a new deep-pocketed member

What do Carl Icahn, Peter Thiel, Marc Andreessen, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the largest Chinese and Japanese business moguls in the world and General Motors all have in common?

Ambient Computing: Marc Andreessen's Vision of the Internet of Things 2.0

The hype around the Internet of Things has been rising steadily over the past five years. In tech analyst Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report in 2015, the IoT is at the peak of "inflated expectations", particularlyShow More Summary

A look inside the insanely successful life of Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen

Marc Andreessen is best known for cofounding the internet browser Netscape and launching Andreessen Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley's most famous venture-capital firms. Today, a16z has $4.2 billion under management. Andreessen was an...Show More Summary

OOPS: Marc Andreessen answers @POTUS on guns and the no-fly list in two perfect tweets….

OOPS: Marc Andreessen answers @POTUS on guns and the no-fly list in two perfect tweets.

Friday assorted links

1. Can epigenetics influence sperm? 2. The Marc Andreessen productivity guide. 3. Russ Roberts chats with Mitch Weiss on the economics of the Broadway musical. 4. What it’s like to visit Cuba now, as an American. 5. Which kinds of books actually sell? 6. Music of Adele without overproduction, it is a shame what we […]

Donald Trump, Marc Andreessen in Twitter feud?

Both businessmen are rich, both tweet trash about rivals; now one is targeting the other with very public personal attacks

A top Silicon Valley VC firm is investing $200M in health software startups

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen wrote in 2011 that "software is eating the world." Now, his firm Andreessen Horowitz wants software to heal the world. The Silicon Valley venture capital firm announced Wednesday it plans to invest $200 million in software companies involved in biology and healthcare. Show More Summary

Facebook stock is down nearly 3% following the news that Marc Andreessen sold most of his stake in the social network (FB)

Facebook shares are off about 2.7% on Monday following news that board member Marc Andreessen has sold about three quarters of his stake in the company over the past two weeks. Andreessen sold 1.5 million Facebook shares, valued around...Show More Summary

Web pioneer trims Facebook stake

Web-browser pioneer and investor Marc Andreessen has sold almost three-quarters of his Facebook stock. ||| New York - Web-browser pioneer and investor Marc Andreessen has sold almost three-quarters of his Facebook stock for about $160...Show More Summary

Marc Andreessen Has Sold Nearly 75% Of His Facebook Stock In Two Weeks

Marc Andreessen has sold 75% of his holdings in Facebook in just a two week period according to Re/code’s Kurt Wagner. The sell-off was spotted in SEC filings. Andreessen started selling the shares on October 30 via a prearranged trading...Show More Summary

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