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Marc Andreessen, other VCs and journalists weigh in on Peter Thiel vs. Gawker drama

SILICON VALLEY—Peter Thiel's acknowledgement and explanation for financially backing a lawsuit that could put Gawker Media out of business unleashed a torrent of reaction Thursday, some praising him for taking on a "bully" publisherShow More Summary

Video: Startup Funding. Bootstrap. Then “Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You.”

I stumbled on this brilliant video of an after-hours startup funding event at the Stanford business school, a panel discussion putting two of the best-known, most influential, and most successful investors (Marc Andreessen and Ron Conway)...Show More Summary

Marc Andreessen: This is not a business to be passive, it's a business to be aggressive

Some are questioning if the "Move Fast and Break Things" motto of Silicon Valley may be going too far. In the past six months, startups have come under fire for moving fast and breaking government regulations. Zenefits, an Andreessen...Show More Summary

Is Marc Andreessen ever coming back to social media?

3 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Is Marc Andreessen ever coming back to Twitter? During his relatively short Twitter career, Andreessen Horowitz co-founder (and Pando investor) Marc Andreessen became renowned for his “tweet storms”: Multi-tweet tirades about Stagnation Theory the State of Bitcoin and… uh... Show More Summary

Marc Andreessen's Timeout Has Allowed Three Firms To Pass A16Z As The Noisiest VCs On Twitter

3 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Marc Andreessen hasn't tweeted since a very public faux pas led to a public reprimand from Mark Zuckerberg and a "social media vacation." In less than two weeks, three VC firms have moved ahead of his own to be Twitter's new noisiest investors in the room.

How You Can Be Cybersecurity's Strongest Asset

Co-authored by Lillian Ablon, cybersecurity and emerging technologies researcher at the RAND Corporation Marc Andreessen famously said that "software is eating the world." But with an estimated 4.9 billion Internet-connected things currently...Show More Summary

Lessons for Silicon Valley From Facebook's Fumble in India

This article first appeared in the Harvard Business Review. On February 10th, Silicon Valley legend and Facebook board member, Marc Andreessen sent out a tweet: I now withdraw from all future discussions of Indian economics and politics,...Show More Summary

Silicon Valley is Interested in Testing Basic Guaranteed Income

Silicon Valley loves the idea of basic income. Luminaries such as Marc Andreessen and Peter Diamandis have spoken favorably of giving away free money, so that nobody is poor. And now a leading startup incubator is prepared to put money where its technobabble comes from. Show More Summary

The real colonialism of Silicon Valley - CNET

3 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

Technically Incorrect: Marc Andreessen was excoriated for calling India's rejection of Facebook's Free Basics service immoral, but his spontaneous reaction reflects much of what the Valley stands for.

Mark Zuckerberg Calls Marc Andreessen's Comments on India 'Deeply Upsetting'

The Facebook board member defended colonialism in a now-deleted tweet on Tuesday evening.

Mark Zuckerberg calls out Marc Andreessen for ‘deeply upsetting’ India comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made it very clear that he disagrees with the comments made about India by one of his company’s board members. On Tuesday, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen posted a series of controversial tweets on Twitter. Show More Summary

Board Member's 'Colonialism' Tweet Makes Big Mess for Facebook

Facebook just lost an important legal fight in India, and now one of its board members has complicated its next steps. The mess started when Silicon Valley venture capitalist Marc Andreessen took to Twitter to criticize India's decision to block Facebook from offering free but limited Internet access to poor...

Facebook Officially Shuts Down Free Basics In India; Mark Zuckerberg ‘Upset’ About Marc Andreessen’s Tweet

Marc Andreessen, the hot shot American venture capitalist and a Board Member in Facebook, tweeted yesterday about colonialism and Free Basics upsetting millions of Indians. Even Mark Zuckerberg distanced himself and expressed deep regrets about the whole episode. Show More Summary

Facebook India row shows limit of tech favouritism

Regulators blocked the social network’s plan to offer free limited internet to the poor. Ill-judged comments from Facebook director Marc Andreessen highlight the gulf between Silicon Valley and the wider world. Big tech groups can no longer expect a free pass for bold plans.

Facebook Distances Itself From Marc Andreessen’s Statements On Free Basics

Marc Andreessen is having quite a contrite Wednesday. Andreessen, who currently sits on Facebook’s board, caused a stir last night with his online response to Indian Internet regulator TRAI nixing Facebook’s plans to implement its ‘Free Basics’ program in India. Updated with statement from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg below. He took to the Twitterverse last night… Read More

Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Out Against Marc Andreessen's "Deeply Upsetting" Comments

In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg distanced himself—and Facebook—from Andreessen's tone-deaf comments from earlier today. Mark Zuckerberg did damage control through a pandering Facebook post this afternoon, in which he denounced Facebook board member Marc Andreessen's comments defending colonialism in India. Read Full Story

Mark Zuckerberg Makes Clear He's Against Colonialism In India

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stood up for India Wednesday after board member Marc Andreessen insulted the country with what appeared to be a pro-colonialist tweet. Zuckerberg wrote a Facebook post about his love for India in response...Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg Hurriedly Distances Himself from FB Investor’s ‘Anti-Colonialism’ Remark

4 months agoNews : Mediaite

Colonialism is a touchy subject in India. For a very long time, there has been debate in the country around the source of the economic growth or lack thereof. So, when Facebook investor Marc Andreessen tweeted last night that "anti-colonialism has been catastrophic" for the country, you can imagine the backlash that he faced.

Facebook board member offends India. Facebook recoils - CNET

4 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The famed tech investor Marc Andreessen put his foot in his mouth after India rejected a program backed by the social network. Now he's saying sorry.

Mark Zuckerberg says investor's comments about Facebook 'colonialism' in India are 'upsetting'

Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday publicly addressed comments from Facebook board member Marc Andreessen over the company's efforts to bring expand its Internet.org efforts in India. The Facebook CEO distanced himself and the company from...Show More Summary

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