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