For the last several weeks, activist investor Carl Icahn has been waging a written war against eBay's board of directors. In particular, he's been attacking the ethics of venture capitalist Marc Andreessen. Andreessen keeps firing back with his own biting responses. Show More Summary
The spat between venture capitalist Marc Andreessen and activist investor Carl Icahn took another turn yesterday, with the former accusing the latter of “making up a fake conspiracy theory out of thin air.” The central event: Microsoft bought Skype in …
Investors and eBay board member Marc Andreessen is out with a new note about activist investor Carl Icahn, who has been calling for an eBay breakup. Icahn's allegation is that Andreessen has a conflict of interest serving both on the board of eBay but also as an investor who bought a stake in Skype, which ebay owned and then spun off. Show More Summary
Carl Icahn, March 5 2014, on CNBC: “Don’t tell me that Microsoft suddenly had an epiphany … and decided only a year and a half later, ‘Wow, we’re only going to pay $6 billion more.’” (1) Carl Icahn has repeatedly alleged both in interviews (1) and in letters (3) that I had some kind of secret … Read More
The gloves are really off in the Silicon Valley vs. Wall Street war. As I suspected a few weeks ago this battle will be epic. The social web has guaranteed […] The post The ‘Conflict Crunch’ – Carl Icahn Vs. Marc Andreessen appeared first on Trends... Find them, ride them and get off..
The latest stop on Marc Andreessen's can't stop, won't stop loquacious world tour is this obsessive-compulsive evisceration of Carl Icahn (The third in a series.) With bloggers like this, the news business is going to be a-okay. Read more...
ON THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY, EXPERIENCED DIRECTORS, AND CONFLICTS: Carl Icahn 2014: “Marc Andreessen and Scott Cook… are two of the most respected, accomplished and value-driven leaders in Silicon Valley. And I sort of agree. I think they’re respected. Show More Summary
Marc Andreessen has some outlandish predictions about the future of the journalism business: I am more bullish about the future of the news industry over the next 20 years than almost anyone I know. You are going to see it grow 10X to 100X from where it is today. Sorry, but those numbers are crazy town, as Poynter's Rick Edmonds...
Uncle Carl thinks that the Netscape founder thinks he’s stupid or lying, re: all of Andreessen’s conflicts of interest as an eBay board member. Marc Andreessen is happy to confirm as much, and to raise him one “hypocrite.” In my opinion, Mr. Show More Summary
According to Carl Icahn, venture capital board members are fine for Carl Icahn in 2011 but not fine for eBay in 2014. When Carl Icahn’s board nominees’ business activities created conflicts, Mr. Icahn has argued forcefully that a board should and could manage those conflicts if his nominees were elected by shareholders. Contrary to Mr. Icahn’s theory … Read More
Activist investor Carl Icahn and eBay board member have traded open letters for what feels like forever now. Today, Andreessen is out with a response to Icahn's letter yesterday again accusing him of a conflict of interest. Icahn has...Show More Summary
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has busted Wall Street insiders and dark web drug dealers. Now he's setting out to do what Marc Andreessen, the Winklevoss Twins, and cryptocurrency nuts can't: clean up bitcoin. Preet Bharara tells the hotel ballroom full of bankers. "I could either come around, or you could just form a single-file line." Read Full Story
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn is demanding a review of eBay Inc's records on its sale of Skype, reiterating his view that eBay board member Marc Andreessen had conflicts of interest, while eBay called Icahn's criticisms "false and m...
Why can’t Carl Icahn and Marc Andreessen get along? Icahn, the billionaire activist investor, has been pushing eBay to spin out its PayPal division, while Andreessen — acting in his capacity as a director on eBay’s board — is siding with the eBay chief executive against the PayPal spinout. Show More Summary
The written war of words between billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen over corporate-governance practices at eBay Inc. escalated Monday, after both parties released statements defending their positions on the matter.
In a post on the blog of his venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, the technology investor Marc Andreessen defended his conduct as an eBay director in the face of repeated criticism from Carl C. Icahn.
Marc Andreessen, board director of eBay and co-founder of VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, today defended what he described as “false and misleading” accusations over his involvement with Skype and companies... Keep reading ?
A written war has been raging on between activist investor Carl Icahn and eBay. Icahn has been shredding eBay's board of directors, in particular Marc Andreessen, questioning his loyalty to the company and accusing him of not havingShow More Summary
Activist investor Carl Icahn is, once again, out with a new letter to eBay shareholders. Icahn has been going back and forth with eBay board member Marc Andreessen. And in the new letter, he doesn't pull punches. Andreessen's conflicts...Show More Summary
Meet Marc Andreessen, media wonk. After going on several extended Twitter monologues about the future of the news business, the venture capitalist with a net worth of around $600 million has compiled his musings into a 3,000 word blog...Show More Summary