These days, Marc Andreessen is one of the most prominent and well-respected venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, as well as a member of Facebook's board of directors. But circa 1994, he was fresh out of school and serving as a cofounder...Show More Summary
21 is a startup that initially got attention for developing hardware and software to optimize bitcoin mining. But earlier this month, it (pivoted? expanded? diversified?) into providing a sort of paid email service. (This shift was, of course, predicted by the prophets of old.) With 21, you set a price at which people can send...
Silicon Valley investor and web pioneer Marc Andreessen said in 2011 that "software is eating the world." The explosion of app ecosystems seems to prove his point, but things have changed dramatically even since then. These days, itShow More Summary
If Twitter has seemed rather short on rose-tinted techno-optimism of late, the populist tide sweeping Western politics may not be the only reason. For the past six months, the service has also been missing the voice of its most voluble...Show More Summary
Marc Andreessen broke his five-month Twitter hiatus, offering to answer questions for $20 each, with the proceeds donated to Black Girls Code.
Marc Andreessen, who coined the term "Tweetstorm" and helped popularize it, is back on Twitter after a five-month absence.
"I viewed voice as the past, where it's really the future," says Cisco Executive Chairman and former CEO John Chambers. That's why he's made a personal investment in hot voice security and fraud-fighting startup Pindrop, and it's why he's joining the company's board of directors, Chambers tells Business Insider. Show More Summary
“Hardware is hard. It's called hardware for a reason.” So said Marc Andreessen at a PandoMonthly in 2013. He was talking about a mantra that had appeared in Silicon Valley among founders and investors: “Hardware is the new software.”...Show More Summary
The biggest challenges for companies trying to reinvent themselves come from an inability to imagine a different way of doing things. Marc Andreessen's famous statement "software is eating the world" can make it sound like the digital world is some terrible monster coming to destroy all that is familiar and beloved. Show More Summary
After the global financial crisis in 2009, Marc Andreessen was a fount of optimism. The pioneering web engineer and venture capitalist is still optimistic, but not for the reasons you may think. Recently Andreessen sat down withThe Vergefor a far flunginterview. His prescient 2011Wall Street Journalessay; “Software is Eating the World,” [...]
Marc Andreessen's text messages to Facebook CEO Mark Zucerkberg are replete with smiley face emoticons and odd turns of phrase. But that's not what some people find objectionable about the texts, which have come to light in a lawsuit...Show More Summary
Back in 2013, we published a story that got a lot of attention: An interview with VC (and Pando investor) Marc Andreessen in which he predicted the absolute and unequivocal death of physical retail. From the piece: ...he talked about how the macro story of Ecommerce 2.0 is really only going to hit its stride in the next three to four years. Show More Summary
Now that we have seen the texts sent between Facebook founder and investor Marc Andreessen discussing Zuckerberg's desire to make sure his stock holdings do not prevent him from being able "to serve two years in government," as Bloomberg...Show More Summary
Shareholders allege director Marc Andreessen privately coached the CEO by text message on how to win over other members of the board.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has considered plans to go into government, according to court documents seen by Bloomberg. The documents were filed as part of a shareholder lawsuit that alleges the board of Facebook failed to represent the best interests or holders of Facebook's common stock. Show More Summary
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has plans to go into government, according to court documents seen by Bloomberg. Marc Andreessen, a Facebook board member, is being accused by investors of failing to represent their interests. As part of...Show More Summary
Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know to end your week. 1. A lawsuit has revealed texts between CEO Mark Zuckerberg and board member Marc Andreessen. Shareholders are accusing Andreessen of failing to represent investors' interests, Bloomberg reports. 2. Show More Summary
Marc Andreessen is under fire after playing both sides of an important decision made at Facebook earlier this year. A new Bloomberg report cites recently unsealed court documents from a lawsuit filed against the company’s board of directors. In the suit, shareholders accuse Andreessen of advising CEO Mark Zuckerberg… Read more...
Smiley-face-laden texts between besties are a natural part of Silicon Valley board decisions.
Marc Andreessen in hot water; Glencore a hot commodity; canine football instruction; and more.