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How the cult of the founder turned into a divine right to be an asshole

2 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

All those entrepreneurs turned VCs… the ones that the industry has spent much of the last decade lauding as the new template of investors, the ones like Reid Hoffman, Peter Thiel, and Marc Andreessen (all of which are Pando investors)...Show More Summary

Technology has eaten the world

GUEST: A few years ago, Marc Andreessen first declared that “software is eating the world.” We have been mostly inclined to intuitively believe the trend he was referring to, but we were missing undisputable proof. Now we have quantified proof, at least for the domination of the technology as a whole if not specifically for software. […]

That time Marc Andreessen's first company shipped a $7 million CD in a plastic baggie from the kitchen (GOOG, GOOGL)

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

Marc Andreessen is still an optimist about the future of news, three years post-tweetstorm

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...

AI continued its world domination at Mobile World Congress

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

I Paid $20 to Ask Marc Andreessen Why He Blocks Me on Twitter

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 Returns to Twitter With an Offer: Pay Me $20 to Ask Me Anything

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, Tweetstorm and Internet pioneer, returns to Twitter

Marc Andreessen, who coined the term "Tweetstorm" and helped popularize it, is back on Twitter after a five-month absence.        

How Marc Andreessen got Cisco's John Chambers to invest in a startup that's conquering 'the next interface' (CSCO)

"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

Andreessen was right: Hardware is hard

2 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

“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

5 tips for succeeding at digital transformation

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

Technology Ready To Cure Healthcare

5 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

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,” [...]

Here are the behind-the-scenes text messages between Mark Zuckerberg and Marc Andreessen that surfaced in a lawsuit (FB)

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

Three years ago Marc Andreessen predicted the death of retail. Does BestBuy prove him right or Amazon prove him wrong?

5 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

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

Mark Zuckerberg's interest in government puts his defense of Peter Thiel in a whole new light

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

Facebook's Plan to Keep Zuckerberg in Control Was Flawed, Lawsuit Says

Shareholders allege director Marc Andreessen privately coached the CEO by text message on how to win over other members of the board.

Lawsuit: Texts between Mark Zuckerberg and Marc Andreessen say the Facebook founder may want to go into government

5 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

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 allegedly wants to go into government (FB)

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

10 things in tech you need to know today (MSFT, FB, GOOG)

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 Andressen Sent Cheeky Texts to Mark Zuckerberg During Facebook Investors Call

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

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