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Queen Elizabeth honors Marc Andreessen, others with engineering prize

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The first QEPrize will go to Andreessen along with Louis Pouzin, Robert Kahn, Vinton Cert and Tim Berners-Lee for ground-breaking work that led to the Internet and World Wide Web. [Read more]...
Queen Elizabeth honors Marc Andreessen, others with engineering prize

Facebook shares drop to less than half their initial stock price

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Mark Zuckerberg loses half his personal fortune in market slide as shares go for $18.75, down from $38 IPO in MayFacebook's shares hit new lows on Monday, sinking to less than half their initial public offering price and halving the fortune of founder Mark Zuckerberg.By mid-morning, Facebook's shares hit a...
Facebook shares drop to less than half their initial stock price
Smartphones Have Bridged The Digital Divide

Andreessen On Obama's Win: There Will Be Grid-Lock In D.C., Which Is Great

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Venture Capitalist, and Business Insider investor, Marc Andreessen was on CNBC this afternoon talking about Barack Obama's win last night, the state of Silicon Valley, and Facebook. On Obama's win, Andreessen said the important thing was that the House of Representatives is still going be Republican. And this means one...
Andreessen On Obama's Win: There Will Be Grid-Lock In D.C., Which Is Great

Marissa Mayer Proves 'Superhuman' Millionaires Really Can Have It All

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Ms. Mayer (Photo: Google+) When the news broke yesterday afternoon that Marissa Mayer would be taking over as Yahoo’s CEO, one detail was left out until long after market hours: Close to midnight last night, Fortune reported that Ms. Mayer will be starting her new job today six-months pregnant. As...
Marissa Mayer Proves 'Superhuman' Millionaires Really Can Have It All

Twitter, Yelp Board Member Peter Fenton On How Enterprise Is Learning From The Consumer Internet

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Peter Fenton joined Benchmark Capital in 2006, after spending seven years as a partner at Accel. Not yet 40, Fenton already sits on the board of directors at companies like New Relic, Polyvore, Twitter, Yelp, and Zendesk. Starting at Accel in his late twenties, the young investor focused his attention...
Twitter, Yelp Board Member Peter Fenton On How Enterprise Is Learning From The Consumer Internet
Source: Lefkofsky and Samwer Were the Ones Banging the Table Insisting Groupon IPO Immediately

TIME 100 poll goes tech in 2012 with Cook, Bezos, Hoffman, Zuckerberg, Karp, Dorsey, Thiel and more

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TIME magazine has once again fired up its yearly poll to decide on the most influential people in the world, and this year its a full-on tech fest. There are dozens of interesting folks with artists like Adele, activists like AiWeiwei and public figures like Ben Bernanke, but the most interesting bit is how...
TIME 100 poll goes tech in 2012 with Cook, Bezos, Hoffman, Zuckerberg, Karp, Dorsey, Thiel and more
CEO Supper Club: Ecommerce 1.0 ended with Zappos, ecommerce 2.0 began with Gilt
First GitHub, Now Meteor: Andreessen Horowitz Backs Another Developer Favorites

The 'ultimate disrupter' Jeff Bezos named Fortune's Businessperson of the Year

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Dubbing him the “ultimate disrupter,” Fortune magazine has chosen Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos as its Businessperson of the Year. The profile that accompanies the honor, written expertly by senior editor Adam Lashinsky, delves into everything from Amazon’s memo-based culture to Bezos’ love of science fiction to the company’s legendary focus on...
The 'ultimate disrupter' Jeff Bezos named Fortune's Businessperson of the Year

Facebook Can Blame Google For Its China Problems

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Google has to bear some responsibility for Facebook’s inability to build a presence in China, according to a leading market analyst. I introduced Shaun Rein here on PandoDaily a couple of days ago. He’s the founder of the China Market Research Group and a veteran watcher of the country’s tech...
Facebook Can Blame Google For Its China Problems

Ze Frank raises $750k to kickstart his media empire

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Video blogging pioneer Ze Frank quietly raised around $756,000 late last month from Marc Andreessen, Buzzfeed co-founder John Johnson and Huffington Post co-founder Jonah Peretti. The financing comes just two months after a successful Kickstarter campaign to relaunch his web series that netted close to $150,000. Frank told me that...
Ze Frank raises $750k to kickstart his media empire

Oakley Crosses Over Into Consumer Electronics With 'Airwave', Smart Goggles For The Slopes [TCTV]

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It’s happening, just like Marc Andreessen said it would — more and more companies that have historically operated in the analog realm are crossing over into technology. The latest cool example of this is the eyewear company Oakley. While Oakley has always been closely associated with sports and has...
Oakley Crosses Over Into Consumer Electronics With 'Airwave', Smart Goggles For The Slopes [TCTV]

Some Groupon Investors Give Up

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Some of the early backers of Groupon Inc., including Silicon Valley veteran Marc Andreessen, are heading for the exits, joining investors who have lost faith in companies that had been expected to drive a new Internet boom. At least four Groupon investors who held stock in the daily-deals company before...
Some Groupon Investors Give Up

Why Does Silicon Valley's Hottest VC Firm Have H-Bomb Pictures In The Lobby?

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You can't miss the hydrogen bomb pics in the lobby of Andreessen-Horowitz. There are four of them, in full color, nestled among bookshelves that contain books about programming and tech entrepreneurs. Recently, we got a chance to ask Marc Andreessen what they're doing there. A few years back, he...
Why Does Silicon Valley's Hottest VC Firm Have H-Bomb Pictures In The Lobby?
Chris Dixon is not only joining Andreessen Horowitz; he's leaving New York

Gina Bianchini Replaced As Ning CEO By COO Jason Rosenthal

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Ning CEO Gina Bianchini is being replaced as the CEO of Ning by COO Jason Rosenthal. Bianchini founded the DIY network of social networks with Marc Andreessen. But after five and half years at the helm, she is ready to try something new. She will transition to an entrepreneur...
Gina Bianchini Replaced As Ning CEO By COO Jason Rosenthal

Facebook 8-K: Zuckerberg Will Not Sell Any Shares for One Year

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In a regulatory filing today, seeking to steady its declining shares, Facebook said that its CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg will not sell any of his over 500 million in shares of the social networking company. The move is part of damage control by Facebook, whose stock closed today at...
Facebook 8-K: Zuckerberg Will Not Sell Any Shares for One Year

Marc Andreessen Says Ross Levinsohn Would Have Been 'A Great CEO' For Yahoo (YHOO, GOOG)

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Hiring Google VP Marissa Mayer to be its CEO, Yahoo passed on interim CEO Ross Levinsohn. This surprised a lot of people in the industry who thought Levinsohn would have done an excellent job in the full-time gig thanks to his long-time experience as a deals and sales leader in...
Marc Andreessen Says Ross Levinsohn Would Have Been 'A Great CEO' For Yahoo (YHOO, GOOG)

ANDREESSEN: Sending Our Gadget-Making Jobs To China Is Good For Us (AAPL, GOOG)

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Marc Andreessen, who cofounded Netscape and is now betting billions of dollars on Silicon Valley startups, says we should all stop kvetching about sending gadget-manufacturing jobs to China. In the CNBC clip we've embedded below, Andreessen says: I'm a believer in a positive-sum conception of the economy. I'm a...
ANDREESSEN: Sending Our Gadget-Making Jobs To China Is Good For Us (AAPL, GOOG)

As Tableau readies for IPO, Marc Andreessen laments that tech companies don't want to go public

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Andreessen (Photo via Wikipedia) Tableau Software is expected to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange this Friday under the ticker symbol “DATA,” marking the first Seattle tech company to go public since Zillow’s public offering in July 2011. Demand appears to be strong for the 10-year-old company, which...
As Tableau readies for IPO, Marc Andreessen laments that tech companies don't want to go public

The Quiet Man: Meet the Real Face of the Facebook IPO, CFO David Ebersman

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Ever heard of David Ebersman? You should and this week you will, given the less well known exec has been one of the prime movers behind what is expected to be the blockbuster offering of Web 2.0 — Facebook’s impending IPO. And while the social networking site’s movietastic Co-founder...
The Quiet Man: Meet the Real Face of the Facebook IPO, CFO David Ebersman

Why VCs Are Getting Into PR

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More than ever before, venture capitalists are digging in. To stay competitive and top-of-mind, VC’s are no longer loaning their advice and their capital, but actual “core” services that portfolio companies need. This shift isn’t necessarily new. For example, top VC firms like Kleiner Perkins and Greylock play a hands-on...
Why VCs Are Getting Into PR

Sorry English Majors, But You're 'Soft' And Likely Destined To Work In A Shoe Store

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Marc Andreessen is one of the smartest people in the tech world. He founded Netscape and now is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm that has led investments in startups such as Fab and Pinterest. (Full disclosure: Andreessen is also personally invested in Business Insider) This morning...
Sorry English Majors, But You're 'Soft' And Likely Destined To Work In A Shoe Store

Forbes lists some untold Steve Jobs stories

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Forbes just published a piece on the “Untold Stories About Steve Jobs,” as the late Apple cofounder’s one-year anniversary since his death looms around the corner; and while many of the anecdotes are never-heard-before memories from acquaintances, most provide only shallow insights into the innovator’s working mind. A few...
Forbes lists some untold Steve Jobs stories

Finding - and Funding - the Next Mark Zuckerberg

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It’s a startup truism: Investors fund people, not ideas. But ideas are much easier to assess than people. So how do venture capitalists decide if an entrepreneur is worth millions in funding? The easy answer is: They look at the founder's resume. “The mantra in our business has always been...
Finding - and Funding - the Next Mark Zuckerberg

Making the Switch Making the Switch

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I was a big Clinton and Gore supporter in the 90s …I turned 40 last year and so I figured it was time to make the switch. – Marc Andreessen, on CNBC, talking about his support for Mitt Romney...
Making the Switch Making the Switch

Ex-Yahoo: Marissa Mayer Needs To Fire 10,000 People And Get Rid Of All The BlackBerrys (YHOO)

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  Sriram Krishnan is a former Yahoo engineer. He gave us permission to re-publish this post from his personal site. "OMG, did you see that Marissa Mayer is now CEO of Yahoo?" That was one of many messages I got from current and ex-Yahoos on yesterday's news. Having recently exited...
Ex-Yahoo: Marissa Mayer Needs To Fire 10,000 People And Get Rid Of All The BlackBerrys (YHOO)

Can Ireland Offer Startups Something Silicon Valley Can't?

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In the past few years just about every country with a high-speed network and a national budget has hatched a "startup ecosystem." From http://readwrite.com/2012/04/17/move-your-startup-to-chile-con to the Silicon Taiga, these programs offer entrepreneurs funding, infrastructure and support in an effort to lure a critical mass of promising young companies and spawn...
Can Ireland Offer Startups Something Silicon Valley Can't?
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