Marc Andreessen

Marc Lowell Andreessen (/ænˈdriːsɨn/ an-DREE-sən; born July 9, 1971) is an American entrepreneur, investor and software engineer. He is best known as co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used Web browser; as co-founder of Netscape Communications Corporation; and as co-founder and general partner of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He founded and later sold the software company Opsware to Hewlett-Packard. Andreessen is also a co-founder of Ning, a company that provides a platform for social networking websites.
Posts about Marc Andreessen
  • Facebook’s 2016 Annual Meeting: Peter Thiel Remains on Board

    … of Facebook’s board of directors—Marc Andreessen, Erskine Bowles, Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Reed Hastings, Jan Koum, Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg—will serve through next year’s annual meeting. The new class of non-voting capital stock, class-C capital stock, which was also approved at the company’s annual meeting, was first proposed on the day…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Facebook- 21 readers -
  • The Physical World Is Eating the Web

    … I’ve always been a big fan of Marc Andreessen, and particularly his mantra that software is eating the world. We’re now seeing that play out in local commerce in lots of ways. The framework could even be flipped: The world is eating software. The subject of innovation is increasingly atoms instead of bits. IoT blends the two, as do beacons…

    Michael Boland/ Street Fightin Paid Search Google- 14 readers -
  • A Day in the Life of a Content Strategist

    … remotely, so Ciotti writes in a home office across from his bedroom. He shuts the door, consciously separating his personal and professional lives. When writing, he likes quiet. He wears noise-cancelling Bose headphones; listens to SimplyNoise, a white noise generator; and occasionally turns off his Internet to avoid distraction. Today, the WiFi…

    Danny Wong/ The Content Strategistin Content- 20 readers -
  • 5 things we learned about Twitter in 2014

    … CFO Anthony Noto said that Twitter would be introducing a feed that would display tweets algorithmically instead of the current model which allows users to choose whose tweets they’d like to see. The idea behind this change — which has already started — is that it will make Twitter more palatable to Internet users who sign up for the service only…

    John Mcdermott/ Digidayin Social Twitter- 12 readers -
  • Nick Denton to Gawker’s VC-stuffed competitors: You’re drunk

    … notes, is that the media industry is about to be “eaten” by software, as VC Marc Andreessen has predicted. The media ecosystem is no exception; in fact it is crying out for simplification and streamlining through software. If there’s any eating to be done, we’ll be one of the companies around the table. At stake is not just our own long-term future…

    Brian Morrissey/ Digiday- 3 readers -
  • Marc Andreessen Trusts Receive Facebook Shares

    … Facebook director Marc Andreessen reported in a Form 4 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday that two funds that he is the trustee of received shares of Facebook class-A common stock from The Founders Fund II Entrepreneurs Fund. The Andreessen 1996 Living Trust received 1,665 shares, and it now holds 1,625,124 shares…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 11 readers -
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