Chinese New Year, the biggest holiday in Chinese culture, is traditionally celebrated with family gatherings, fireworks, a national TV show with over a billion viewers, and gifted red envelopes (stuffed with money). For large tech platforms, the tradition of gifting … The post Games, Memes, and...

Chinese New Year, the biggest holiday in Chinese culture, is traditionally celebrated with family gatherings, fireworks, a national TV show with over a billion viewers, and gifted red envelopes (stuffed with money). For large tech platforms, the tradition of gifting … The post How Chinese New...

Chinese New Year, the biggest holiday in Chinese culture, is traditionally celebrated with family gatherings, fireworks, a national TV show with over a billion viewers, and gifted red envelopes (stuffed with money). For large tech platforms, the tradition of gifting … The post Games, Memes, and...

Four Trends in Consumer Tech

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This is a written version of a presentation I gave live at the a16z Summit in November 2019. You can watch a video version on YouTube. With so much technology in our everyday lives, it’s easy to wonder: Are … The post Four Trends in Consumer Tech appeared first on Andreessen...

Mass layoffs are becoming a disturbing trend in India, with players such as OYO, Quikr, Uber, Ola and many others trying to streamline their businesses. The latest to join the list is Kishore Biyani-led retail giant Future Group. According to a Mints, Future Group has laid off close to 350-400...

Platforms vs. Verticals and the Next Great Unbundling One of the holy grails in the newco world is to build out a digital platform that successfully serves the needs of a broad number of adjacent verticals and become the definitive … The post Our Top 10 Consumer Tech Posts of 2019 appeared first...

This post, part 1 of 2, explains how platforms can help influencers monetize through digital goods and ecommerce. Part 2 will focus on platform memberships sold directly to end users. In the US, social networks are buttressed by influencers and … The post Making a Living Off ‘Likes’: The New...

In the future, we’re all going to be shopping on video apps like TikTok. Whether you’re buying instant noodles or high-end sweaters, it has become increasingly clear that short video clips are the future of ecommerce. Think of them as … The post The Video-First Future of Ecommerce appeared...

I sometimes think that if you could look in the safe behind Jeff Bezos’ desk, instead of the sports almanac from Back to the Future you’d find an Encyclopedia of Retail, written in maybe 1985. There would be Post-It notes … The post Amazon’s Revolutionary Retail Strategy? Recycling Old...