Samsung unveiled three flagships this week: the S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra. It also showed off a new foldable called the Z Flip, which honestly looks and feels far superior to the incredibly similar Motorola Razr. That's four entirely new...

Our friend Benedict Evans posted his annual “macro trends” deck this weekend. I asked him if I can embed it here and while he said yes, I am not sure that will happen this morning. But you can download the PDF here. In the deck, Benedict poses the question “what is the next...

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...

Much of the buzz around cloud gaming has centered on its potential to “kill the console”—to remove the need for local hardware to play games. But the ongoing focus on hardware fails to grasp cloud gaming’s true potential. The real … The post The Promise of Cloud-Native Games appeared...

Like Mitt Romney and Kevin Durant, I manage multiple Twitter handles. Although neither is a secret handle. I use @fredwilson for my personal tweets and I use @avc for this blog. I have done that since I joined Twitter in the spring of 2007. The idea is to keep AVC blog discussions on @avc and...

Life in 2030

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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. My day job is to think about the future, so I’ve been thinking … The post Life in 2030 appeared first on Andreessen...

Banking on the Future: Why our most hated institutions will become our most beloved There are two banking systems in the world today: one for people with money (or good credit), and another for people without. Neither of these systems … The post Our Top 10 Fintech Posts of 2019 appeared first on...

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...

Meet Cute

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An interesting project came out of USV this year. My partner Andy had a hunch about short form content, audio entertainment, and romantic comedy and he launched a company to explore these ideas called Meet Cute. Meet Cute produces short (15 minute) romantic comedies that are consumed in five...

고객이 항상 옳을까?

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창업가나 투자자한테 사업할 때 가장 중요한 게 뭐냐고 물어보면, 다양한 의견과 답변이 오겠지만, 아마도 대부분이 가장 중요하다고 강조하는 건 ‘고객’일 것이다. 비즈니스를 오랫동안 성공적으로 하고 있는 경험 있는...

  새로운 취미가 생겼다. 유튜브 시청. 출퇴근길에서 혹은 퇴근 후, 틈틈이 하이네켄님과(가끔 기린님) 함께 유튜브를 시청한다. 유튜브 프리미엄을 결제했고, 핸드폰 데이터도 10GB에서 무제한으로 변경했다. 이 정도면...

  디지털 감정임대, 유튜버를 부자로 만들다   국내 1위 유튜버 ‘보람튜브’가 95억 빌딩을 샀다고 합니다. 어떤 분야도 최고는 많은 돈을 법니다. 보람튜브 팔로워 수는 2개 채널을 합쳐 3,100만 명이고 대한민국 인구수는 약...