Marc Andreessen talks with Chris Anderson about the "Future of the Internet".
Chris Anderson is the co-founder and CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. From 2001 through 2012 he was Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine, AdWeek’s “Magazine of the Decade” (2009). Before Wired Chris was with The Economist for seven years, and prior to that spent six years at the two leading scientific journals, Nature and Science.
Marc Andreessen is an innovator and creator, one of the few to pioneer a software category used by more than a billion people and one of the few to establish multiple billion-dollar companies. Andreessen co-created the highly influential Mosaic Internet browser and cofounded Netscape, which later sold to AOL for $4.2 billion. He also cofounded Loudcloud, which as Opsware sold to Hewlett-Packard for $1.6 billion. He is now a founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, a stage-agnostic venture capital firm that provides seed, venture, and growth-stage funding to technology companies. Andreessen Horowitz has $2.7 billion under management across three funds, with portfolio holdings that include Box, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Tidemark, and Zynga. Andreessen serves on the boards of Bump, eBay, Facebook, Glam Media, Hewlett-Packard, Kno, Mixed Media Labs, RockMelt, Skype, Stanford Hospital, and TinyCo.
Marc Andreessen and Chris Anderson discuss the evolution of tablet media, the paradigm of one-click purchases. Andreessen remembers that when the web browser was first developed, it was not possible to integrate a one-touch purchasing function.