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11  novembre     19h43
Play-to-Earn Gaming and How Work is Evolving in Web3
   In today’s episode we’re talking about an emerging model of gaming called play to earn, in which players can make actual money based on how much time and effort they put into a game. Play to earn is also part of broader trends the changing relationship between players and platforms, new...
02  novembre     14h44
On container ships, supply chains, and the physical world
   Beyond the Meme: Ever Given, Supply Chains, and the Physical World -- by Ryan Petersen (June 2021). Bio essay details originally appeared at: https: future.a16z.com beyond-the-meme-ever-given-supply-chains-and-the-physical-world More read-alouds at: https: a16z.com tag read-alouds
15  octobre     20h24
Crypto Security and the New Web3 Mindsets for Users
   Today’s episode is all about crypto security that is, the new mindsets and the new strategies for storing crypto assets safely while also allowing holders control and access. As a reminder, none of the following should be taken as investment advice, please see a16z.com disclosures for more...
02  octobre     05h34
Cloud Wars and Company Wars: Play Nice But Win
   There are lots of challenges in being public while trying to innovate, and limits to being a private company as well; but it’s rare to see a company go public then private then back to public again. As is the case with Dell Technologies, one of the largest tech companies -- which went private 2012...
20  septembre     02h13
Uncontrolled Spread: Science, Policy, Institutions, Infrastructure
   There’s no question technology played a huge role in the recent current pandemic, including especially in the plug-and-play engineering and incredibly fast development behind the mRNA vaccines... But is there an even bigger role for the private sector, not just government, to play (and partner)...
24  juillet     06h55
Systems Leadership for Disruptors and Incumbents
   There’s been a false dichotomy in technology and management lore over the past decade, between brain and brawn , digital and physical, independence and interdependence, software culture versus industrial culture... or so observes Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer, former big-company...
19  mai     18h30
NFT Use Cases, Today and Tomorrow
   Recently, a16z and the Stanford Center for Blockchain Research hosted the NFT Virtual Summit, which brought together leading thinkers and builders on the topic of NFTs, or non-fungible tokens these tokens are enabling new creator and ownership economies to emerge. We’ve covered NFTs in other...
02  mai     01h36
Man, Mosquito, Malaria Vaccine
   Playing out against the backdrop of a global pandemic (including recent massive surges in regions around the world) is the news that came out a week ago that a candidate malaria vaccine becomes first to achieve WHO-specified 75% efficacy goal . While the findings are still in preprint with The...
17  avril     22h56
Crypto, an Oral Essay
   This is a special episode of the a16z podcast it’s an audio history, told through the voices of the a16z crypto team, about what crypto is, how it really works, and why it matters. This innovation overview is meant as a resource, and it features hallway-style conversations with the a16z team as...
08  avril     21h31
On Monetizing Community with Patreon Cofounder Sam Yam
   It’s clear from the growth of Patreon, Substack, TikTok, Clubhouse and many more that the power of the Creator Economy continues to build. These platforms share one thing in common: They all enable independent creators to monetize their skills and products like never before. It’s a trend that’s...
03  avril     21h13
The Creator Economy: NFTs and Beyond
   In today’s episode of the a16z Podcast, we’re talking about the Creator Economy, and how NFTs (but not just NFTS ) are making it possible for artists, musicians, videogamers, game developers, and writers to create entirely new markets to make money from their work and engage with their fans.Part of...
28  mars     05h59
All about NFTs
   This episode is all about NFTs. It seems like nothing has caught on and spread into mainstream interest like NFTs, where one hears everything from I’ve never seen anything like this before to is this like ICOs all over again to it’s just a jpg I don’t get it to but what about the energy use ...
24  mars     15h00
The Next Wave of Marketplace Startups
   In the tech world, marketplaces are a hot topic. That term marketplace encompasses a huge swath of services we use every day, from grocery delivery to online shopping to remote learning. How have marketplace dynamics changed since pre-pandemic, and what COVID-propelled consumer behaviors will...
18  mars     05h24
The Third Vaccine, and Vaccine Choice
   https: a16z.com 2021 03 15 16-minutes-58-the-johnson-johnson-vaccine-and-covid-efficacy-rates
09  mars     21h45
Companies & Culture: What You Do Is Who You Are
   This podcast -- which was recorded at the Computer History Museum in a live event, before the pandemic (first published in December 2019) is all about how companies create culture: A lot’s changed... and a lot hasn’t. a16z editor in chief Sonal Chokshi interviews a16z co-founder Ben Horowitz --...
28  février     15h00
Boss Talk with Ben Horowitz
   Boss Talk is a weekly live show on Clubhouse, where a16z cofounder Ben Horowitz and Databricks CEO Ali Ghodsi discuss CEO stuff, leadership stuff, management stuff... you know, boss stuff. Here we share the second installment; in it, they explain Conway’s Law and shipping your org chart; how to...
25  février     00h57
All About Ransomware
   In just the last couple years, ransomware has grown into a multibillion dollar industry. It has evolved from taking systems and servers hostage to stealing data, and it has proven capable of shutting down global organizations. In recent months, ransomware groups directly shut down Kia Motors North...
17  février     06h06
One on One with Marc and Ben
   On social audio app Clubhouse, Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz are hosting a new live show called One on One with A and Z , where they go deep on questions submitted via Twitter. The show is based in part by a newspaper column that Andy Grove did in the 80s, where readers sent in questions for...
08  février     01h25
Amazon Narratives: Memos, Working Backwards from Release, More
   When you hear stories about Amazon’s invention machine -- which led to a company with not just one or two products but several successful diverse lines of business -- we often hear about things like: Memos, six pages exactly and no powerpoints at all ; or, the idea of just work backwards from...
01  février     04h17
Anatomy of the SolarWinds Hack: Who What Where When How
   In this special 3x -long episode of our (otherwise shortform) news analysis show 16 Minutes -- past such 2-3X explainer episodes have covered section 230, Tiktok, GPT-3, the opioid crisis, more -- we cover the SolarWinds hack, one of the largest (if not the largest ) publicly known hacks of all...
23  janvier     06h28
Psychedelics: Striking a Balance Between Benefits and Side Effects
   In recent years, there’s been a shift in how we think about psychedelics - from drugs of abuse and recreation, to powerful drugs for treating neuropsychiatric conditions such as depression, addiction, and PTSD. But there’s still a lot we don’t know about how they work, and how we can maximize...
13  janvier     07h13
Developers as Creatives
   The rise of developers -- as buyers, as influencers, as a creative class -- is a direct result of software eating the world , and of key shifts in IT from on-prem to cloud & SaaS to the API economy, where application programming interfaces are essentially building blocks for innovation. Developers...
09  janvier     02h54
Section 230: Everything You Need to Know -- Tweets, Free Speech, Beyond
   All about section 230 of the Communications Decency Act -- in what Wired senior writer (and host of the Get Wired podcast) described as one of the clearest-but-still-nuanced explainers I’ve heard - worth listening to . So what does and doesn’t it say? How does this law play out against broader...
06  janvier     17h00
Baumol’s Cost Disease, in Healthcare... and Where We Go Next
   If software’s eating the world -- and more specifically, bringing costs down and increasing productivity through entire industries -- why have some industries, like healthcare, been so resistant? And what could the future look like once technology really gets in? With a16z co-founder -- and author...
24  décembre     23h00
Words of 2020 (and Metaphors, and Interfaces of the Year)
   In a year that left us speechless, 2020 has been filled with new words unlike any other ... so it’s unprecedented that for the first time, the Oxford English Dictionary did NOT name a word of the year. But do we really need the dictionaries to tell us what our words of the year are? Especially if...
21  décembre     13h00
The Machine That Made the Vaccine: Company, Platform, Innovation
   In this special episode of Bio Eats World -- which aired right after the FDA authorized Moderna’s mRNA vaccine for emergency use -- Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel tells the story of not just the vaccine’s development, but the machine that made the vaccine: the platform, the technology, and the moves...
14  décembre     07h09
The PPP Omnibus: Eminent Domain, Fraud, and Fintech
   This episode features two relevant but previously recorded episodes, discussing the relevance of the Paycheck Protection Program (or PPP) from the Small Business Administration and the role of government stimulus pandemic relief for the economy as well as where tech comes in. It combines 2...
07  décembre     15h50
The Holy Grail of Social Fintech
   The intersection of social and finance as well as shifting attitudes around what we share about money online have given way to an ambitious new wave of financial products.While revealing one’s financial information was once considered taboo, now people are more apt than ever to openly discuss money...
04  décembre     19h03
On Fear and Leadership: Product to Sales CTOs & CEOs
   There’s a few ontologies for describing the phases leaders -- and their startups -- go through, whether it’s product-sales-etc. or pioneer to settler. In any case, as companies evolve, so must the leaders -- but can the same person transition across all these phases? When and when not; what are the...
26  novembre     21h53
On Food As Medicine (A Holiday Snack)
   What happens if we treat food as a medicine in the healthcare system: How, where, and who (pays)? What role can technology play in increasing access, distribution, and more? General partner Julie Yoo talks with the founder and former medical director of Geisinger Fresh Food Farmacy, Dr. Andrea...
22  novembre     16h00
Crypto Creators: On Art Galleries to ’Tokenized’ Collectibles
   This episode features Q&As with two artists who are exploring crypto-powered auction sites and marketplaces - this is part of our ongoing series on the creator economy. The big picture is that emerging tokenization models, especially non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are creating new ways for...
20  novembre     04h33
What to Know about Those Vaccines
   A vaccine for COVID seems to be (almost) here... or is it? What’s hype what’s real beyond the headlines (and beyond the press release), when it comes to the announcement last week from Pfizer and BioNTech that their vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 -...
16  novembre     16h00
The Social Serendipity of Cloud Gaming
   True cloud-native games those exclusive to and solely playable within the cloud are poised to revolutionize gameplay and unlock new avenues of hyper-personalized storytelling and socializing. It’s a vision that, though steadily advancing, is still in its early stages. Just one year ago this week,...
13  novembre     01h23
The Great Data Debate
   Lakes v. warehouses, analytics v. AI ML, SQL v. everything else... As the technical capabilities of data lakes and data warehouses converge, are the separate tools and teams that run AI ML and analytics converging as well?In this podcast, originally recorded as part of Fivetran’s Modern Data Stack...
05  novembre     13h30
How to Moderate Talks, Panels, Meetings, More (Virtual and Beyond )
   How to moderate good, productive discussions and navigate tricky conversations is top of mind -- whether doing a panel, conducting a live event, presenting a talk (or hosting a podcast), managing (and even just participating in ) a meeting. Especially in a world where remote and virtual work is...
24  octobre     16h30
Textiles as Tech, Science, Math, Culture... or Civilization
   The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they’re indistinguishable from it. That quote from computer scientist Mark Weiser is from a 1991 paper where he outlined the vision of ubiquitous computing; in it, he also...
23  octobre     01h46
Data Alone Is Not Enough: The Evolution of Data Architectures
   Data, data, data - it’s long been a buzzword in the industry, whether big data, streaming data, data analytics, data science, even AI & machine learning but data alone is not enough: it takes an entire system of tools and technology to extract value from data. A multibillion dollar industry has...
19  octobre     17h43
Designing for, Marketing to, and Partnering With Gen Z
   Gen Z those born between 1995 and 2010 now makes up 35 percent of the population and represent 143 billion dollars in spending power. This episode is all about how brands can better understand, collaborate with, and resonate with this hugely influential segment of consumers. Our guest, Tiffany...
14  octobre     19h59
The Present Future of Audio: Talk, Music, Video, Interactivity
   We’ve already talked a lot about podcasting, both evolution of the industry as well as the form, but where are we going with the future of audio, more broadly? Can we borrow from the present and future of video (e.g., TikTok) to see what’s next in audio (more layers, more interactivity)? Can we...
11  octobre     14h00
Tracking the Trends: AI, WebRTC, Crypto, and Full Stack Startups
  
08  octobre     03h49
How to Decide, Convey vs. Convince, & More
   It seems like investors are especially obsessed with the psychology of decision making -- high stakes, after all -- but all kinds of decisions, whether in life or business -- like dating, product management, what to eat or watch on Netflix -- are an investment portfolio of decisions... even if...
01  octobre     15h00
Fintech for Gen Z and Millennials
   Millennials and Gen Z have been hard-hit by the one-two punch of the 2008 and 2020 financial crises. That experience has radically shaped their approach to finances and their mindset around credit and debt. This episode explores how fintech founders are now designing products tailored to the...
27  septembre     17h00
Degrading Drugs for Problem Proteins: Journal Club now on Bio Eats World (ep 2)
   Welcome to the second episode of Bio Eats World, a brand new podcast all about how biology is technology. Bio is breaking out of the lab and clinic and into our daily lives -- on the verge of revolutionizing our world in ways we are only just beginning to imagine.Many diseases are caused by...
23  septembre     09h45
The Biology of Aging: Introducing Bio Eats World (ep 1)
   Welcome to the first episode of Bio Eats World, a brand new podcast all about how biology is technology. Bio is breaking out of the lab and clinic and into our daily lives -- on the verge of revolutionizing our world in ways we are only just beginning to imagine.In this episode, we talk all about...
20  septembre     19h44
TikTok & Beyond: The Algorithm Question, The Future of Product
   With the U.S. tech partnership for TikTok being finalized, what happens if source code is excluded (and more specifically, the For You Page algorithm), given China’s revised export controls? But more broadly -- well beyond the specifics and politics of this deal -- what does the success of TikTok...
18  septembre     16h59
The New Fan Club: Creators, Fans, and the Power of Markets (& Crypto)
   Today’s episode, part two in our two-part series on the Creator Economy, focuses on the new potential revenue streams and fan-engagement models opened up by emerging decentralized technology. It’s a new type of fan club, driven by crypto networks and aiming to give creators more power in the...
17  septembre     15h00
So You Want to Launch a Newsletter: Tips From Substack Writers
   This episode, part one in a two-part series on the Creator Economy, explores the process and economics behind creating an independent newsletter. In this candid conversation, host Lauren Murrow talks with four Substack writers an artist, a technologist, a journalist, and a clinical researcher...
15  septembre     23h34
Designing a Culture of Reinvention
   Since Netflix started in the late 90s as a DVD-by-mail rental service competing with Blockbuster, it has completely reinvented itself... twice - first, when it went from DVD rental to video streaming platform, and then again when it went from licensing to producing original content.But what does it...
12  septembre     18h44
Heroes & Myths in Entrepreneurship -- Guy Raz
   I’m in a movie, but it’s the wrong movie. For better or for worse, we tell the story of entrepreneurs as one of the mythical hero’s journey: that’s there’s a call, a test (multiple tests ), a destination... But nothing truly follows such a clean, linear, storytelling arc. Stories of success and...
11  septembre     06h00
The Question of Education
   Monopoly, oligopoly, cartel. All three of those words can describe the (not so) modern education system today, given the cost structures, economics, and accreditation capture -- in everything from who can and can’t start a new university (when was the last time a significant change happened there...