EXPLAINER: What is Clubhouse, the buzzy new audio chat app?
The icon for the social media app Clubhouse is seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. You can also download the app and get on a waiting list to be let into Clubhouse. Although Clubhouse hasn't divulged how many people are using its service, its app has been downloaded 5.3 million times, according to analytics firm App Annie. Thousands of Chinese users have flocked to the app in recent months, lured by the unfettered discussions it allowed with people abroad — particularly about democracy, Taiwan and other sensitive topics. Users still could download it if they had access to an Apple app store abroad.
Marc Andreessen asks why we don't build things anymore here are some possible answers
It didn't work out that way, and like him, I've spent a lot of time contemplating where and how things went wrong. I don't have a simple clear diagnosis, but here are some things to think about:Personal incentives don't reward builders. Business leaders face strong personal and corporate incentives to pursue short-term gain and avoid risk, as Andreessen notes. Most great movements were started by normal people who were fed up with the way things were and determined to convince others to join them in building something new. Now the question is: What are you not just Marc Andreessen, but you, the person reading this going to do about it?cnbc.com
Travis Kalanick and the four paths of ousted tech founders
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. Kalanick co-founded Uber in 2009, then took over as CEO the following year. The second actMarc Andreessen, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz, speaks at Recode's 2017 Code Conference. Then, a decade ago, Andreessen co-founded Andreessen Horowitz, where he used his hard-gained knowledge as an entrepreneur to build one of the most successful venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Kalanick sold less than $3 billion worth of Uber stock, which barely buys an NBA team these days.cnbc.com