Alert

Follow us

And stay informed in real time of the latest News!

265,906 followers   •   1,000 following   •   San Francisco   •   http://www.ben-evans.com/

Tech, mobile & media. Trying to work out what's going on, and what happens next. @a16z

Latest Scoops

Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
daddy i dont feel well can i stay at home hmm maybe 10 minutes later daddy im bored can i go to school now
“Daddy, I don’t feel well. Can I stay at home?”
- Hmm. Maybe.
10 minutes later:
“Daddy, I’m bored. Can I go to school now?”
Logo
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
amazons product roadmap
Amazon’s product roadmap
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
whats the best up to date post listing of saas tools for a startup to send to a great non tech entrepreneur
What’s the best up-to-date post/listing of ‘SaaS tools for a startup’ to send to a great non-tech entrepreneur?
Logo
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
this is another reason why i prefer machine learning or equivalents to ai it at least tries to engage with the
This is another reason why I prefer ‘machine learning’ or equivalents to ‘AI’ - it at least tries to engage with the specifics of the technology. These are just machines, and pretty narrow pieces of automation, not gods or HAL 9000.
Logo
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
ai has become a blank slate onto which people can projects all sorts of hopes and concerns sometimes they do a
‘AI’ has become a blank slate onto which people can projects all sorts of hopes and concerns. Sometimes they do actually relate to some aspect of machine learning, and sometimes they’re much more vague, and you could substitute ‘AI’ for ‘software’ or just ‘the modern world’
Logo
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
there are so many ai think tanks institutes and labs floating around that im starting to suspect theyre being
There are so many AI think tanks, institutes and ‘labs’ floating around that I’m starting to suspect they’re being generated algorithmically.
Logo
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
the ruins of old tech monopolies cato liberty
The Ruins of Old Tech Monopolies | Cato @ Liberty https://t.co/1tTvMshNSD
Logo
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
i dont think there is a single person in my personal network that i first met at an actual networking event ym
I don’t think there is a single person in my personal network that I first met at an actual networking event. YMMV 🤷🏻‍♂️
Logo
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
when the car industry says in ten years thats in the next planning cycle when the tech industry says in ten ye
When the car industry says “in ten years”, that’s in the next planning cycle. When the tech industry says “in ten years”, they mean ‘just on the edge of science fiction’
Logo
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
wow at least three reviewers are saying the screen on their folding samsung smartphone has failed
Wow. At least three reviewers are saying the screen on their folding Samsung smartphone has failed. 😥
Logo

The Most Relevant

Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
i run the innovation lab its like were a startup but inside a big company
“I run the innovation lab. It’s like we’re a startup, but inside a big company.” https://t.co/q3m7XysPNn
Video player
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
image the pixar render farm in 1995 half of an iphone
Image: the Pixar render farm in 1995. Half of an iPhone.
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
the global sms system does around 20bn messages a day whatsapp is now doing 42bn with 57 engineers
The global SMS system does around 20bn messages a day. WhatsApp is now doing 42bn. With 57 engineers.
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
what do we want natural language processing when do we want it sorry when do we want what
WHAT DO WE WANT?
Natural language processing!
WHEN DO WE WANT IT?
Sorry, when do we want what?
Logo
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
google search for medical bankruptcy by region
Google search for ‘medical bankruptcy’ by region
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
a key premise for the next decade it s easier for software to enter other industries than for other industries
A key premise for the next decade: it's easier for software to enter other industries than for other industries to hire software people
Logo
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
russia today
Russia today.
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
sometimes i missing living in a country where the rule of law applies
Sometimes I missing living in a country where the rule of law applies. https://t.co/gP2FVXfHb2
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
i have a theory that all the silicon valley kids being sent on stem courses and coding camps aged 3 will grow
I have a theory that all the Silicon Valley kids being sent on STEM courses and coding camps aged 3 will grow up to be poets or philosophers out of pure rebellion
Logo
Benedict Evans
BenedictEvans
its important to know how to say i dont know i dont have a view thats not my field or you would know better th
It’s important to know how to say ‘I don’t know’, ‘I don’t have a view’, ‘that’s not my field’, or ‘you would know better than me’.
Logo
Total(1) => 0.16281390190125 f_f_QM(2) => 0.1422426700592 indS(2) => 0.095730304718018 indM(2) => 0.044775009155273 indM_1(2) => 0.0055549144744873 indM_2(2) => 0.00075507164001465 indM_4(2) => 0.0043761730194092 indM_5(2) => 0.0073010921478271 indM_6(2) => 0.0012900829315186 indM_7(2) => 0.0069079399108887 indM_8(2) => 0.0013217926025391 indM_9(2) => 0.0088920593261719 indM_10(2) => 0.0080068111419678 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.018709659576416 f_f_dT(20) => 0.018262624740601