Sunday, February 22, 2009

Marc Andreessen on Charlie Rose

I worked from home on Friday and was able to catch this interview Marc Andreessen. If you didn't get a chance to watch, here the full video from Charlie Rose. This is really worth watching. Andreesen really has some great insights. In particular his thoughts on monetizing Facebook and YouTube. He observes that if you Facebook and YouTube wanted to make tons of money today, they could flip a switch and turn on traditional banner ads, but instead, both companies have adopted long-term growth strategies, rather than cash in in the short term. They are focused on building a business instead of making money. Andreesen says it much better - watch the video!

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