Big, expensive, custom software from blue-chip software and consulting companies has been a rule of thumb for giant corporations for decades now. Is it possible a new breed of cloud-oriented startups can change all that?
Anyone who's had to sort through a clunky "reply all" email chain at work or tried to post a document to the intranet knows that there's got to be a better way. In fact, they probably MOREShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Nov 1, 2010 10:46 AM ET
By Ben Horowitz, contributor
Cloud computing company Opsware was nobody's darling. Then founders Andreessen and Horowitz put the company through three rounds of layoffs. The unlikely result was a big buyout -- here's how it happened.
"I'm tryin' to right my wrongs / But it's funny them same wrongs helped me write this song" -Kanye West
Shortly after we sold Opsware to Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), I had a conversation with the legendary venture MORESep 20, 2010 1:19 PM ET
The women-centric collection of sites is shaking up the web -- and traditional media.
The state of affairs in publishing is beyond depressing. Unless, of course, by publishing you mean the shiny new online-only startups who are behaving as if it were boom times for journalism. An example is Sugar Publishing, the 3 1/2-year old blogging company that focuses on young women. Run by the husband-and-wife team Brian and Lisa Sugar, MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Nov 19, 2009 10:34 AM ET
A storied financier of startups expands -- but its new businesses have yet to take root.
A year ago, when venture capital firm Sequoia Capital ordered its portfolio companies to slash costs in the face of a sick economy, even healthy businesses, such as LinkedIn and Zappos.com, complied.
As word of the edict spread, many non-Sequoia startups also trimmed their budgets -- a testament to the venture firm's influence in Silicon Valley MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Oct 23, 2009 7:00 AM ET
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