32 episodes

Introducing our new podcast, 16 Minutes, a short news podcast where we cover the top headlines of the week, the a16z podcast way -- why are these topics in the news; what's real, what's hype from our vantage point; and what are our experts' quick takes on these trends?

About the a16z Podcast: Discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future -- especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This podcast is produced by Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Multiple episodes -- and now shows -- are released every week; visit a16z.com for more details and to sign up for our newsletters and other content as well!

16 Minutes News by a16z Andreessen Horowitz

    • Technology
    • 4.7, 61 Ratings

Introducing our new podcast, 16 Minutes, a short news podcast where we cover the top headlines of the week, the a16z podcast way -- why are these topics in the news; what's real, what's hype from our vantage point; and what are our experts' quick takes on these trends?

About the a16z Podcast: Discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future -- especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This podcast is produced by Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Multiple episodes -- and now shows -- are released every week; visit a16z.com for more details and to sign up for our newsletters and other content as well!

    Section 230 CDA: Content Moderation, Free Speech, the Internet

    Section 230 CDA: Content Moderation, Free Speech, the Internet

    with @mmasnick @smc90

    Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has been in the headlines a lot recently, in the context of Twitter, the president's tweets, and an executive order put out by the White House just this week. So we break it all down, explaining nuances, debunking popular rhetoric, and sharing thoughts on a way forward for content moderation and more.

    • 40 min
    The Security and Privacy of Contact Tracing

    The Security and Privacy of Contact Tracing

    with joeldelagarza @smc90

    Contact tracing is a key strategy for preventing further spread of a disease like COVID-19, but approaches and frameworks vary in how, who, and where -- especially on privacy and security. Yet technology is not the biggest part of this discussion; it’s also about rights, cultures, and values... and the bigger questions around what happens when people are "transformed into cellphone signals".

    • 20 min
    CRISPR for Covid Testing and FDA EUAs

    CRISPR for Covid Testing and FDA EUAs

    with @jorgecondebio @andy23tran and @smc90

    Better and widespread testing is key to re-opening the economy. So we discuss the first authorized use of CRISPR for testing -- diagnostics, not just therapeutics! -- and what the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization means. Where are we when it comes to CRISPR in practice?

    • 20 min
    The Case of Zoom and Scaling Cloud Security

    The Case of Zoom and Scaling Cloud Security

    with joeldelagarza @davidu @smc90

    Zoom has been in the headlines a lot lately for security related issues and concerns, while experiencing unprecedented growth as well as shift in its user base from enterprise to consumer due to the coronavirus pandemic. What's hype/ what's real, and what does it tell us about bottom-up SaaS and cloud security?

    • 20 min
    Drugs & Debates: Real World Data, Randomized Controlled Trials

    Drugs & Debates: Real World Data, Randomized Controlled Trials

    with @vijaypande @smc90

    The debate around real world evidence vs. clinical trials given claims and concerns around particular drugs in the context of the novel coronavirus pandemic; the role of the FDA; and where statistics do and don't come in, when it comes to policy.

    • 17 min
    The Economic Virus - Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, and Small Business

    The Economic Virus - Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, and Small Business

    with @arampell @smc90

    How do we make sure the economy -- and especially small businesses -- survive the current coronavirus pandemic and public health crisis? How do the Fed, Congress, or local policymakers decide on monetary and fiscal policies? And where does technology come in?

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

NYC2Europe ,

Fantastic news resource // smart and deep

Please keep it up! Excellent way to keep up with news. Great achievement. Sonol is a total QUEEN!

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Outside of the mainstream, good production

This is a good show. Keep it up!

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