Smart Phones for Smart Kids

In the coming weeks, 55 million U.S. students in grades K-12 will go back to school. In their backpacks they will carry pens, No. 2 pencils, 3-ring binders and calculators. But most students will also carry something that their parents’ generation could never have imagined: a smartphone.

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A Report Card for the Digital Health Ecosystem

Digital health has a pretty erratic grade point average, or so says Dana Mead, a parter at venture firm Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Byers. He outlined and graded what he called the five most important elements of the digital health ecosystem at Qualcomm Life‘s Connect2014 conference this week in San Diego, and this is how he slices it…

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The Evolution of Messaging and Sharing

In this podcast, KPCB Partner Anjney Midha chats with Jared Morgenstern, former PM at Facebook who launched the “like” button, to discuss how communication technology has evolved and will continue to change the way we connect and share with one another. Among other topics, they explore the shift from a culture of infrequent broadcasting to large audiences to a culture of frequent messaging within small groups. Morgenstern contends that we’ve created an “intimacy market” and analyses why we are migrating back to emotionally driven messaging.

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News You Can Use

Into this day, you all thundered and roared,
The best founders and CRO’s that KPCB could afford.
Coming to Stanford, you roared and you thundered,
You lions sat quiet as lambs in the 12 to 200.

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Geology 101

Into Stanford University, you have thundered and roared,
The best founders and CEOs KPCB could afford.
Into this epicenter of disruption, you roared and you thundered,
So many alphas here today for the 12 to 200…

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How are Designers and Engineers Teaming Up in Today's Technology World? - KPCB Podcast

In this podcast, KPCB partners Mike Abbott, John Maeda, and Anjney Midha discuss the increasingly critical intersection between technology and design – and what it takes to be a strong leader in this new phase of the user experience. Among other topics, they evaluate the evolution of the two disciplines, what happens when engineers and designers fail to work effectively together, and whether or not open sourcing is an inevitable result of this collaboration.

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