Why the Apple Announcement Was The Biggest of the Past 6 Years

On September 9th, 2014, KPCB partners got together to discuss the major implications of the Apple Announcement for the technology industry. The iPhone 6, Apple Watch, and Apple Pay will collectively change the human experience forever. Emily Chang from Bloomberg TV interviewed design guru and KPCB partner John Maeda to discuss why Apple is the best at making us feel something about technology. Meanwhile, in an exclusive podcast discussion, KPCB Investment partners Mike Abbott, Matt Murphy, and Anjney Midha weighed in on the software opportunities for developers and applications for consumers.

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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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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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