Setting the Record Straight on Big Data

In this episode of “Voices of KPCB,” KPCB Partners Anjney Midha and Mike Abbott join RelateIQ’s VP of Product DJ Patil to discuss all things big data. Is there too much hype? What will be the hits of the future? And, most importantly, where will human touch and intuition find a place in all of this?

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calling all engineers: uncle sam needs you

a year ago today, i began one of the most interesting stints of my career: i became part of the technology surge team brought in from the private sector to fix HealthCare.gov. my time in washington was an eye-opener because i saw firsthand the endemic problems that undermine the government’s IT efforts, and i also saw what we need to do to overcome those problems.

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Will Commercial Drones Take Over the Skies? Airware CEO Chats with Kleiner Perkins

In this edition of the Voices of KPCB podcast, KPCB partners Mike Abbott and Max Motschwiller speak to Jonathan Downey, the CEO of Airware. They discuss hot trends and topics in the commercial drone industry – including how regulators’ and the public’s views on drones are likely to evolve – as well as Mike Abbott’s thesis behind investing in Airware.

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

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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