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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How Design and Venture Capital Go Hand in Hand

On June 7th, KPCB Design Partner John Maeda hosted a conversation on design, craft, and technology with some of the design industry’s biggest luminaries at fuseproject’s offices in San Francisco. In front of a packed crowd, panelists participated in a game of “conversation ping pong” in which they took turns interviewing each other (and being interviewed by John Maeda) on the future of creativity as well as how they see design and venture capital evolving together.

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