Tencent sees your sprawling corporate campuses and raises you a 55-floor skyscraper in Shenzhen connected by "swirling sky bridges." The Chinese Internet megalith, which kicked off the bidding war for Snapchat, will have space for 12,000 employees. Up is the new out.
In a new Q&A with the Wall Street Journal, Marc Andreessen argues that skeptics who predict the second coming of the dotcom bubble "just don't know what they're talking about." This time around, he says, it's all about building a franchise, baby.
It looks like gossip is traveling at Hyperloop speed over Snapchat's hubris in turning down $3 billion in cash from Facebook. Om Malik just tweeted the latest: After Facebook, "Google offered $4B but @evanspiegel said no! Nice way to drive up valuation." Valleywag heard the same.