Marc Andreessen

Cloud Computing Is Growing Up, and VCs Are Feeding It

Last week, on-demand-software giant Salesforce.com acquired a cloud software startup called Heroku for $212 million in cash. That's par for the course these days as cloud computing goes from buzzword to reality. And venture capitalists are flocking to put money into the next Heroku.

The Free Internet Loses Another One: Ning

For sure, the social network infrastructure provider's move to end a free offering was something of a surprise. Ning co-founder Marc Andreessen has been one of the loudest, most public advocates of free, ad-supported content on the Internet.