Max Levchin (Google) and Bill Gurley (Benchmark) at Goldman Sachs 2011 Technology and Internet Conference
I'm attending the Goldman Sachs 2011 Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco, CA. I'll be posting several blogs as I capture the content from the panels over the course of the conference.
Max Levchin and Bill Gurley (at least I think it was Bill -- tried to match a face from the Benchmark site) spoke today on a panel titled "Fireside Chat: Game Changers" discussing why large companies are typically unable to be game changers (the net: too much to lose). They had some interesting thoughts around Facebook and why friends + likes + advertising isn't working as well as Google's search strategy, as well as why Android is so important to Google. I'll have to see what these guys think about Socialize.
Here's the video: