a16z Podcast: Messaging is the Medium

 

The potential to turn messaging into a platform is driving much of the excitement in mobile, says a16z’s Benedict Evans. It’s a platform through which other apps flow (and where all the users get aggregated).

Take for example Facebook’s recent announcements, which put it right where it wants to be on the mobile phone — in control. So what’s next in messaging? And what will Apple, Google, and other players like WeChat have to say about it?