The Next Web: 'Remarkeable news is our focus'

The Next Web is in the top five technology blogs, in terms of reach still above CNN and has ten million unique visitors per month. How did The Next Web become so big? Founder Boris Veldhuijzen from Zanten quotes Woody Allen: "90 percent of success is showing up. We have been around for a while, we have always stubbornly maintained, and then you notice that people are slowly going to accept you as a news source

The Next Web is in the top five technology blogs, in terms of reach still above CNN and has ten million unique visitors per month. How did The Next Web become so big?

Founder Boris Veldhuijzen from Zanten quotes Woody Allen: "90 percent of success is showing up. We have been around for a while, we have always stubbornly maintained, and then you notice that people are slowly going to accept you as a news source. That is still growing. And we often know the news earlier than other sources, which is why we are also above CNN. "

"The economy has become digital"

When asked about the future for The Next Web, Boris thinks about 2025 rather than 2015: "Then there are five billion people online. Technology was a niche thing ten years ago. Now everyone has to do with technology. Neelie Kroes says: there is no such thing as a digital economy, the economy has become digital. I still see so much potential in that. "According to Veldhuijzen van Zanten, the internet is far from ready:" It is only just starting. The Apple Watch will not be released until the middle of next year. You can already build apps for that. "