Opinion

Opinion

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump was profoundly affected by watching his older brother, Freddy, die from alcoholism at 43. He proselytized in opposition to ingesting and smoking, warning his children away from these vices. Even together with his casinos, Trump wasn’t a gambler, both, saying he’d reasonably personal slot machines than play them. And but, in […]

How Should Antitrust Regulators Check Silicon Valley’s Ambitions?

How Should Antitrust Regulators Check Silicon Valley’s Ambitions?

The Justice Department has mentioned that the United States District Court’s ruling in favor of AT&T’s bid to acquire Time Warner will hurt customers. But Judge Richard Leon, who made the choice, has finished customers a favor. His ruling will assist legacy media firms stand as much as Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google. These […]

Instagram Now Looks Like a Bargain

Instagram Now Looks Like a Bargain

Get the DealBook newsletter to make sense of main enterprise and coverage headlines — and the power-brokers who form them.__________ Is it time for Mark Zuckerberg to say, “I told you so?” Instagram, the photo-sharing start-up he purchased for $1 billion in 2012, has been valued at 100 occasions that determine by Bloomberg Intelligence. That, […]

The Week in Tech: Silicon Valley Gets Even More Political

The Week in Tech: Silicon Valley Gets Even More Political

Each week, know-how reporters and columnists from The New York Times evaluate the week’s news, providing evaluation and perhaps a joke or two about crucial developments within the tech trade. Want this article in your inbox? Sign up here. Hello, readers! I’m Jack Nicas, a Times reporter overlaying know-how in San Francisco. We’re beginning a […]

What Silicon Valley Could Use More of: Inefficiency

What Silicon Valley Could Use More of: Inefficiency

GPS is nice for getting from one level to a different, however in case you want extra context for understanding your environment, it’s pretty ineffective. We’ve all had experiences by which the shortest distance, as calculated by the app, can be probably the most harmful or traffic-clogged. Compare the effectivity of GPS with the three […]

Tech Was Supposed to Get Political. It’s Hanging Back in This Election.

Tech Was Supposed to Get Political. It’s Hanging Back in This Election.

“I’ve just been super busy,” Mr. Altman wrote in an e-mail, including that he had “no idea” why others had been so quiet. A spokesman for Reid Hoffman, the LinkedIn co-founder who beforehand confirmed an intense interest in politics, waved off an inquiry, saying: “Don’t really have anything new to report.” Mr. Brin has no […]

As Google Feeds Cats, Owl Lovers Cry Foul

As Google Feeds Cats, Owl Lovers Cry Foul

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Silicon Valley is booming, and longtime residents are being pushed out all over the place. But solely in Shoreline Park are the newcomers consuming the natives. A handful of burrowing owls dwell on this 750-acre wildlife and recreation space, deep within the grass. As the breeding season begins, they’re amongst maybe […]

How One Company Scammed Silicon Valley. And How It Got Caught.

How One Company Scammed Silicon Valley. And How It Got Caught.

The coronary heart of the issue, Carreyrou writes, was that “Holmes and her company overpromised and then cut corners when they couldn’t deliver.” To cover these shortcuts, they lied. Theranos invented income estimates “from whole cloth.” It boasted of mysterious contracts with pharmaceutical corporations that by no means appeared to be accessible for viewing. It […]

Workers of Silicon Valley, It’s Time to Organize

Workers of Silicon Valley, It’s Time to Organize

But tech is totally different. Unlike factories or airways, tech corporations stay and die on their means to draw and retain high expertise. A scarcity of expert employees has led to profitable bidding wars, tipping the steadiness of energy in employees’ favor. Because a lot of them are drawn to altruistic missions — and sad […]

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Prepare for an I.P.O. Wave

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Prepare for an I.P.O. Wave

The tide has turned, enterprise capitalists mentioned. “I talk to bankers all the time and they’re like: ‘Dude, we have stuff coming down the pike. There’s a bunch of offerings teed up,’” mentioned Rob Hayes, a normal associate at First Round Capital, who led a $1.5 million funding spherical in Uber in 2010 that valued […]