Friday, November 26, 2021

Arielle Pardes

Great Resignation? Tech Workers Try a Great Reconsideration

Ernest Ogbuanya spent the pandemic working from his home in Virginia, near Amazon’s HQ2, supporting the Amazon Web Services network. The work could be stressful—thousands of businesses rely on the Amazon cloud—but Ogbuanya liked knowing the work was important,...

Elizabeth Holmes Speaks for Herself

Who is actually to blame for the spectacular downfall of the blood-testing startup Theranos? Is it Elizabeth Holmes, the girl boss founder who faces 11 counts of wire fraud for allegedly misleading investors? Or is it the company’s employees...

Twitter Blue Is for People Who Love Reading the News

Should you get Twitter Blue? That depends on whether you consider yourself a “power user.” The platform’s new subscription service, which costs $3 per month, comes with a suite of requested features: bookmark folders for organizing saved tweets, a...

Facebook’s Name Change Goes Meta

Mark Zuckerberg would like you to call his troubled company something else now.From Wall Street to Main Street to Capitol Hill, everyone is mad at Facebook. The company has been under fire since a trove of leaked internal documents...

Facebook's Name Change Won’t Fix Anything

Can rebranding the company herald a fresh start? Experts, as you might guess, are skeptical.When Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, in 2004, it was a mere directory of students at Harvard: The Face Book. Two decades, 90 acquisitions, and billions...

A New Credit Card Arrives—With a Silicon Valley Twist

The X1 is designed for spenders who are young, high-earning, and live on their phones.When Deepak Rao founded his first startup, in 2011, he put all of his business expenses on two personal credit cards, with a combined credit...

Earth’s Unicorn Population Is Exploding

It’s not a fantasy: VC valuations and spending on startups in 2021 are off the charts, and the year isn’t over yet.When the venture capitalist Aileen Lee coined the term unicorn, in 2013, there were 39 of them—roughly four...

In a Banner Year for VC, Women Still Struggle to Get Funding

“Reading these headlines about record rounds, you have to ask, who is having this experience?” one founder says. “Certainly not the women I know.”Venture capitalists have broken records every quarter this year, pushing more money into the startup ecosystem...

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