The Takeaway

Silicon Valley, Ignore China at Your Peril

By Jessica E. Lessin · 2 comments

What a difference a year makes. When I was last in China, everyone was buzzing about VR/AR and Didi vs. ...


The Takeaway

For Tech Firms, Winter Is Here

By Jessica E. Lessin

In and around Silicon Valley these days, I am often asked the same question: Do tech companies realize the ...


The Takeaway

Talking Snap, Facebook and Disney With NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke

By Jessica E. Lessin · 4 comments

It’s a Thursday afternoon and NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke is in the mood to talk media. From his ...


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Uber’s CEO Conundrum

By Jessica E. Lessin · 5 comments

Uber is getting closer to naming a CEO after a process that has been full of leaks, fiery internal ...


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The Problem With Former Googler’s Anti-Diversity Memo

By Jessica E. Lessin · 19 comments

I have many thoughts about Benchmark’s surprise lawsuit against former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and ...


The Takeaway

Announcing The Information Accelerator

By Jessica E. Lessin · 7 comments

The fight to save quality journalism isn’t complicated. It’s just hard.

In less than four ...


The Takeaway

News Industry Can’t Put Genie Back in Bottle

By Jessica E. Lessin · 3 comments

This week Facebook confirmed it will begin testing new ways for news publishers to sell digital ...



The Takeaway

One More Lesson From the Downfall of Kalanick

By Jessica E. Lessin · 8 comments

One of the lessons some in the media have been quick to draw from the downfall of Travis Kalanick is the ...


The Takeaway

How Music Drowns Apple’s Innovation

By Jessica E. Lessin · 5 comments

Of all the things that are a little odd about Apple’s new “Planet of the Apps” reality ...


The Takeaway

Introducing @SiliconValley: Tech Meets Politics

By Jessica E. Lessin · 3 comments

After President Trump announced his decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement Thursday, ...


The Takeaway

What’s Next in the Business of News

By Jessica E. Lessin · 12 comments

I am a big believer that history provides more clues than we give it credit for. And this is a good lesson ...


The Takeaway

The Valley’s ‘Wait and See’ Approach to D.C.

By Jessica E. Lessin · 2 comments

Last week, I traveled to the belly of—if not the beast, certainly the news cycle—with a trip ...


The Takeaway

What Disrupted Industries Get Wrong

By Jessica E. Lessin · 10 comments

Over the past few months—as I celebrated the birth of my son—I’ve had a lot of time to ...


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