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 ...


The Takeaway

The Information’s Books of the Year

By Jessica E. Lessin · 5 comments

Besides a book or two on surfing and a few novels, I haven’t read many books this past year. But The ...



The Takeaway

What Everyone Is Missing About Media Business Models

By Jessica E. Lessin · 26 comments

Oh, how the winds have changed for ad-supported media. Over the past year, it’s become decidedly ...


The Takeaway

Why Spiegel Isn’t Zuckerberg (and Vice Versa)

By Jessica E. Lessin · 5 comments

I was going to write an end-of-year column today. But as I sat down to write in a quiet San Francisco ...


The Takeaway

Seven Tech Rumors You Didn’t Read About this Year

By Jessica E. Lessin

We at The Information broke a lot of news this year. We also chased a lot of news that wasn't ...


The Takeaway

Silicon Valley’s Least Favorite Word

By Jessica E. Lessin · 11 comments

This week I was reminded of a topic that makes Silicon Valley cringe more than Donald Trump. Sadly, it is ...


The Takeaway

The Private Tech M&A Boom that Wasn’t

By Jessica E. Lessin · 1 comment

For those waiting for a big wave of venture-backed M&A exits, 2016 wasn’t the year and it is ...


The Takeaway

The Truth About Uber’s Otto Deal

By Jessica E. Lessin · 3 comments

I was recently calling sources about the biggest tech M&A deals of 2016 and came across an interesting ...


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The New Social Media Divide

By Jessica E. Lessin · 6 comments

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving with friends and family. I’ve found the past few weeks a good ...


The Takeaway

What’s Special about Snap’s Spectacles

By Jessica E. Lessin · 6 comments

Snap’s video-recording sunglasses are out in the wild, and websites are chiming in with reviews. ...


The Takeaway

Facebook and the Fake News Red Herring

By Jessica E. Lessin · 16 comments

A solid percentage of the seemingly endless number of election post-mortems, at least from the half of ...


The Takeaway

Hillary’s Other Emails

By Jessica E. Lessin · 1 comment

I have a confession to make. I am obsessed with Hillary Clinton’s email.

Not the 33,000 emails she ...


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