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Why We Should Ignore Tech IPOs

By Jessica E. Lessin · 6 comments

Another January, another wave of predictions that this will be the year the tech IPO floodgates open.


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The Simple Thing People Miss About Cryptocurrencies

By Jessica E. Lessin · 14 comments

I was recently chatting with a San Francisco wealth manager about bitcoin. He was eager to invest more of ...

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The Private Tech Board Crisis and What to Do About It

By Jessica E. Lessin · 4 comments

Two years ago, blood testing startup Theranos began its collapse after journalist John Carreyrou revealed ...

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The Case Against Video

By Jessica E. Lessin · 7 comments

Any way you slice it, a golden age of video is upon us. Faster mobile networks, lower production costs and ...

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Why the Tech Industry Is No Better Than Hollywood

By Jessica E. Lessin · 4 comments

When Amazon suspended its movie and film chief on Thursday after a producer accused him of sexual ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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