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Facebook Gets a Taste of Its Own Medicine

By Jessica E. Lessin · Oct 06, 2018 6:01 PM PDT · 1 comment

“Should Mark move Facebook out of Silicon Valley?”

It was a strange text message to receive Thursday afternoon, but I instantly knew what it was about: this well-reported New York Times article revealing the uproar that had occurred inside Facebook over vice president of global policy Joel Kaplan sitting behind his close friend and liberal enemy No. 1 Brett Kavanaugh during the ...

The Index Token Debate

By Jon Victor · Oct 03, 2018 12:41 PM PDT · 1 comment

One headline from the past week stands out among the rest: Coinbase could be raising more money. The company is said to be in talks to raise up to $500 million from Tiger Global at a valuation of $8 billion. Although Coinbase was thought to be turning away investors earlier this year, it seems the crypto company has come around to the idea of accepting a cash infusion.

Coinbase’s smaller ...

Come On, Elon

By Jessica E. Lessin · Sep 29, 2018 1:22 PM PDT

(Update: Elon Musk has settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission.)

I’ve written little about Elon Musk’s troubles in recent weeks, because frankly I couldn’t think of much interesting to say other than “That’s Elon. He thinks the rules don’t apply to him. But he’s wrong, and this will come back to bite him.”

Then this week happened.