I want to step back this week and talk themes. In the early days of The Information, we couldn’t cover everything so we made our mark where we could, focusing on themes like the rise and significance of messaging (culminating in Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp) and the underlying business performance of then (and still) late-stage private tech companies.
Now that we’re bigger, we still love themes because they help us figure out what to focus on and why. They are the signal to the ever-growing noise. Many of these will be familiar from our coverage, but I wanted to lay them all out.