Sign up to receive 5 free days of our daily summary for tech news.

Read this article for free.

Already a subscriber? Log in here

Media Telecom Policy

Trump Victory Could Mean Tougher Times for Tech

Donald Trump’s stunning victory in Tuesday’s presidential election foreshadows a massive shakeup for the American economy with far-reaching ramifications for the tech sector. These include tighter restrictions on immigration, pressure to hire more American workers, tougher attitudes to mergers and a weaker stock market that could make tech IPOs such as that planned by Snap harder to pull off.

The win, in many ways a referendum on job loss and globalization, also highlights the incredibly tough national climate tech companies are going to face in the years ahead as they push technologies that further threaten employment, like self-driving cars and trucks.

What Is The Information?

Notebook b5103017ee163370a1667c9ce59ab0ef023875a17888105d26c185cadf31bb69

Daily news analysis

Every weeknight, we'll send you our reporters’ views on the day’s top tech news—distilled into one email.

Notes bb3aa5069205d702dda37fc71dc6f1c59df2310c4379304e9f1199f052af4884

Exclusive Articles

We broke it first. Receive original reporting, stories, and exclusives you won't read anywhere else from the largest newsroom in tech.

Conference calls c9e664e8b96ee347d3e92b8309938f268422b9db98cfabca5c826fbb75054b23

Conference calls

Go deep into areas like crypto and VC diversity—or get real-time analysis of breaking news—via conference calls with our reporters and other experts.

Events 499acedd16cffc41445edd76bfd302b2836c2a27419890f17130a6b10e2aa3df

Special Events

For no extra fee, subscribers get access to more than a dozen events yearly, from intimate dinners to larger gatherings with marquee speakers.

Access the best reporting on the tech industry read by tens of thousands of global executives.

Become a contributor

Share your views and find other subscribers by completing your profile. You’ll be listed in our contributor directory.

Org Charts

Access the only collection of tech company org charts. Our expanding database includes companies like Amazon, Snap, and Uber.

Slack community

Discuss topics and current events with our subscriber-only Slack group and share news about your company with other subscribers.

Share with your team

Subscribers can unlock any article and share it with friends and co-workers through a special share link.

Stay up to date on Silicon Valley

Sign up for Jessica Lessin’s (The Information’s CEO & Founder) free Saturday newsletter and also receive a complimentary week of our daily afternoon tech commentary email.

Already a subscriber? Log in here

Recent Articles

Media Entertainment

How Snap Is Becoming Twitter

By Tom Dotan

Policy

The Future of Privacy: Disinformation

By Sam Lessin

Media Telecom

AT&T’s Plans for Changing TV

By Martin Peers and Tom Dotan

Amazon Google Facebook Policy

Tech Is a Bogeyman, but Will Voters Respond?

By Nick Wingfield and Reed Albergotti

The “sad truth” is that “rich people are going to do pretty well under Donald Trump and there are a lot of rich people in Silicon Valley,” she said.