Blade, an Uber-like service for helicopter rides and chartered flights that recently went public, admitted today that the company’s longtime spokesperson, “Simon McLaren,” wasn’t a real person. Rather, its CEO Rob Wiesenthal was masquerading as McLaren, according to Insider . The revelation may fuel concerns about the amount of due diligence being applied to companies that are quickly going...
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Covid’s Tech Stars Twinkle Again—at Least Today
Life in our pandemic-dominated world increasingly feels like one of those scary TV series where just when you think the monster has been vanquished, you realize it’s still alive. Today’s big market sell-off on news of the new Covid-19 variant in South Africa—dubbed Omicron by the World Health Organization—is a good reminder of how vulnerable the market is to another flareup of the virus....
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