Many stories about stock market milestones are yawn-inducing, but this one on CNBC , about Microsoft passing Alphabet in market capitalization, is different. It’s telling that, four years after Satya Nadella took the helm of Microsoft, the software giant once thought to be a dinosaur has now passed Alphabet in market value. As of Wednesday, Microsoft had a market cap of $760 billion to...
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Are Reporters Too Negative? Well, It Depends
These days, when I ask sources in Silicon Valley what I should write about, I get some version of: “The big story is really how great everything is going.”At that I roll my eyes. As a journalist, I’m wired to believe that the hype isn’t always as it appears. But lately I’ve been thinking more about the negative consequences of—well, being so negative. Because it’s also true that these...
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