Public companies are accustomed to shareholder lawsuits if their stock drops. WeWork, still private, is facing one now—from a former employee—after a huge valuation hit and a cancelled IPO. The former employee, Natalie Sojka, filed a class-action lawsuit in a California court this week. It alleged the company’s payments to former CEO Adam Neumann and the price at which SoftBank plans purchase...
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The Information’s second Creator Economy Summit is happening this Wednesday. For the past two months, I’ve been preparing for our interviews with creators, startup leaders and executives at major tech companies including Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. (You can still register here.) This prep work has come at a pivotal time for the industry. When we held our first summit in late October,...
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