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Amir Efrati

Executive Editor

Amir helped launch The Information in 2013. His reporting on Uber’s corporate missteps and on the dangers and limits of self-driving vehicle development at Tesla, Uber, Alphabet’s Waymo, and General Motors’ Cruise won consecutive Best in Business awards from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Before The Information, he spent the previous nine years at the Wall Street Journal reporting on technology, health, and criminal justice. He was first to report on Bernie Madoff’s arrest and broke major news about the epic fraud. Federal judges have cited his reporting on egregious criminal sentencing. His TV and radio appearances include CNBC, PBS, BBC, Fox, and NPR. He graduated from the University of Iowa, which is his home state. He can be reached at [email protected]

DoorDash Reports Strong Growth But Cash Burn in Q4

Feb. 25, 2021 · 2:13 PM PST
The results showed that DoorDash's marketing costs continued to tick up, raising questions about how the company will fare once the pandemic ends.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Photo by Bloomberg
YouTube star Casey Neistat, who is an investor in Stir Money. Photo: AP

Lyft Revenue Falls 44% as Slow Recovery Continues

Feb. 9, 2021 · 3:36 PM PST
A slight revenue improvement from the prior quarter seems to be enough to get public market investors excited.
Jeff Bezos and Andy Jassy. Photos by Bloomberg
Photos by Bloomberg; Shutterstock. Illustration by Mike Sullivan

Alphabet to Wind Down Troubled Internet Balloon Subsidiary ‘Loon’

Jan. 21, 2021 · 5:20 PM PST
The decision comes after The Information reported on Loon's troubled technology and struggle in securing outside funding.
Patreon CEO Jack Conte. Photo courtesy of Patreon

AWS Said It Repeatedly Warned Parler About Posts Urging Murder

Jan. 12, 2021 · 10:42 PM PST
No matter what happens with Parler, sooner or later the U.S. Supreme Court will be asked to consider a lawsuit filed by a "de-platformed" conservative-leaning figure or app as a test case of Big Tech’s influence over content.

YouTube Blocks New Trump Videos for at Least a Week

Jan. 12, 2021 · 9:30 PM PST
It's the latest effort by an online content platform to limit the president's reach as he continues to lie about the election results following last week's deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol.

U.S. Officials Said to Mull Stock Ban of China Tech Giants Tencent, Alibaba

Jan. 6, 2021 · 12:01 PM PST
Such a move would mark an escalation of the ongoing U.S.-China trade and cybersecurity war.

Democrats Win Senate Control, Spelling More Trouble for Big Tech

Jan. 5, 2021 · 11:09 PM PST · 1 comment
Democrats would bring legislation to change antitrust, corporate tax, privacy, and legal liability shield laws.
Art by Jesse Howe

Self-Driving Bot Developer Nuro Buys Automated Truck Developer Ike

Dec. 23, 2020 · 3:57 PM PST
You can expect to see more of these kinds of deals as the biggest developers get bigger.

Tesla CEO Musk Says Apple CEO Refused to Discuss $60 Billion Acquisition

Dec. 22, 2020 · 1:26 PM PST
There is nothing like competition to bring out Elon Musk’s best shade on Twitter.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai
DoorDash CEO Tony Xu

Uber Offloads Self-Driving Car Unit to Aurora and Invests $400 Million in It

Dec. 7, 2020 · 2:14 PM PST
Removing autonomous vehicle-related cash burn from the balance sheet increasingly seemed inevitable.
Jill Hazelbaker. Art by Mike Sullivan.