Martin Peers

New York Bureau Chief/Columnist

Martin Peers joined The Information as a columnist in September, 2014 and became Managing Editor in December 2015. In January 2022 he became New York Bureau Chief/Columnist, writing the nightly Briefing newsletter, among other articles. He previously spent 15 years at The Wall Street Journal, including a three year stint as Media and Marketing bureau chief where he oversaw the paper’s coverage of the media and entertainment industries. Before that, he was Deputy Editor of Heard on the Street, the paper’s financial analysis section. Martin was a prolific writer of columns about the convergence of technology and media. He was part of a team of Journal reporters that won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting in 2003. Before joining the Journal, he covered the business side of the entertainment industry for Daily Variety and Variety in New York. Prior to that he worked for The New York Post and several newspapers in Australia, where he grew up.

Protesters at the Supreme Court today. Photo by AP

Zendesk Agrees to $9.2 Billion Buyout

June 24, 2022 · 6:30 AM PDT
The price offered by the buyout firms is below where Zendesk stock was trading just a few weeks ago, raising questions about shareholder reaction to the deal.
Netflix's offices in Los Angeles. Photo by Bloomberg.

Netflix Lays Off 300 People

June 23, 2022 · 11:09 AM PDT
The layoffs reflect Netflix's effort to curb its costs as it deals with slowing revenue growth.
TikTok CEO Shouzi Chew. Photo by Bloomberg.
Elon Musk. Photo by Bloomberg.
Fed chairman Jerome Powell.
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong. Photo by Bloomberg.
MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor. Photo by Bloomberg.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Photo by Bloomberg.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek. Photo by Bloomberg.
Meta's Sheryl Sandberg. Photo by Bloomberg.
The RealReal's Julie Wainwright.
Apple CEO Tim Cook. Photo by Bloomberg.
A stock exchange monitor with Snap's share price in March. Photo by Bloomberg.
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel. Photo by Bloomberg.

Snap Warns That Q2 Performance Will be Worst Than Expected

May 23, 2022 · 2:46 PM PDT · 1 comment
Snap had outperformed many other digital ad companies in recent quarters so its warning raises ominous questions about the rest of the sector.
Utah senator Mike Lee, who led the introduction of the bill into the Senate. Photo by Bloomberg
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