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Elizabeth Holmes Is on Trial. Silicon Valley Is Watching

“I’m glad the ‘Fake it till you make it’ mantra of Silicon Valley is coming into question,” one investor told WIRED.If you need convincing that Elizabeth Holmes is a person with feelings,...

Tech Companies Wade Into Abortion Politics in Texas

In 2021, corporations are expected to take a stand on even the most divisive issues.First came the statements from reproductive organizations. Then came the tech companies.The day after the Supreme Court decided...

Gavin Newsom’s Recall Election Divides Silicon Valley’s Elite

How the tech world’s unique brand of politics is shaping the fight over who governs California.Silicon Valley is a famously left-leaning place. Technologists have been known to spend their riches advancing gender...

Looking for a New Job in Tech? It’s Your Lucky Day

Flexible WFH policies, signing bonuses, fancy cookies—employers are turning on the charm to attract engineers and developers to their firms.Two months ago, Jacob Eiting closed the Series B for his startup RevenueCat,...

What Airbnb’s Summer Boost Reveals About Covid-19 Recovery

The company’s latest earnings report showed an upsurge in business, but it also hedges expectations for the fall.Few tech companies were rocked harder by the pandemic than Airbnb. In the spring of...

The Pandemic Drives Cofounders to Couples Therapy

Startups are like relationships—at least that’s what some Silicon Valley therapists are pitching.Before they were cofounders, Kris Chaisanguanthum and Ryan Damm were friends. Then in 2016 they started Visby, a holographic imaging...

Clubhouse Opens Its Doors. Is Anyone Rushing to Get In?

Just a few days after ditching its invite-only status, the audio chat app had fewer than 500,000 new downloads.Among early adopters, the most coveted item this time last year was not hand...

Pet Startups Are Having a Field Day

The pandemic ushered in a new wave of pet owners—and unleashed business opportunities for companies that cater to them.Over the Fourth of July weekend, Americans filled airports and highways nearly as much...

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