The master list of PR DON’Ts (or how not to...
When it comes to working with journalists, so many people are, frankly, idiots. I have seen reporters yank stories...
EC Weekly: Gaming, crypto, shipping and the...
Niantic EC-1 Greg Kumparak published the first part of his planned four part EC-1 series on Niantic yesterday, focusing...
Can there be too much competition between...
Competition is the core of capitalism. Competition between companies lowers prices — on average — and...
The adversarial persuasion machine: a...
James Williams may not be a household name yet in most tech circles, but he will be. For this second in what will be a...
Dragonfly, ethics, and infrastructure spending
Yesterday’s analysis of the ethical tradeoffs faced by engineers working in the Valley certainly lit up my inbox...
Google employees can’t just walk away from...
Let me blunt up front: I think Google should launch a censored search engine in China (albeit with careful...
Why longer term sheets are better
Recently in a conversation, the length of term sheets came as a topic (I assure you, it was a riveting conversation)....
Steam fights for future of game stores and...
For more than 15 years, Steam has been the dominant digital distribution platform for PC video games. While its success...
How to read fiction to build a startup
“The book itself is a curious artefact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really...
Urban unicorn renewal
Three cities, three dead urban unicorn renewal projects. In just the past few days, we’ve had Foxconn renege on...
Why no one really quits Google or Facebook
Another week, another set of scandals at Facebook and Google . This past week, my colleagues reported that Facebook and...
YC-backed Oxygen raises seed to bring digital...
Few things are easy in our financial system if you don’t have regular employment. It’s hard to prove...
Petal raises $30m from Valar to bank the unbanked...
Credit cards are a relatively new invention that have entered into something of an innovation rut. Reward programs seem...
China’s social credit system won’t tell you...
For the past few years, China has been rolling out a Black Mirror / Harry Potter-esque social rating policy...
Trust & Will closes first electronic will in...
No one likes to think about death (least of all startup founders), but wills, trusts and estate planning are crucial...
Is your time worth more than $0.30 an hour?
Most of us believe our time is extremely valuable, certainly worth more than thirty cents. But then you read about...
The rise of (societal) resilience tech
If you follow millennials on Twitter (and god help you), then you know that Anne Helen Petersen’s piece this past...
After losing half its value, Nvidia faces...
Nvidia is a company that has reached the highest highs and the lowest lows, all in the span of a couple of weeks....
The nation-state of the internet
The internet is a community, but can it be a nation-state? It’s a question that I have been pondering on and off...
The trust dilemma of continuous background checks
First, background checks at startups, then Huawei’s finance chief is arrested, SoftBank’s IPO is...