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Person at @theinformation. Formerly WSJ. Fan of Internet. Read my coverage here: https://www.theinformation.com/reporters/amir-efrati

Four Questions for Xiaomi

theinformation.com — Xiaomi has a lot to live up to. Just five years after it was founded, the Chinese smartphone maker has become the second-most-valued private tech company in the world-worth $45 billion on paper, more than public tech stocks like Sony, Panasonic, LG Electronics and Canon and only a third as much ...

What Sundar Pichai’s Team is Up Against

theinformation.com — At Google, the political game among executives has always been to get as close as possible to co-founder Larry Page. Last week, that game changed for good.As new CEO Sundar Pichai makes Google his own, he's going to draw on a small group of senior leaders to help execute his plans and hope that ...
Aug 19, 2015

.@sundarpichai doesn't have a close confidant among his exec team the way Larry did & they view Sundar as a peer: go.theinformation.com/f549e3

Aug 19, 2015

A valuable Who's Who in Google's senior management ranks under new CEO Sundar Pichai by @amir theinformation.com/what-sundar-pi…

Aug 19, 2015

Read about the Google execs you are going to hear a lot more about now that @sundarpichai is in charge. go.theinformation.com/3073c0

Aug 19, 2015

Great overview of everything going on at Goog right now: What Sundar Pichai's team is up against theinformation.com/what-sundar-pi…

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Microsoft Has Been in Buyout Talks with Mesosphere

theinformation.com — Microsoft has expressed interest in acquiring a cloud-computing software startup called Mesosphere, according to two people who were briefed about the recent talks, raising the possibility of a deal that could reshape the cloud infrastructure landscape. The approach was made about a month ago and it's unclear whether the talks are still going on.
Aug 18, 2015

RT @StephenNellis: Breaking: @microsoft is the one that wants to buy @mesosphere , a basically pre-revenue $1bn startup, by @amir : go.theinformation.com/312e91

Aug 18, 2015

Mesosphere is an interesting startup but worth $1B?? Seems...inflated. theinformation.com/microsoft-has-…

Aug 18, 2015

Breaking cloud news! @Microsoft's been in M&A talks w/@mesosphere. Startup put a $1B value on itself. Here's why: go.theinformation.com/7754bb

Aug 18, 2015

Microsoft is looking to acquire Mesosphere and it's all about "containers." Yeah, i said "containers." by @amir theinformation.com/microsoft-has-…

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Meet Google’s New Money Man, Philipp Schindler

theinformation.com — Amid the Alphabet-Google news last week, one major change went unnoticed: Google has a new sales chief, Philipp Schindler. Mr. Schindler succeeds Omid Kordestani, Google's chief business officer and a close confidant of Google co-founder Larry Page. Mr. Kordestani is departing as Mr. Page vacates his Google CEO post to run Google's new parent company Alphabet.
Aug 16, 2015

Looks like @Google has a new advertising sales chief, Philipp Schindler, who replaces Omid Kordestani. go.theinformation.com/38161f

Aug 16, 2015

RT @amir: Looks like @Google has a new advertising sales chief, Philipp Schindler, who replaces Omid Kordestani. go.theinformation.com/38161f

Aug 17, 2015

RT @amir: Looks like @Google has a new advertising sales chief, Philipp Schindler, who replaces Omid Kordestani. go.theinformation.com/38161f

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Four Questions for SpaceX

theinformation.com — Space Exploration Technologies, Elon Musk's rocket company, has accomplished a lot since it was one failed launch away from going out of business, in 2008.The company, which Mr. Musk hopes will be his vehicle for starting a human colony on Mars, charges far less than any other competitor to send ...

Alphabet’s Next Startup: M is for Mosquito?

theinformation.com — A senior executive within Google, soon to be Alphabet, told colleagues he wanted to develop genetically engineered mosquitoes to help fight disease, according to people who know him. Linus Upson, the man who helped build Google's Chrome browser alongside new CEO Sundar Pichai, recently said he ...
Aug 12, 2015

Having tried to eat up plant-based hamburgers, Google now contemplating genetically engineered mosquitoes says @amir theinformation.com/Alphabet-s-Nex…

Aug 12, 2015

"A 10-year veteran of Google, Mr. Upson isn’t a biologist but a software executive." theinformation.com/Alphabet-s-Nex… #mosquitoes

Aug 12, 2015

RT @mhbergen: "A 10-year veteran of Google, Mr. Upson isn’t a biologist but a software executive." theinformation.com/Alphabet-s-Nex… #mosquitoes

Aug 12, 2015

Alphabet (aka Google)'s next startup: M is for Mosquito? Exec wants genetically modified mosquitos to fight disease theinformation.com/Alphabet-s-Nex…

Aug 17, 2015

Google, aka Alphabet, been talking to many top biologists. They are looking for projects. theinformation.com/Alphabet-s-Nex…

Pinterest’s Revenue Man Tries to Bring Ad Plan into Focus

theinformation.com — Every work day, Tim Kendall, Pinterest's head of monetization, dons a T-shirt emblazoned with the word "Focus." He started wearing it at the beginning of last year when he was still the company's "head of product"-a misnomer, given that CEO Ben Silbermann effectively ran product-and wanted to ...

Cloud Giants Eye Mesosphere

theinformation.com — Software startup Mesosphere has hired investment banking firm Qatalyst Partners to evaluate a buyout bid it recently received from a major cloud computing company and to engage with other potential bidders, according to a person involved in that process and a person who was briefed about it. ...

Tough Climb for Google’s Cloud Revenue

theinformation.com — Urs Hölzle, the man in charge of Google's high-profile cloud-computing business, likes to tell colleagues that five years from now, they'll "laugh about what the cloud was like" in 2015 because it will have evolved so drastically. How much Mr. Hölzle shapes that evolution will determine whether ...
Jul 27, 2015

Google doing $400 million in cloud revenue this year, it’s telling employees. theinformation.com/tough-climb-go…

Jul 27, 2015

Exclusive: Google Cloud Business is 20 Times Smaller Than Amazon's (and other new reveals about @googlecloud): theinformation.com/tough-climb-go… #aws

Jul 27, 2015

RT @amir: Exclusive: Google Cloud Business is 20 Times Smaller Than Amazon's (and other new reveals about @googlecloud): theinformation.com/tough-climb-go… #aws

Jul 27, 2015

Report says Google cloud revenue ~$400 mln this year, about 5% of Amazon's rate theinformation.com/tough-climb-go…

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Qualcomm Braces for Layoffs This Week

theinformation.com — Qualcomm executives are preparing to layoff as many as several thousand employees, according to people inside and outside of the microchip maker. The cuts underscore the continued challenges of being in the high-end smartphone business. Prices are falling, and $50 Android smartphones are a reality in countries like India and China.
Jul 20, 2015

$QCOM preps for major layoffs, possibly more than 10% of co. Smartphone commoditization strikes again! theinformation.com/Qualcomm-Brace… @Qualcomm

Jul 20, 2015

RT @amir: $QCOM preps for major layoffs, possibly more than 10% of co. Smartphone commoditization strikes again! theinformation.com/Qualcomm-Brace… @Qualcomm

Jul 20, 2015

RT @amir: $QCOM preps for major layoffs, possibly more than 10% of co. Smartphone commoditization strikes again! theinformation.com/Qualcomm-Brace… @Qualcomm

Jul 20, 2015

RT @amir: $QCOM preps for major layoffs, possibly more than 10% of co. Smartphone commoditization strikes again! theinformation.com/Qualcomm-Brace… @Qualcomm

Jul 20, 2015

RT @amir: $QCOM preps for major layoffs, possibly more than 10% of co. Smartphone commoditization strikes again! theinformation.com/Qualcomm-Brace… @Qualcomm

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Aug 28, 2015

Apple, like Amazon & Google, chasing "Input Zero." It's like Patient Zero, but the pathology is smart-home services. go.theinformation.com/8ea9dd

Aug 27, 2015

"We asked our subscribers which of these 14 unicorns will be worth less in 2 yrs. You won't believe what they said." go.theinformation.com/b05ee7

Aug 27, 2015

@rabois Right after I do interviews like this one, yes. But the feeling ends up being temporary. go.theinformation.com/fa422d

Aug 27, 2015

It is remarkable how little trust American tech executives have for the financial auditing of Chinese tech companies like @Huawei & @Xiaomi.

Aug 27, 2015

The only way @xiaomi valuation stops looking absurd is to double profit in a year or two. @Huawei stands in the way. go.theinformation.com/5da536

Aug 26, 2015

RT @cityofthetown: Startups are using funny math to convince recruits their equity has value. A "must reed" for any tech employee. go.theinformation.com/ff5cf9

Aug 26, 2015

I found this piece impossible to put down & not just because I think I obsess about time/death as much as Larry does. mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/30/mag…


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