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Editor-in-Chief, The Information
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Apple, Amazon and the Race for Input Zero

theinformation.com — While the tech industry has circled Sept. 9 as the date the new iPhone will be revealed, I am looking forward to it for a different reason: the new Apple TV box. I feel this way despite the fact Apple isn't going to debut a fancy new television service with the box.
Aug 28, 2015

My column is about the new race for the living room and "input zero" (with details about the Apple TV.) go.theinformation.com/eef8f0

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 28, 2015

Instead of upgrading Apple TV, Apple should make an Apple Box IoT gateway, which is where $ are says @Jessicalessin theinformation.com/apple-amazon-a…

What I Learned From NYT’s Amazon Story

theinformation.com — Almost a week since the New York Times's Amazon.com exposé, the piece is still riling people. Was it fair? (me: undoubtedly). Is Amazon.com unique? (me: yes and no). Many technologists and tech reporters were dismissive, calling allegations of a " bruising workplace" of cut-throat competition and long working hours in Seattle old news.
Aug 21, 2015

There's no denying the power of @nytimes in this whole Amazon thing. My weekly column. go.theinformation.com/504c28

Larry Page and ‘Retirement’ 2.0

theinformation.com — Hardly a year has gone by in Silicon Valley without a big CEO transition-some rockier than others. Gates, Yang, Jobs, Ellison, Ballmer, Donahue, Costolo. So why does Larry Page's decision to hand over the reins of Google as we know it feel so different, so significant?It's not just the fact he ...

What Alphabet Means

theinformation.com — Google's morphing into Alphabet was many years coming. It's no secret that Google's founders haven't consider themselves a search company for a while-Larry Page said so in so many words two years ago at TED. But why now? The answer, according to people involved, is simple: Google's growing ...
Aug 10, 2015

Spelling out the implications of Google's Alphabet switch by @Jessicalessin theinformation.com/what-aphabet-m…... spinoffs a possibility?

Aug 10, 2015

My quick take on Alphabet is to expect some $nest $calc etc spincos eventually -- oh and some BIG deals. $goog theinformation.com/what-aphabet-m…

Aug 10, 2015

What does Alphabet mean: More acquisitions. More spinoffs. Less bureaucracy. More bureaucracy. theinformation.com/what-aphabet-m…

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Announcing Our First Subscriber Summit (And a Request)

theinformation.com — I'm going to keep this short because I'm technically on vacation on the East Coast, where the heat is reminding me why I moved to San Francisco :) But I wanted to share some exciting news. We're holding our first The Information Subscriber Summit in San Francisco this fall (probably early ...

Three Signs the Optimism is (Slowly) Ending

theinformation.com — Something changed this week. Last week, after on-demand cleaning company Homejoy announced it was shutting down, my phone was going off with emails and texts predicting more failures on the horizon. "This is only the beginning," one VC told me. Concern about unsustainable expectations-and margins-is nothing new in Silicon Valley.
Jul 24, 2015

RT @theinformation: Latest sign optimism in private tech is abating: VCs and other investors focusing on downside protection. theinformation.com/Three-Signs-th…

Jul 24, 2015

The optimism is ending, investors are pondering divestment. Introducing the latest VC term: the unicorpse. theinformation.com/Three-Signs-th…

Lonely with the Apple Watch

theinformation.com — I've begun to notice something odd about the Apple Watch: I don't see many early adopters wearing it. Now, before you Apple fanboys and girls accuse me of being a hater, consider this. I own and am a fan of the Watch. (I like the notifications.) But unlike other Apple products, which spread ...
Jul 17, 2015

Why aren't early adopters who love to show off their early access to Apple products wearing the Apple Watch? theinformation.com/Lonely-with-th…

Jul 17, 2015

Buried in a story on the Apple Watch, @Jessicalessin reports Apple is working “quite actively” on a car. theinformation.com/Lonely-with-th…

Jul 17, 2015

RT @Jessicalessin: Why aren't early adopters who love to show off their early access to Apple products wearing the Apple Watch? theinformation.com/Lonely-with-th…

Jul 17, 2015

Convincing from @Jessicalessin: dearth of Apple Watches among early adopters too important an indicator to ignore theinformation.com/Lonely-with-th…

Welcome Alfred Lee!

theinformation.com — We are so happy to welcome Alfred Lee to The Information as a reporter, based in New York. Alfred, who comes to us by way of a Knight-Bagehot fellowship at Columbia University, will be covering the growing grey area between the public and private tech markets-the investors (mutual funds, hedge ...

Our Notes from a Subdued Sun Valley

Tech’s Privilege Barrier

theinformation.com — Behind the articles we write about hot startups and funding rounds is a truth that needs a headline of its own: The technology industry is not as meritocratic as it may seem. For this column, I am focusing specifically on entrepreneurs, the people who found companies and beat the odds to turn ...
Jul 10, 2015

Even in tech, privilege matters a lot -- worth remember amid all the talk of "low barriers to entry." My column. theinformation.com/Tech-s-Privile…

Jul 10, 2015

Formula for Silicon Valley startup success (and a ticket to Sun Valley): wealth + access to the right people. theinformation.com/Tech-s-Privile…

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Aug 31, 2015

Because if there's one thing the world needs it is more original video content..variety.com/2015/digital/n…

Aug 31, 2015

RT @StephenNellis: Whenever I feel like biz/tech journalism suffers from overuse of anonymous sourcing, I go read political coverage. pic.twitter.com/B3q9I3sHyu

Aug 31, 2015

WeWork 2014 revenue/operating profit: $75M/ $4.2M. 2018 projection: $2.9B/$942M. Exclusive from @alfredjlee go.theinformation.com/6703c5

Aug 28, 2015

My column is about the new race for the living room and "input zero" (with details about the Apple TV.) go.theinformation.com/eef8f0

Aug 27, 2015

Surprised subscribers thought the valuation of 10 of 14 private companies would drop over next 2 years. The results: go.theinformation.com/c2bfc5


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