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Stemcentrx and the New Startup Dispersion

Stemcentrx and the New Startup Dispersion
theinformation.com — Yesterday was an M&A bonanza with some $50 billion in deals announced, led by pharma and rounded out by Comcast's acquisition of DreamWorks Animation. But the deal that caught my eye the most was the sale of Stemcentrx, a South San Francisco startup trying to eliminate cancer, to AbbVie for $6.2 ...

Silicon Valley’s Depression is Greatly Exaggerated

Silicon Valley’s Depression is Greatly Exaggerated
theinformation.com — Dear Subscribers,Every week, I read a growing number of stories about doom and gloom in Silicon Valley, with irresistible headlines around bubbles "popping" and "fizzing" or whatever else bubbles do. Ailing unicorns. Dying unicorns. Unicorpses. Things getting (even) worse for Theranos. Yahoo ...

Introducing Our Top Comments of the Week

Introducing Our Top Comments of the Week
theinformation.com — The Information subscribers have a lot to say, and as we've grown, many of you have requested we highlight the awesome comments subscribers leave on articles. Your wish is our command.Every week starting today, we'll publish a list of our top comments as recommended by The Information reporters. ...

Sidewalk Labs Preps Proposal for Digital District

Sidewalk Labs Preps Proposal for Digital District
theinformation.com — Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs is nearing a big decision point in one of the company's most ambitious projects: the possible construction of a futuristic district.Sidewalk chief Dan Doctoroff and his team plan to discuss the secret project, codenamed "Project Sidewalk", with Alphabet CEO Larry Page in ...

The Real Disruption in Digital Video is (Finally) Here

The Real Disruption in Digital Video is (Finally) Here
theinformation.com — Three seemingly unrelated things happened in digital video recently. Twitter paid around $10 million for the rights to stream some NFL games. Facebook expanded its Live streaming service for broadcasting video from phones. And Snapchat unveiled a big update that, among other things, compiles ...

My Notes from China

My Notes from China
theinformation.com — The U.S. is continuing to lose power as a technology trendsetter. That was one of the many takeaways that ran through my visit to China.I've chronicled some other observations and interviews here, here, here and here. But after more than 50 meetings at dozens of companies, I simply have too many ...

Xiaomi’s New IP Guy

Xiaomi’s New IP Guy
theinformation.com — BEIJING-There's no shortage of questions hanging over Xiaomi, one of the most highly valued-and in my opinion, one of the most ambitious-private companies on the planet. After vaulting to a leading position in the Chinese smartphone market, can it maintain its momentum as the country's growth ...

Zuckerberg and Kalanick in China: Two Approaches

Zuckerberg and Kalanick in China: Two Approaches
theinformation.com — This week, two Silicon Valley titans buttered up Beijing. Mark Zuckerberg and Travis Kalanick worked two Chinese conferences, rubbing elbows with business and political leaders in an effort to open doors here. I heard Kalanick speak at Boao Forum-a Davos-like confab of government leaders in ...

China: ‘A Country Full of Ubers’

China: ‘A Country Full of Ubers’
theinformation.com — It's not every day that you hear the line that Silicon Valley is too cautious. Yet the theme arose continuously this week as I met with a range of Chinese tech entrepreneurs and investors in Beijing. And it reveals much about the culture of Chinese technology companies, which still aren't well ...
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May 03, 2016

Ditto to this from @CBinsights. @theinformation is bringing in millions with 16 employees and > 200% growth. httpic.twitter.com/lWxslDwwt2

May 02, 2016

@mims Let me know when you are next visiting the Bay Area and would love to debate/discuss over coffee.

May 02, 2016

@mims I think this period defies definition. Shitty companies are tanking. $$ will be lost. But tech cos are creating > value than ever.

May 02, 2016

@mims Meant no offense. Wondering if you were simplifying "tech bubble" /how you were defining it. I can't think of the tech market as one.

Apr 29, 2016

.@SoundCloud I have a support ? about how to post an enhanced Tweet from our account. Whom do I ping?

Apr 29, 2016

RT @NiemanLab: The Wall Street Journal's website has never been free to read, except for a few months 20 years ago. niemanlab.org/2016/04/the-wa…

Apr 29, 2016

@cityofthetown @theinformation We should make it clear that you recused yourself from the judging :)


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