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The Unbundled Economy

theinformation.com — During a breakfast meeting in New York this week, I couldn't help admire my dining companion's shoes-so much so that I tried to buy them on Amazon.com while walking to my next meeting. Sold out. It seemed like a good time to try a personal shopping app, PS Dept, that promises to search the ...

The Truth About Female Networking

theinformation.com — As the inbox of any female founder will prove, all-female networking is alive and well in the tech industry. There's a "women" version of virtually every conference on the books and by my count, I'm a member of about a dozen groups of females in tech or media that convene regularly.

What Technologists Get Right in Criticizing Government

theinformation.com — It sounds like a plot line out of HBO's "Silicon Valley": Techies, miffed by government interference in their business, proposing entities outside of government influence, where they can run their businesses without worrying about laws. The tech industry has a long history of such ideas. Larry ...

IPO Mythbusting - The Information

theinformation.com — Lately, I've had the sense that as we all sit back and assume that companies like Uber, Airbnb and Dropbox are going to wait forever to go public, we're going to be surprised. I think we are going to see some big names go out this year-Square?-and more go out next year-Uber?

Meet the Woman Who Runs Founders Fund

theinformation.com — Venture capital is a clubby industry and, as we know, full of men. So it's all the more interesting when women do rise through the ranks, women like Lauren Gross, the energetic and very under-the-radar chief operating officer of Founders Fund. Since late 2013, the 32-year-old Ms. Gross has been ...

Relationship Advice for Facebook and the Media Industry

theinformation.com — Dear Facebook and Publishers, You're having relationship issues, some of which are playing out in the press. Tom wrote this morning about media companies' perception that Facebook wants to own their audiences. And news reports this week, including one from The Information about Facebook's video "Anthology" plans, have made it clear you're awkwardly testing the waters on some new rounds of content partnerships.

What Facebook Should Learn from WeChat

theinformation.com — Facebook today announced big plans to open up Messenger to developers. This means Facebook wants to make your Messenger inbox as central a communication channel as News Feed. To start, you'll be able to send stickers, videos and messages made in other apps through Messenger. And more ...

Has Personal Live Video Arrived? Not So Fast

theinformation.com — Anyone who has been in the tech industry long enough gets used to deja vu. The industry is constantly popping out ideas that have been tried, over and over again-payments, virtual assistants, tablets-before they eventually find their moment. That's the context I have in my head when thinking ...

What We Can Learn from Israel

theinformation.com — Hello from Jerusalem. It's just a few days before the elections here, and I was fortunate to spend the last week in the country with a group of U.S. entrepreneurs meeting Israeli entrepreneurs, political leaders and The Information subscribers from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Ramallah. It's been an ...

The Apple Watch Upgrade Issue

theinformation.com — After Monday's expected Apple Watch event, plenty of people will be talking about whether to buy the highly anticipated gadget now or wait for future models. One important consideration often overlooked in such discussions: how quickly shoppers will tire of the one they buy. Imagine the iPhone ...
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May 04, 2015

RT @rafat: Lotsa smart goodness packed in a short podcast, really worth listening @kevinjdelaney in latest @Digiday episode: digiday.com/publishers/wai…

May 01, 2015

@jeremysliew @theinformation I think is is about more than money for time. Eventually totally new services, relevance

May 01, 2015

I am deeply interested in the rise of the unbundled economy -- what happened to media happening to everything else. theinformation.com/The-Unbundled-…



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