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At Twitter, Who Makes Decision to Sell?

theinformation.com — So who at Twitter decides whether to sell? Right now, that may be a crucial question for potential bidders reported to be looking, such as Salesforce.com.If it's up to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, there may be no deal. Mr. Dorsey was, at least until recently, opposed to selling the company, says a ...

The New PR Reality and What it Means

theinformation.com — Last Sunday, Lyft's PR team emailed me a link to a 4,000-word article and highlighted the parts that I might find "newsworthy." It was an interesting Medium essay from co-founder John Zimmer about the future of cities and transportation and Lyft's role in it. Dozens of media outlets summarized ...

Joe Tsai: Alibaba Finding Its Groove

theinformation.com — Alibaba has been on a roller coaster since going public two years ago. U.S. investors haven't quite known what to make of the crown jewel of China tech that is worth a whopping $258 billion. Will Chinese consumers continue to shop even as the economy slows? Why is the company being investigated ...

Inside King Lerer’s Media Kingdom

theinformation.com — When Mic co-founder Chris Altchek met Ken Lerer in 2011, he asked the prolific media investor to back his news site. Mr. Lerer demurred. Show us some traction, Mr. Lerer told him, and he'd consider it.A year and a half later, Mr. Altchek returned to Mr. Lerer with data showing a big uptick in ...

The Information You Missed This Week

theinformation.com — So Twitter has discovered live sports broadcasting, just a little while after Facebook invented live video. What will the tech industry think of next!

The Information’s 411 - Womb of the Developer Manchild

The Truth about Next Year’s IPO ‘Rush’

theinformation.com — Greetings from New York, where I spent the week with subscribers and catching up with the industry that Silicon Valley loves to hate (but doesn't really): Wall Street. With tech giants like Snapchat and Dropbox eyeing IPOs next year, I was curious what bankers would tell me about the ...

Facebook Video Leaves a Small Window for Advertisers

theinformation.com — Most video ads on Facebook are seen for only a second or two, according to a new study, well below the average for video ads on YouTube and other websites. It suggests few people on Facebook are clicking on video ads as they scroll past them in their News Feed.The data provides further evidence ...

Facebook’s Power Struggle Over App Links

theinformation.com — Employees at Yelp have seen a troubling trend recently: Facebook sometimes appears to be blocking their app. Even if customers have downloaded Yelp, links posted to its Facebook page direct them back into the social network's own browser. Instead of sending viewers into Yelp's restaurant review ...

Our Next Subscriber Summit: Silicon Valley 2020

theinformation.com — It's no secret that cities and industries around the world are intent on copying Silicon Valley. But Silicon Valley isn't standing still. For our third Subscriber Summit we're focusing on where the Valley is headed next-the stuff everyone will be talking about in a year or so, but what people in ...
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Sep 24, 2016

@amir not even core WSJ reporter. Snapchat picked a freelancer who covers luxury for WSJ the mag. Very Snapchat

Sep 23, 2016

You can’t expect a reporter to understand how a biz operates if the only words she hears are “no comment.”  https://www.theinformation.com/the-new-pr-reality-and-what-it-means 

Sep 22, 2016

@danielernstTMT Thanks Daniel. Let us know what other topics/people interest.

Sep 22, 2016

@hulu_support Doesn't work if I don't have access to my email log in. Another option?

Sep 22, 2016

@hulu what is the best email for customer support?

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