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  1. tech
    How Miami Seduced Silicon ValleyAwash in coders, crypto, and capital, the city is loving — and beginning to shape — its newest industry.
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    Book Excerpt: Peter Thiel’s Untold College StoriesHis ideology dominates Silicon Valley. It began to form when he was an angry young man.
  3. gavin newsom recall
    Gavin Newsom and the End of the California DreamThe recall drive against the governor is something of a joke. But the frustrations with the status quo are dead serious.
  4. media
    Inside the Nasty Battle Between Tech and JournalismSilicon Valley feels picked on by “woke” journalists “who can’t code.” Reporters feel picked on by petty zillionaires with anger-management problems.
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    Facebook Blocks All Sharing of News in AustraliaThe unprecedented move is the result of a proposed law requiring online platforms to pay news sources for displaying and linking to their work.
  6. end-times
    The Most Important Takeaways From Big Tech’s Deplatforming of TrumpBetween San Francisco and Washington, the power shifts by the day.
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    Google Workers Are UnionizingThe news follows years of bad press for the tech giant.
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    ‘Beginning of the End’: Scott Galloway on Antitrust Lawsuits Against FacebookFirst the government came after Google, now they want to break apart Mark Zuckerberg’s company. It’s part of a trend.
  9. late capitalism
    America Has Central Planners. We Just Call Them ‘Venture Capitalists.’Venture capitalists guide significant portions of industrial development by using their vast wealth to subsidize their favorite money-losing firms.
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    Is Palantir’s Crystal Ball Just Smoke and Mirrors?An inside look at how Big Data’s scariest, most secretive unicorn got its start.
  11. vision 2021
    Biden 2020: Change That Wall Street Liberals Can Believe In?Biden seems interested in redistributing income, but not in challenging the private power of his party’s favorite industries.
  12. conservatism
    The Big Tech Hearing Showed That Anti-Monopoly Is a Partisan IssueWith token exceptions, Republicans don’t want Silicon Valley’s giants to be less powerful, only more conservative.
  13. the top line
    Why Do Food Delivery Companies Lose Money?One common theory is that they are planning to raise their prices someday. I think something else is going on.
  14. just asking questions
    A Leading Silicon Valley Investor Talks Coronavirus Fears and Solutions“This is not the time for dithering,” says the Silicon Valley investor and NBA-team owner.
  15. ranking
    Big Tech’s Most Powerful Apostates, RankedSelf-criticism is suddenly huge in Silicon Valley. But not all critiques are created equal.
  16. politics
    Big Tech’s Big Divorce From DemocratsInside the collapsed marriage of Silicon Valley and the Democratic Party.
  17. the economy
    Bill Protecting ‘Gig Workers’ Close to Enactment in CaliforniaEmployers may no longer be able to call their workers contractors, but they’re threatening a ballot initiative to restore “flexibility.”
  18. ipos
    Slack Is a Boring Company. That’s Why Its Stock Was Exciting.Maybe other tech companies can adopt its unorthodox strategy of “selling a service for money.”
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    Why Can’t Tech Companies Do the ‘Right’ Thing the First Time?After initially saying it would do nothing, YouTube announced it was demonetizing Steven Crowder for videos hurling slurs at a journalist.
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    Tech Companies Are Sorry Only When They Get CaughtGoogle gave $150,000 in free ads to an anti-abortion organization that falsely advertised crisis pregnancy centers as real abortion providers.
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    Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Break Up Big Tech Is Extremely Aggressive. Good.Intelligencer tech writers Max Read and Brian Feldman react to Elizabeth Warren’s aggressive proposal to break up Silicon Valley megaplatforms
  22. life in pixels
    Who Pays for Silicon Valley’s Hidden Costs?Magically convenient services and devices are often subsidized by exploitative labor arrangements.
  23. labor
    This Is Why Oakland’s Teachers Are on StrikeIt’s not just about wages. It’s about the ramifications of extreme income inequality in the Bay Area.
  24. just asking questions
    Shoshana Zuboff Talks Surveillance Capitalism’s Threat to DemocracyThe Harvard Business School professor discusses what she believes is a new mode of capitalism being ushered in by Silicon Valley.
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    Ex-Facebook Manager Mark Luckie on Silicon Valley’s ‘Black People Problem’The former Facebook and Twitter employee discusses his blockbuster memo and what Silicon Valley should do to solve its problems with inclusion.
  26. technology
    Why Silicon Valley Finds It Hard to Say No to Saudi Arabian DollarsThere’s too much at stake for the tech industry to forswear the Kingdom’s money piles altogether.
  27. The Reporter Who Took Down a UnicornHow John Carreyrou battled corporate surveillance and intimidation to expose a multibillion-dollar Silicon Valley start-up as a fraud.
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    ‘F*ck Them. We Need a Law’: A Legendary Programmer Takes on Silicon ValleyA conversation with legendary programmer Richard Stallman on the real meaning of “privacy rights” and why he only ever uses cash.
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    Jaron Lanier Q&A: ‘We Won, and We Turned Into Assholes’Tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses the sinking feeling you get when you’re quoted by Mark Zuckerberg, and everything else bad about the internet.
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    Q&A With Ellen Pao on Reddit, Facebook, and the Future of the InternetEllen Pao, former Reddit CEO, discusses Reddit’s focus on growth, Facebook’s homogeneity, and whether anything can be changed.
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    Selling Crack to Children: Inside the Silicon Valley Grift Machine“Without rampant, unchecked fraud, I came to realize, the entire digital media business would collapse.”
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    An Apology for the Internet — From the Architects Who Built ItEven those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created. A breakdown of what went wrong.
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    What If Silicon Valley Cured Cancer?You’d never see the benefits.
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    Silicon Valley ‘Sex Party’ Host Identity RevealedSteve Jurvetson, who recently left the venture-capital firm he co-founded amid sexual-harassment allegations, reportedly hosted the scandalous event.
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    The Pro-Antitrust Congressman From Monopoly-Friendly Silicon ValleyRising Democratic star Ro Khanna is one of the loudest voices on antitrust — while coming from one of the most monopoly-friendly districts in the U.S.
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    The Only People in Silicon Valley Asking Ethical Questions Are Improv Comedians“Tech has the capacity to destroy us.”
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    What It Takes to Get Accepted Into an Elite Apocalypse BunkerIt’s boom times for the bomb-shelter business in Silicon Valley. But you better be able to write a good application essay.
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    Silicon Valley Has Gone All-In on A CappellaIt’s Googapella vs. the Vocal Network.
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    Tech Exec Allegedly Offered Female Employees Thousands to Lose WeightSocial Finance’s CEO stepped down this week and the company is facing a sexual-harassment lawsuit.
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    Alt-Right-Friendly Social Network Gab Raises $1 MillionSilicon Valley is cracking down on hate speech but Gab.ai wants no part in that movement.
  41. Report: Peter Thiel Is Souring on TrumpThe venture capitalist was an early passenger on the Trump Train, but it looks like he’s steeling himself for a derailment.
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    Don’t Make a Woman Explain to You Why That Anti-Diversity Google Memo Is GarbageA leaked internal document called the wage gap a “myth” and laid out all the reasons men are treated unfairly.
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    Another Day, Another Apology for Harassment in Silicon ValleyMarc Canter once propositioned Microsoft’s danah boyd for a threesome with him and his wife.
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    Can Uber Fix Itself When Silicon Valley Won’t?Uber is “20 assholes lighter.” Will that be enough to change its culture?
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    What Happens When Work Becomes a Nonstop Chat RoomHas Slack made the office more productive? More of a snake pit? More like Tinder?
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    The Techno-Libertarians Praying for DystopiaThe terrifying future of Dark Transhumanism.
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    You Don’t Even Need the $400 Wi-Fi Juicer to Get to the JuiceSilicon Valley innovation has done it again.
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    Why Silicon Valley Keeps Getting Biotechnology Wrong“Move fast and break things” doesn’t work when those “things” are research procedures, laws of science, and human bodies.
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    Why Do We Expect Silicon Valley to Reject Trump?It was easy to be a liberal corporation under Obama. Now those values are being tested.
  50. Trump’s Tech Meeting Disrupted the Norms of Liberal DemocracyTrump promised to cede control of his company to his sons, Eric and Don Jr. Then, he invited them to a policy meeting with Silicon Valley titans.
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