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Silicon Valley

  1. the law
    T.J. Miller’s Fake Bomb Threat Charge DroppedProsecutors partly blamed his past brain surgery.
  2. 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.
  3. media
    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.
  4. end-times
    The Most Important Takeaways From Big Tech’s Deplatforming of TrumpBetween San Francisco and Washington, the power shifts by the day.
  5. silicon valley
    Google Workers Are UnionizingThe news follows years of bad press for the tech giant.
  6. silicon valley
    ‘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.
  7. 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.
  8. silicon valley
    Is Palantir’s Crystal Ball Just Smoke and Mirrors?An inside look at how Big Data’s scariest, most secretive unicorn got its start.
  9. 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.
  10. burners
    Alas, Zoom Burning Man Is Upon UsBecause of COVID-19, Burners must dress up in elaborate costumes and erect their tents at home.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. profile
    Seduced by Start-up LandIn Uncanny Valley, Anna Wiener tries to find career fulfillment in start-up dystopia.
  15. ranking
    Big Tech’s Most Powerful Apostates, RankedSelf-criticism is suddenly huge in Silicon Valley. But not all critiques are created equal.
  16. overnights
    Silicon Valley Series-Finale Recap: The Internet We DeservePiperNet’s big debut brings the series, and potentially the world as we know it, to an end.
  17. overnights
    Silicon Valley Recap: Tres Comas, Muchos ProblemasIt’s time for Pied Piper’s big RussFest debut. What could possibly go wrong?
  18. overnights
    Silicon Valley Recap: We Are Experiencing Tethical DifficultiesThe show’s master of bullshit phrases traps Richard in a real Tethical conundrum.
  19. silicon valley
    Who Is Silicon Valley’s ‘Jared’ Dunn? Here’s Everything We Know for SurePied Piper’s former COO frequently drops random hints about his mysterious past.
  20. overnights
    Silicon Valley Recap: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForeheadRichard is forced to man up while Monica is forced to woman up, and both manage to fail in their own unique way.
  21. overnights
    Silicon Valley Recap: Karma Is a You-Know-WhatA classic Silicon Valley “race against time” episode adds a literal race to the proceedings, and crowns a new reigning king of petty.
  22. overnights
    Silicon Valley Recap: Goodbye Richard, Hello GwartThe ticking time bomb that is Jared finally goes off, giving us the most violent moment in the show’s history.
  23. tv review
    Silicon Valley Is Ending at Exactly the Right TimeThe HBO comedy enters its sixth and final season with just the right amount of gas left in its tank to finish the journey it began back in 2014.
  24. trailer mix
    Silicon Valley Called on by the U.S. Senate in Its Final SeasonThe HBO series returns for one more round on October 27.
  25. politics
    Big Tech’s Big Divorce From DemocratsInside the collapsed marriage of Silicon Valley and the Democratic Party.
  26. okay we get it
    Who Knew There Was This Much to Say About SwingingThe Silicon Valley guy spoke to Playboy about being ethically nonmonogamous, at astonishing length.
  27. 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.”
  28. 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.”
  29. select all
    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.
  30. cancellations
    Silicon Valley Will Close Up Shop After Season 6The final set of seven episodes will air later this year.
  31. select all
    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.
  32. elizabeth holmes
    Elizabeth Holmes Spotted in Court Sans TurtleneckThe accused Silicon Valley fraudster evolved her look.
  33. technology
    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
  34. life in pixels
    Who Pays for Silicon Valley’s Hidden Costs?Magically convenient services and devices are often subsidized by exploitative labor arrangements.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. taste test
    Is the New Impossible Burger Any Good?The high-tech veggie burger gets a surprise upgrade.
  38. work
    This Forum Wants to Give Black Women the Business Network They DeserveBlack Women Raise, a summit that met in New York City, wants to change the conversation on who gets venture capital funding.
  39. just asking questions
    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.
  40. comedy
    Mike Judge on Loving Funk Music and Reviving King of the Hill“We’ve been talking about it over the last year, and I think we might have a way to do it.”
  41. 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.
  42. comedy
    T.J. Miller Wants Us to Know He’s Secretly a Good GuyIt’s the best-kept secret in Hollywood, apparently.
  43. food innovation
    Josh Tetrick Is the Elon Musk of CondimentsThe fake mayo producer emerges from a difficult couple of years with a fake egg — and fake meats on the way!
  44. Alice Wetterlund Says Male Silicon Valley Stars Enabled T.J. Miller to ‘Bully’“It was kind of a nightmare.”
  45. Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch on Mocking the Tech EliteThe star of HBO’s satirical comedy reveals what real-life tech moguls always say about the show.
  46. The ‘Bleeding’ Veggie Burger Is Under FireWhy are environmentalists and vegans fighting about a high-tech plant patty that’s supposed to save the planet?
  47. 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.
  48. overnights
    Silicon Valley Season-Finale Recap: War and Peace in the ValleyRichard & Co. find themselves facing down a familiar foe in the last episode of the season.
  49. How Silicon Valley Came Up With Richard’s Season Finale DissAnd where the show goes from here.
  50. overnights
    Silicon Valley Recap: Cryptocurrency CrazinessEverybody’s going to be broke soon enough, right?
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