Silicon Valley

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Exclusive or not, this is one Clubhouse where I was happy to cancel my membership | John Naughton
The titular ‘social audio’ app was a would-be $1bn unicorn in the pandemic, but its recent decline has exposed it as just another Silicon Valley solution in need of a problem to solve

John Naughton

13, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Former Theranos exec Sunny Balwani convicted of 12 counts of fraud
The decision by California jurors brings to close a 13-week trial of Elizabeth Holmes’s former lover and business partner

Kari Paul in Oakland

07, Jul, 2022 @7:10 PM

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Could new countries be founded – on the internet? | Sam Venis
Coinbase’s former chief technology officer wants to use social networks to create states. What doesn’t fit into his vision are things like poverty, illness and ageing

Sam Venis

05, Jul, 2022 @10:25 AM

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America’s billionaire class is funding anti-democratic forces | Robert Reich
Billionaire donors are pushing an unsettling agenda for America – backing Trump’s lie that the 2020 election was stolen, calling for restrictions on voting and even questioning the value of democracy itself

Robert Reich

23, May, 2022 @10:16 AM

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Carolyn Chen: ‘The tech company offers the most efficient solution to providing a meaningful life’
A new book exposes Silicon Valley’s use of spiritual concepts and practices to optimise their workers’ productivity

Amelia Tait

24, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Elon Musk wants to own Twitter to protect his ‘freedom’, not everyone else’s | Robert Reich
Billionaires like Musk use their vast fortunes to build a world where they are unconstrained by laws, shareholders, consumers or accountability of any kind

Robert Reich

24, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘Democracy will wither’: Barack Obama outlines perils of unregulated big tech in sweeping speech
In a keynote address at Stanford University, the former president made his most extensive remarks yet about the tech landscape

Kari Paul

21, Apr, 2022 @11:27 PM

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Elizabeth Holmes looms large on first day of Sunny Balwani’s Theranos trial
Prosecutors portray ex-executive as accomplice in a health scam while defense paints picture of well-meaning businessman

Guardian staff and agencies

22, Mar, 2022 @11:11 PM

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How Silicon Valley’s Russia crackdown proves its power – and its threat
Tech companies took swift action to back Ukraine, a watershed moment for an industry with control over information

April Glaser, Joan Donovan and Jenna Ruddock

12, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Meta employees left to do their own laundry as perks get cut
Facebook parent company tells workers they will no longer receive free valet service and meals will be delayed

Maya Yang

12, Mar, 2022 @3:16 AM

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Sunny Balwani trial starts two months after Elizabeth Holmes’s guilty verdict
Businessman who served as Theranos’s co-president accused of wire fraud and conspiracy to defraud investors

Kari Paul

09, Mar, 2022 @11:58 PM

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Super Pumped review – flashy, high-octane Uber saga runs out of gas
The series on the rise and fall of Uber’s hard-charging, grandiose CEO Travis Kalanick, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, gets too high on its own supply

Adrian Horton

24, Feb, 2022 @3:46 PM

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