The $199 billion problem: Ten US companies that could devastate Silicon Valley

The $199 billion problem: Ten US companies that could devastate Silicon Valley

What’s the greater ticking time bomb: More than a hundred companies worth $1 billion each or ten companies worth $199 billion?
Jul 25 · 9 minutes
Are we now in a bear tech market?

Are we now in a bear tech market?

For tech stocks it's the best of times, the worst of times.
Jul 7 · 6 minutes
Press Here: There are 76,000 millionaires and billionaires in Santa Clara and San Mateo alone

Press Here: There are 76,000 millionaires and billionaires in Santa Clara and San Mateo alone

Meanwhile, some 30% of those populations are on some form of public assistance.
Apr 19 · 1 minute
If you don’t cover startups, you don’t cover the real business of tech

If you don’t cover startups, you don’t cover the real business of tech

Revisionist history only works if no journalists are there to record the truth.
Jun 7 · 6 minutes
The tech industry's faith is starting to look a lot like denial

The tech industry's faith is starting to look a lot like denial

Say this for Silicon Valley: The blithe resilience built up after decades of booms and busts is as strong as ever.
Feb 9 · 5 minutes
The only thing more riveting than watching Netflix is watching its stock price

The only thing more riveting than watching Netflix is watching its stock price

"Up" for Netflix never involves anything resembling a straight line, but rather a line drawn by a hyperactive, sugar-fed child given a piece of chalk.
Dec 9 · 5 minutes
That didn't take long. Investors are already impatient with Dorsey

That didn't take long. Investors are already impatient with Dorsey

The work-in-progress status shouldn't come as a surprise to anybody who has been watching the company over the past year.
Oct 28 · 5 minutes
Code for America: We coded our way into this, now help us code our way out

Code for America: We coded our way into this, now help us code our way out

Code For America helps governments learn from San Francisco, where black households have a median income of $29.5k vs $104.3k for white households.
Oct 5 · 12 minutes
Naked Capitalism: “We are in the business of making trouble”

Naked Capitalism: “We are in the business of making trouble”

Mark Ames talks to Yves Smith about covering stories too complex for most media, being a women in the male-dominated finance industry and on how Greece could have become a failed state.
Jul 29 · 25 minutes
Upstart adds $35 million to continue its millennial-focused, data driven loan platform

Upstart adds $35 million to continue its millennial-focused, data driven loan platform

But will success help erase the stigma around the loans industry?
Jul 16 · 6 minutes
Ahead of its IPO, PayPal is the king of online payments. So why does it still control less than 1% of its market?

Ahead of its IPO, PayPal is the king of online payments. So why does it still control less than 1% of its market?

In 2002, eBay gobbled up PayPal. To show you how much the playing field has changed its since then, this Friday PayPal will be spitting out eBay.
Jul 14 · 6 minutes
John Dolan goes to Greece: An ant's-eye view of the crisis

John Dolan goes to Greece: An ant's-eye view of the crisis

"If I understood anything about money, I wouldn’t have been in this part of the world in the first place..."
Jul 11 · 20 minutes