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Column: WeWork carries Silicon Valley’s ‘unicorn’ craze to its absurd limits

For all you killjoys and Cassandras looking for the apocalyptic end to Silicon Valley’s “unicorn” craze, WeWork is beginning to look like a godsend. Until recently, the company looked like the most glittering unicorn in the high-tech herd since the heyday of Uber, with a private market valuation of $47 billion. That might seem strange …

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Spies, trolls, leaks and cyberwarfare: The Mueller report lays bare an extraordinary tale of the treacherous and the absurd

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election are seen in Washington Jonathan Ernst/Reuters It all began when an army of Russian trolls set its sights on America. The company was called the Internet Research Agency. Funded by Yevgeniy Prigozhin, an oligarch best known for holding Kremlin catering contracts, …

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Henry Blodget Says that Thinking Twitter was the next Facebook was Absurd

Business Insider founder Henry Blodget says that the idea investors got that Twitter was going to be the next Facebook was absurd. “But I do think that the big problem with Twitter was expectations just got absurdly out of whack a few years ago,” Blodget said. “People thought, oh, it’s the next Facebook. It was …

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What to make of the EU’s absurd antitrust ruling against Google

Yes, absurd. That was the first word that came to mind when I read the European Commission’s antitrust ruling against Google and the $2.7 billion fine to go with it on Tuesday. A day or so later, I’d add ill-conceived and misguided to that list. The ruling was levied against Google for breaching EU antitrust rules …

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