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Erin Griffith / Fortune:
As the list of SV startup scandals grows, entrepreneurs' “fake it till you make it” ethos garners continued scrutiny from reporters, while investors defend bets   —  As the list of startup scandals grows, it's time to ask whether entrepreneurs are taking “fake it till you make it” too far.
Dec 28, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Leaked e-mail: Alphabet donated $30M worth of employee holiday gifts like Chromebooks and phones to charity   —  The employee perks at Google are legendary, and they've always included an over-the-top holiday gift for every employee.  In the past, the company has surprised its 70,000 employees …
Dec 9, 2016, 1:05 PMIn context
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
BuzzFeed buys e-commerce startup Scroll; founder Ben Kaufman now leads BuzzFeed Product Lab, which is turning its NY office into a physical store to test ideas   —  Two years ago, Ben Kaufman, then-CEO of well-funded consumer product startup Quirky, delivered one of the most awkward, and candid …
Nov 22, 2016, 8:35 AMIn context
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Nikesh Arora talks about his resignation, tenure at SoftBank, working with Masayoshi Son, and how he already sold his SoftBank stake to Son at a small loss   —  Nikesh Arora shocked the business world two years ago when he jumped from his role as Google's chief business officer to SoftBank SB …
Jun 26, 2016, 1:10 PMIn context
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Behind the race in Silicon Valley and Detroit to build a self-driving car   —  Silicon Valley and Detroit are in a race to create our driverless future.  And for the first time ever, the car may take a backseat.  —  My brain knows that this demonstration has been carefully staged …
Jun 25, 2016, 11:50 AMIn context
Fortune:
Sources expect fewer than ten offers from bidders by Yahoo's Monday deadline; many of the rumored 40 bidders have not even read Yahoo's sale book   —  Don't Believe Everything You Read on the Yahoo Sale  —  If you believe everything you read about Yahoo YHOO , then you'd expect the company …
Apr 15, 2016, 10:30 AMIn context
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Investment robo-advisor Betterment raises $100M Series E led by Sweden's Kinnevik at $700M valuation   —  “Robo-advisor” Betterment raises $100 million  —  Betterment, a digital investment startup based in New York, has raised $100 million in a Series E round venture funding led by Kinnevik, a Swedish investment firm.
Apr 1, 2016, 4:00 PMIn context
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Behind Dick Costolo's and Jack Dorsey's efforts to fix Twitter   —  Fixing Twitter  —  How the media-juggernaut-turned-train- wreck is getting back on track after a rough two years.  —  In late January the Tweeps needed a kumbaya moment, and Jack Dorsey knew exactly how to give it to them.
Mar 8, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Zenefits lays off 17% of its workforce, about 250 employees, mostly from sales   —  Zenefits Lays Off 17% of Workers to ‘Refocus’  —  Insurance software startup Zenefits has laid off approximately 250 employees from its sales and recruiting organization, representing around 17% of headcount, the company said Friday.
Feb 26, 2016, 11:10 AMIn context
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Taboola will extend network to more websites including The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, and MapQuest, and give equity stake, in new deal with AOL   —  AOL Teams Up to Fight Facebook's ‘Walled Garden’  —  Many publishers have reluctantly accepted the fact that social media is the new distribution channel for content.
Jan 20, 2016, 4:55 PMIn context

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