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Bloomberg Businessweek
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Tech

Dropbox Gets Ready For the Road

By 2015, eight years in, Dropbox Inc. had spread itself so thin that even staffers struggled to explain what the company did. It was also blowing cash like it was still a young startup, co-founder Drew Houston recalls: FedExing branded swag to colleges, developing standalone photo and email apps, paying mobile operators for deals that didn’t bring in paying customers. Investors such as Fidelity Investments wrote down the value of their stakes. “We had strictly been focused on growth at all costs,” says Houston, the chief executive officer. At a companywide meeting early last year, Houston aske
Nautilus
6 min read
Science

Outraged By the Google Diversity Memo? I Want You to Think About It

That leaked internal memo from James Damore at Google? The one that says one shouldn’t expect employees in all professions to reflect the demographics of the whole population? Well, that was a pretty dumb thing to write. But not because it’s wrong. Dumb is that Damore thought he could have a reasoned discussion about this. In the U.S.A., out of all places. The version of Damore’s memo that first appeared on Gizmodo missed references and images. But meanwhile, the diversity memo has its own website, and it comes with links and graphics. Damore’s memo strikes me as a pamphlet produced by a well-
Newsweek
4 min read
Science

How Quantum Physics Will Change Cybersecurity

Quantum physics is an often mind-boggling branch of science filled with strange behavior and bizarre implications. For many people, the mere mention of the term is enough to send us hurtling in the opposite direction, like an electron bouncing off the center of an atom. But evidence is mounting that the future of technology lies in quantum mechanics, which focuses on how the smallest things in our universe work. And a new breakthrough by scientists in China has just brought the world one very big step closer to this quantum revolution. Hundreds of miles closer, in fact. So it’s as good a time
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An insider’s hilarious account…

Take a look at how Silicon Valley culture has run amok. What are all the wealthy people doing inside the tech bubble, and if they’re getting away with all that, what could possibly make it burst? Martinez relates his personal antics as a former Facebook and Twitter employee with cutting humor to paint a damning picture of unchecked privilege.