The siphon and the forge

The tech industry has won at capitalism. From America to China, from Amazon to Alibaba, from Alphabet to Tencent, the most valuable and most dynamic companies in the world are engineering corporations. But what kind of capitalism? Because there are really two different modes, two ways to get rich. One …

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Week in Review: Tech’s trashiest merger

Hey everyone. Thank you for welcoming me into you inbox yet again. Last week, I talked about Juul’s unraveling mission statement and the highly-valued startup’s new Big Tobacco CEO. I got some great email responses and plenty of a pro-Juul DMs. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you …

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