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(Founder of SoftTech VC, one of the original micro-VC firms. Invested in 170+ startups. Dad of 2, wino, skier, diver, happily living in Palo Alto&Kirkwood.)
The Washington Post
Tony Romm, Josh Dawsey
– Sep 22, 9:25 AM
The White House sought to distance itself Saturday from reports that President Trump is considering an executive order that would subject tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter to federal investigations for alleged political bias. For weeks…
CNBC.com Bret Taylor was central to the MuleSoft acquisition and he's played a leading role in Salesforce's Dreamforce roadshow. Taylor and Marc Benioff have known each other for about a decade, dating back to intimate CEO dinners they both…
Airbnb wants to give the homeowners who power its service the opportunity to own a piece of its business. That's why, as Axios reports, the $31-billion-valued company has written to the SEC to ask if its rules around security ownership can be…
The New York Times
– Sep 23, 2:00 AM
President Trump came to office boasting of his business bona fides and suggesting that companies and chief executives would welcome his market-friendly policies. Some of that has come to pass. The stock markets are booming, and big business cheered…
Airbnb has sent a comment letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, asking it to allow the home-sharing company to give equity to its hosts. Flashback: Airbnb isn't the first 'gig economy' company to look into stock-sharing.