Working in tech does weird things to your vocabulary. Five years ago, if you'd told me that I'd become someone who talks about whether they have the "bandwidth" to get something done or promising to "ping" you later, I would have laughed in your face. Yet here I am, f..
Airy Labs, an educational gaming startup backed by Google Ventures and others, has eliminated the vast majority of its 20-person staff, leaving only a skeleton crew to keep the company going. That's what I've been told by former employees, and when you bring up the "team" pa..
Silicon Valley is full of hustlers, and that's often a good thing. But there's a difference between hustling and flat-out lying, and when people deceive company after company, it's time to call them out. So: If you look up Shirley Hornstein online, you might get the idea that she..
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