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We founded The Information in late 2013 with a simple idea: write deeply-reported articles about the technology industry that you won't find elsewhere.

Nearly two years later, we've moved markets, gotten the early scoop on billions of dollars of acquisitions and told you what's happening deep inside companies like Apple, Facebook and Google. Our stories have been followed by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Bloomberg and other major outlets thousands of times. How we compete is simple. We recruit the best reporters, give them the freedom to write about important topics and tell them not to worry about the small stuff.

Because our articles are deeply reported and written for an engaged audience, they have real impact. Our coverage of the secret terms of VC deals—and what they mean for employees—has reshaped how some investors and companies approach those deals. And our Future List project about the lack of diversity among tech investors has been cited by more than a hundred publications.

Quality stories breed quality subscribers. As our subscriber community grows, we're investing aggressively in our team and reporting. We believe this formula is far more scalable than relying on traffic or conferences, and it's totally—100 percent—aligned with our readers.

Unlike most other news sites, we don’t have venture capital or corporate owners, but like other publications, we do sometimes do business deals with companies that we cover.


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TypePrivate
Founded2013
HQSan Francisco, US
Websitetheinformation.com
Employee Ratings5

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)43(+3%)

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Nick Wingfield

Nick Wingfield

Senior Editor

The Information Office Locations

The Information has an office in San Francisco
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The Information News and Updates

China's Didi weighs job cuts in support functions: The Information

Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing is looking at cutting headcount in some departments by up to 20 percent, technology news website The Information reported, citing a source.

China's Didi Chuxing considering layoffs: The Information

Senior managers at Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing are looking at cutting headcount at some departments by up to 20 percent, the Information reported on Wednesday, citing a source.

Japan's SoftBank to lead $700 mln funding in U.S. startup Katerra - The Information

Japan's SoftBank Corp plans to lead another investment round in Katerra that would value the California-based construction company at more than $4 billion, the Information reported on Monday.

Apple plans to launch TV subscription service globally: The Information

Apple Inc is planning to launch its upcoming TV subscription service in more than 100 countries, technology news website the Information reported on Tuesday, citing three people familiar with the situation.

Apple plans to launch TV subscription service globally - The Information

Apple Inc is planning to launch its upcoming TV subscription service in more than 100 countries, technology news website the Information reported https://www.theinformation.com/articles/apple-to-launch-tv-subscription-service-globally on Tuesday, citing three people familiar with the situation.

Instacart set to double grocery orders to over $3 bln - The Information

Grocery delivery startup Instacart is on track to surpass $3 billion in grocery orders this year, more than double its business from last year, news website The Information reported on Wednesday.
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The Information Blogs

The Information’s 411 — Privacy in the Swamp

Ashley talks about how members of Congress are struggling to devise a new privacy protection law. Amir dives into Cruise, GM's self-driving technology division.

Federal Privacy Law Sees Rare Bipartisan Effort, but Hurdles Persist

About once a week over the past few months, aides for a bipartisan group of four Senate lawmakers have huddled in Capitol Hill offices to discuss what data privacy legislation in the U.S. should look like. They have a long way to go. One area of debate, said people close to the negotiations, is defi…

Cloudflare, an IPO Contender, Doesn’t Want to Play Content Cop

When Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince decided to take steps that knocked a neo-Nazi website off the internet in 2017, he was painted as an online censor. Even he referred to his own actions as “dangerous” in a blog post. Now the same thing that gives Cloudflare the clout to decide who can stay on the i…

To Make Way for Streaming, Disney Is Revamping Overseas TV Business

One of the big questions facing Walt Disney Co. as it prepares to launch its Disney+ streaming app is how aggressively will it retreat from selling TV shows and movies to other networks and streaming services, in favor of keeping everything on its own outlets. If recent signals from the company are …

Open vs. Closed Networks

Bitcoin’s price nearly broke $4,000 yesterday, a level it hasn’t seen in six weeks. Some said it was a delayed reaction to news that JPMorgan was rolling out a cryptocurrency, but a late response would be unusual. Still, as we all know, there has never been anything typical about bitcoin markets.Bel…

Tableau Rallies After Subscription Shift, Microsoft Threat

Not long before former Amazon executive Adam Selipsky joined Tableau Software as its chief executive in 2016, the Seattle-based software company’s stock had lost half its value in a single day on worries that Microsoft was preparing to eat its lunch with a cheaper product.  Investors got another sca…
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  • When was The Information founded?

    The Information was founded in 2013.

  • Who are The Information key executives?

    The Information's key executives are Nick Wingfield.

  • How many employees does The Information have?

    The Information has 43 employees.

  • Who are The Information competitors?

    Competitors of The Information include Sourcebooks , GTxcel and Vivendi.

  • Where is The Information headquarters?

    The Information headquarters is located at 44 Montgomery St, San Francisco.

  • Where are The Information offices?

    The Information has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does The Information have?

    The Information has 1 office.