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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Founded2013
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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.

Lyft revenue more than doubled in first half of 2018: The Information

U.S. ride hailing firm Lyft Inc's revenue more than doubled in the first half of the year to $909 million, while its net loss expanded at a slower rate than a year earlier, technology news website The Information reported on Wednesday.

REFILE-Lyft revenue more than doubled in first half of 2018 - The Information

U.S. ride hailing firm Lyft Inc's revenue more than doubled in the first half of the year to $909 million, while its net loss expanded at a slower rate than a year earlier, technology news website The Information reported on Wednesday.

Amazon plans new video app for Fire TV users: The Information

Amazon.com plans to launch an advertising-supported video service for users of its Fire TV streaming devices, news website The Information reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
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Huawei’s Deep Ties to U.S. Researchers Face Backlash

Professor Song-Chun Zhu of UCLA is one of the world’s leading authorities on computer vision. He has won numerous grants, including from the Pentagon—and more recently from Huawei Technologies. Now, Mr. Zhu, who has already received one-third of the $450,000 Huawei grant, says he doesn’t want to acc…

10 Lawmakers Tech Should Watch

When Google CEO Sundar Pichai took a seat in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday morning, he became the latest Silicon Valley tech executive summoned for hostile questioning from politicians.Lawmakers are expected to ask him about Google’s plans to return to China with a censored versi…

The Uber Whistleblower’s Email

Below is Robbie Miller’s March 13 email to Eric Meyhofer, Jon Thomason and several others, including two in-house lawyers.

How an Uber Whistleblower Tried to Stop Self-Driving Car Disaster

Five days before an Uber self-driving car prototype killed a pedestrian in Arizona last March, a manager in Uber’s autonomous vehicle unit warned the group’s top executives that the software powering the company’s prototype robotaxis was dangerous. He also warned that the human back-up drivers in th…

To Rebuild Trust, Facebook’s Zuckerberg Looked to Microsoft

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants advice, he occasionally turns to a kindred figure: Bill Gates, the billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist. Recently, Mr. Gates suggested to Mr. Zuckerberg that Facebook consider hiring someone with a profile like that of Brad Smith, the president …

Scooter Firm Chases Funding to Staunch Losses

Investors in Lime were surprised this spring that the startup already had spent much of the $70 million it had raised only a few months earlier. The company was trying to shift quickly from running a bike-share business to one focused on electric scooters, and needed to buy thousands of the vehicles…
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    The Information has 40 employees.

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    Competitors of The Information include Redef, GTxcel and Vivendi.

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

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