Data Sheet—Why It Makes Sense To Charge for Online News

I have more than a passing interest in legacy brands defending their turfs against digital upstarts. With that in mind, I met last week in San Francisco with John Ridding, CEO of the Financial Times Group, publisher of the storied British newspaper that’s now owned by the Japanese financial news organization Nikkei. Ridding has presided […]

Data Sheet—How Apple, Facebook, and Oracle Compete For Best Silicon Valley Headquarters

Silicon Valley and beauty don’t typically go together. Sure, the hills surrounding the office parks are drop-dead gorgeous. But the buildings? The compound adjective “low-slung” is how I most typically hear them described. From the air, though. Ah, that’s where the mystery and what we used to call man-made majesty of the technology industry’s edifices […]