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Past articles by Rob:

A California state senator is calling for a labor investigation into $12B HR startup Deel over 'brazen employment misclassification' after Insider's reporting

Citing Insider's reporting, California state senator Stephen Padilla wrote to the state's Labor and Workforce Development Agency about Deel. → Read More

Silicon Valley is bracing for a 'Darwinian moment for startups' in late 2023

After a COVID-era boom, the data shows a dire situation for startups raising money in Silicon Valley. The worst may be yet to come. → Read More

Inside the 'Fly Fleet': billionaire Google founder Sergey Brin's growing flotilla of megayachts, boats, and jet skis

Since leaving Google, Brin has collected a small navy's worth of boats, which require a global staff of 50 to sail and maintain. → Read More

I cheated on an exam to boost my career in the tech industry. But now I think using 'exam dumps' is dangerous.

"Exam dumps" helped a worker at a big company in the US pass their technical certification tests. But now they recognize the harm of cheating. → Read More

Twitter's real problem is that the constant string of Elon Musk scandals is making it boring

The only thing anyone talks about on Twitter any more is Twitter scandals and Elon Musk, and it's getting dull fast. → Read More

Larry Page's private paradises: Legal filings reveal the Google cofounder's growing collection of tropical islands

From the Caribbean to the South Pacific, Page has been quietly acquiring a network of tropical islands across the globe. → Read More

'He just wanted to build this flywheel of domination': how crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried conquered Washington

Lavish parties. Hired guns. Huge campaign contributions. Inside the political influence machine that took the now-disgraced CEO of the failed crypto exchange FTX all the way to the White House. → Read More

Andreessen Horowitz's buzzy tech publication Future is shutting down hasn't published an article in months, and most of its editorial staffers have quietly left. → Read More

Results: Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham defeats Republican Mark Ronchetti in New Mexico's gubernatorial election

Polls closed in the state at 7 p.m. local time, or 9 p.m. EST. → Read More

If you want to land a job or get a raise in the tech industry, you have to pass a test — and pretty much everyone is cheating on the exams

There's an epidemic of cheating on the exams required to get tech industry jobs — and it's putting companies and consumers at risk. → Read More

Inside the week that changed Facebook forever: Record Meta layoffs have sowed confusion and rising anger among employees who are beginning to lash out at CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

"I certainly feel negatively towards him, and I'm sure many more people feel the same," one worker said. "There's too much focus on metaverse." → Read More

Facebook layoffs will likely hit most departments, including Mark Zuckerberg's beloved metaverse division

The metaverse division is losing money at a rate that has surprised and alarmed Facebook shareholders. → Read More

Thousands of workers were laid off this week as tech companies and startups brace for an economic crash. Investors, founders, and recruiters explain why this is just the beginning.

Stripe. Lyft. Chime. OpenDoor. GoFundMe. From tiny startups to publicly traded giants, the tech industry is slashing jobs left and right. → Read More

Amazon, Meta, and other big tech firms have entered the 'Great Hesitation' — cutting hiring and other costs in fear of an economic downturn

The economic outlook is darkening, and tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon are getting ready for a rough ride. → Read More

YouTubers are pushing dodgy crypto investment advice. Here’s why you should ignore it.

Influencers like BitBoy Crypto, Moon Carl, and MMCrypto are making big money and blurring ethical lines while offering bad cryptocurrency advice. → Read More

Inside the brutal job cuts at Snapchat parent company Snap that left employees stunned and investors wondering about the company's future

The Snap cofounder has always shunned Wall Street and taken big bets that won't pay off for years. In August, that approach suddenly changed. → Read More

Snap is so worried about falling Snapchat Stories engagement that it launched a secret internal project to fix the problem

Snap is undergoing a broad reorganization and last week conducted a mass layoff as it faces slowing growth. → Read More

There's an underground market where secondhand Amazon merchant accounts are bought and sold for thousands of dollars

Some brokers even offer two-week money-back guarantees that the accounts won't get banned by Amazon. → Read More

A 'dystopian horror story.' Inside the thriving underground market for used Amazon seller accounts that's causing chaos, identity theft, and distrust in the company's massive online marketplace

Victims are being bombarded by hundreds of return packages from customers that aren't theirs, while Amazon does nothing to stop it. → Read More

The rise of the 'bait-and-switch' job interview

The work-from-home revolution has led to a wave of tricksters faking their way through job interviews — causing chaos for companies and coworkers. → Read More