Becky Peterson, The Information

Becky Peterson

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Recent articles by Becky:

Stripe Plans to Go Public in Next Year or Make a Deal to Resolve Employee Stock Squeeze

Stripe plans to either go public or make a deal that will allow employees to sell stock within the next year, the company told employees and investors Thursday, moves that would be aimed at easing a looming stock crunch for some veteran employees. The company is considering both a direct listing ... → Read More

Musk May Have Found a Hardcore Leader for Twitter

Like many new dads, The Boring Company CEO Steve Davis spent the first few weeks of fatherhood sleeping near his partner and newborn. Unlike other new fathers, Davis and his family were sleeping in an office—a makeshift bedroom at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters, where Davis has spent the ... → Read More

Who’s Rising at Twitter as Musk Overhauls Executive Ranks

Twitter’s chief marketing officer, Leslie Berland, became at least the ninth senior executive to depart the company since Elon Musk took control last week, in what appears to be a virtual clean sweep of the senior management. The departures put the spotlight on the Twitter staffers who are ... → Read More

Tesla Makes Cash, Not Stock, the Default for Many Employees’ Compensation Awards

Tesla will start giving its employees cash grants as their default incentive to stick with the company, rather than the equity awards it has traditionally handed out, according to internal documents viewed by The Information. The electric car maker’s employees will still be able to receive stock ... → Read More

Carta Has Had Talks to Acquire Vauban, a European AngelList-like Startup

Financial services startup Carta has been in talks to acquire Vauban, a London-based startup that provides software for raising venture capital funds and investing capital, according to two people familiar with the matter. Carta, which builds software for startups and investors to track their ... → Read More

Inside the life of Silicon Valley private chefs who make up to $170,000 to fly on private planes, drive Lamborghinis and live in California mansions

Michelin-starred restaurant cooks dish on the perks — and downsides — of catering to the rich and powerful tech class. → Read More

Inside the boardroom shattering at Yandex, Russia's biggest tech company, set into free fall by Putin's Ukraine war

Yandex, the "Google of Russia," is stumbling into an uncertain future as insiders try to balance competing principles and pressures amid the Ukraine war. → Read More

Goldman Sachs is turning up the heat on Peloton founder John Foley because of personal loans backed by the company's crushed stock

Peloton ex-CEO John Foley pledged 20% of the shares he owns in the fitness company as backing for personal loans. The stock has slumped more than 80%. → Read More

Pavel Durov, Russia's Mark Zuckerberg, fled the country as a dissident in 2014. Now, his messaging app, Telegram, is at the heart of Russia's brutal war with Ukraine.

Even though his app is rife with hate speech and disinformation, Telegram has refused to moderate. Here's how the war in Ukraine could change that. → Read More

Peloton founder John Foley surprised everyone by resigning as CEO and taking a back seat. Now comes the hard part.

Foley founded Peloton and still controls 40% of the voting power. Will he go along for the ride as CEO Barry McCarthy takes over the leaderboard? → Read More

Heather Morgan, the rapper and wife in the NYC couple accused of laundering $4.5 billion of stolen bitcoin, can await trial at home

A judge likened the private crypto keys to a 'smoking gun' and ruled that Ilya Lichtenstein posed a flight risk in a stolen bitcoin case. → Read More

Heather Morgan and Ilya Lichtenstein: All the latest on the NYC couple arrested over alleged Bitfinex $4.5B bitcoin-laundering plot

Everything to know about the husband and wife techies that have been arrested and accused of laundering $4.5 billion of bitcoin stolen from Bitfinex. → Read More

Agents had to 'wrest' a phone out of the hands of one of the accused bitcoin launderers as she repeatedly tried to lock the device

Heather Morgan and her husband Ilya Lichtenstein allegedly had a "contingency plan" to flee to Eastern Europe. → Read More

The accused bitcoin couple took 'meaningful steps' to establish new identities in Russia and Ukraine: prosecutors

Authorities found hollowed out books and bag labeled "burner phone" when raiding the apartment of Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan. → Read More

The $4.5 billion question: Friends of the NYC tech couple accused of a historic crypto-laundering scheme are questioning what they knew about the pair

Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan are accused of masterminding a $4.5 billion bitcoin-laundering scheme. Those who know them are flabbergasted. → Read More

Leaked email from new Peloton CEO Barry McCarthy talks about the the 'bitter pill' of layoffs and outlines his vision for a 'comeback story'

"The hard truth is either revenue had to grow faster, or spending had to shrink. The math simply didn't work otherwise." → Read More

Leaked Peloton IT email warned of 'scheduled maintenance' just as laid-off employees lost Slack access, sowing confusion among employees uncertain if they still have jobs

Peloton employees speaking to Insider say they've had their Slack access revoked shortly after IT warned of a "scheduled maintenance window." → Read More

An investment firm tells us why it just poured $85 million into Peloton — despite losing $30 million on a prior bet

All Blue Capital investor Matt Novak thinks Peloton's brand is strong enough to find new revenue streams beyond its stationary bikes and treadmills. → Read More

Mark Zuckerberg's lawyers publicly revealed the name of an employee who accuses one of his former aides of sexual assault

A court is deliberating over whether "John Doe" can sue the Facebook founder anonymously — but Zuckerberg's lawyers have already published his name. → Read More

Olive Garden and Hermes NFTs are the first big turf battles in the metaverse, and it's going to get a lot worse

From Tarantino NFTs to MetaBirkins, NFT projects are raising new challenges and thorny questions about who owns what in the metaverse. → Read More