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News Corp. gets a new CTO, agencies push back against brand demands, and venture capitalist Fred Wilson reveals why he’s bullish on media

Viacom CTO David Kline, who will leave the company when it completes its merger with CBS, will be the new CTO of News Corp.

The rise, and fall, of the pizza robots

This week in Trending, the troubles at SoftBank-funded Zume, the VC firms that won big with Honey, and the team leading Facebook's pivot to privacy.
Payments infrastructure and software is one subset of fintech that's attracting VC cash.

We talked to 4 VC investors about the hottest trends in payments and the biggest innovations to keep an eye on

We talked to investors at Andreessen Horowitz, Bain Capital Ventures, Citi Ventures, and Insight Partners.
Chemdawg marijuana plants grow at a facility in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada October 29, 2019.

CULTIVATED: Layoffs hit Canndescent, KPMG rakes in millions from cannabis companies, and more.

In this edition, we got the scoop on layoffs at Canndescent, and break down the fees the 'Big Four' auditors are pulling in from cannabis companies.
Andreessen Horowitz cofounder Ben Horowitz prioritizes respect for the entrepreneur.

Legendary VC Ben Horowitz is now asking job candidates their thoughts on WeWork — and their response shows him whether they’ll respect ent...

When they interview candidates for venture capital positions, Andreessen Horowitz values respect for the entrepreneur and avoids arrogant people.
Small marijuana plants grow in a lab at the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, October 9, 2018

CULTIVATED: Inside the cannabis industry’s meltdown, teen use creeps up in legal states, and an exclusive look at industry salaries

In this edition, we talk to 11 cannabis execs and experts about the industry's meltdown, and where it goes from here.

Andrew Yang and his loyal ‘knights’ of Silicon Valley

In this week's edition of the Trending newsletter, we visit Andrew Yang's tech fundraiser and speak with Amazon's Werner Vogels.
Sherlock, one of Notion's office mascots, looks out over a sea of shoes belonging to the company's employees.

Inside Notion’s ‘secret’ San Francisco office, where the startup hides from VCs that were literally knocking at the door and employe...

The buzzy startup had VCs literally knocking on its door wanting to invest. So when it moved offices, Notion kept its address secret from Google Maps.

Inside Notion’s ‘secret’ San Francisco office, where the startup hides from VCs that were literally knocking at the door and employe...

The buzzy startup had VCs literally knocking on its door wanting to invest. So when it moved offices, Notion kept its address secret from Google Maps.
isee cofounder Yibiao Zhao

This autonomous trucking startup out of MIT wants computers to think like human drivers, and it just became the first self-driving truck investment fo...

The startup wants to give computers "common sense," a new approach to the red hot self-driving industry. It raised $15 million from Founders Fund.