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Bad Blood

Batshit insane. That’s the best way to describe John Carreyou’s Bad Blood. It’s the story of Elizabeth Holmes and her startup, Theranos, and how she along with Sunny Balwani were able to pull off a huge and shameless fraud, spending tens of millions in venture capital to attain a multi-billion dollar valuation. Carreyou is clearly an investigative reporter of exceptional talent, and I have little doubt that this work will contribute to the ultimate imprisonment of Balwani and Holmes.

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It’s time for Philadelphia to put a Lenfest statue in the Courtyard at City Hall

A statue should be erected in Gerry Lenfest’s honor at City Hall to remind future generations of this man who made it his mission to give away as much wealth as possible before he died.

EverQuote and patent medicine

In a thread begun October 2016, Washington Post technology director Aram Zucker-Scharff tweeted about the shady advertising practices of EverQuote, a Boston-based startup. Since then these ads have become prolific on the web (and nearly as prolific are Aram’s tweets documenting the malfeasance).

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