Last weekend, I came across these two articles on TechCrunch:
- East of Palo Alto’s Eden: Race and The Formation of Silicon Valley by Kim-Mai Cutler
- Leaked Palantir Doc Reveals Uses, Specific Functions And Key Clients by Matt Burns
Hard to believe that both appeared in the same publication, if you didn’t already know, I think.
The former is an unusually long piece, with quite a bit of research and covering a lesser-known aspect of the “real world” in Silicon Valley. Pretty interesting, if you care just a little bit. Literally original content.
The latter is relying on some forwarded, supposedly “leaked”, document that strangely is all positive and builds the case for a high valuation of Palantir. Coincidentally, when Palantir is (allegedly) fundraising again. Critical questions? Additional research, for new information? Nope. Only unfiltered hype and some recycled bits. Good marketing. Bad