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Joanna Biggs: Facebook Feminism, 11 April 2013

Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead 
by Sheryl Sandberg.
W.H. Allen, 230 pp., £14.99, March 2013, 978 0 7535 4162 3
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The Boy Kings: A Journey into the Heart of the Social Network 
by Katherine Losse.
Free Press, 256 pp., £18.99, July 2012, 978 1 4516 6825 4
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... than ten years old is worth $104 billion for a day before losing $35 billion in value. And so, as Sheryl Sandberg, Silicon Valley’s ‘pom-pom girl for feminism’, might have said to herself, why can’t a movement effectively stalled for thirty years be kickstarted with a 15-minute online talk, a book with an eerily alliterative and vaguely chiasmic ...

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Thomas Jones: Facebook Misery, 17 July 2014

... our product’); and this isn’t what we normally do (‘it was a one-week, small experiment,’ Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, said on Indian TV). No doubt they’re clocking responses and crunching the numbers to see which is the most effective. The closest to the truth is that they do this sort of thing all the time ...

Competition is for losers

David Runciman: Silicon Valley Vampire, 23 September 2021

The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power 
by Max Chafkin.
Bloomsbury, 400 pp., £25, September 2021, 978 1 5266 1955 6
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... firms. It took place on the 25th floor of Trump Tower. Tim Cook from Apple was there, along with Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, as well as the heads of Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Intel and IBM. The symbolism was clear: Thiel was now the man to bring tech money and political power together. The fact that almost every West Coast ...

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