Why Is It So Hard for Film and TV to Get Silicon Valley Right?


by pastemagazine.com

pastemagazine.com— From "Steve Jobs" and "The Social Network" to National Geographic Channel's new docudrama "Valley of the Boom," dramatizing Silicon Valley still gives film and TV fits.

www.gizmodo.com.au—Netflix Pulls American TV Episode In Saudi Arabia That Criticises Khashoggi Murder And Silicon Valley Investment. Netflix has removed an episode of comedian Hasan Minhaj’s show Patriot Act from the streaming platform in Saudi Arabia amid pressure from the Saudi government. The episode, which was first made available around the world on October 28, 2018, criticised government leaders over the murder of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi, the war in Yemen, and the billions of dollars flowing from Saudi coffers into Silicon Valley. More

Business Insider—Amid fears of an impending recession, some employees at Silicon Valley's IPO-bound startups say they're starting to get anxious. 2019 was supposed to be a blockbuster year for tech companies going public — but the volatility of the public markets is making some employees at IPO-bound tech companies nervous.  We spoke to a current employee at Uber and a current employee at Airbnb. Both companies are expected to hold their long-awaited IPOs this year.  The Uber employee says that there's a lot of anxiety within the company over the company's valuation — conflicting reports have said that Uber could go public with a market...

CNN—'Valley of the Boom' glitches in portrait of Silicon Valley's busts. "Valley of the Boom" provides a fascinating, timely history lesson in misguided, utterly off-putting fashion. Simply put, a series that spends lots of time talking about initial public offerings and raking in billions doesn't come close to making the sale.