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Source: The Guradian

'Americans have a fascination with fraudsters': Alex Gibney on the fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes

18-Mar-2019

The film, by Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, presents a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of Holmes as a modern-day Thomas Edison-gone-wrong.

In coming across Elizabeth Holmes, this was a powerful story that they really wanted to tell of a young female entrepreneur in male-dominated Silicon Valley who’s really coming up with something that was doing good. But when you see something that is such a wonderful story, sometimes you have to wonder whether it’s a fairy tale.

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Source: The Guradian

The Inventor review – ordinary documentary about extraordinary crime

Tuesday 02:25 GMT

In Alex Gibney’s newest documentary, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, it receives another dent thanks to the incredible story of Elizabeth Holmes and the Theranos scandal.

The two-hour documentary covers Holmes’s weaponization of her class status, the hollowness of Silicon Valley, and the incompetence of the federal government’s regulatory agencies, but it is unable to tell us much about any of these subjects in detail.

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Source: Reuters

Apple invites Hollywood to Silicon Valley in TV push

Today 12:40 GMT

On Monday, Apple is expected to unveil an Apple News subscription option featuring content from major publishers and a new credit card with Goldman Sachs to bolster Apple Pay.

Apple in January said its Apple News service had 85 million active users after being released less than four years ago.


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