Troy Wolverton

Senior tech editor at Business Insider. Formerly the San Jose Mercury News' personal technology columnist/reporter/editor.

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House Democrats are demanding answers from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai about his now-debunked cyberattack claim
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House Democrats are demanding answers from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai about his now-debunked cyberattack claim
August, 14 2018
MoviePass' parent company increased its share count by an incredible 9,000% in less than two weeks — and just after reverse splitting its stock to combat
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MoviePass' parent company increased its share count by an incredible 9,000% in less than two weeks — and just after reverse splitting its stock to combat
August, 14 2018
Tinder and Match Group were a poor match from the beginning, according to the new $2 billion lawsuit filed by the dating app's founders
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Tinder and Match Group were a poor match from the beginning, according to the new $2 billion lawsuit filed by the dating app's founders
August, 14 2018
MoviePass has less than two months left before it runs out of cash — and its latest changes won't save it
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MoviePass has less than two months left before it runs out of cash — and its latest changes won't save it
August, 14 2018
Congress is set to grill the FCC's chairman for falsely claiming his agency was hit with a cyberattack — here's how it could affect the war over net neutrality
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Congress is set to grill the FCC's chairman for falsely claiming his agency was hit with a cyberattack — here's how it could affect the war over net neutrality
August, 13 2018
The founder of a beloved productivity app thinks the startup model is broken — here's how he's trying to keep the tech industry from 'making the same 10,000
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The founder of a beloved productivity app thinks the startup model is broken — here's how he's trying to keep the tech industry from 'making the same 10,000
August, 12 2018
After a blockbuster earnings report, Roku's CEO explains why its advertising business is exploding
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After a blockbuster earnings report, Roku's CEO explains why its advertising business is exploding
August, 11 2018
Snapchat is stalling out, and there's not much hope that it'll get back on track
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Snapchat is stalling out, and there's not much hope that it'll get back on track
August, 7 2018
A Saudi prince now owns $250 million worth of Snap, making him one of its biggest investors
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A Saudi prince now owns $250 million worth of Snap, making him one of its biggest investors
August, 7 2018
Pandora's second campus is far from Silicon Valley — here's why the streaming music giant fell in love with Atlanta
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Pandora's second campus is far from Silicon Valley — here's why the streaming music giant fell in love with Atlanta
August, 5 2018
The uproar over how 'Fortnite' is being released for Android shows how much we have acquiesced to Apple's way of doing business
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The uproar over how 'Fortnite' is being released for Android shows how much we have acquiesced to Apple's way of doing business
August, 4 2018
Startups worth $8.7 billion went IPO in the first half of 2018, and Wall Street thinks the boom time is just getting started
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Startups worth $8.7 billion went IPO in the first half of 2018, and Wall Street thinks the boom time is just getting started
August, 3 2018
The owner of MoviePass keeps repeating the same move to raise the cash it needs to stay alive — and it’s getting absurd
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The owner of MoviePass keeps repeating the same move to raise the cash it needs to stay alive — and it’s getting absurd
August, 2 2018
Snap’s shareholder meeting was less than three minutes long because Evan Spiegel controls so much of the company anyway
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Snap’s shareholder meeting was less than three minutes long because Evan Spiegel controls so much of the company anyway
August, 2 2018
Elon Musk’s apology distracted everyone from Tesla’s ongoing problems — and that’s the danger of Tesla’s cult of personality
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Elon Musk’s apology distracted everyone from Tesla’s ongoing problems — and that’s the danger of Tesla’s cult of personality
August, 1 2018
The tech M&A market fell off a cliff last quarter — these 9 charts and slides show why
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The tech M&A market fell off a cliff last quarter — these 9 charts and slides show why
August, 1 2018
What it’s like to compete with Google — Opera’s CFO on why web browsers are still good business
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What it’s like to compete with Google — Opera’s CFO on why web browsers are still good business
July, 30 2018
The CEO of 500 Startups says all successful founders have these 2 traits in common
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The CEO of 500 Startups says all successful founders have these 2 traits in common
July, 29 2018
Facebook’s stock dropped by $120 billion this week, but critics are dead wrong for calling it ‘doomed’
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Facebook’s stock dropped by $120 billion this week, but critics are dead wrong for calling it ‘doomed’
July, 27 2018
Amazon's stock popped 3% after it blew Wall Street away by reporting a record $2.5 billion profit
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Amazon's stock popped 3% after it blew Wall Street away by reporting a record $2.5 billion profit
July, 26 2018
Facebook's market value plunged by $148 billion after Zuckerberg and company warned of a growth slowdown
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Facebook's market value plunged by $148 billion after Zuckerberg and company warned of a growth slowdown
July, 25 2018
Tech acquisitions came to a screeching halt in Q2, and the reasons why are concerning
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Tech acquisitions came to a screeching halt in Q2, and the reasons why are concerning
July, 25 2018
Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed a jaw-dropping fact about its translation app that shows how much money is still sitting on the table
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed a jaw-dropping fact about its translation app that shows how much money is still sitting on the table
July, 23 2018
A new study shows that tech CEOs are optimistic about the future, even if they still don't understand millennials
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A new study shows that tech CEOs are optimistic about the future, even if they still don't understand millennials
July, 22 2018
Amazon is increasingly tying Whole Foods to its Prime service – and it could be the gateway to $1 trillion
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Amazon is increasingly tying Whole Foods to its Prime service – and it could be the gateway to $1 trillion
July, 22 2018
Sling TV's ex-CEO is still a believer in pay TV 'skinny bundles' — but too many services are doing it wrong
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Sling TV's ex-CEO is still a believer in pay TV 'skinny bundles' — but too many services are doing it wrong
July, 21 2018
YouTube is growing like a startup — these two charts show the 12-year-old site's stunning surge
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YouTube is growing like a startup — these two charts show the 12-year-old site's stunning surge
July, 21 2018
These four charts show how Facebook's business is changing thanks to Instagram
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These four charts show how Facebook's business is changing thanks to Instagram
July, 20 2018
Europe's competition czar is wrong — it's long past time to break up Google
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Europe's competition czar is wrong — it's long past time to break up Google
July, 18 2018
'We're totally absent': The US lawyer who helped start the EU's case against Google that just resulted in a $5 billion fine says more needs to be done
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'We're totally absent': The US lawyer who helped start the EU's case against Google that just resulted in a $5 billion fine says more needs to be done
July, 18 2018
Netflix's 1 million subscriber miss is exactly why it’s time for the company to stop hiding a critical part of its business
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Netflix's 1 million subscriber miss is exactly why it’s time for the company to stop hiding a critical part of its business
July, 17 2018
Netflix plunges 14% after it misses expectations on revenue and subscriber additions
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Netflix plunges 14% after it misses expectations on revenue and subscriber additions
July, 16 2018
Elon Musk draws fire for donating $38,900 to a Republican fundraising committee
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Elon Musk draws fire for donating $38,900 to a Republican fundraising committee
July, 15 2018
Pandora is still alive after getting run over by Spotify and Apple, and the CEO says his comeback plan will open up another big business in music
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Pandora is still alive after getting run over by Spotify and Apple, and the CEO says his comeback plan will open up another big business in music
July, 13 2018
The PC industry just showed its first signs of growth in 6 years — but don't expect this rebound to last
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The PC industry just showed its first signs of growth in 6 years — but don't expect this rebound to last
July, 12 2018
Alphabet’s ‘graduation’ party for Loon and Wing is really a sign of a fundamental flaw in Google’s new structure
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Alphabet’s ‘graduation’ party for Loon and Wing is really a sign of a fundamental flaw in Google’s new structure
July, 12 2018
VC investment jumped 50% in the first half of this year — and even the industry's trade group is warning it’s 'awash' with money
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VC investment jumped 50% in the first half of this year — and even the industry's trade group is warning it’s 'awash' with money
July, 11 2018
Netflix has hit a speed bump with original series and movies, and it could spell bad news for investors
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Netflix has hit a speed bump with original series and movies, and it could spell bad news for investors
July, 11 2018
MoviePass' parent company has flooded its investors with a 3,000% increase in new shares — this chart shows how devastating it's been to the stock price
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MoviePass' parent company has flooded its investors with a 3,000% increase in new shares — this chart shows how devastating it's been to the stock price
July, 8 2018
People love Sonos speakers so much they buy them again and again, but there are 2 big dealbreakers that could spoil its IPO
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People love Sonos speakers so much they buy them again and again, but there are 2 big dealbreakers that could spoil its IPO
July, 8 2018
Netflix is now the most popular TV service in the US — here's why its lead is likely to only get larger
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Netflix is now the most popular TV service in the US — here's why its lead is likely to only get larger
July, 3 2018
Netflix dominates the US streaming market, but it may soon be an even bigger hit overseas
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Netflix dominates the US streaming market, but it may soon be an even bigger hit overseas
July, 3 2018
Tesla's decision to cut 9% of its workforce is a sign that its cash crunch is getting real
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Tesla's decision to cut 9% of its workforce is a sign that its cash crunch is getting real
June, 13 2018
AT&T’s $85 billion deal for Time Warner is a humiliating black eye for DOJ officials, but the real worry is if it taught them the wrong lesson
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AT&T’s $85 billion deal for Time Warner is a humiliating black eye for DOJ officials, but the real worry is if it taught them the wrong lesson
June, 12 2018
Mobile gaming is now a $49 billion industry — and publishers are starting to take smartphones as seriously as Xbox or PlayStation
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Mobile gaming is now a $49 billion industry — and publishers are starting to take smartphones as seriously as Xbox or PlayStation
June, 11 2018
Redfin's CEO explains why competitors should fear him
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Redfin's CEO explains why competitors should fear him
June, 10 2018
Facebook is hiring 'news credibility specialists' — after saying it didn't want to be in the business of judging news trustworthiness
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Facebook is hiring 'news credibility specialists' — after saying it didn't want to be in the business of judging news trustworthiness
June, 8 2018
Facebook just changed its job listings, and is no longer seeking 'news credibility specialists'
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Facebook just changed its job listings, and is no longer seeking 'news credibility specialists'
June, 8 2018
Apple is overhauling Siri — and the voice assistant may finally catch up with Amazon's Alexa
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Apple is overhauling Siri — and the voice assistant may finally catch up with Amazon's Alexa
June, 7 2018
Adrian Lamo's cause of death remains a mystery — the coroner's office doesn't know why the hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning died at age 37
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Adrian Lamo's cause of death remains a mystery — the coroner's office doesn't know why the hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning died at age 37
June, 6 2018
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