Gina joined Breakingviews in 2016 from the Financial Times, where she was the enforcement and regulatory correspondent in Washington, most recently focused on white-collar crime and cyber security. Before that, Gina was the corporate reporter for Quartz and spent seven years at the Wall Street Journal in New York, Baghdad and Detroit, covering M&A, war and cars. She also has written a book about the Khmer Rouge, trained journalists in Iraq and written from her native Seoul.
Trump officials are building IP theft cases and mulling AI export bans. But the government can’t stop Chinese firms from opening offices stateside and hiring from rivals: Tesla wannabe Nio has 600 workers in San Jose. Talent is fair game and U.S. firms must fend for themselves.
Top product boss Chris Cox is leaving after Mark Zuckerberg outlined a new direction. It’s hard to overstate how instrumental Cox has been in the development of the $470 bln Facebook. It's one more sign the business could change dramatically - with consequences for valuation.
Silicon Valley has become a political punching bag for Elizabeth Warren and other 2020 contenders. But their campaigns are big users of Facebook and other online platforms. It reflects the power of tech giants, and suggests that bashing them may not persuade voters.