A number of venture capitalists criticized how they are portrayed in journalism, specifically going after New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz, in an audio social network site, reports Vice reporters Jason Koebler, Anna Merian and Joseph Cox.
Koebler, Merian and Cox report, “The exclusive users of Clubhouse on the call seemed to conceive of themselves as humble citizens preyed upon by corrupted elites cravenly lusting after money and power; this reached a bizarre apogee when Srinivasan boasted of standing up for the CEO of a scandal-plagued luggage brand, depicting her as all but powerless because of her relatively low Twitter follower count. The conversation essentially resembled a Gamergate chat, with people obsessing over minute drama and, at times, suggesting that Lorenz had crossed a line on Twitter and must be punished.
“‘How can there be an accountability function that’s implementable across all media that allows for that to happen, that
Enquiries for out of town office locations have increased over the last month, as the appeal of car parking and the ability to social distance sees a shift from the city centres.
“I wouldn’t say people are deserting cities, but what we are seeing is a clear short-term spike in interest in office sites with car parking and smaller private office suites”, explains Jonathan Ratcliffe from Office Agency Offices.co.uk, “it’ll be interesting to see if this continues into the medium-term”.
The Post-Covid office market is quite different to what it was before. Employers are listening to what their staff are asking for, and there is a clear shift away from busy areas and public transport. Out of town sites are usually on the outskirts of town with good transport links, enjoy more green space and are ideal for those now driving to work.
The annual rate of house price growth has turned negative for the first time since 2012, according to a closely-watched measure.
The Nationwide Building Society’s monthly index covering June showed average values falling by 0.1% year on year following a 1.4% decline on the previous month.
That followed a 1.7% fall during May – the largest monthly drop in 11 years as the country remained in hibernation during the second full month of the coronavirus crisis lockdown.
The government eased restrictions on the housing market in England in mid-May but data published by the Bank of England earlier this week showed the lowest number of mortgage approvals on record during that month as activity remained muted.
Nationwide’s chief economist, Robert Gardner, said a further easing of broader lockdown measures in the coming weeks was likely to lead to a slight pick-up in interest but the medium-term outlook remained highly uncertain