Senior editor Maria Aspan talks about how investors are losing enthusiasm for financial tech companies after Lending Club's founder and CEO Renaud Laplanche resigned over the discovery that managers had fabricated information in loans that the company sold to an institutional investor.
Staff reporter Tess Townsend discusses how Silicon Valley companies are encouraging their employees to go to the polls in November. After venture capitalist Hunter Walk tweeted to exhort the tech community to vote, dozens of companies including TaskRabbit, SurveyMonkey, and Spotify pledged to give their employees time off on Nov. 8.
Staff writer Will Yakowicz explains how entrepreneurs are trying to build the niche hobby of drone racing into the next billion-dollar spectator sport. He offers all the details on the Drone Sports Association's U.S. Drone Nationals Championship last weekend.