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Tech Tuesday: Silicon Valley's 'Fake It Till You Make It' Culture

Elizabeth Holmes leaves federal court after the verdict in San Jose, Calif., Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Holmes was convicted of fraud for turning her blood-testing startup Theranos into a sophisticated sham that duped billionaires and other unwitting investors into backing a seemingly revolutionary company whose medical technology never worked as promised.
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Elizabeth Holmes leaves federal court after the verdict in San Jose, Calif., Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Holmes was convicted of fraud for turning her blood-testing startup Theranos into a sophisticated sham that duped billionaires and other unwitting investors into backing a seemingly revolutionary company whose medical technology never worked as promised.

Last week Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood-testing startup Theranos, was found guilty of multiple counts of fraud for which she could face decades in prison if the maximum sentence is applied.

Some in Silicon Valley are eager to move on from the trial, but others view it as a broader repudiation of the startup world’s fake-it-till-you-make-it culture.

We are taking a look at that, what is the metaverse and does it exist yet as well as the latest in tech news on Tech Tuesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher.

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