Alex Heath Reporter
  • Los Angeles
  • The Information

Alex covers Facebook and its competitors for The Information from Los Angeles. He was the 2018 recipient of SABEW’s Larry Birger Award, honoring business journalists under 30. He has been a guest on Marketplace, BBC One and Good Morning America, among other programs. His work has been cited widely by other publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He was previously a senior reporter for Business Insider and the financial news channel Cheddar in New York City.

28 Articles
over 1 year ago
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Zuckerberg’s Plan to Repair Facebook’s Image: More Zuckerberg

During a companywide Q&A with Facebook employees last Thursday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg turned to a question about a rece...

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over 1 year ago
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With New TikTok CEO, ByteDance Roots Itself Firmly in Asia

TikTok said Friday that it had tapped Shouzi Chew as its new CEO, installing a lieutenant from its parent company, By...

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over 1 year ago
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Andreessen Horowitz Values Clubhouse at $4 Billion With DST, Tiger

Andressen Horowitz is valuing the social media app Clubhouse at $4 billion in a round of financing with new investors...

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over 1 year ago
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Social App IRL in Talks to Raise Funds at $1 Billion Valuation

Group messaging app IRL is in talks to raise more than $50 million at a $1 billion valuation, 10 times the level of i...

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over 1 year ago
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Anduril Raising New Round That Will Double Valuation to Over $4 Billion

Anduril Industries, a defense technology startup aiming to take on large U.S. contractors like Lockheed Martin Corp.,...

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over 1 year ago
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Snap Acquires Screenshop App to Fuel Shopping Push

Snap is planning a bigger push into online shopping with a new feature in the Snapchat app that will recommend clothe...

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over 1 year ago
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Snap Plans Hardware Push With AR Spectacles, Drone

Snap is readying a new push into hardware with a more advanced version of its Spectacles smart glasses that feature d...

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over 1 year ago
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Instacart Eyes Fourth-Quarter Public Listing, International Expansion

Grocery-delivery app Instacart has been among the biggest beneficiaries of Americans being stuck at home during the p...

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over 1 year ago
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The People With Power at Facebook as Its Hardware, Commerce Ambitions Expand

Facebook in recent years has laid out an aggressive strategy of building its own consumer hardware to lessen its depe...

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over 1 year ago
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Mark Zuckerberg on Mind Reading, Apple and the Race to Mainstream VR

Today we published a 45-minute special edition of The Information's 411podcast featuring a recent interview we conduc...

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almost 2 years ago
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As Twitter’s Stock Soars, Employee Bonuses Drop

Twitter has told its employees that they will receive a sliver of their corporate bonus target for 2020—just 7%—after...

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almost 2 years ago
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Facebook Plans Smartwatch With Focus on Messaging, Health

Facebook is building a smartwatch it hopes to start selling next year, according to people with direct knowledge of t...

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