Start Your Day Here: What Elizabeth Holmes' guilty verdict could mean for Silicon Valley

Published January 4, 2022 at 8:08 AM EST
Theranos Founder Fraud Trial
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Elizabeth Holmes leaves federal court after the verdict in San Jose, Calif., on Monday.

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Here are some of the top stories we're watching today:

Elizabeth Holmes: A jury agreed that the Theranos founder intentionally defrauded investors out of millions of dollars, but many doubt it will change Silicon Valley's fake-it-till-you-make-it culture.

More than 1 million new COVID-19 cases: To be exact, new cases in the U.S. reached a staggering 1,082,549 Monday — a milestone fueled by the highly transmissible omicron variant.

Bye-bye, BlackBerry: The company ends legacy service today on the once-ubiquitous phones with their classic, tiny keyboards. Some hearts will be broken.

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