A Theranos employee made a crude Space Invaders clone featuring the journalist who led to its downfall


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Blood-testing startup Theranos is circling the drain, and more and more details appear to be leaking from inside the company’s final troubled days. One particularly eye-popping anecdote, courtesy of Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou, revealed how one Theranos employee made a Space Invaders clone featuring a photo of Carreyrou himself as the titular alien threat, culled from his Twitter profile.

Carreyrou is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist whose series of damning reports about Theranos leadership and its non-functioning technology directly led to the company’s fall from grace. Carreyrou’s book on the saga, titled Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, is due out on May 21st. It’s...

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