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>> In an inter office drama for the information age. Red hot start up, WeWork, is suing a small data mining company that calls its shared office space home. Why? It's a great story. The firm, called Thinknum, published a blog post saying the number of customers fleeing WeWork office spaces has recently surged.
And the twist, Thinknum did it's recon from inside a WeWorks site in Manhattan. Now, WeWork wants the post on medium taken down. Reuters correspondent, Herb Lash.>> A high churn rate could indicate people don't like the place, they'd rather be elsewhere, they think they can get better deals elsewhere.
But the fact of the matter is, they're very, very small companies at WeWork, and there is a constant turnover.>> Remember, WeWork isn't just a unicorn, it's achieved rare decacorn status, with an estimated value of $16 billion. Using it's access to WeWork's internal social networking platform. Thinknum mined data, including company names, when they signed on with WeWork and how quickly they left.
>> The company's response was that the data of the person actually mined was not complete, that there was some test cases there. So that it was difficult to get a complete picture of what was going on, and the company just said that it was inaccurate.>> This week WeWork sent a cease and desist letter to Thinknum's head, Justin Zhen, giving him until Saturday to pull his post and to delete the data the firm has gathered, saying a no data scraping rule is clearly spelled out in the membership terms.