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Felix Salmon:
Grand, immersive designs, increasingly common in journalism, vastly oversell smaller stories   —  Against beautiful journalism  —  Have you seen that site's gorgeous new redesign?  Every article has a nice big headline, huge photos, loads of white space, intuitive and immersive scrolling …
Mar 30, 2014, 9:10 AMIn context
Felix Salmon:
Satoshi: Why Newsweek isn't convincing … I had a 2-hour phone conversation with Leah McGrath Goodman yesterday.  Goodman wrote the now-notorious Newsweek cover story about Dorian Nakamoto, which purported to out him as the inventor of bitcoin.  At this point, it's pretty obvious that the world …
Mar 10, 2014, 12:40 PMIn context
Felix Salmon:
Based on inconclusive evidence, Newsweek's Dorian Nakamoto story is theory, not fact   —  The Satoshi Paradox  —  Newsweek wanted a scoop for its relaunch cover story, and boy did it deliver: it uncovered the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of bitcoin.  Who then promptly came out and denied everything.
Mar 8, 2014, 12:20 PMIn context
Felix Salmon / Reuters:
Netflix can't afford content you want, so it scours a limited library for things you may like   —  Netflix's dumbed-down algorithms  —  Alexis Madrigal has a rollicking investigation into Netflix's movie genres — all 76,897 of them, from category #1 (African-American Crime Documentaries) …
Jan 5, 2014, 8:40 PMIn context
Felix Salmon:
Apple should continue to focus on its products and resist Icahn's advice on stock buyback   —  Apple should be like Bloomberg  —  I'm very glad that the WSJ has published today's debate between Farhad Manjoo and Dennis Berman on the subject of Apple.  Manjoo has been writing …
Nov 1, 2013, 10:05 AMIn context
Felix Salmon:
Dave Eggers' poor understanding of Silicon Valley and social media undermines his new dystopian novel The Circle   —  How Dave Eggers gets Silicon Valley wrong  —  Dave Eggers' new book, a dystopian fantasia about social media, is excerpted in the NYT Magazine this weekend.
Oct 1, 2013, 12:50 AMIn context
Felix Salmon:
Jeff Bezos and his journalists   —  I'm a huge admirer of Jeff Bezos, and the way in which he has managed to dodge the biggest pitfall facing the managers of public companies: rather than maximize short-term profits, he instead has concentrated — with enormous success — on building long-term value.
Aug 7, 2013, 8:30 PMIn context
Felix Salmon:
Apple's new pitch to investors   —  Today's earnings report marks the point at which Apple is officially no longer a high-growth tech stock, valued on its monster potential.  Instead, it has become a cash cow, valued on its ability to pump hundreds of billions of dollars into its shareholders' pockets.
Apr 23, 2013, 7:10 PMIn context
Felix Salmon:
The promise of Ripple   —  This is a chart of the value of bitcoin yesterday, Wednesday.  It's hardly a secret that bitcoins are a highly volatile asset class, so relatively few eyebrows were raised when the price soared from an opening level of $230 all the way to a high of $266.
Apr 11, 2013, 10:20 PMIn context
Felix Salmon:
How capitalism breaks the web   —  I share most if not all of Anil Dash's nostalgia for the web we lost.  Once upon a time, in the wake of the dot-com crash, there was a real feeling that the mammals would supplant the dinosaurs, and that the web would increasingly become a real network of individual sites …
Dec 19, 2012, 9:35 AMIn context

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