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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

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Changing the world, 1 billion sensors at a time  —  What would you do if you had a billion sensors?  Design students around the world tackled that question at Design Expo.  Take a look at some of the fascinating projects …
Freshdesk:
How to not sound like a robot in your email notifications?  —  Your notifications don't have to be just notifications.  They can be another opportunity to charm your customers and to keep them hooked.  Learn how.
VMware:
Why Your Organization Needs a Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Plan  —  Businesses know they need to back up their data, their workloads and their applications in the event that disaster strikes.
Zoho:
The customer service lessons we must all learn from that Comcast call  —  By now, you've probably heard the call that hijacked the Internet last week.  If not, let me warn you.  It is painful - incredibly painful.
Pure Storage:
2014: Pure, EMC, HP, and Violin all Up Their Games  —  The past few months have seen bold announcements from EMC, HP, Violin, and of course Pure Storage, the net result of which is that the market has changed and moved forward appreciably.