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John Cassidy / The New Yorker:
Steve Ballmer and the Art of Managing a Monopoly   —  Steve Ballmer hasn't been getting much love recently.  On Friday, when he announced that he plans to retire as Microsoft's C.E.O. at some point within the next year, the firm's stock had its best day in years, rising seven per cent.
Aug 28, 2013, 1:05 AMIn context
Kevin Poulsen / News Desk:
Strongbox and Aaron Swartz   —  Aaron Swartz was not yet a legend when, almost two years ago, I asked him to build an open-source, anonymous inbox.  His achievements were real and varied, but the events that would come to define him to the public were still in his future: his federal criminal indictment …
May 15, 2013, 11:50 AMIn context
Matt Buchanan / The New Yorker:
The Cost of Uber's Free Rides   —  “It sucks getting around here,” Max Crowley said, in a rare moment of real emphasis.  Crowley is an executive at the car-service start-up company Uber, and “here” is Austin, Texas.  More importantly, here is downtown Austin in the middle of South by Southwest Interactive …
Mar 17, 2013, 4:50 AMIn context
Emily Greenhouse / The New Yorker:
Twitter's Speech Problem: Hashtags and Hate   —  On October 19, 2012, Twitter turned censor.  In response to complaints from the Union of French Jewish Students, Twitter pulled tweets that used the hashtag #UnBonJuif, or “a good Jew,” which had been worked into slurs and jokes, some using concentration-camp photographs as illustrations.
Jan 28, 2013, 1:30 AMIn context
Tim Wu / News Desk:
How the Legal System Failed Aaron Swartz—And Us   —  Tomorrow is the funeral for Aaron Swartz, the programmer and sometime activist who killed himself last Friday, while facing federal trial.  No one knows, or will ever really know, what caused Swartz to take his own life.
Jan 15, 2013, 12:20 AMIn context
Gary Marcus / The New Yorker:
Moral Machines   —  Google's driver-less cars are already street-legal in three states, California, Florida, and Nevada, and some day similar devices may not just be possible but mandatory.  Eventually (though not yet) automated vehicles will be able to drive better, and more safely than you can …
Nov 28, 2012, 5:25 AMIn context
Patrick Radden Keefe / The New Yorker:
The Surveillance State Takes Friendly Fire   —  Last March, in a speech he delivered at a gathering orchestrated by In-Q-Tel, the venture-capital incubator of the Central Intelligence Agency, David Petraeus, the Agency's director, had occasion to ruminate on “the utter transparency of the digital world.”
Nov 13, 2012, 7:25 PMIn context
The New Yorker:
COVER STORY: STEVE JOBS AT THE PEARLY GATES   —  The cover of the October 17, 2011, issue of The New Yorker:
Oct 7, 2011, 11:35 PMIn context
Julia Ioffe / News Desk:
Andrey Ternovskiy on the Future of Chatroulette   —  The first obituary for Chatroulette, a Web site that randomly pairs strangers for video chats, came in June, when Salon proclaimed, “you can't build an empire on dicks.”  Chatroulette's combination of randomness, anonymity …
Oct 27, 2010, 5:35 PMIn context

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