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Benjamin Wallace / New York Magazine:
Kara Swisher Is Silicon Valley's Most Feared and Well-Liked Journalist.  How Does That Work?   —  The combination of access and toughness has made her a preeminent arbiter of status.  —  The technology journalist Kara Swisher likes to call herself Sherlock Homo, but on a spring evening in Austin …
Jul 16, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:
Does Anyone Outside Silicon Valley Even Want a Smartwatch?   —  Nearly every big tech company is betting on them in unison.  —  In the past week, I've been called “Inspector Gadget” twice, had a near-calamitous accident involving spray-on sunblock, and felt my arm vibrate so often I started treating it as a phantom limb.
Jul 14, 2014, 9:15 AMIn context
Jessica Pressler / New York Magazine:
Silicon Valley's Laundry-App Race   —  Silicon Valley is in a bubbly race to wash your clothes better, faster, and cooler.  This is not a metaphor.  Unless, you know, it is.  —  T  —  here was a problem with the cookies.  —  When Jordan Metzner and Juan Dulanto launched Washio …
Jun 1, 2014, 12:00 AMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:
Pinterest's “Promoted Pins” demand a premium as marketers seek to target highly engaged women   —  Pinterest Is Sneaking Up on Twitter, Facebook, and Google  —  So why doesn't it get any respect?  —  As social networks go, Pinterest doesn't get a whole lot of respect.
May 18, 2014, 8:35 AMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:
The story of a female employee who shared on Secret that she was left out when Google acquired her 5-person startup   —  The Secret Shame of an Unacquired Tech Worker  —  Last week, amid the overwrought start-up angst and sexual escapades that clutter the anonymous messaging app Secret …
Apr 10, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:
Inside the world of popular anonymous secret-sharing app Whisper   —  Inside the Angsty, Affirming World of Whisper  —  At my high school, most real online communication happened between private blogs.  Between classes, my friends and I set up password-protected Livejournals …
Feb 1, 2014, 7:15 PMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:
Mirroring Amazon, Uber could evolve into a platform for transportation and logistical services   —  Uber Might Be More Valuable Than Facebook Someday.  Here's Why  —  One of the odd things about traveling between the Bay Area and New York a lot is the asynchronicity of mass culture between coasts …
Dec 8, 2013, 12:15 AMIn context
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
Meet Ross Ulbricht, the Man Charged With Running the ‘Amazon.com of Drugs,’ Silk Road   —  The dark Internet's favorite massive drug marketplace, Silk Road, was shut down by the FBI last night and its alleged mastermind arrested on an array of colorful charges after a nearly two-year undercover operation.
Oct 2, 2013, 2:35 PMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:
Sorry, the Future of Computing Is Not on Your Wrist   —  I wanted to defend Samsung's new smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear.  When I saw it announced yesterday, my initial instinct was to start trumpeting: Yes! … Maybe I reacted that way because there is no category of technological devices …
Sep 5, 2013, 10:10 PMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:
The Winklevoss Twins Are Starting a Bitcoin Fund   —  In case you've been hankering to invest your hard-earned money in an exchange-traded fund run by two handsome, square-jawed brothers whose claim to fame is having been played by Armie Hammer in a movie about having a world-changing company stolen …
Jul 1, 2013, 6:35 PMIn context

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