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Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Twitter Goes After a Facebook Cash Cow   —  Sometimes the rivalry between Twitter and Facebook is like a children's game of copycat.  Facebook copied Twitter's hashtags and trending topics.  Twitter copied Facebook's profile page design and automatic display of images in the feed.
Apr 17, 2014, 9:15 AMIn context
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Facebook's future: more single-purpose apps that may not bear the Facebook brand   —  The Future of Facebook May Not Say ‘Facebook’  —  In the two years since its rocky initial public offering, Facebook has become a strong business that regularly releases financial results that set investors' hearts aflutter.
Apr 16, 2014, 1:05 PMIn context
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Q&A with Zuckerberg about Facebook unbundling, anonymity, acquisitions, and innovation   —  Can Facebook Innovate?  A Conversation With Mark Zuckerberg  —  For my column this week about Facebook's new approach to creating social apps, I spent some time talking to Mark E. Zuckerberg, the company's co-founder and chief executive.
Apr 16, 2014, 11:50 AMIn context
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
A profile of Benchmark venture capitalist Richard Barton   —  The Art of ‘Something From Nothing’  —  SEATTLE — Entrepreneurs are lucky to have one big score.  Richard Barton has had a string of them, by repeatedly asking the same simple question: What piece of marketplace information do people crave and don't have?
Apr 14, 2014, 8:40 AMIn context
New York Times:
How and why startups like Lyft and Quora are increasingly taking big late-stage investments   —  Rich Start-Ups Go Back for Another Helping  —  Quora, a question-and-answer website, didn't need to raise money.  It had barely touched $60 million in venture capital that it accepted just two years ago.
Apr 14, 2014, 6:35 AMIn context
David Carr / New York Times:
Content creators are skeptical of Yahoo's plans to produce high-quality television   —  Yahoo Rolls the Dice on TV  —  Yahoo, a company that seems like a permanent adolescent in search of an identity, is about to try a new persona: high-quality television programmer.
Apr 13, 2014, 9:50 PMIn context
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Free of the desire to do the right thing, highest-paid CEO Larry Ellison does what he wants   —  Still No. 1, and Doing What He Wants  —  It is good to be the king.  It is even better to be Larry Ellison.  —  Most of us spend much of our lives thinking that we should do the right thing …
Apr 13, 2014, 7:20 PMIn context
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Graphene: the strong, thin, flexible conductor that could change the electronics industry   —  Bend It, Charge It, Dunk It: Graphene, the Material of Tomorrow  —  I just want to say one word to you.  Just one word.  —  No, fans of “The Graduate,” the word isn't “plastics.”  —  It's “graphene.”
Apr 13, 2014, 1:25 PMIn context
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Obama Lets N.S.A. Exploit Some Internet Flaws, Officials Say   —  WASHINGTON — Stepping into a heated debate within the nation's intelligence agencies, President Obama has decided that when the National Security Agency discovers major flaws in Internet security, it should — in most circumstances …
Apr 12, 2014, 8:36 PMIn context
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Health Secretary Resigns After Woes of HealthCare.gov   —  WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama's signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act.
Apr 10, 2014, 7:00 PMIn context

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