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Vanessa Grigoriadis / Vanity Fair:
Sergey Brin and Amanda Rosenberg: Inside the Google Co-Founder's Romance with the Google Glass Marketing Manager   —  The story behind Google co-founder Sergey Brin's liaison with Google Glass marketing manager Amanda Rosenberg—and his split from his wife, genetic-testing entrepreneur Anne Wojcicki— has a decidedly futuristic edge.
Mar 12, 2014, 2:05 PMIn context
Bethany McLean / Vanity Fair:
Is Marissa Mayer Helping Yahoo - or Hurting the Struggling Tech Giant?   —  As one of Google's highest-ranking women, Marissa Mayer became a Silicon Valley superstar, but inside the search giant her dazzle sometimes wore thin, with colleagues rebelling against her imperious style.
Dec 6, 2013, 7:10 PMIn context
Nancy Jo Sales / Vanity Fair:
An anecdotal look at the enabling role of social apps in the sexual interactions of teens   —  Friends Without Benefits  —  This year, 81 percent of Internet-using teenagers in America reported that they are active on social-networking sites, more than ever before.
Sep 30, 2013, 8:50 PMIn context
Michael Lewis / Vanity Fair:
Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer?   —  A month after ace programmer Sergey Aleynikov left Goldman Sachs, he was arrested.  Exactly what he'd done neither the F.B.I., which interrogated him, nor the jury, which convicted him a year later, seemed to understand.
Aug 4, 2013, 3:40 PMIn context
Michael Joseph Gross / Vanity Fair:
The Changing and Terrifying Nature of the New Cyber-Warfare   —  On the hidden battlefields of history's first known cyber-war, the casualties are piling up.  In the U.S., many banks have been hit, and the telecommunications industry seriously damaged, likely in retaliation for several major attacks on Iran.
Jun 9, 2013, 5:05 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Vanity Fair:
Mark Zuckerberg and Kevin Systrom on What Really Happened When Facebook Bought Instagram   —  The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer.  But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom …
May 6, 2013, 12:25 AMIn context
Kurt Eichenwald / Vanity Fair:
Facebook Leans In   —  Ever since Facebook's ballyhooed, bungled I.P.O., its share price has languished, with Wall Street asking when the social-media giant is going to grow up and make money.  From confidential reports, visits to the company's sprawling campus, and interviews with its press-shy founder …
Apr 3, 2013, 11:55 AMIn context
Paul Goldberger / Vanity Fair:
Exclusive Preview: Google's New Built-from-Scratch Googleplex … Plans for the new “Googleplex” headquarters.  —  Google occupies some of the most famous offices in the world—think cafés everywhere you look, treadmills with laptops attached to them, pool tables and bowling alleys …
Feb 22, 2013, 5:08 PMIn context
Randall Stross / Vanity Fair:
Exclusive: Inside the Startup-Generating Secrets of Y Combinator   —  Twice a year, close to 200 teams of aspiring tech entrepreneurs, most in their 20s, converge on Mountain View, in Silicon Valley, vying for a spot at Y Combinator, the seven-year-old seed-funding firm-cum-accelerator co-founded by venture investor Paul Graham.
Sep 11, 2012, 10:45 AMIn context
Kurt Eichenwald / Vanity Fair:
Microsoft's Lost Decade   —  Once upon a time, Microsoft dominated the tech industry; indeed, it was the wealthiest corporation in the world.  But since 2000, as Apple, Google, and Facebook whizzed by, it has fallen flat in every arena it entered: e-books, music, search, social networking, etc., etc.
Jul 28, 2012, 6:50 AMIn context

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