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Steven Levy / Wired:
Can an Algorithm Write a Better News Story Than a Human Reporter?   —  Had Narrative Science — a company that trains computers to write news stories—created this piece, it probably would not mention that the company's Chicago headquarters lie only a long baseball toss from the Tribune newspaper building.
Apr 25, 2012, 8:40 AMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired:
Going With the Flow: Google's Secret Switch to the Next Wave of Networking   —  In early 1999, an associate computer science professor at UC Santa Barbara climbed the steps to the second floor headquarters of a small startup in Palo Alto, and wound up surprising himself by accepting a job offer.
Apr 17, 2012, 12:10 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired:
Larry Page's First Year As Google CEO: Impatience is a Virtue   —  In January 2011, only hours before I had to send back the proofs for In the Plex, the news came out that Larry Page would be taking the helm of the company as the CEO.  The transition would occur on April 4 of that year.
Apr 4, 2012, 10:45 AMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired:
Living on a Stream: The Rise of Real-Time Video   —  A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to a friend about streaming.  I was marveling how easy it's becoming to beam a live video feed, anywhere, not only to a friend or a group, but, essentially, the entire world.
Mar 26, 2012, 5:45 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired:
The Revolution According to Steve Jobs   —  I can't find the tape of my first interview with Steve Jobs.  At some point in the past 28 years—the conversation took place in November 1983—it got lost.  But I do have the 43-page transcript, complete with the transcriber's misunderstandings …
Nov 30, 2011, 4:15 AMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired:
Jeff Bezos Owns the Web in More Ways Than You Think   —  “What I'm about to show you,” Jeff Bezos says, “is the culmination of the many things we've been doing for 15 years.”  The CEO of Amazon.com, in regulation blue oxford shirt and jeans, is sitting in a conference room at his company's spiffy …
Nov 13, 2011, 10:10 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired.com:
Brave New Thermostat: How the iPod's Creator Is Making Home Heating Sexy   —  “You're going to built a what?”  —  That's what Tony Fadell's wife, Dani, said to him in 2009 when he told her his idea for a new company.  Fadell is one of the most sought-after talents in the world of gadgetry …
Oct 25, 2011, 1:00 AMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired:
Steven Levy on Facebook, Spotify and the Future of Music   —  A decade ago, Napster's attempt to set music free was crushed by the music labels.  Now, Facebook and Spotify (not to mention Google, Amazon, and Apple) have resurrected the dream.  Hallelujah.  —  Even if Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg …
Oct 24, 2011, 1:55 AMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired.com:
Steve Jobs, 1955 - 2011   —  Steven Paul Jobs, 56, died earlier today at his home with his family.  The co-founder and, until last August, the CEO of Apple, Inc., was the most celebrated person in technology and business on the planet.  No one will take issue with the official Apple statement that …
Oct 5, 2011, 11:35 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired:
Inside Google Plus   —  For all of Google's successes, the company has an underwhelming track record when it comes to social networks.  Time after time, its attempts have been met with shrugs or downright hostility.  An early offering called Orkut languished in obscurity (unless you live in Brazil).
Sep 28, 2011, 4:50 PMIn context

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