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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
Steven Levy / Wired:
Exclusive: Inside Facebook's Bid to Reinvent Music, News and Everything   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Earlier this year, Daniel Ek, the CEO of the music service Spotify, was in a car with Mark Zuckerberg.  Ek was visiting the Facebook founder in California while the two companies were working together …
Sep 22, 2011, 4:25 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Epicenter:
Inside Google+ — How the Search Giant Plans to Go Social   —  Today, Google, the world's largest search company, is formally making its pitch to become a major force in social networking.  The product it's announcing is called Google +, and observers might wonder whether it's simply …
Jun 28, 2011, 2:00 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired:
Y Combinator Is Boot Camp for Startups   —  From left: Business boot campers Sandy Spicer (Moki.tv), Qasar Younis (TalkBin), John Egan (Sendoid), Jonathan Deutsch (Tumult), Aaron Harris (Tutorspree), Laura Valverde (Beetailer), and Wei Hsu: (Hyperink)  —  The Y Combinator offices sit …
May 18, 2011, 1:05 AMIn context
Steven Levy / Fortune:
Inside Google's China misfortune   —  The problems that Google faced while establishing its foothold in China would shake the very foundations of the company and its “Don't be evil” operating ethos.  A look at Google's past five years in China — and where it went wrong along the way.
Apr 15, 2011, 1:40 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired:
Larry Page Wants to Return Google to Its Startup Roots   —  One afternoon about 12 years ago, Larry Page and Sergey Brin gave John Doerr a call.  A few months earlier, the Google cofounders had accepted $12.5 million from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Doerr's venture-capital firm, as well as an equal amount from Sequoia Capital.
Mar 18, 2011, 5:05 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Epicenter:
TED 2011: The ‘Panda’ That Hates Farms: A Q&A With Google's Top Search Engineers   —  LONG BEACH, California — Google announced a new update last week to its search engine that addressed the growing complaint that low-quality content sites (derisively referred to as content farms) …
Mar 3, 2011, 7:05 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired:
The A.I. Revolution Is On   —  Today's AI bears little resemblance to its initial conception.  The field's trailblazers believed success lay in mimicking the logic-based reasoning that human brains were thought to use.  —  Diapers.com warehouses are a bit of a jumble.
Dec 27, 2010, 7:50 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired:
Geek Power: Steven Levy Revisits Tech Titans, Hackers, Idealists   —  “It's funny in a way”, says Bill Gates, relaxing in an armchair in his office.  “When I was young, I didn't know any old people.  When we did the microprocessor revolution, there was nobody old, nobody.  It's weird how old this industry has become.”
Apr 19, 2010, 4:20 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired News:
Apple's iPad: One Small Step for Tablets, One Giant Leap for Personal Computers   —  $500  —  apple.com  —  Apple's iPad: One Small Step for Tablets, One Giant Leap for Personal Computers  —  On the eve of the launch of Apple's iPad, I am thinking of Ed Roberts.
Apr 2, 2010, 8:45 PMIn context

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