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Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
The Forgotten Mapmaker: Nokia Has Better Maps Than Apple and Maybe Even Google   —  It's impossible to create a perfect map, but that hasn't stopped Nokia from trying.  Here, we go inside the company's neverending drive to create a digital copy of the world.  —  Apple's maps are bad.
Oct 3, 2012, 9:35 PMIn context
Jordan Weissmann / The Atlantic Online:
The Case for Abolishing Patents (Yes, All of Them)   —  Our patent system is a mess.  It's a fount of expensive litigation that allows aging companies to linger around by bullying their more innovative competitors in court.  —  Critics have suggested plenty of reasonable reforms …
Sep 30, 2012, 2:50 PMIn context
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
Google News at 10: How the Algorithm Won Over the News Industry   —  Google's “billions of clicks” are only half of the story.  —  In April of 2010, Eric Schmidt delivered the keynote address at the conference of the American Society of News Editors in Washington, D.C. During the talk …
Sep 21, 2012, 1:55 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything   —  An exclusive look inside Ground Truth, the secretive program to build the world's best accurate maps.  —  Behind every Google Map, there is a much more complex map that's the key to your queries but hidden from your view.
Sep 7, 2012, 1:00 AMIn context
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
The Power of Internet Censorship, in 1 Chart   —  Sometime late in the evening of July 28, Twitter suspended the account of journalist and NBC naysayer Guy Adams.  Earlier today, with apologies from Twitter's lawyer to Adams, the service reinstated his account.  —  There are many lessons to be learned from this brief affair.
Aug 1, 2012, 10:15 AMIn context
The Atlantic:
Statistical Probability That Mitt Romney's New Twitter Followers Are Just Normal Users: 0%   —  It is virtually impossible that the former governor's recent spike in Twitter followers resulted from normal activity on the social network.  —  Reuters.  —  Last week Zach Green of 140Elect …
Jul 31, 2012, 5:05 PMIn context
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic Online:
MIT Economist: Here's How Copyright Laws Impoverish Wikipedia   —  Using a little-known copyright rule and a trove of baseball-related trivia, an MIT economist figured out how current copyright laws specifically affect one online community.  —  Everyone knows that the flow of information …
Jul 23, 2012, 5:45 AMIn context
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
What the Internet Wants From Marissa Mayer, in Five Words   —  Earlier this year, in a brilliant, eviscerating, and really sort of heartbreaking essay, Mat Honan told the tale of “How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet.” … As an epilogue, and as an elegy, Honan's piece was powerful …
Jul 17, 2012, 9:35 PMIn context
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic Online:
3 Charts That Show How Wikipedia Is Running Out of Admins   —  Very few people are being promoted into the humble, hard-working positions which make Wikipedia work.  —  Volunteer editing of Wikipedia is on a long decline.  The number of editors peaked in 2007 and has been falling since.
Jul 17, 2012, 1:05 AMIn context
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
The Burying of Digg, by the Numbers   —  The social news site, in a different time, tried to sell itself for $300 million.  —  This afternoon, Digg announced that it's been acquired by the incubator Betaworks — for a purchase price, The Wall Street Journal reports, of $500,000.
Jul 13, 2012, 1:30 AMIn context

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