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Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Tech Isn't All Brogrammers, It's Still Nerds Building New Things   —  R. Stanley Williams works at HP Labs, and he has for a long time.  In the video of him that I am watching, his pony tail flows out over his blue-collared shirt, and onto his lumpy sweater.
Jun 15, 2014, 3:50 PMIn context
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic Online:
Google's Skybox acquisition helps extend global internet access, enables cloud service for data about Earth   —  Google Owns a Satellite Now  —  To understand the behemoth's $500 million purchase of Skybox Imaging, don't look to the sky.  The clouds will do just fine.
Jun 10, 2014, 9:45 PMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Google's self-driving cars rely on highly-detailed pre-loaded digital street maps   —  The Trick That Makes Google's Self-Driving Cars Work  —  Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to transform intractable problems into solvable chores.
May 17, 2014, 1:40 PMIn context
The Atlantic Online:
Net Neutrality: A Guide to (and History of) a Contested Idea   —  This week, news broke that the Federal Communications Commission is considering new rules for how the Internet works.  —  In short: the FCC would allow network owners (your Verizons, Comcasts, etc.) to create Internet …
Apr 27, 2014, 9:25 AMIn context
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Police used aircraft over Compton, CA in 2012 to capture hi-res zoomable surveillance video   —  Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied on a Whole City  —  A sergeant in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department compared the experiment to Big Brother, even though he went ahead with it willingly.
Apr 22, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic Online:
Meet Mobile Accord, the company that built “Cuban Twitter” ZunZuneo with help of US government   —  The Fall of Internet Freedom: Meet the Company That Secretly Built ‘Cuban Twitter’  —  The United States discreetly supported the creation of a website and SMS service that was …
Apr 7, 2014, 4:25 AMIn context
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
NYT Now wants to resemble a social news feed—but without “the junk”   —  Today, the New York Times releases its new mobile news app, NYT Now.  If you have an iPhone, you can download NYT Now, uh, now.  —  And even if you're merely interested in how the Times—this Manhattan-born behemoth …
Apr 7, 2014, 12:10 AMIn context
Nolan Feeney / The Atlantic Online:
HBO's Silicon Valley the most recent attempt to lampoon increasingly pervasive startup culture   —  Revenge on the Nerds: Why It's So Cool to Laugh at the Tech World Now  —  In a lavish Silicon Valley mansion, amid ridiculous liquid-shrimp appetizers and a performance from Kid Rock …
Apr 6, 2014, 9:00 PMIn context
Rebecca J. Rosen / The Atlantic Online:
Forgotify: The Tool for Discovering Spotify's 4 Million Unheard Tracks   —  The idea first came to Lane Jordan when he heard an odd little fact: Around 20 percent of tracks on Spotify—some four million songs—had been played exactly zero times.  —  Four million songs!  That got Jordan thinking.
Feb 2, 2014, 8:45 PMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
The 2 Teenagers Who Run the Wildly Popular Twitter Feed @HistoryInPics   —  There is a new ubiquitous media brand on Twitter.  —  No, I'm not talking about Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media or BuzzFeed or The Verge, or any other investor-backed startup.  —  I'm talking about @HistoryInPics …
Jan 23, 2014, 10:15 PMIn context

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