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Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic Online:
Three Silicon Valley startups aim to best Google with real-time satellite imagery of Earth   —  Silicon Valley's New Spy Satellites  —  Three startups are launching services—and orbiters—to provide real-time, better-than-Google imagery of the Earth.  —  Imagine an energy company which manages a pipeline through Canada's taiga.
Jan 8, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
How Netflix uses the 76,897 micro-genres it assigns to videos   —  How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood  —  If you use Netflix, you've probably wondered about the specific genres that it suggests to you.  Some of them just seem so specific that it's absurd.  Emotional Fight-the-System Documentaries?
Jan 2, 2014, 6:45 PMIn context
Taylor Clark / The Atlantic Online:
How Jesse Willms built an e-commerce operation the FTC says scammed consumers out of $467M   —  Jesse Willms, the Dark Lord of the Internet  —  How one of the most notorious alleged hustlers in the history of e-commerce made a fortune on the Web  —  If you want to get a sense of Jesse Willms …
Dec 29, 2013, 5:20 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Almost Human: The Surreal, Cyborg Future of Telemarketing   —  This is a story about how the future gets weird.  —  It's about how humans interact with each other, and machines, and systems that can only properly be called cyborg.  —  Let's start, though, with a man sitting on a couch.
Dec 21, 2013, 3:35 PMIn context
Fred Vogelstein / The Atlantic Online:
The Day Google Had to ‘Start Over’ on Android   —  Google was building a secret mobile product to fend off chief rival Microsoft.  Then Apple announced the iPhone, and everything changed.  —  In 2005, on Google's sprawling, college-like campus, the most secret and ambitious of many …
Dec 20, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
2013: The Year ‘the Stream’ Crested   —  The Stream is fun and fast, but don't you miss the sense of an ending?  —  The Stream has been the organizing metaphor for the web for the past several years.  In May 2009, a high-ranking editor of TechCrunch identified and summarized this grand shift …
Dec 15, 2013, 10:35 AMIn context
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
How Americans Were Deceived About Cell Phone Location Data   —  Remember when multiple Obama Administration figures said the NSA doesn't collect it?  That wasn't true.  —  Shortly after the earliest articles sourced to Edward Snowden appeared, Americans newly aware of the cell phones …
Dec 15, 2013, 4:20 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Why Did 9,000 Porny Spambots Descend on This San Diego High Schooler?   —  A voyage into the strange underworld of spambots, shady marketing, and non-human intelligence.  —  It was around 5pm last Thursday when Olivia, a San Diego high school student, noticed that something interesting was going on with her Twitter account.
Nov 29, 2013, 3:40 PMIn context
Bruce Schneier / The Atlantic Online:
The Battle for Power on the Internet   —  Distributed citizen groups and nimble hackers once had the edge.  Now governments and corporations are catching up.  Who will dominate in the decades ahead?  —  We're in the middle of an epic battle for power in cyberspace.
Oct 27, 2013, 9:45 PMIn context
James Somers / The Atlantic Online:
Disappointed with application-driven AI, Douglas Hofstadter seeks to recreate mind in software   —  The Man Who Would Teach Machines to Think  —  Douglas Hofstadter, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, thinks we've lost sight of what artificial intelligence really means.
Oct 27, 2013, 1:15 PMIn context

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