Tag: Dot Coms

70 articles

Who Funds the Future?

Inside the mind of Marc Andreessen.


I Was an Undercover Uber Driver

Uber says its drivers can earn as much as $90,000. The author decided to fact-check that number the only way she could: by becoming a driver herself.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Undercover Journalism

What Happened When Marissa Mayer Tried to Be Steve Jobs

The inside story of how Yahoo’s C.E.O. lost her way.


The Programmer’s Price

Superstar coders, like actors and athletes, now have agents.


The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed

The grim world of outsourced content moderation.


What Kind of Creep Sells a Celebrity's Naked Photos on the Internet?

The on and offline search for the prime suspect in last month’s celebrity nude photo hacking scandal.


My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

“The idea for Handybook occurred to me when I was studying at Harvard. It was so hard to find a reliable cleaning service to tidy my apartment! You know?”


You Can Look It Up

The Wikipedia origin story.

Excerpted from The Innovators.


The Most Fascinating Profile You’ll Ever Read About a Guy and His Boring Startup

On Stewart Butterfield, the founder of Flickr and now Slack, a wildly popular, difficult-to-describe messaging service that has 38,000 paying subscribers just a few months after launching.


The Inside Story of Rap Genius (Annotated!)

On a $40 million raise and a fired co-founder.


The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But The Truth

The 50,000-word story of Microsoft’s antitrust case.


This Internet Millionaire Has a New Deal For You

What happens after your goofy little company gets swallowed by Amazon.