Tag: Dot Coms

112 articles
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Who Funds the Future?

Inside the mind of Marc Andreessen.

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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
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What Happened When Marissa Mayer Tried to Be Steve Jobs

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

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The Programmer’s Price

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

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

The grim world of outsourced content moderation.

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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.

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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?”

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You Can Look It Up

The Wikipedia origin story.

Excerpted from The Innovators.

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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.

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The Inside Story of Rap Genius (Annotated!)

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

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

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

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This Internet Millionaire Has a New Deal For You

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