Silicon Valley

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Tristan Walker: The Visible Man

On an African-American entrepreneur and race in Silicon Valley.

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In Conversation: Marc Andreessen

“There are people who are wired to be skeptics and there are people who are wired to be optimists. And I can tell you, at least from the last 20 years, if you bet on the side of the optimists, generally you’re right.’

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The Disruption Machine

What the gospel of innovation gets wrong.

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"Let’s, Like, Demolish Laundry"

The laundry wars of Silicon Valley.

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No Exit: Struggling to Survive a Modern Gold Rush

The dark side of startup life in Silicon Valley.

An extended version of this story is available as an ebook.

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Saving eBay

How a small team of 20-somethings helped spark a $50 billion turnaround.

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Not Even Silicon Valley Escapes History

What remains of the past’s cutting edge.

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The Watchers

A startup’s plan to launch a fleet of cheap, small, ultra-efficient imaging satellites and revolutionize data collection.

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No Death, No Taxes

Libertarian, futurist, billionaire: a profile of Peter Thiel.

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How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet

The autopsy of a once-dominant site.

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Get Rich U.

On the relationship between Stanford and Silicon Valley.

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A Silicon Valley Tale of Humiliation and Revenge

He was fired from the company he helped create, YouSendIt. Then the cyberattacks started.

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Why the Clean Tech Boom Went Bust

How an industry that couldn’t miss did just that.

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The Great Tech War Of 2012

Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook vs. Amazon.

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Bubble Boys

In Silicon Valley, up all night coding in the dorms with the aspiring Mark Zuckerbergs of tomorrow.

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Better, Faster, Stronger

A profile of Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Workweek.

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The Viral Me

A tech neophyte looks for answers in Silicon Valley, “the last place in America where people are this optimistic.”