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The Smartest Bro in the Room

A profile of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.

Monday, November 17

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The Programmer’s Price

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

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Smile, You’re Speaking Emoji

The rapid rise of a wordless language.

Thursday, November 13

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The Truth About Anonymous’s Activism

“The Anonymous mystique had allowed a group of incompetents to hijack, then discredit, an important grassroots movement in the eyes of national media.”

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Everybody Sexts

An illustrated look at modern love, texting, and sex.

Tuesday, November 11

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Tristan Walker: The Visible Man

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

Monday, November 10

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All Dressed Up For Mars and Nowhere to Go

Mars One says it will send four people to colonize the planet by 2025. The company claims more than 200,000 have paid to apply for the privilege. But a deep look at Mars One’s plan and its finances reveals that not only is the goal a longshot, it might be a scam.

Thursday, October 23

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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.

Wednesday, October 22

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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?”

Monday, October 20

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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.’

Sunday, October 19

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You Can Look It Up

The Wikipedia origin story.

Excerpted from The Innovators.