Monday, June 27

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Inside the world of online dating:

If the dating sites had a mixer, you might find OK Cupid by the bar, muttering factoids and jokes, and Match.com in the middle of the room, conspicuously dropping everyone’s first names into his sentences. The clean-shaven gentleman on the couch, with the excellent posture, the pastel golf shirt, and that strangely chaste yet fiery look in his eye? That would be eHarmony.

Friday, June 24

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A profile of new Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard, who in another life was a touring musician and hated Ticketmaster just like everyone else.

Thursday, June 23

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How what was once one of the most popular websites on Earth—with ambitions to redefine music, dating, and pop culture—became a graveyard of terrible design and failed corporate initiatives:

In retrospect, DeWolfe says, the imperative to monetize the site stunted its evolution: "When we did the Google deal, we basically doubled the ads on our site," making it more cluttered. The size, quality, and placement of ads became another source of tension with News Corp., according to DeWolfe and another executive. "Remember the rotten teeth ad?" DeWolfe says. "And the weight-loss ads that would show a stomach bulging over a pair of pants?"

Tuesday, June 21

Saturday, June 18

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Duke Nukem 3D made its creators filthy rich. Trying to complete its sequel nearly destroyed them.

Thursday, June 9

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On LA Noire and the gaming paradoxes presented by pairing nuanced storytelling with a player’s free will.

Wednesday, June 1

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Why your phone may (or may not) be killing you.

Thursday, May 19

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A field trip to the video gamey world of the modern trader.

Tuesday, May 17

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Today, in the electronic age of instantaneous communication, I believe that our survival, and at the very least our comfort and happiness, is predicated on understanding the nature of our new environment, because unlike previous environmental changes, the electric media constitute a total and near-instantaneous transformation of culture, values and attitudes.
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On the ground in Nigeria with the nation’s notorious scam artists, who share a remarkable number of qualities with America’s top entrepreneurs.

Tuesday, April 26

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On the “world’s largest social network that you probably haven’t yet heard of” and its enigmatic founder.

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On the “world’s largest social network that you probably haven’t yet heard of” and its enigmatic founder.