Friday, May 16

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The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

How a Japanese company took over the American living room.

Excerpted from Console Wars.

Monday, May 12

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Schooled

Cory Booker, Chris Christie, and Mark Zuckerberg had a plan to reform Newark’s schools. They got an education.

Monday, May 5

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The End of Food

The story of Soylent, a Silicon Valley concoction designed to replace your meals.

Friday, May 2

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The Great Works of Software

In appreciation of meaningful, ubiquitous, enduring applications.

Previously: Paul Ford on the Longform Podcast.

Sunday, April 27

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Scammed

A reclusive hacker wages a shadow war against payday loan cyber-extortioners.

Friday, April 25

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The Untold Story of Larry Page's Incredible Comeback

How the Google co-founder, forced out of a leadership role in 2001, came back to run the company 10 years later.

Wednesday, April 23

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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.

Tuesday, April 22

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Blow Up the Box

An interview with Barry Diller about Aereo and the past, present and future of TV.

Previously: Vanessa Grigoriadis on the Longform Podcast.

Sunday, April 13

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A Broken Place: The Spectacular Failure of the Startup That Was Going to Change the World

Shai Agassi had nearly $1 billion in funding and a dream to replace gas guzzlers with electric cars. All he was missing was a plan.

Friday, April 4

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“U Want Me 2 Kill Him?”

A teenager orchestrates his own attempted murder via an Internet chatroom.

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U.S. Secretly Created 'Cuban Twitter' to Stir Unrest

An investigation into the ill-fated text messaging platform ZunZuneo.

Thursday, March 27

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