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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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Monday, March 24

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Sinkhole of Bureaucracy

In an old mine an hour north of Pittsburgh, 600 federal employees manage paperwork for the government’s retirement system. By hand. On paper. Without computers. The same exact way they always have.

Sunday, March 23

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Flying Upside Down

An engineering team races to create a next-generation computer.

The first installment of The Soul of a New Machine.

Saturday, March 22

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Pixel and Dimed

On (not) getting by in the gig economy.

Thursday, March 13

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Tuesday, March 11

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The Infinite Lives of BitTorrent

Despite its association with piracy, BitTorrent is a company in its own right, and one desperate to hit upon a way to monetize its revolutionary file transfer technology.

Tuesday, February 25

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The Most Thrilling Boring Game In The Universe

Trying to understand the appeal of Eve Online.