Friday, April 4

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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.

Tuesday, February 18

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The Facebook Comment That Ruined a Life

“I guess what you post on Facebook matters.” An 18-year-old faces 10 years in jail for a sarcastic threat on Facebook.

Monday, February 10

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Saving eBay

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

Saturday, February 1

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How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love

After nine months of striking out, Chris McKinlay decided to change his online dating strategy. It worked.

Friday, January 31

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The Post-Hope Politics of 'House of Cards'

On the Netflix hit drama and its show runner, Beau Willimon.