Don't Stop the Presses
Can local news survive?
Can local news survive?
The dramatic imbalance in pay and power has created the conditions for abuse.
She turned to Google for help getting sober. Then she had to escape a nightmare.
A visit to the ‘Castle’ where self-driving cars learn.
A talk from the re:publica conference in Berlin:
The good part about naming a talk in 2017 ‘Notes from an Emergency’ is that there are so many directions to take it. The emergency I want to talk about is the rise of a vigorous ethnic nationalism in Europe and America. This nationalism makes skillful use of online tools, tools that we believed inherently promoted freedom, to advance an authoritarian agenda.
“Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.”
A profile of Google’s new CEO, “the most powerful tech giant you’ve never heard of.”
On the battle between Google, Apple, Uber, and Tesla to own the driverless car market, which could be worth more than $30 billion a year.
European antitrust regulators just won’t leave Google alone.
Meet Ben Discoe, a programmer who did it from October 2011 to November 2012.
Privacy, memory, data and advertising—how the modern web has become a Ponzi scheme and how we might be able to fix it.
How the Google co-founder, forced out of a leadership role in 2001, came back to run the company 10 years later.
An ambivalent look at Google Glass, the “Model T of wearable computing.”
The long road to Google’s self-driving car.
A 22,000-word profile of the Yahoo CEO.
The emerging political consciousness of Silicon Valley.
The con man who cost Google $500 million.
The writer, entering her thirties single and adrift, heads to San Francisco to spend time with Kink.com’s Princess Donna Dolore and attend a gangbang “where all the men were dressed as panda bears.”
Boomtown San Francisco, as seen from the “Google Bus.”
For the first time, the giants of the tech industry are spending more on creating, buying, and fighting patents than they are on R&D.
Part of New York Times’ ongoing iEconomy series.
A look inside Google’s Ground Truth.
How Google’s utopian/dystopian plan to scan the world’s books failed and the Harvard-led team that’s picking up the pieces.
Competing teams, some powered by billionaires and some by open-sourced code and volunteers, race to land a robot on the surface and claim a massive prize from Google.
On the ever-expanding world of targeted online advertising.
How the U.S. government used a serial con who was caught running a mail-order steroid pharmacy in Mexico to prove that Google was knowingly placing ads for illegal drugs.