The Longform Guide to Startup Eulogies
In Digg Nation
Reading this interview with Kevin Rose will make your stomach hurt.
How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet
The autopsy of the Web’s once-dominant photo site.
The Curse of Xanadu
Ted Nelson’s Xanadu project was supposed to be the universal, democratic hypertext library that would help human life evolve into an entirely new form. Didn’t turn out that way.
Winamp's Woes: How the Greatest MP3 Player Undid Itself
The story of a major music industry opportunity missed.
Gizmondo's Spectacular Crackup
One of the most valuable cars in the world crashes on the Pacific Coast Highway. Its owner claims to be an anti-terrorism officer. In fact, he’s a former executive at a failed software company—and a career criminal. The unraveling of an epic con.
The Rise and Inglorious Fall of Myspace
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.
The Big Fish
On Suck.com, the Web’s first daily-updated site.