Lydia DePillis

The First Twitter Superstorm Was Itself a Storm
October 30, 2012

The hidden downside of storm tweeting.

Lech Walesa, Republican Surrogate
October 29, 2012

Mitt Romney used a meeting with Lech Walesa as a foreign policy talking point, but the two don't quite agree.

Why Do Apple Employees Donate Less than Google and Microsoft Workers?
October 26, 2012

Apple's employees aren't big political givers--maybe because of a legacy Steve Jobs left.

Michael Saylor, The Id of Web 2.0
October 26, 2012

On a recent Friday morning, Michael Saylor appeared before a think-tank audience to cheerfully predict the end of the world. Newspapers and televisions? Obsolete in a smartphone-enhanced future. Banks and wallets? Ditto. Textbooks? About to “dematerialize.” Also doomed: Algebra teachers. "We need to eliminate every one of those algebra teacher jobs," Saylor said, waving his iPhone like a wand. "Instead of five hundred thousand average algebra teachers, we need one good algebra teacher.

The Most Important Tech Issue Nobody’s Talking About
October 24, 2012

Software patents aren't great debate fodder. But you'd think the candidates would at least recognize their importance when talking to nerds.

An App to Make Campaign Workers Act Normal
October 15, 2012

Want to encourage campaign workers to eat dinner and breathe? There's an app for that.

Dinosaur Makeover: Can Research Triangle Park Pull Itself Out of the 1950s?
October 12, 2012

North Carolina's Research Triangle Park was a cutting edge workplace, in the 1950s. Now, people don't even want to show up for work. Can it be fixed?

YouTube Unblocks Incendiary Video—But Temporary Censorship Is Still Censorship
October 05, 2012

Google quietly unblocked the Innocence of Muslims video in Egypt and Libya. But that doesn't erase the decision to censor in the first place.

The Internet: Now Just Another Special Interest
October 02, 2012

The Internet Association says it's just got consumers' interests at heart. That's ridiculous.

Why Little Screens Are Good For Cities
September 27, 2012

The iPad may be bad news for office supply stores, but it's helping out cities they inhabit.

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