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This Dinner Party Explains How Engineers And Lobbyists See The World Differently
POLITICO’s Mike Allen sheds light on the evolving relationship between the valley and the swamp
July 21, 2014

POLITICO’s Mike Allen sheds light on the evolving relationship between the valley and the swamp.

Apple's New Ad: Don't Worry About Jobs, Follow Your Passion!
January 15, 2014

Apple is selling a lifestyle now—to those who can afford it.

7 Smuggest Lines from Jonathan Franzen's Rant Against Smugness
September 13, 2013

Jonathan Franzen wouldn’t know irony if he tripped over it. Last year, he declared that “serious readers and writers, these are my people. And we do not like to yak about ourselves,” at a public reading. At a large university.

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer Never Stood a Chance
August 23, 2013

Microsoft announced today that Steve Ballmer is stepping down as CEO some time in the next year, and you gotta feel sorry for the guy. In the theatre, they say: Never follow an act involving children.

The Myth of the Lone Inventor
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is wrong to oppose government subsidies. After all, he benefitted from them.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is wrong to oppose government subsidies. After all, he benefitted from them.

How Much for That Startup?
What Amazon's Purchase of Goodreads Tells Us About the Content Wars
April 01, 2013

What Amazon's purchase of Goodreads tell us about the content wars.

Microsoft's Mark Penn Mistake
The tech giant is treating Google like a political rival
February 15, 2013

It's running a political campaign against Google.

China Is Not the Gaming Industry's Next Great Frontier
The People's Republic may lift its ban on consoles. It wouldn't be the boon that many expect.
February 05, 2013

The People's Republic may lift its ban on consoles. It wouldn't be the boon that many expect.

Atari Is Not an Anomaly
The pioneering video game company is dead. Its successors are making the same mistakes.
January 29, 2013

Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo think it's all about the console and blockbuster games. Atari thought so, too.

Baudrillard and Babes at the Consumer Electronics Show
The surreal magic of the annual gadget extravaganza in Las Vegas
January 18, 2013

At the annual gadget-industry trade show, Lydia DePillis finds blink-controlled TVs, angry tech bloggers, and a World’s Fair for an age when brands are more important than countries.

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