Tech

Want to Read the Law? It'll Cost You.
The fight to make building regulations truly free
April 10, 2013

The fight to make free building regulations truly free.

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.

MOOCs of Hazard
Will online education dampen the college experience? Yes. Will it be worth it? Well...
March 31, 2013

Will online education dampen the college experience? Yes. Will it be worth it? Well...

The Tech Community Needs to Grow Up
How one woman's tweets exposed the industry's boys club
March 27, 2013

How one woman's tweets exposed the industry's boys club.

What Big Data Will Never Explain
March 26, 2013

Against the messianic conception of data—Big Data.

A Bite from the Apple Store
What JCPenney's Failed Imitation Says About Retail—and Identity
March 04, 2013

A leader out to revive JCPenney tried to make its stores look like Apple stores. It failed spectatularly—but not for the reasons you think.  

Apple Agonistes
What happens to Mac fanatics when the brand bums them out?
February 27, 2013

What happens to Mac fanatics when the brand bums them out?

E.T. in the Age of the Cellphone Camera
Can UFO culture survive ubiquitous videography?
February 19, 2013

UFO believers used to cite grainy images as proof of visiting spaceships. But scores of people captured the Russian meteor strike via cellphone video cameras. Cheap and ubiquitous, that technology has changed the nature of proof for unusual phenomena. Which may be bad news for those UFO hunters.

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.

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