Technology

What John Mellencamp Doesn’t Understand About His Industry’s Future, or Past
October 31, 2012

John Cougar Mellencamp says the music industry is dying, and that file-sharers are to blame. He's wrong on both counts.

Does This Week’s Management Putsch Mean Apple is Becoming a Normal Company?
October 31, 2012

A management putsch at Apple is yet another chance to say the company is coming down to Earth. It's a bit more complicated than that.

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.

Can You Really Watch a Debate and Tweet It at the Same Time?
October 22, 2012

Are journalists really paying attention to what candidates say, or are they too distracted? The neuroscience behind media multi-tasking.

Art.sy and the Myth of the Online Art Market
October 22, 2012

Art.sy's real business is brokering online sales between galleries and collectors. Will it work?

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.

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