Technology

Microsoft's Mark Penn Mistake

The tech giant is treating Google like a political rival

It's running a political campaign against Google.

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The Inside Story of Why Aaron Swartz Broke Into MIT and JSTOR

The Italian retreat that radicalized the Internet prodigy

A two-day retreat helped radicalize the Internet prodigy.

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Newsomville

What happens when the town hall goes digital?

Local governments have gone online with alacrity. What have their consitutents gained—or lost—as a result?

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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.

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

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Groups like Occupy Wall Street embraced the open-source logic of the Internet as an organizing principle. It explains a lot about why movements fail. 

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The Problem with Tweeting a Revolution

Andy Carvin tweeted the Arab Spring. He still missed something by not being there.

Andy Carvin, "the man who tweets revolutions," logged 1,000 tweets a day about the uprisings of the Arab Spring. He says social media helped him understand events better than he would have if he'd been there. His triumphalist online-journalism memoir makes it clear that he missed a lot along the way. 

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How Do You Stop Racism on Twitter?

Not by shaming or prosecuting users, for starters

France wants to prosecute people who write racist tweets. America prefers a different approach: vigilante justice. Neither one will solve the problem.

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Atari Is Not an Anomaly

The pioneering video game company is dead. Its successors are making the same mistakes.

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

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Major League Baseball just signed a deal to replace those dugout landlines with cellphones for calls to the bullpen. Is this an improvement?

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Inauguration night, featuring B-list celebrities and one amazing video game.

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