Technology

Bad Odds: Online Gaming Would Only Widen Tribal Inequality
December 12, 2012

Casinos already divide Indian tribes into haves and have-nots. Legalizing poker will only make the problem worse.

Silicon Valley’s Profit-Killing Provincialism
December 06, 2012

Looking for funding for your Ohio-based tech startup? You may be out of luck: venture capital won’t venture out of Silicon Valley.

The Downside of the Startup Failure Craze
December 04, 2012

Silicon Valley's celebration of failure has gotten way out of hand.

Reddit Risks Upvoting Itself Into Political Obsolescence
November 21, 2012

A congresswoman turned to Reddit for ideas. The loudmouth site suddenly went quiet.

The End of .Com Hegemony and the Coming URL Gold Rush
November 11, 2012

The internet is expanding! Here's who's trying to cash in.

Obama Doesn’t Need Tech Wizardry to Fix Voting
November 08, 2012

There's nothing magic to cutting down lines at the polls. Obama--and Congress--just need to deal with the basics.

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.

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