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Facebook Is Eating the Internet
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Facebook Is Eating the Internet

Facebook, it seems, is unstoppable. The social publishing site, just 11 years old, is now the dominant force in American media.

Google's Search ­pdated Will Remake the Web in Its Own Image
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Google's Search ­pdated Will Remake the Web in Its Own Image

Some people are calling it Mobilegeddon.

Why Mlb Fans Should Lament the Failure of Google Glass
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Why Mlb Fans Should Lament the Failure of Google Glass

The consumer tech world received a jolt in January when the Wall Street Journal reported that Google executives were freezing all sales of its futuristically goofy...

Toolkits For the Mind
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Toolkits For the Mind

When the Japanese computer scientist Yukihiro Matsumoto decided to create Ruby, a programming language that has helped build Twitter, Hulu, and much of the modern...

A New Way to Navigate the Streets of Google Maps
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A New Way to Navigate the Streets of Google Maps

Today we're introducing our most ambitious update yet: PAC-Maps.

What If Web Search Results Were Based on Accuracy?
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What If Web Search Results Were Based on Accuracy?

Imagine, for a moment, that every Web search gave only accurate, verified information.

Why Some of Google's Coolest Projects Flop Badly
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Why Some of Google's Coolest Projects Flop Badly

In public, companies try to trot out any hint of a success story—real or imagined. At SXSW this week, Google took a different tack: It talked all about its failures...

How Isis Succeeds on Social Media Where #stopkony Fails
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How Isis Succeeds on Social Media Where #stopkony Fails

Social networks offer an incredible tool for tapping into the collective unconscious, a virtual Jungian arena in which competition might be expected to amplify...

So Sayeth Google
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So Sayeth Google

Search for "vaccines." At least within our filter bubble, the top item in Google's "In the news" section earlier this week was an anti-vax column about the "feds'...

The 12 Tech Nuisances That Annoy ­s Most
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The 12 Tech Nuisances That Annoy ­s Most

You know those days when your phone battery doesn't even make it to dinner?

Year Zero: Our Life Timelines Begin
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Year Zero: Our Life Timelines Begin

In 10 years, every human connected to the Internet will have a timeline.

The Mathematics Behind Internet Virality
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The Mathematics Behind Internet Virality

For a few days in late February, the world stopped to argue over a photograph.

There Is Actually One Thing You Can Do to Fight the Surveillance Machine
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There Is Actually One Thing You Can Do to Fight the Surveillance Machine

Reading this right now?

Surveillance-Based Manipulation: How Facebook or Google Could Tilt Elections
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Surveillance-Based Manipulation: How Facebook or Google Could Tilt Elections

Someone who knows things about us has some measure of control over us, and someone who knows everything about us has a lot of control over us.

Frank Drake Thinks It's Silly to Send Messages to Et
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Frank Drake Thinks It's Silly to Send Messages to Et

Making contact with aliens: the subject of many a sci-fi story, and a variety of imagined outcomes. Though no one knows what will happen if we encounter intelligent...

The Robot That Knows When to Swipe Right
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The Robot That Knows When to Swipe Right

I have come to think of Tinder as a sort algorithm for the mind.

Astro Teller, Google's ‘captain of Moonshots,' on Making Profits at Google X
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Astro Teller, Google's ‘captain of Moonshots,' on Making Profits at Google X

Google is all over the place.

Google's Vint Cerf Warns of 'digital Dark Age'
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Google's Vint Cerf Warns of 'digital Dark Age'

Vint Cerf, a "father of the internet", says he is worried that all the images and documents we have been saving on computers will eventually be lost.

Google, Mighty Now, but Not Forever
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Google, Mighty Now, but Not Forever

Technology giants often meet their end not with a bang but a whimper, a slow, imperceptible descent into irrelevancy that may not immediately be reflected in the...

Will the Internet of Things Finally Kill Privacy?
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Will the Internet of Things Finally Kill Privacy?

In the internet of things, the Federal Trade Commission sees the possibility of flourishing new markets. But it also sees a prologue to Black Mirror: in a new report...
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