At this year’s South by Southwest Conference, I had the opportunity to spend time with Scott Cook, founder of Intuit. It was the first time we had the chance to connect since my company, Docstoc, was by
Jane Got a Gun This one's already been pretty dramatic, what with most of the cast quitting and then director Lynne Ramsay departing the project on unamicable terms. So it'll be interesting to see what
For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again,
So where were we? Oh yes: everybody hates us. San Francisco’s recent Google-bus and “homeless trash” kerfuffles are symptoms of an increasingly broad, deep, and bitter anti-tech animosity. The Economist
Built on top of the Raspberry Pi, Kano is a build-it-yourself computer which launched on Kickstarter with the aim of pulling in $100,000 in crowd funding to get 1,000 of its Kano kits to market by summer
Robert Redford isn't merely the star of the movie All Is Lost — he plays the only character. He plays a man stranded alone on a small yacht in the Indian Ocean, and New York Times film critic A.O. Scott
Sentient code: An inside look at Stephen Wolfram’s utterly new, insanely ambitious computational paradigm
In 2002 Stephen Wolfram released A New Kind of Science and immediately unleashed a firestorm of wonder, controversy, and criticism as the British-born scientist, programmer, and entrepreneur overturned
The company just announced that it's killing the controversial stack-ranking system for employees. A Microsoft employee told us that while many people will focus on the death of stack-ranking, the bigger
There are some words that are natural to reach for when you're trying to find a shorthand to describe My Bloody Valentine: woozy, fuzzy, hazy, ethereal. All help when you're trying to describe that monstrous
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Nicolas Winding Refn's brilliant, bizarre and ultraviolent anti-revenge movie Only God Forgives is his most interesting work since the Pusher trilogy in the Mads Mikkelsen era. It is put together with
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As one of Google’s highest-ranking women, Marissa Mayer became a Silicon Valley superstar, but inside the search giant her dazzle sometimes wore thin, with colleagues rebelling against her imperious style.
But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future? Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with
By tossing the two-week standard in favor of an honor system with unlimited time off, some companies are seeing an exponential rise in productivity. Now, they just have to be mindful of staff burnout.
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SessionM’s Deborah Powsner is on a mission to get people to actually watch–and even engage with–mobile advertisements. Deborah Powsner is the VP of Consumer Insights at the mobile advertising firm SessionM.