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Print Thyself

How 3-D printing is revolutionizing medicine.<p>In February of 2012, a medical team at the University of Michigan’s C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital, in Ann Arbor, carried out an unusual operation on a three-month-old boy. The baby had been born with a rare condition called tracheobronchomalacia: the …

What’s the right news experience on a phone? Stacy-Marie Ishmael and BuzzFeed are trying to figure it out

“Nobody has to read you. You have to earn that. You have to respect people’s attention.”<p>A<p>few weeks ago, we wrote about BuzzFeed’s hiring of Stacy-Marie Ishmael, formerly of the Financial Times, as the editorial lead for their forthcoming news app. Product lead Noah Chestnut, formerly of The New …

How BuzzFeed infected the Internet with a killer virus

You’ve been infected. Just now. This morning, I bet.<p>You’ve already been exposed to 17 amazing things that you will love, a quiz to find out which of …

Why Amazon Has No Profits (And Why It Works)

Amazon has a tendency to polarize people. On one hand, there is the ruthless, relentless, ferociously efficient company that’s building the Sears …

EU's right to be forgotten: Guardian articles have been hidden by Google

When you Google someone from within the EU, you no longer see what the search giant thinks is the most important and relevant information about an individual. You see the most important information the target of your search is not trying to hide.<p>Stark evidence of this fact, the result of a European …

Three ways Jeff Bezos keeps improving Amazon’s workforce

Jeff Bezos has some very well-defined opinions and strategies about management, including keeping teams small and being confrontational when needed. That doesn’t mean he’s not up for trying something new.<p>In his annual shareholder letter, Bezos outlined a few specific initiatives and techniques that …

Employment

In The New York Times’ New Summary App, A Glimpse At The Future Of Reading

Mobile might be the biggest transition for news organizations since the World Wide Web–and the New York Times is on it.<p>On March 8, the <i>New York Times</i> unveiled a new app called NYT Now that signals a major shift in how publishers package the news. For $8 a month, NYT Now will offer users access to a …

Why Flipboard Is Winning the Native Advertising Game

5 reasons why I click their native ads<p>This post was written by Stephanie Newman, Communications Manager at SponsorPay.<p>Flipboard is garnering a good …

The Future of the News Business: A Monumental Twitter Stream All in One Place

I am more bullish about the future of the news industry over the next 20 years than almost anyone I know. You are going to see it grow 10X to 100X …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Engineering

Why Apple Could Win Big With Tesla's Giant New Battery Factory

The first Tesla I ever saw was stripped down to the chassis, a bare-metal incarnation of the company's flagship electric Roadster on display at an …

If native advertising is so harmless, why does it rely on misleading readers?

The devil walks into a bar and sits at a table with eight newspaper and magazine publishers plus one strange little fellow in shabby, dated robes. The devil says, "How'd you all like to get some advertising revenue at higher rates than what you've been fetching for the past five or six years?"<p>The …

In the Social Age, Don't Advertise, Engage

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The advent of the internet heralded the start of sweeping changes to the way in which businesses interact with consumers.<p>Traditionally, brands would deliver a message to consumers in the hopes of influencing their buying decisions. But …

Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck

If this is indeed the year of reading more and writing better, we’ve been right on course with David Ogilvy’s 10 no-nonsense tips, Henry Miller’s 11 commandments, and various invaluable advice from other great writers.<p>Now comes Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel laureate <b>John Steinbeck</b> (February 27, …

Why Are Upworthy Headlines Suddenly Everywhere?

Their success isn't just about click bait. It goes to the heart of our largest tech companies.<p>I haven’t seen anything like it in a long time. On Facebook, on Twitter, and even sometimes in my email inbox, there are these headlines.<p>“We Don’t Hear Enough From Native American Voices. Here’s An …

What Twitter Can Teach Us About Product Development

When Twitter was born, the 140 character limit looked like a capricious attempt at concision. In a world where blogs were dominant, Twitter looked like a toy and it was unclear what its prospects would be but as the mobile world grew, so did Twitter. And along with it, a number of valuable lessons …

How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood

To understand how people look for movies, the video service created 76,897 micro-genres. We took the genre descriptions, broke them down to their key words, … and built our own new-genre generator.<p>If you use Netflix, you've probably wondered about the specific genres that it suggests to you. Some …

The Power of Ritual: The Creation of Sacred Time and Space in a Profane World | The Art of Manliness

Earlier this week we explored the nature of ritual and posited that its current scarcity may be at the root of the restlessness, apathy, alienation, …

How Netflix Uses Analytics To Select Movies, Create Content, & Make Multimillion Dollar Decisions

In 2006 Netflix announced the Netflix Prize, a competition for creating an algorithm that would “substantially improve the accuracy of predictions …

Why the New York Times needs to think less about products and more about relationships

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Over at the Nieman Journalism Lab, media analyst Ken Doctor has a good overview of what the <i>New York Times</i> has in mind for …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Vaccine deniers: inside the dumb, dangerous new fad

In San Francisco’s upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood, some 200 students from kindergarten to the eighth grade attend classes at the private San Francisco Waldorf School. On any given afternoon outside of the cheerful, modern white building, parents congregate to wait for their kids. Chit-chat …

The 50 Greatest Breakthroughs Since the Wheel

Why did it take so long to invent the wheelbarrow? Have we hit peak innovation? What our list reveals about imagination, optimism, and the nature of progress.<p><b>Jump straight to the list</b><p>Some questions you ask because you want the right answer. Others are valuable because no answer is right; the payoff …

The Role of News on Facebook

On Facebook, the largest social media platform, news is a common but incidental experience, according to an initiative of Pew Research Center in …

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

How Google Uses Data to Build a Better Worker

For the search and advertising juggernaut, human resources is more than human<p>“I have charts and graphs to back me up. So f*** off.”<p>Not the mantra you’d expect from your typical human resources representative. But every new hire for Google’s People Analytics department, part of the company’s HR …

The rise of the reader: journalism in the age of the open web

I'd like to begin with a true story.<p>I was recently conducting a job interview for a Guardian role, and I asked the interviewee, who had worked only in print journalism, how he thought he'd cope working in digital news. In reply he said, "Well, I've got a computer. I've been using computers for …