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Tech Archive

September 22, 2014
“The Dumbest Person in Your Building Is Passing Out Keys to Your Front Door!”

The war over Airbnb gets personal.

May 19, 2014
“Let’s, Like, Demolish Laundry”

Silicon Valley is in a bubbly race to wash your clothes better, faster, and cooler. This is not a metaphor. Unless, you know, it is.

February 17, 2014
The Valley Politic

As the tech sector vies for a larger role in national politics, it has to contend with the libertarian isolationists in its ranks.

January 20, 2014
Our Congenial Web Overlords

Ken and Ben Lerer fund 185 tech companies—and counting.

August 12, 2013
Up, Up, and Away!

At the Draper University of Heroes, tech-world hopefuls are taught to think big, bold, and purposeful—to dream in order to walk. Only then will they be prepared for Silicon Valley’s more mundane reality.

February 18, 2013
The Life and Afterlife of Aaron Swartz

The precocious coder, hacker visionary, and “pirate” was already a tech legend by the time he’d turned 17. But in the weeks since his suicide last month, at 26, his friends and comrades have tried to turn him into something else—a martyr.

December 17, 2012
The Proliferation of Emoji

And the man who made them.

October 22, 2012
This Text Will Self-Destruct

Snapchat sweeps campus.

October 15, 2012
The Future Is Calling

The great smartphone-patent war rages on, as Samsung, loser of the last battle, has now sued Apple, saying the iPhone 5 cribs from its products.

May 14, 2012
No, Facebook Has Not Already Peaked

The right way to read its future.