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Facebook and the Internet of Things

Ever since Mark Zuckerberg announced his intent to make Facebook the world’s best “personalized newspaper,” I’ve been contemplating the implications of such a mission. Facebook is already playing a part …

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Interview with David Blake: The Future of the Degree

Massive open online courses—or MOOCs—have garnered a lot of attention as educational institutions and private citizens alike join the movement to educate the masses. The benefit of MOOCs for people …

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In Memory of AOL 7.0

This guest post is by Ryan Brenner as part of a forthcoming guest contributor program. The views expressed herein are solely those of the author. I feel bad for everyone born …

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I Didn’t Use to Believe in Hairspray, Coffee, or Twitter.

There are a few products in life that make you feel like you just watched an infomercial about a weight loss pill that doesn’t require any change in behavior. That …

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Google Launches First Art, Copy, and Code Project, Calls Into Question The Scaleability of the Future of Advertising

The Official Google Blog, via TechCrunch: Art, Copy & Code is a series of projects and experiments to show how creativity and technology can work hand in hand. Some of …

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Easy or Right: The Paradigm Shift Groupon Needs

Yesterday, the Groupon board bid adieu to founder Andrew Mason. Now former CEO Mason writes on his personal blog (h/t Daring Fireball): After four and a half intense and wonderful years as CEO …

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Inside Google’s Garden: How “Open” Built a Walled Garden, or, Why Google’s Okay With the Fact that Pew Doesn’t Know What Google+ Is

People still do not know what to make of Google+. As Taylor Buley for TechCrunch reported: According to [Pew] survey designer Maeve Duggan … “In pre-survey testing, we found that respondents had a difficult …

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Be Bold

Just as the advent of the telegraph and telephone transformed the primary way by which people communicate from afar, so too has the rise of text messaging and instant messaging …

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Should We Flip the Classroom, Too?

This article is a cross-post from the Harvard Political Review. We are both committed to the highest quality journalism at the intersection of technology and politics. Click here to visit HPR online. …

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Hacking Homeland

This article is a cross-post from the Harvard Political Review. We are both committed to the highest quality journalism at the intersection of technology and politics. Click here to visit HPR online. …