John Borthwick's Top Stories

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  1. The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed
    The campuses of the tech industry are famous for their lavish cafeterias, cushy shuttles, and on-site laundry services. But on a muggy February afternoon, some of these companies’ most important work is being done 7,000 miles away, on the second...
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  2. Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner’s World Record
    Parachutist’s Record Fall: Over 25 Miles in 15 Minutes Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner’s World Record Continue reading the main story Video Google Executive Makes World Record Jump Alan Eustace, a senior vice...
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  3. Google CEO Larry Page Reorgs Staff, Anoints Sundar Pichai as New Product Czar
    In a significant reorganization of Google management, CEO Larry Page is transferring leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai, according to sources close to the situation. Google has sent a memo to staff about the move this afternoon,...
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  4. A New York tabloid detente that wasn't
    What if New York City's two tabloids, those famously bloody newsstand warriors, joined forces? Recently, the age-old rivals were considering just that, Capital has learned. The New York Post and the Daily News have been, by popular definition,...
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  5. Exclusive: Google CEO Larry Page Reorgs Staff, Anoints Sundar Pichai as New Product Czar
    In a significant reorganization of Google management, CEO Larry Page is transferring leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai, according to sources close to the situation. Google sent a memo to staff about the move this afternoon,...
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  6. Every On-Screen Death In The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy, In Under 3 Minutes
    THE FORCE WAS WITH NONE OF THEM Every On-Screen Death In The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy, In Under 3 Minutes The original "Star Wars" films don't really have any blood or gore to speak of. But once you start totaling up the deaths of pilots,...
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  7. Parachutist’s Record Fall: Over 25 Miles in 15 Minutes
    ROSWELL, N.M. — A well-known computer scientist parachuted from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere on Friday, falling faster than the speed of sound and breaking the world altitude record set just two years ago. The jump was made by Alan...
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  8. Management Clichés That Work
    Managing product development and management in general are ripe with clichés. By definition of course a cliché is something that is true, but unoriginal. I like a good cliché because it reminds you that much of management practice boils down to...
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  9. Ten privacy questions Whisper should answer for Senate committee
    The “anonymous” social media app Whisper has been summoned to Capitol Hill to answer questions posed by the powerful chair of the Senate commerce committee. Jay Rockefeller said revelations in the Guardian about how Whisper tracks its users raise...
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  10. Doctor who treated Ebola patients in Guinea rushed to Bellevue Hospital with fever
    Doctor who treated Ebola patients in Guinea rushed to Bellevue Hospital with fever The drama unfolded shortly before noon on W. 147th St., where FDNY hazardous materials specialists sealed off the apartment as EMS rushed the doctor, clad in an...
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