John Battelle'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. 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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  3. Ben Bradlee Could Teach Us All a Thing or Two About Real Disruption
    When he died this week at 93 years old, the kudos for and remembrances of former Washington Post editor extraordinaire Ben Bradlee flooded across the Internet in a blast-from-the-past exudation. Bradlee would have liked that word, since he seemed to...
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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. Wouldn't it be great if a billboard could actually read your mind?
    Said no one, ever. Except, apparently not: the "data scientists" of Posterscope are excited that EE -- a joint venture of T-Mobile and Orange -- will spy on all their users' mobile data to "give profound insights...that were never possible before" ...
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