John Battelle's Top Stories

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  1. Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Moment
    Looking back, I guess we in the media might have asked Apple CEO Tim Cook if he were gay. Me especially, since I am gay. And, like many, I had heard all the assumptions about the self-effacing exec’s sexual orientation, even though he and I had...
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  2. How one-time dot-com darling iVillage fell to Earth
    Today quietly marks the end of an era in online publishing, when the four remaining employees of iVillage fill out their last time sheet there. Born in 1995, at the dawn of the dot-com boom, iVillage was synonymous with the frothiness of the new...
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  3. Why the U.S. Has Fallen Behind in Internet Speed and Affordability
    In the Slow Lane Why the U.S. Has Fallen Behind in Internet Speed and Affordability Photo Credit Mikey Burton America’s slow and expensive Internet is more than just an annoyance for people trying to watch “Happy Gilmore” on Netflix. Largely a...
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  4. Slack’s One-Year-Old Software Business Valued at $1.12 Billion
    Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield Slack Workplace collaboration tool Slack didn’t exist two years ago. Now the company is one of the most valuable business software startups in the world. Slack Technologies raised $120 million in a mega-round of...
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  5. The Candy Hierarchy, 2014
    ABSTRACT The world renowned “Candy Hierarchy” now enters a new phase of systematics to scientifically measure and classify Halloween Candy by assessing “joy induction.” From 2006 to 2013, Cohen and Ng were the PIs ranking candies as an ongoing...
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