John Battelle's Top Stories

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  1. How “Lost” changed the way the world watches TV
    Mr. Eko, the Nigerian drug lord turned priest, would say that the story of Lost’s creation was not coincidence, but fate. Hatched as a half-baked kernel of an idea by an ABC executive on his way out the door, the show became a gargantuan worldwide...
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  2. iPhone Lines Video - Business Insider
    Casey Neistat On Friday, we, like many others published photos of thousands of people standing in line to buy the new iPhone, the iPhone 6.  Most people think of these lines as being filled with crazed fanboys who just can't wait to get their hands...
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  3. MAVEN | NASA
    NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars’ orbit at 10:24 p.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere as never done before. MAVEN is the first...
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  4. A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Henry Ellenbogen
    The investments of Henry Ellenbogen’ s New Horizons Fund are particularly interesting since they span both public and late-state private markets. While his late-stage private investments are only about 2-3% of the total assets of the New Horizons...
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  5. Meet the Guy Who Helped the NYSE Land Tech’s Biggest IPO
    On Friday morning, Tom Farley arrived at the New York Stock Exchange at 7:20 a.m. just like he does every day. And then, for a couple of seconds, he acted like a tourist. Alibaba founder Jack Ma and his executive team were posing for photos in front...
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