Steven Johnson's Top Stories

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  1. Jon Ronson’s ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’
    Photo Credit Nishant Choksi The Welsh journalist and author Jon Ronson joined Twitter on Dec. 10, 2008. He has since published more than 44,000 tweets — almost 20 each day. He has seen some things. Ronson’s new book, “So You’ve Been Publicly...
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  2. Twitter and What Might Have Been
    Twitter’s blog is generally a cheery place, with one big exception from 2012: the innocuously named Changes Coming in Version 1.1 of the Twitter API, and in particular, the section called “Changes to the Developer Rules of the Road” that attempted to...
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  3. ‘Star Wars’ Theme Park Attractions to Be Based on New Films, Not Old (EXCLUSIVE)
    Two years after buying Lucasfilm for $4 billion, Disney is starting to reveal just how “Star Wars” will be integrated into the company’s theme parks. Main attractions will be based on new sequels and spinoffs — the first of which, “Star Wars: The...
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  4. U.S. Antitrust Lawyers Said to Be Leaning Against Comcast Merger
    Staff attorneys at the Justice Department’s antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block Comcast Corp.’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. Attorneys who are investigating Comcast’s $45.2...
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  5. Etsy’s IPO is a Milestone for New York’s Startup Scene
    Kristina Salen, center left, Etsy’s chief financial officer, stands with Chad Dickerson, center right, chairman and chief executive officer of Etsy, to celebrate the company’s IPO with employees and guests at the Nasdaq on Thursday. Associated Press...
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