Zach Seward's Top Stories

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  1. Jack Shafer on losing his job, and the state of things
    I called up the legendary media critic Jack Shafer after word got out he'd been laid off at Reuters. There was some idea of putting it all together into an article but he speaks too well for himself for us to publish it any other way than as a Q and...
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  2. A Note to Re/code Readers
    Like all websites, Re/code is in a constant process of iteration. So, starting today, you’ll notice a few changes on our site, and we wanted to let you know about them. You’ll see some design and functionality revisions aimed at making the site...
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  3. Uber Deck Reveals Revenue, Rides, Drivers and Fares
    Flickr/FortuneUber CEO Travis Kalanick at Fortune's Brainstorm conference in June 2013. Uber is a four-year-old mobile ride service company that could soon generate $10 billion of revenue per year. How much revenue is Uber currently generating? How...
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  4. Obamacare Sign-Ups Were Inflated With Dental Plans
    The Obama administration said it erroneously calculated the number of people with health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, incorrectly adding 380,000 dental subscribers to raise the total above 7 million. The accurate number with full...
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  5. Valleywag Editor-in-Chief Nitasha Tiku Joins The Verge
    InstagramNitasha TikuLess than one month ago, Nitasha Tiku was promoted to Editor-in-Chief of Gawker's tech lifestyle section, Valleywag, in place of Sam Biddle. She seemed committed, telling us that Valleywag was well-positioned to continue driving...
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  6. A Rape on Campus
    Jackie was just starting her freshman year at the University of Virginia when she was brutally assaulted by seven men at a frat party. When she tried to hold them accountable, a whole new kind of abuse began From Rugby Road to Vinegar Hill, we're...
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  7. Wolff: Behind the scenes at Uber/BuzzFeed fracas
    The popular car pick-up service Uber application on a photo in Berlin.(Photo: Britta Pedersen, AFP/Getty Images) Uber is at the forefront of a vast reordering of ground transportation and how we use cars. It is also in the middle of many publicity...
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  8. The Quartz Chart of the Year™ will look something like this
    At Quartz, we—and our readers—love  charts. We’re always on the hunt for a terrific fever line or bar graph that delivers deep insight at a single glance. We delve into data to churn out plenty of our own charts; heck, we’ve even built a cool tool...
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  9. A quick history of why Asians wear surgical masks in public
    On the 7 train that connects Manhattan to the bustling ethnic enclave of Flushing, Queens, it’s becoming more and more common to see riders wearing surgical masks in public. It’s a phenomenon that’s long been a common in East Asian countries. And...
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  10. The Secret Life of Passwords
    Howard Lutnick, the chief executive of Cantor Fitzgerald, one of the world’s largest financial-services firms, still cries when he talks about it. Not long after the planes struck the twin towers, killing 658 of his co-workers and friends, including...
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