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Why Facebook Needs Sheryl Sandberg
Mark Zuckerberg's No. 2 provides "adult supervision" at the company, trying to keep growth at an optimum level Facebook HQ: Sandberg in the user operations department. Facebook plans to move…
Author: Brad Stone
Published: May 12, 2011
Length: 2 minutes (637 words)
The Suicide Catcher
The bridge rose up and away from the city's northwest quadrant, spanning the great Yangtze river. And yet, from the on-ramp…
Source: www.gq.com
Length: 34 minutes (8650 words)
News on the Internet is instant. That has always been the best and worst part of the medium for journalists. The Internet gets straight to the point and tells readers what happened as soon as…
Published: July 9, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (878 words)
Daniel Ek’s Spotify: Music’s Last Best Hope
“You can’t work in music. You have to find another job.” Per Sundin’s concerned mother was on the phone. It was the summer of 2006, and both Sundins were watching a debate between Sweden’s two major party candidates for Prime Minister. Earlier that year, police in Stockholm had confiscated servers and questioned the founders of The Pirate Bay, a file sharing site that had been ignoring increasingly piqued letters from the American entertainment industry. Media piracy had become a national campaign issue in Sweden, which according to Harvard’s Berkman Center is second only to Japan in speed, price, and availability of broadband Internet access. During the debate, the moderator asked the candidates how they felt about file sharing. Both agreed that piracy was too easy, and that it didn’t make sense to criminalize an entire generation of music lovers.
Source: Businessweek
Published: July 13, 2011
Length: 20 minutes (5001 words)
Zach Crizer
Among all the great longform journalism published in 2011, these were my favorites: 1. A Murder Foretold, by David Grann, The New Yorker: Could have been a fantastic detective book — if it…
How U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work
Published: Jan. 21, 2012
Length: 18 minutes (4620 words)
The Malice at the Palace
"I think a lot of us made a lot of selfish decisions that day. I made a selfish decision to stop trying to break it up and to confront Lindsey Hunter and Richard Hamilton. That was my selfish…
Published: Feb. 29, 2012
Length: 15 minutes (3885 words)
Battleground America
Every American can be his own policeman; the country has nearly as many guns as it has people. Photograph by Christopher Griffith.
Author: Jill Lepore
Published: April 23, 2012
Length: 4 minutes (1042 words)
‘Anything That Needs Done.’
There are not a lot of moments that allow for pause around Memorial Day for Christy Martin, co-owner of Martin’s Floral and Home Decor. The store is just too busy. But in her…
Author: Stry.us
Source: www.stry.us
Length: 6 minutes (1694 words)
2,000 Miles From Wall Street, The Occupy Movement Rises Again.
Abdo Soliman is alone, but he’s not lonely, and he understands what he must do on this warm Sunday morning in May. He is a 66-year-old former biochemist from Cairo. He drives a yellow 1981…
Author: Roman Stubbs
Source: www.stry.us
Length: 15 minutes (3944 words)
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