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Luckerson writes about technology’s influence on media and urban policy. Previously he was a business reporter for Time.

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What Was the Happiest Day on the Internet This Decade?

From Double Rainbow Guy to the Ellen Selfie to the Dress, let’s take a pseudoscientific journey through the past nine years of internet history to determine the single best day to be online

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Amazon Is Ditching New York City Because It Got Burned by Its Own HQ2 Game Show

The tech giant’s competition to find its second headquarters was always designed to have one winner: Amazon. Thursday’s news shows that it wasn’t prepared for the backlash to its disingenuous approach.

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The Ethical Dilemma Facing Silicon Valley’s Next Generation

Stanford has established itself as a farm system for the tech giants. Following major scandals at Facebook, Google, and others, how is the university coming to grips with a world in which many of its students’ dream jobs are now vilified?

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Is Spotify’s Model Wiping Out Music’s Middle Class?

Fans may assume the $10 they pay for a monthly streaming subscription goes to the artists they listen to most. That’s not the case. Now, a growing number of musicians and industry players want change.

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Is Juul the Startup World’s Greatest Long Con?

The company that claims its products can help people quit smoking cigarettes is now making money for Big Tobacco. Where does its partnership rank among the most brazen tech startup schemes?

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Facebook Escaped 2018 Largely Unscathed. Can It Ever Be Stopped?

While the past 12 months have proved tumultuous for the tech giant, Facebook is still growing. As the year winds to a close, it’s worth examining what the furor has actually accomplished—and what could happen next.

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Reed Hastings and Netflix Upended Hollywood. But Is His Model Built to Stay on Top?

The Netflix CEO makes few day-to-day content decisions, but his company has reshaped how we watch TV all the same. Now he faces a new kind of challenge: staying ahead as his service’s most culturally ubiquitous shows fade away.

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The Cities That Amazon Left Behind

Amazon’s yearlong HQ2 search was billed as a chance to transform an American city. In reality, it made plain an economic system that increases inequality, monopoly power, and political polarization.

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The Guy Behind Net Neutrality Wants to Break Up Facebook

In his new book, legal scholar Tim Wu traces the history of antitrust enforcement in the United States and illustrates how breaking up tech giants wouldn’t have seemed so radical in a different era

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How Election Day Turned Homelessness in San Francisco Into a Referendum on Big Tech

What do tech companies owe to the communities where they reside? And what role should they play in shaping local politics?