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The Inside Story of the Great Silicon Heist - WIRED
The material powers solar panels and microchips. In Alabama, two thieves cashed in.
wired  crime  silicone  brendankoerner 
6 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
This Bot-Powered Store Could Halt Amazon in Its Tracks
It’s the rare software startup where you find yourself standing in your underwear behind a curtain while the founder talks tech.
wired  commerce  stores  retail  technology  ecommerce  startup 
november 2015 by brendanmcfadden
The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But The Truth
The untold story of the Microsoft antitrust case and what it means for the future of Bill Gates and his company.
johnheilman  microsoft  trial  billgates  wired  technology  antitrust 
july 2014 by brendanmcfadden
The Curse of Xanadu
It was the most radical computer dream of the hacker era. Ted Nelson's Xanadu project was supposed to be the universal, democratic hypertext library that would help human life evolve into an entirely new form. Instead, it sucked Nelson and his intrepid band of true believers into what became the longest-running vaporware project in the history of computing - a 30-year saga of rabid prototyping and heart-slashing despair. The amazing epic tragedy.
wired  computers  programming  xanadu 
june 2014 by brendanmcfadden

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