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Dylan Byers

The Future According to Eric Schmidt

On stage Wednesday at Cannes Lions, Eric Schmidt seemed like the kind of man—perhaps the only man, other than Steve Jobs—who could effortlessly convince an international crowd of 20- and…

Pitching Hard

     Jon Steinberg, president of BuzzFeed, pitches fast and hard. The first time I met him, post-midnight at BuzzFeed’s party on Le Rooftop, overlooking the Mediterranean, I felt the…

David-Michel Davies: It's a Community Affair

     Internet Week is big. A behemoth, host to big shots and wannabes. It sprawls across the entire city, with no single organizing principle. It consists of roughly 250…

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell-Bashing at Personal Democracy Forum

     Ever since Mohammed Bouazizi, a Tunisian street-vendor, set himself on fire and sparked protests across North Africa and the Middle East, New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell has…

The Tone at Personal Democracy Forum

     Personal Democracy Forum, a two-day conference on technology and individual liberties, takes place this year amid the sprawling beast that is New York City’s Internet Week. But PDF,…

Following #Osama

Two questions will be asked now: "Where were you when the towers fell?" and "Where were you when Osama was killed?" Like most people, I learned about 9/11 from a…

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