Marissa Mayer, who keeps Google's home page pure, understands that less is more. Other tech companies are starting to get it, too. Here's why making things simple is the new competitive advantage.
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Managing teleworkers--at home, at work, as Starbucks.
By trying to latch onto the flavor of the moment, many companies forget what made them great in the first place.
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Sun cofounder and Silicon Valley bad boy Bill Joy on the future of startups and where he's placing his venture-capital bets.
Freakonomics, economic hit men, undercover economists. This ain't Adam Smith.
Critical calendar listings for November.
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Many tech-analyst blogs read like a symposium of you most boring college engineering and economics professors. Here are three exceptions.
How an inspiration during a bout of food poisoning eventually became the popular photo-sharing Web application.
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