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The chips are down for Moore’s law
By: M. Mitchell Waldrop

The semiconductor industry will soon abandon its pursuit of Moore's law. Now things could get a lot more interesting.

Facebook and the New Colonialism
By: Adrienne LaFrance
Source: The Atlantic

Today’s empires are born on the web, and exert tremendous power in the material world.

26 reasons Google created Alphabet
By: Felix Salmon
Source: Fusion

Alphabet is about to become the biggest tech company most people have never heard of. It's going to have a market capitalization of more than $400 billion. You might be more familiar with the company under its present moniker, Google. Felix Salmon gives us 26 reasons why Google created Alphabet.