Tim Carmody

Tim Carmody

Everything changes; don't be afraid

Tim Carmody writes about media, technology, business, and culture. Formerly senior writer at Wired and senior reporter/features writer at The Verge. Currently writing at The Message.

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The Verge

Memory to myth: tracing Aaron Swartz through the 21st century

To understand Aaron's contributions, we have to look beyond the headlines.

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Fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner pursued by police, drones, and ...

Christopher Dorner has used his training as a veteran of the US Navy and Los Angeles Police Department to avoid capture in the week since he allegedly shot and killed his former police chief's...

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Google and CDC show US flu epidemic among worst in a decade ...

Google's Flu Trends tracks the frequency of search terms correlated with flu outbreaks throughout the world, country by country or even city by city. This year, data from the United States (along...

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The end of kindness: weev and the cult of the angry young man

How internet abuse works: she displeases him and he tries to punish her. He posts doctored photos of her to the web. In one, a noose is near her head. In another, her children appear to be......

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30 billion watts and rising: balancing the internet's energy and ...

A new report by The New York Times on the internet's energy consumption estimates that data centers worldwide use 30 billion watts of electricity, including as much as 10 billion watts in the...

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Aaron Swartz: his death and legacy | The Verge

On Friday January 11, 2013, well-known online activist and hacker Aaron Swartz committed suicide in New York at the age of 26. An internet legend, Swartz had been active since he was in his early...

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ABC Unified: Disney's new advertising platform could finally put TV ...

Traditionally, TV networks gauge the number and demographic makeup of their shows' audiences by measuring the TV viewing habits of a small sample of households. Because the advertisers who pay for...

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Ad-free social network App.net moves from Twitter clone to cloud ...

With its alpha release, App.net promised a new kind of social network: a short-message service like Twitter, but subscription-supported and free from ads. Today, the company's adding 10GB of cloud...

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Amazon acquires Kindle Fire text-to-speech provider, but this isn't ...

On Thursday morning, Amazon announced its acquisition of Ivona Software, a text-to-speech company. Ivona already powers the "Text-to-Speech," "Voice Guide" and "Explore by Touch" accessibility...

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Amazon, Big Six publishers face antitrust suit from indie bookstores ...

A lawsuit filed on February 15th in the Southern District of New York seeks to change how ebooks and e-readers are sold forever. Posman Books, a well-regarded independent New York City book chain,...

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Amazon locks down 'Downton Abbey' exclusively for Prime Instant ...

Amazon and Netflix continue to elevate their battle for subscription streaming video supremacy. Just a day after Netflix premiered its original show House of Cards, Amazon has announced that it has...

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Amazon rides a razor-thin wave back to profit in first full quarter of ...

Amazon nailed its own projections on sales revenue and whipped right past them back to an operating income gain of $405 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. In total, Amazon posted a net income...

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Amazon's digital metamorphosis: ebooks up 70 percent, video ...

Amazon hardly ever gives you numbers that don't begin with dollar signs. It won't tell reporters or investors how many Kindles it's sold, or anything else that offers too much of an x-ray inside...

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Amazon to acquire Goodreads, a social network for book ...

Amazon will acquire book recommendation site and readers' social network Goodreads, according to an Amazon press release issued Thursday. "People love to talk about ideas and share their passion...

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Amazon to Apple: the game starts now | The Verge

The key moment in Jeff Bezos's keynote announcing Amazon's new Paperwhite Kindle and Kindle Fire models came before he introduced any of the new hardware. "People don't want gadgets any more,"...