Feed the BeastFacebook’s growth may be leveling off, but its ability to milk its most loyal users keeps improving.
Obama’s Nonreform ReformsThe president’s NSA surveillance speech left six key questions unanswered.
The NSA Is Bad for BusinessAnd that’s why all the biggest tech rivals are joining together to limit government surveillance.
The Age of the Product ManagerMarissa Mayer’s “flaws” are part of what makes her a new, better kind of CEO.
The Next Silicon Valley
The Do-OverSilicon Valley hatched from a unique mix of historical and cultural forces. Could it happen again?
Filling the VoidGoogle’s autocomplete suggestions can be horrifying. But the hive mind isn’t as sick as you think.
Billion to One
The Tortoise’s Guide to Becoming a Tech BillionaireYou don’t need a brilliant idea. You need patience and a hard shell.
Gabfest Extra: What Went Wrong With Healthcare.gov?John Dickerson and David Auerbach discuss how a real software company would deal with the Obamacare mess.
Debugging the Healthcare.gov HearingsThursday’s testimony was a spectacle of tech illiteracy and buck-passing.
The Brogrammer as Free Speech MartyrThe tech world produces a lot of genuine rebels. Pax Dickinson isn’t one of them.
The Hardest Computer Game of All TimeIt was called Robot Odyssey, it took me 13 years to finish it, and it sealed my fate as a programmer.
Google Is Trying Harder Than Ever to Be FacebookAnd as a result, its users feel betrayed and manipulated.
“The System Never Stopped Functioning”The people behind the Common App say it’s fixed. It’s not—far from it.
Because the College Application Process Just Wasn’t Stressful EnoughThe Common App meltdown was ridiculous and totally avoidable.
MUSCULAR ’Roid Rage!NSA surveillance of Google and Yahoo is nasty and brutish—and pointless and illegal.
The Uninsured Are Now Unpaid Alpha Testers for the GovernmentThey should get discounts on their premiums.
The NSA: Even Worse Than You Think!They’ve made you paranoid, but that doesn’t mean they’re doing their job.
Tales of an Ex–Microsoft ManagerOutgoing CEO Steve Ballmer’s beloved employee-ranking system made me secretive, cynical, and paranoid.
Obama’s Middle East Gamble The president is trying to engage the troubled region on his own terms. Is that even possible?
Inside Higher Ed
No Funds for You The Department of Education withholds massive amounts of funding from “risky” colleges. It doesn’t have to tell us which ones.
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of March 23, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Best Loss Ever A Duke-hating aficionado’s guide to the sweetest Blue Devils tournament defeats of all time.