Jon Nathanson

Jon Nathanson is a technology columnist, startup investor, and strategy consultant in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

May 29 2014 12:36 PMWe Can Do Better Than LinkedInThe world’s biggest recruiting site is thriving. But there’s a lot more to the working world than this.
May 13 2014 10:51 AMSilver Is the New GoldSilicon Valley is finally taking notice of a $750 billion market: baby boomers.
April 23 2014 2:00 PM“But Google Drive Does the Exact Same Thing!”Answering a few important questions about the future of Dropbox.
The Bet
April 15 2014 2:58 PMThe End of AspirationThe luxury market has finally plateaued. It’s time for brands to choose sides.
The Bet
March 26 2014 11:06 AMAre Young People Really More Innovative?
The Bet
March 13 2014 11:46 AMHow Local Sports Could Change All of TelevisionSports franchises have driven the entire cable business model. That’s about to change.
The Bet
Feb. 26 2014 4:12 PMFacebook’s Identity CrisisUser identity was the key to Facebook’s global domination strategy—until it wasn’t.
The Bet
Feb. 11 2014 4:17 PMWhy Hollywood Resists DisruptionIt doesn’t fight off invaders. It sits down and does business with them.
The Bet
May 23 2014 10:16 AMTwo Bites of the AppleThree years into Tim Cook’s reign, are we bullish or bearish on the house Steve Jobs built?
The Bet
May 1 2014 12:33 PMHow Klout Finally MattersKlout failed to become the official scorecard for social media. Social networks will get better by learning from its mistakes.
April 22 2014 11:25 AMWhy Google Should Buy DropboxBecause it has the potential to create a true Internet of You.
The Bet
April 9 2014 11:17 AMTake Our Money!Chinese tourism is a huge economic opportunity. America is blowing it.
The Bet
March 18 2014 4:54 PMThis Is HardcoreHow superfans drive the entertainment business.
The Bet
March 3 2014 5:13 PMGambling Is the Next Wave in Mobile GamingStates—and mobile developers—are fighting for a slice of a $30 billion pie.
The Bet
Feb. 18 2014 10:57 AMApple Has Already Released the iWatchThe war for wearables is heating up—and the least important battle is the wearables themselves.



More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

My Father Was James Brown. I Watched Him Beat My Mother. Then I Married Someone Like Him.

  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 12:02 PM Here It Is: The Flimsiest Campaign Attack Ad of 2014, Which Won’t Stop Running
Sept. 17 2014 12:13 PM “For a While Liquidity Led to Stupidity”
The Eye
Sept. 17 2014 12:19 PM Early Cancer Hospitals Were Modeled on French Castles, Served Champagne
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Sept. 17 2014 11:06 AM Inside the Exclusive World of Members-Only Clubs
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 11:14 AM How Does That Geometry Problem Make You Feel? Computer tutors that can read students’ emotions.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 11:18 AM A Bridge Across the Sky
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.