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Congratulations, you're pregnant! Now buy stuff

May 15, 2014
Shutterfly's email list reveals the industry of marketing to expectant parents.
Posted In: pregnancy, marketing

The $24 admission fee to the 9/11 Museum in context

May 14, 2014
The entry fee to a memorial often stems from federal funding -- or lack thereof.
Posted In: 9/11, museums, memorials

Electricity as utility. A model for the internet?

May 14, 2014
A short look at the history of how utilities became utilities.
Posted In: utility, Internet, net neutrality, electricity

Charting AT&T-DirecTV deal in history of media mergers

May 13, 2014
In the cable TV and broadband business, a timeline littered with mergers.
Posted In: AT&T, directv
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We've got a peek at Alibaba's books. Thoughts?

May 7, 2014
Is Alibaba worth $100 billion? And how is that calculated?
Posted In: alibaba

Goodbye, productivity. Hello, HBO.

Apr 23, 2014
With several HBO series made available to Amazon Prime customers, how long will it take you to watch all of it?
Posted In: HBO, Amazon Prime

Instagram exposes your real friends

Apr 18, 2014
The photo sharing firm's effort to cut down on insta-spam elicits some negativity.
Posted In: instagram

.buzz and .pics: Your site here

Apr 16, 2014
Here's a .update on the new top-level domain names.
Posted In: TLDs, gTLDs
Homepage for Comixology

How digital media is reinventing comics

Apr 11, 2014
A look into Amazon's purchase of digital comic book site Comixology.
Posted In: Amazon, comics
Mars Bars

What M&M's have to do with dog food

Apr 9, 2014
Mars makes a lot more than chocolate.
Posted In: mars, Pedigree, Whiskas

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About this collection

A new joint reporting project, “American Futures,” with reporting from Marketplace and The Atlantic, will take journalists on a cross-country trip to document the dramatic economic, technological, cultural, and social changes under way in small towns and cities across the nation. By adapting the long-standing American tradition of discovering the country through an extended coast-to-coast journey, and applying sophisticated mapping technology from the software company Esri, the reporting initiative will showcase the people, communities, companies, and trends that are emerging out of the past decade’s economic, technological, and demographic disruption.