Stories by Kevin Maney

  • Dark Side of the Loon

    Dark Side of the Loon

    Facebook and Google are working to use drones or balloons to bring the Internet to remote corners of the world. It’s the ultimate pie-in-the-sky scheme.
  • Losing Interest

    Losing Interest

    Banks are about to get blown up because they don’t realize that data, not money, is their most valuable asset
  • 2.28_NW0109_Facebook

    Buy Big or Go Home

    With its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, Facebook is trying to avoid going Microsoft
  • Buy Big or Go Home

    Buy Big or Go Home

    With its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, Facebook is trying to avoid going Microsoft
  • Big Data on Campus

    Big Data on Campus

    Crunching numbers will finally let students and their parents get smart about picking a college
  • 2.21_NW0108_College

    Big Data on Campus

    Crunching numbers will finally let students and their parents get smart about picking a college
  • Last Call for Bad Calls

    Last Call for Bad Calls

    Computers are just about ready to take over the judging and scoring for all sporting events
  • 2.14_NW0107_Refs

    Last Call for Bad Calls

    Computers are just about ready to take over the judging and scoring for all sporting events
  • Un-Scaling the Mountain

    Un-Scaling the Mountain

    Still own a car? Sharing everything from office space to Ping-Pong tables will soon be the only way to play
  • Zipcars and the future

    Un-Scaling the Mountain

    Still own a car? How retro. Sharing everything from office space to Ping-Pong tables will soon be the only way to play
  • Playing With a Concussion Might be a Thing of the Past

    Headbanger's Windfall

    This might be the last Super Bowl played with doctors making bad guesses about whether a player has a concussion
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    Tell Me More About Me, Please

    People don’t want to share personal information, but they are learning to mine it themselves
  • 1.24_NW0104_Nest

    Tell Me More About Me, Please

    People don’t want to share personal information, but they are learning to mine it themselves
  • 12-6-2013_NW0244_Bitcoin

    The End of Dumb Money

    Bitcoin may not be the currency of the future, but sooner or later something like it will emerge.
  • 12-6-13_NW0244_Bitcoin

    The End of Dumb Money

    Bitcoin may not be the currency of the future, but sooner or later something like it will emerge
  • 12-13-13_NW0145_Robot

    Here Come The Bots

    Google and other companies believe that robots today are like cell phones back when they were the size of bricks
  • Robots

    The Robots Are Coming

    Google and other companies believe that robots today are like cell phones back when they were the size of bricks.

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