The recent rise of all-encompassing internet platforms promised something unprecedented and invigorating: venues that unite all manner of actors — politicians, media, lobbyists, citizens, experts, corporations — under one roof. These companies promised something that no previous vision of the public sphere could offer: real, billion-strong mass participation; a means for...

Since April, the Southern Poverty Law Center, a legal advocacy and civil rights group, has tried to track down Mr. Anglin for a lawsuit claiming that he used his website to inflict emotional distress on Tanya Gersh, a Jewish real estate agent in Montana. The fruitless search for him exemplifies the...

“They took it to a different level,” Parlier said. “It’s not a very cheap sport, and people here are very wealthy, so it’s a good combination.”The man who got Silicon Valley into the sport in the first place was Don Montague, a foil craftsman and the tech world’s foiling fixer. ...

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“There are also lessons learned, in this case many of them, that need to be preserved and remembered.” Underwater Archaeology: The expedition for the USS Indianapolis Video by Piece of NewsThe discovery of the ship’s remains required detective work to get a more accurate location for the Indianapolis...

Q. I prefer to keep my backups on the ground and out of the cloud, but where does my iPad backup file live on the computer when I back it up with iTunes?A. When you connect your iOS device to the Mac or PC and back up its data with Apple’s...

When I met Andy Rubin, the founder of Android, earlier this year to talk about his new company, he showed me a PowerPoint deck from 2009. His team put it together just before the debut of the Motorola Droid, Android’s first real chance to take on the iPhone. The campaign slogan was “Droid Does,” and Motorola planned to harp...

For Benchmark, this puts the venture firm further out on a long limb. The firm, which has backed companies including eBay, Snap and Twitter, became one of Silicon Valley’s most successful start-up investors by keeping a low profile in its partnerships with entrepreneurs. Now with Uber, the firm is mired in...

“It’s like school,” she said.Photo 4:58 A.M. Sleep is a popular way of passing the first leg of the trip. ...

Q. I know it’s possible to make PDF files with my phone’s camera and a scanner app, but is it possible to make PDF files out of documents already on my phone, like email threads and web pages so I can save them in cloud-based research folders?Photo ...