Innovation Week - The Atlantic
The Weirdest Thing About the Instagram Deal Reuters

The Weirdest Thing About the Instagram Deal

Why did Instagram's founders dilute their own stake in the company just four days before finalizing its acquisition?

The Scanner I Wish I'd Had While I Was Researching My Book PlanOn

The Scanner I Wish I'd Had While I Was Researching My Book

This handheld scanner looks like an admirable connector of the physical and digital worlds.

Instagram Is Now Worth $77 Million Per Employee

Instagram Is Now Worth $77 Million Per Employee

Just because Instagram doesn't make even $1 doesn't mean Facebook is crazy for paying $1 billion

Facebook's Surprisingly Humble, $1 Billion Acquisition of Instagram Alexis Madrigal

Facebook's Surprisingly Humble, $1 Billion Acquisition of Instagram

Mark Zuckerberg has good news for Facebook users -- and maybe even for Instagrammers.

Google's Self-Driving Car for Blind People Google

Google's Self-Driving Car for Blind People

Self-driving cars aren't fundamentally about helping the vision impaired, but they sure would be useful.

Will States Compete to Care for the Poor? Reuters

Will States Compete to Care for the Poor?

Federalism can stoke healthy competition for residents. But there's a perverse incentive to repel the poorest ones.

One French School's Secret for Making Affirmative Action Work Reuters

One French School's Secret for Making Affirmative Action Work

Before Richard Descoings died suddenly and scandalously last week, he made controversial -- and surprisingly successful -- changes to how one of France's most elite universities builds its student body.

The 100-Year March of Technology in 1 Graph Wikimedia commons

The 100-Year March of Technology in 1 Graph

.. and what it says about conservative arguments about income inequality

A New Way to Drink Wine: Trading in the Bottle for the Four-Pack Stack Stacked Wines

A New Way to Drink Wine: Trading in the Bottle for the Four-Pack Stack

The bottles you're used to yield four glasses. A California company thinks dividing them up is the next big thing. And they're looking for investors.

Can This 'Online Ivy' University Change the Face of Higher Education? Reuters

Can This 'Online Ivy' University Change the Face of Higher Education?

Meet The Minerva Project, the chest-beating, Silicon Valley-spawned, Larry Summers-backed "E-lite" college that just might reshape the worldwide market for education.

The Forgotten Student: Has Higher Education Stiffed Its Most Important Client? wikipedia

The Forgotten Student: Has Higher Education Stiffed Its Most Important Client?

How the prestige game costs students more money for a lower-quality education

The Biggest Story in Photos

Photos of the Week: 11/15-11/21

On Newsstands Now

Subscribe and SAVE 65%
10 issues JUST $2.45/COPY

The Atlantic Monthly

The real roots of midlife crisis, the curious case of Jesus's wife, when schools are too strict, the coming fall of Facebook, the new science of hit songs, and more