In her story, Goodman described a scene outside the home of Dorian S. Nakamoto, the man purported to be the founder of Bitcoin, the crypto-currency. Nakamoto had called the police after Goodman came to his door, and the officers were there when he supposedly uttered this key quote: "I am no … Read more
The magazine's cover story, written by reporter Leah McGrath Goodman and published on Thursday, begins with a confrontation in front of Nakamoto's house between the journalist and Nakamoto, as two police officers from the Temple City Sheriff's Department stand by. The story claims one of the officers said, "This is the guy who created Bitcoin? It looks like he's living a pretty humble life." … Read more
Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, the 64-year-old Temple City, Calif., resident Newsweek claimed is the likely creator of Bitcoin in a prominent cover story published Thursday, denied ever having been involved with the cryptocurrency in an interview with the Associated Press later that same day.
In a startling turn to what has already been a remarkably strange series of events, Nakamoto is flatly refuting Newsweek's claims, though admitted that many of the story's revelations about his personal life were indeed true.
More notably, Nakamoto added that he had never heard of Bitcoin until three weeks ago when his son told … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- A man actually named Satoshi Nakamoto is most likely the founder of Bitcoin.
- Up Coffee is Jawbone's solution for America's caffein addiction.
- This couple broadcasts all their fights on Twitter.
The cover, a black and white photograph of the former Newsweek Building in New York, includes a hashtag next to "LastPrintIssue". The last print edition will be on newsstands Monday. Newsweek, which merged with the Daily Beast a couple of years ago, announced its intention to go all-digital in October.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- BlackBerry becomes a source of shame for users.
- Mental Floss asks: How did the Game Genie work?
- Schools across the country ban Flaming Hot Cheetos.
- Speaking of: 10 things you never knew about Flamin' Hots.
- Newsweek to shut down print edition and go all digital.
- Extra Life: Play games to raise money for local kids.
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After an 80-year stint, Newsweek is cancelling its print publication and will go all digital come 2013.
The news was revealed today on the Daily Beast, the online news site that merged with Newsweek in 2010. Daily Beast and Newsweek editor Tina Brown and Baba Shetty, CEO of the combined company, said that the December 31 edition will be the magazine's last print version.
Known as Newsweek Global, the new digital edition will provide news and information on a worldwide scale. Access to Newsweek Global will be available via paid subscriptions for both Web and tablet users. Certain content … Read more
Tech firms proved dominant in Newsweek's rankings of the greenest companies around the world, with Dell, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard among those singled out.
Out today, Newsweek's rankings looked at the most environmentally friendly companies in the U.S. alone and throughout the world. The goal of the study was to zero in on three factors: environmental impact, policies, and reputation.
Among the 500 public companies tracked in the U.S., Dell came out on top. The PC maker was lauded by Newsweek for its environmental policies, such as free product recycling and a ban on the export of … Read more
A somewhat unconventional yet challenging task: Newsweek invited four "hot (and nonpartisan) design firms" to provide ideas and design direction for "resurrecting the Republican brand," featured in this week's (December 29) print issue. The full-page feature presents concepts by frog design (full disclosure: my employer), Pentagram, Razorfish, and The Groop.
The article is not available online so check it out at a news stand (and support print media!).