Derek Thompson

The Atlantic

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he covers economics, business and technology. He is the author of Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction.

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Not so long ago, you would have probably met your partner through a friend or family member. But today you probably use Tinder, OkCupid,  or Bumble.

The perks and drawbacks of modern online dating

Not so long ago, you would have probably met your partner through a friend or family member. But today you probably use Tinder, OkCupid,  or Bumble.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In December, the value of one bitcoin skyrocketed to $19,000. But in the past 24 hours, that value dropped to $9,700. It’s been called a cryptocurrency bloodbath.

The value of bitcoin and future for cryptocurrencies

In December, the value of one bitcoin skyrocketed to $19,000. But in the past 24 hours, that value dropped to $9,700. It’s been called a cryptocurrency bloodbath.

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Health bill a secret no more

Is it still too mean for Trump?

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