2. After this was brought to TNW's attention, they silently slipped in a link to the source blog, but still copied his post almost word-for-word without indicating that it was a quote. They also refused to acknowledge any wrongdoing and basically told the guy whose copyright they infringed to stop being a drama queen.
That is way beyond the standard rewriting that most big blogs and newspapers do. Look at the Verge and Fast Company articles you linked and see how much of the text outside quotes is copied verbatim from one to the other — in TNW's article, aside from the intro paragraph, it was pretty close to 100%.