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100 years

Know What's Crazy? People Are Signing $100 Million NBA Contracts On An iPad

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For industry people who keep up with the daily tech blog cycle of incremental feature updates, startup launches, and seed funding stories, it can be easy to lose sight of how tech has really changed how the world operates. So sometimes, it’s fun to just step back and realize how...
Know What's Crazy? People Are Signing $100 Million NBA Contracts On An iPad
Large, old trees disappearing worldwide

How Alan Turing Set the Rules for Computing

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On Saturday, British mathematician Alan Turing would have turned 100 years old. It is barely fathomable to think that none of the computing power surrounding us......
How Alan Turing Set the Rules for Computing

Google confronts extinction of more than 3,000 languages

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Google-backed initiative the Endangered Languages Project aims to help preserve the many languages slated to become extinct within the next 100 years. [Read more]...
Google confronts extinction of more than 3,000 languages
FYI, the New York Public Library is Basically Building a Guidebook for Time Travelers

Mark Twain Finally to Publish Autobiography

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File this under “better late than never.” Mark Twain spent his last decade writing his memoirs, producing some 5,000 unedited pages. However, he stipulated that they couldn’t be published for at least a century following his death. (Apropos see this very rare footage recorded by Thomas Edison showing Twain in his...
Mark Twain Finally to Publish Autobiography

Tax: how Amazon passed the Slough test and prospered

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HMRC believes Amazon has no fixed place of business in the UK. Perhaps it needs to look again at what goes on in BerkshireThe way companies are taxed has changed with the way corporations have developed in the last 100 years, expanding beyond national borders. The emergence of substantial international...
Tax: how Amazon passed the Slough test and prospered

Evernote raises another $85M as it seeks to get short-termers out well before an IPO

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If Phil Libin ever writes a book on building Evernote it’ll be called “Good Problems to Have.” That’s one of the most annoying phrases you can hear as an entrepreneur. Just because they are good problems, doesn’t make them any less serious of problems, he argues. One of Evernote’s good...
Evernote raises another $85M as it seeks to get short-termers out well before an IPO
Muni is 100 years old. Too bad it won't die like a human that age

Your Facebook IPO Sing-Along: 'ZUCKERBERG: The Musical!'

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In 2004, who could have predicted that a Harvard sophomore would be destined to lead his dorm-room creation to a gajillion-dollar IPO eight years later? The life and times of Mark Zuckerberg are dramatic, even epic, and -- you might say -- lyrical. In that spirit, the team at Collective...
Your Facebook IPO Sing-Along: 'ZUCKERBERG: The Musical!'

What Does Health Care Reform Mean for Startups and VCs?

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In the waning moments of Sunday evening (quite literally the eleventh hour), the U.S. House of Representatives passed was some are calling the most comprehensive changes to the American health care system in over 100 years. The bill passed by a narrow margin of just seven votes, and could be...
What Does Health Care Reform Mean for Startups and VCs?

Why can we send people to the moon but still not predict the weather? (video)

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Science has come a long way in the past 100 years. We’ve sent humans to space, landed devices on Mars, proposed groundbreaking theories, exploded nuclear bombs, decimated diseases, and more. But with all these advancements, why is still so hard for us to predict future weather conditions? A new...
Why can we send people to the moon but still not predict the weather? (video)

What does 15 years of baby name data tell us about modern Britain?

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First, Anna Powell-Smith revolutionised the way women can choose clothes using data. Now she aims to do the same for that other fraught issue: baby names• More on baby names on the DatablogIf you are a parent, or soon to be a parent, you may already have discovered the US's...
What does 15 years of baby name data tell us about modern Britain?

Fruit Ninja Tops 300M+ Downloads After Two Years, Now Installed On 1/3 Of All U.S. iPhones

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It feels like it was just yesterday that I was downloading Fruit Ninja on a review unit of the iPad, swiping away at juicy watermelons and nearly-invisible kiwis. But the app has been around for a while — two years to be exact. And over the span of 24 months,...
Fruit Ninja Tops 300M+ Downloads After Two Years, Now Installed On 1/3 Of All U.S. iPhones

4 Ways To 'Win Friends And Influence People' In The Digital Age

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The digital age has made it easier to connect with a mass audience, but it's also more of a challenge to truly persuade people to believe in your mission. For example, how do you influence your employees and promote enthusiasm throughout the company when you don't have as much direct...
4 Ways To 'Win Friends And Influence People' In The Digital Age
Cory Arcangel, Spock, and the internet sewing machine: photos from the 2013 Armory art show

You can now take a 3D tour of the Titanic using Google Earth

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It has been nearly 100 years since the Titanic crashed into an iceberg and sunk to the bottom of the North Atlantic. Our interest has never decreased in that fateful night, and numerous National Geographic specials and even movies have been created trying to tell the story. In fact, we’re...
You can now take a 3D tour of the Titanic using Google Earth
Pixar remembers Steve Jobs with newly-renamed studio building

Tokyo Toilet Tour! A Photo Walk Through Toto's High-Tech Showroom

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Twenty-six floors above Tokyo's Shinjuku district sits one of the city's coolest showcases of Japanese gadgetry: Toto's flagship showroom, where visitors can check out the latest in high-end toilet and bath technology. From automatic-everything "washlet" toilets to a $30,000 light-up bathtub, there's a lot to explore. Toto, the world's largest...
Tokyo Toilet Tour! A Photo Walk Through Toto's High-Tech Showroom

ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup

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In this weeks edition of the Weekly Wrapup, we discuss the implications of the recently passed health care reform bill on startups and small businesses, as well as some hiring tips, and 6 venture capitalists weigh in on what they look for from an entrepreneur's pitch. We also discuss how...
ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup

The end of Earth, the end of us, and the end of the universe

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Humanity is obsessed with history. I don’t know why, but for the most part we would much rather lose ourselves in reverie than contemplate the future. Even when we do think of the future, it’s nearly always constrained to our future, usually just a handful of years hence. It is...
The end of Earth, the end of us, and the end of the universe

Why we owe it all to Alan Turing

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It’s 100 years since the birth of Alan Turing — the brilliant British polymath scientist whose work informs and pervades all of modern computing. Despite a criminally shortened life, he made significant contributions in many fields: helping to break the German ciphers in WWII, designing some of the first digital...
Why we owe it all to Alan Turing

Smartphones set to become the fastest spreading technology in human history

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It probably doesn’t come as a surprise, but it’s always nice to see it plotted on a graph: Smartphones might just be the fastest-spreading technology in human history. The only technologies that come close is the adoption of television between 1950 and 1953, and the recent emergence (and rapid growth)...
Smartphones set to become the fastest spreading technology in human history

MBA Mondays: One More Thing On Sustainability Before We Move On

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I'd like to tie together two posts and make a final point on Sustainability. In my first post for the Sustainability class, I wrote: Clay Christensen talks about this kind of thing all the time. Big company executives are asked to calculate an return on investment (ROI) on the investments they...
MBA Mondays: One More Thing On Sustainability Before We Move On

CNET's editor wasn't in "an impossible situation," far from it

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Like so many industries, the media business is currently rewriting a lot of their own rules. That’s not all bad. No industry going through this much dramatic change should be hidebound to what was de rigeur for the last 100 years. Can you be owned by a conglomerate you...
CNET's editor wasn't in "an impossible situation," far from it

2 Years Later, Fruit Ninja Is Still Slicing And Dicing With 300 Million Downloads And 1.5 Trillion Fruits Chopped

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Halfbrick, the developer behind popular mobile game Fruit Ninja, is celebrating the app's second birthday today. Since its launch two years ago, Fruit Ninja has hit some impressive milestones. 300 million downloads 1.5 trillion pieces of fruit sliced 100 years of Fruit Ninja is played every day around the world...
2 Years Later, Fruit Ninja Is Still Slicing And Dicing With 300 Million Downloads And 1.5 Trillion Fruits Chopped

Mark Zuckerberg Tries to Cure Linsanity With $1,200 Seats at the Garden

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Mark Zuckerberg's personal net worth may soon surpass Larry's and Sergey's. So you have to get creative about how to spend those billions. What better way than to pay homage to a fellow wunderkind and cure a bad case of the linsanes all at the same time? Mr. Zuckerberg...
Mark Zuckerberg Tries to Cure Linsanity With $1,200 Seats at the Garden

Hark inks deal with the AP, gains access to 100 years of audio clips

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Hark has sealed a new content partnership with the Associated Press, gaining access to more than 100 years of audio clips and photos from the news agency. As part of a licensing deal, Hark will post everything from World War II broadcasts to presidential debates to sporting milestones. “Some of our...
Hark inks deal with the AP, gains access to 100 years of audio clips
Pack Your Freeze-Dried Ice Cream! Space Entrepreneur Swears We're Going to Space

What's up with Hark? Audio clip site goes radio silent as core content disappears

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Something is going on at Hark. The Seattle startup, known for its huge repository of sound bites, from classic movie quotes to historic speeches, laid off staffers last month. Its Twitter account has gone dark. And the site has removed several of its key categories, including famous movie quotes like...
What's up with Hark? Audio clip site goes radio silent as core content disappears
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