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Fortune names Steve Jobs the 'greatest entrepreneur'

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He tops a list that includes Gates, Bezos, Page, Brin, Schultz and Zuckerberg "Though he could be abusive and mean-spirited to people who threw themselves into their work on his behalf, Steve Jobs has been our generation's quintessential entrepreneur. Visionary. Inspiring. Brilliant. Mercurial." So writes Fortune's John Byrne in the...
Fortune names Steve Jobs the 'greatest entrepreneur'

The Movie Studios’ Big 3D Scam

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Excellent critique from Alexander Murphy (pseudonymous Hollywood visual effects supervisor) explaining what’s wrong about all the recent 3D live action films other than Avatar — they were made “3D” in post-production rather than being shot in true 3D with dual cameras. I didn’t even like Up in 3D, which wasn’t...
The Movie Studios’ Big 3D Scam

This Chrome extension shows you the top designs on Dribbble every time you open a new tab

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Attention designers, developers & general lovers of beautiful buttons… Benchwarmer is a new Chrome extension that pulls the latest work from Dribbble‘s show and tell design community and displays it every time you open up a new tab. Fans of Dribbble love the site for its high-quality, invite only user-base of designers,...
This Chrome extension shows you the top designs on Dribbble every time you open a new tab
Director Roland Emmerich turns entrepreneur with 'earn-per-view' film portal

MicroVision losses continue as cash supply dwindles

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Microvision's PicoP projector MicroVision just can’t seem to cut its losses. The maker of visual display technologies and Pico projectors announced today that it lost $9.8 million during the first quarter, up from $9 million for the same period last year. Its revenues grew slightly to $1.7 million for the quarter....
MicroVision losses continue as cash supply dwindles

Sen. Lamar Alexander Advocates A Government Takeover Of BP

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Sen. Lamar Alexander Advocates A Government Takeover Of BP

NSA Insists It Doesn't Have 'The Ability' To Spy On American Emails, Texts, Etc.

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Earlier this week, we wrote about an excellent and detailed article in Wired about the efforts by the NSA to collect and store pretty much all communications data they could get their hands on -- whether originating in the US or not (despite clear rules that the NSA is only...
NSA Insists It Doesn't Have 'The Ability' To Spy On American Emails, Texts, Etc.

NSA Chief Says NSA Doesn't Need Access To Your Info... As Whistleblowers Say They're Already Getting It

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The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) recently held an event about cybersecurity and cybersecurity legislation. The keynote speech was from NSA boss General Keith Alexander. He of course talked about why he supports cybersecurity legislation, such as CISPA and other proposals that will make it easier for the NSA access private...
NSA Chief Says NSA Doesn't Need Access To Your Info... As Whistleblowers Say They're Already Getting It
NSA Director blames China for a 'great deal' of military-related data theft

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IBM Think: Explore Innovation From the Dark Ages to the Present

The Jurassic Park Period

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The Jurassic Park Period: Alexander Huls for The Atlantic on the CGI advances in Jurassic Park: Jurassic Park's revolution was technological, but more importantly, it was popular. If Spielberg and Lucas saw the future of cinema in those shots, it was the public who made that future a reality. Sam...
The Jurassic Park Period
Apple asks judge to throw out app monopoly lawsuit, says there's 'nothing illegal' about a closed system

A Boeing phone: Aerospace giant making Android device

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Boeing is jumping into the smartphone business, developing a new mobile device  – but we probably won’t be buying this one at our local wireless store. The company is working on a secure communications device for the U.S. government defense and security market, a spokeswoman for the company confirmed this...
A Boeing phone: Aerospace giant making Android device

NSA director finally greets Defcon hackers

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National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander calls Defcon the "world's best cybersecurity community" and asks for their help. [Read more]...
NSA director finally greets Defcon hackers

Pentagon Quietly Backing CISPA

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New budget documents indicate the Defense Department supports a controversial cybersecurity bill which has civil libertarians outraged. New budget documents indicate that the Pentagon is quietly backing a controversial cybersecurity bill. The Defense Department's proposed 2014 budget includes a series of cybersecurity items which closely mimic CISPA, a proposed...
Pentagon Quietly Backing CISPA
Deter Cyber Theft Act aims to stop companies from profiting on cyber-espionage against the US

Bezos’ Blue Origin prepares to test unique system for aborting rocket launches

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Image Credit: Blue Origin Blue Origin, the space venture backed by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, is pushing ahead with development and testing of its New Shepard rocket, aiming to qualify the system for human spaceflight under NASA’s Commercial Crew Development Program. The next big milestone will be a test this...
Bezos’ Blue Origin prepares to test unique system for aborting rocket launches
Mind-altering Antichamber gets new trailer, GDC, PAX East showings

Adam Lanza Described As "Very Very Bright" And "A Deeply Disturbed Kid"

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This story was written and reported by Harriet Alexander, David Barrett, Laura Donnelly, Jon Swaine in Newtown, CT. Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old who killed his mother and 26 people at a primary school in Connecticut, was "very, very bright", his aunt claimed as she disclosed his mother had chosen to...
Adam Lanza Described As "Very Very Bright" And "A Deeply Disturbed Kid"

Microsoft's Xbox Live gets Redbox Instant in exclusive deal

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Microsoft’s Xbox group and Redbox parent Coinstar are just down the road from one another, so maybe this shouldn’t be a surprise. The new Redbox Instant by Verizon streaming service will be available “in the very near future” on Microsoft’s Xbox Live, according to a post today by Larry Hryb,...
Microsoft's Xbox Live gets Redbox Instant in exclusive deal
Toopher funding gives location-based two factor authentication a boost

After Complete #FAIL, the European Commission Finds Some Way Better Videos to Promote Women in Science

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Perhaps you remember this gem of a social-media effort from the European Commission, a sad, sorry attempt to make science seem more alluring to young women. (Ack! Sorry to even embed this. Please skip right ahead if you are already familiar.) Following a response of near-universal disgust, the Commission pulled...
After Complete #FAIL, the European Commission Finds Some Way Better Videos to Promote Women in Science

VC Fred Wilson: These Are The Worst Things You Could Do In A Pitch

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Today at TechCrunch Disrupt, prominent Silicon Alley investor Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures spoke about the worst things people do when pitching a VC. "Going through a really long backstory is a bad idea," Wilson said on stage to TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington.  Wilson and other VCs don't want...
VC Fred Wilson: These Are The Worst Things You Could Do In A Pitch

One More Time: No NDAs

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Shared by Jesse Stay I agree with Anil By unusual coincidence, this week I had a number of different folks ask me to sign NDAs about the new projects they're working on. It's great that we're in such a fertile phase for the tech industry that lots of people have...
One More Time: No NDAs

GroupMe launches Groupon-like service to help you plan, discover and pay for your night out

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For the first time since its creation, GroupMe is expanding far beyond messaging by diving head first into payments and event discovery. The company, which was acquired by Skype nearly a year ago, is launching a new service called “Experiences,” which the GroupMe says is “the easiest way to do...
GroupMe launches Groupon-like service to help you plan, discover and pay for your night out

Pentagon creating teams to launch cyberattacks as threat grows

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The Pentagon's Cyber Command will create 40 offensive cyber-teams by the fall of 2015 to help defend the nation against major computer attacks and assist combat commands as they plan offensive capabilities, Gen. Keith Alexander testified to Congress on Tuesday. Read full article >>...
Pentagon creating teams to launch cyberattacks as threat grows
Surface sales may be worse than you think, with high return rates

For first time, US military says it would use offensive cyberweapons

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For the first time ever, the Obama administration has publicly admitted to developing offensive cyberweapons that could be aimed at foreign nations during wartime. According to an article published Tuesday night by The New York Times, that admission came from General Keith Alexander, the chief of the military's newly...
For first time, US military says it would use offensive cyberweapons

Mobile Conference Literally Divided Among iOS, Android Users

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When it comes to iPhone versus Android, attendees of the VentureBeat Mobile Summit were quite literally divided. To kick off a session on the mobile platform wars, those with an iPhone were told to sit on one side and those with an Android phone were made to sit on the...
Mobile Conference Literally Divided Among iOS, Android Users
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