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Check out this 2,000 photo stop motion video and learn how the photographer did it

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The recent Google+ photography conference in San Francisco was a huge hit and there has been a ton of really great content and stories coming out of it. Photographers from all over converged to discuss their love of photo-taking, as well as teach each other a thing or two. One...
Check out this 2,000 photo stop motion video and learn how the photographer did it

Eric Schmidt Plans $1.4 Billion Stock Sale (GOOG)

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Google chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt just filed a plan to sell almost $1.5 billion worth of Google stock. In a filing with the SEC, Schmidt laid out a plan to sell up to 2.4 million shares of Class A stock (he also has Class B stock which...
Eric Schmidt Plans $1.4 Billion Stock Sale (GOOG)

This Year on Twitter

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Every day, we’re amazed and humbled by the many ways in which people use Twitter, which range from simply retweeting to igniting conversations with hashtags (even around lesser-known topics) to sharing spectacular and far-flung views. In 2012, everyone on Twitter brought us closer to moments and places that used...
This Year on Twitter

DailyDirt: The Ever-Growing Growth Of Data...

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There are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about the future. Some folks will always predict doom and gloom, but we say, "The Sky Is Rising!" (loud and proud -- and again with sequel The Sky Is Rising 2). The advent of digital information has created an enormous wealth...
DailyDirt: The Ever-Growing Growth Of Data...
The Iron Yard stokes startup fires in the Southeast
Organ Trail, Pinball Pro, and More

Startup lesson #2: Don't ignore the enablers

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[Editor's note: Seattle entrepreneurs Barry Chu and Dave Cotter share some of their startup lessons in starting the new mobile app SquareHub. The three-part series is running this week on GeekWire, starting yesterday with their thoughts about minimum viable products. In part two, they'll talk about how they determined product features....
Startup lesson #2: Don't ignore the enablers

Jason Kincaid on his time at TechCrunch (which yielded him the...

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Jason Kincaid on his time at TechCrunch (which yielded him the awesome piece of art above): My initial instinct was to shrug it off with an 'aw, shucks' -- after all, I'd only done what any self-respecting geek would do in the face of such awesomeness. But it also made...
Jason Kincaid on his time at TechCrunch (which yielded him the...

_Why: A Tale Of A Post-Modern Genius

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  Why the Lucky Stiff (or _Why for short) was one of the brightest and most inspiring programmers in activity. He became famous through a series of blogs and through the incredible amount of open-source projects that he maintained over the course of more than seven years._Why’s popularity grew along...
_Why: A Tale Of A Post-Modern Genius

Chaotic Moon's Board of Awesomeness gains mind controls, becomes Board of Imagination

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Remember the Board of Awesomeness we took for a spin back at CES? Well, the folks from Chaotic Moon went back to the lab to make it even better with a new control system, swapping out the Kinect sensor bar for an Emotiv EPOC headset and re-christened it the...
Chaotic Moon's Board of Awesomeness gains mind controls, becomes Board of Imagination
In Which The Maker Faire Restores Your Humble Correspondent’s Faith In Humanity

Sean Francis' Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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New Kickstarter Rules Make Sense In Principle, But Raise Big Questions In Practice Having been involved in the creation and success of a few high-profile Kickstarter projects myself, I had a vested interest in this piece. I love the ideology behind crowd-funding, and I've been following the evolution of the...
Sean Francis' Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

It's Nikola Tesla's World (We're Just Opening Museums About Him In It)

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Matthew Inman--the comic illustrator behind The Oatmeal--won a thumping victory against FunkyJunk's lawyer in June and raised more than $220,000 for cancer research and bear preservation. His latest campaign is to raise money to build a museum in memory of legendary inventor Nikola Tesla--and it's an even bigger hit. Matthew...
It's Nikola Tesla's World (We're Just Opening Museums About Him In It)

Is Microsoft the digital art world's newest best friend?

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Those wacky guys over at PBS’s Idea Channel. The show, which focuses on the convergence of tech, art and pop culture, recently did a segment on how Microsoft’s Kinect has the potential to create amazing digital art. Hosted by Mike Rugnetta and produced by Kornhaber Brown, the piece focuses on...
Is Microsoft the digital art world's newest best friend?

Announcing Digg for iPhone + 2 Weeks of iPad Awesomeness

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Announcing Digg for iPhone + 2 Weeks of iPad Awesomeness
Sudden Site Shutdowns And The Perils Of Living Our Lives Online

A User's Guide To Disrupt SF 2012

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So, Disrupt is right around the corner. And, we’ve put a few things together with our partners and sponsors that we think will help make your conference experience great! Our conference app: After slogging through a ton of  conference app options, we decided to use Taptera. They have even been...
A User's Guide To Disrupt SF 2012

Asus drops quad-core Tegra 3 in favor of dual-core S4 in new Transformer tablet

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In a move that will shock and disgust bleeding-edge technophiles everywhere, Asus has announced at Mobile World Congress 2012 that its new Transformer Pads — the high-end Infinity Series — will use the recently-announced dual-core Qualcomm S4 SoC. The critically acclaimed Transformer Prime, the Infinity Series’ predecessor which was released...
Asus drops quad-core Tegra 3 in favor of dual-core S4 in new Transformer tablet
There Are A Ton Of Ex-Googlers Working On Facebook Search (FB, GOOG)

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Microsoft Blows The Windows Skype App (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT Sideways In Positive Market    The market is rebounding as inflation stays flat and retail sales come in line. Shares of MSFT are up with tech. Catalysts for the stock include Windows...
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Microsoft Blows The Windows Skype App (MSFT)

What Games Are: Ok Glass, Let's Talk Games

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Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here. It’s very much in its infant phase, the time when the design looks a bit silly and people take...
What Games Are: Ok Glass, Let's Talk Games

Live Nation acquires wiki site Setlist.fm (and its database of 400,000 set lists)

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Setlist.fm, an awesome wiki-like service for set lists, has been acquired by Live Nation Entertainment for an undisclosed sum. The site was home to a community of music fans who collect and share concert set lists on the Web, enabling Setlist.fm to build up a database of more than 400,000...
Live Nation acquires wiki site Setlist.fm (and its database of 400,000 set lists)
Which Olympics App Is Right For You?

RankBoards, A Pinterest For Opinions, Brings Ranking Into The Imagery Equation

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There are quite a few Pinterest clones out there, and to be quite honest with you, there’s nothing wrong with a clone if it adds value in a fundamentally different way than the service it’s cloning. This is why I’m totally amped to tell you about RankBoards. Yes, I know,...
RankBoards, A Pinterest For Opinions, Brings Ranking Into The Imagery Equation

Hulu Plus for Android update improves player UI, expands compatibility

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The Hulu Plus app for Android has a new update, and the most noticeable change is that its player UI to closer match the one on its website and in iOS. It also brings features from those platforms like 10 second skip back and a preview thumbnail in the...
Hulu Plus for Android update improves player UI, expands compatibility

DreamWorks Close to Buying AwesomenessTV, YouTube's Would-Be Nickelodeon

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Lots of big media companies have been investing in YouTube video-makers. Now it looks like one of them is going to buy one. DreamWorks Animation is close to a deal to acquire AwesomenessTV, a YouTube network aimed squarely at teens and tweens, according to people familiar with the proposed transaction....
DreamWorks Close to Buying AwesomenessTV, YouTube's Would-Be Nickelodeon

The Ultimate SXSW infographic: The most popular influencers, parties, brand campaigns and more

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In our recent “Best of: Austin SXSW” breakdown, we asked a few folks why they came to the annual tech conference, which draws Internet lovers from across the globe. “To meet my Twitter friends in real life,” was one girl’s twee answer. “To get people excited about my startup!” exclaimed...
The Ultimate SXSW infographic: The most popular influencers, parties, brand campaigns and more
This Music Video Uses Your Computer Cursor To Create Itself
Flock, Chameleon Clock, and More
SoundTracking 2.0 Rocks Android-Only Features To Bake In YouTube And A Music ID Lock Screen Widget
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