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Flame and Stuxnet malware linked, says Kaspersky

Google, Apple, Jacob, And The Man In Black

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ABC’s popular television show Lost comes to an end this weekend. This season has been largely about the backstory for why things are the way they are on the island. It’s a minor spoiler to say it, but I’m going to anyway — basically, it boils down to a...
Google, Apple, Jacob, And The Man In Black
Facebook Says Blocking Viral 'Reasons My Son Is Crying' Tumblr Was a 'Mistake'

The Heartbreaking Backstory To The Founding Of Reddit

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It took Reddit co-founders Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman three weeks to build the "front page of the web." But within a month of building the site, Ohanian received terrible news from his father His mother had a seizure, and doctors discovered an inoperable tumor in her brain. The first...
The Heartbreaking Backstory To The Founding Of Reddit
Interview and footage from James Cameron's dive to the bottom of the ocean airing tonight at 9pm ET
Classic music albums re-imagined as books

Robotic butlers, bartenders and receptionists at Carnegie Mellon (video)

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At school like Carnegie Mellon, it sort of figures that you'd find robots just about everywhere, performing the sorts of tasks we've traditionally left to us more fleshy types. In the two days we've spent on campus, we've seen 'bots do just about everything -- some far more autonomously...
Robotic butlers, bartenders and receptionists at Carnegie Mellon (video)

Xamarin raises $12 million to promote cross-platform mobile development

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With a talent war in Silicon Valley for the best developers going strong it’s common knowledge that finding good mobile developers is a problem. Xamarin, a company founded last May, has found that building open-source software development tools for people write code for mobile is a good bet. The Boston-based startup plans...
Xamarin raises $12 million to promote cross-platform mobile development

Cut the Rope: 'Not all games can be free-to-play, which people forget'

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ZeptoLab boss on brand-building, animation expansion and how Om Nom reaches 60m monthly active playersCute characters, hundreds of millions of app downloads, a burgeoning merchandise business, and a digitally-distributed cartoon for kids. No, not Angry Birds...Cut the Rope is one of the other breakout games brands from the App Store...
Cut the Rope: 'Not all games can be free-to-play, which people forget'

Why the One Laptop Per Child devices are white and green

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The white case and bright green trim of One Laptop Per Child's laptops have made them among the most recognizable in the world, but what's the story behind the choice of colors? Last week, Nicholas Negroponte, former head of the OLPC project and co-founder of the MIT Media Lab,...
Why the One Laptop Per Child devices are white and green
Sine Mora, a side-scrolling shooter for the masses (review)

E-book Bestsellers: A “new adult” romance for the college set

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This weekly feature tells the backstory of how one e-book became a bestseller, and highlights bestselling titles that are selling more copies in digital than in print. This week’s featured title: ”Easy” by Tammara Webber. Webber self-published the book on May 24. It hits the New York Times e-book fiction list...
E-book Bestsellers: A “new adult” romance for the college set

WeWork Labs coworking space will open new offices in San Francisco next week

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WeWork Labs, a coworking startup that recently out-grew its NYC offices, has officially announced that it is opening a new space in San Francisco at 156 2nd Street on May 14th, which will hold approximately 100 entrepreneurs, designers and developers. The west-coast initiative will be run by Kaitlin Pike, Seth Blank and Dave Nugent. WeWork Labs...
WeWork Labs coworking space will open new offices in San Francisco next week

Chevy Volt battery life fail? Or Fox News fail? Somebody has the math wrong

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Pity the poor Chevrolet Volt. It’s built by GM, the company that took a multi-billion-dollar taxpayer bailout. It’s a car that comes with a $7,500 government rebate. Now it’s being dissed by Fox News and chain-mailers for costing more to drive than a gasoline-powered car selling for a third as...
Chevy Volt battery life fail? Or Fox News fail? Somebody has the math wrong
How to watch the Olympics online in the U.S., quick, dirty, and cheap

Hardware roundup: Say hello to the latest Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices

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It’s been a wild morning on the hardware front. If you are a bit confused, don’t fret, as TNW has prepared this short roundup to get you up to speed. For backstory on why tablets are a key component of the Windows 8 hardware ecosystem, head here. For an overview...
Hardware roundup: Say hello to the latest Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices
Ben Horowitz on the “IPO From Hell”
Lumia 900 review
New BioShock Infinite trailer discusses creation of creepy Handyman enemies

The backstory: Peter Moore leaves Microsoft for EA

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Dean Takahashi, technology columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, has the most mature and in-depth writeup I've seen on Peter Moore's departure from Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox team to healm EA Sports (ERTS). Dean even includes the subtly gleeful press release Sony (SNE) issued when news of Moore's departure broke....
The backstory: Peter Moore leaves Microsoft for EA
How one man made a film at Disney World without Disney's permission
The Unfinished Swan is wonderfully creative but full of emptiness (review)

PBS Just Released A Mini-Documentary About Animated GIFs

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PBS has a new series called "Off-Book" and uses an episode to take a look at the quirky backstory of animated GIFs, those repeatedly moving pictures that you see online. Still no consensus on the proper pronunciation of "GIF," though we're fans of the hard "G." Check it out:...
PBS Just Released A Mini-Documentary About Animated GIFs

Lego Crawler Town

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I don't think I've ever seen as unique a Lego creation as this "eco punk" mobile town, created by Dave DeGobbi. As it should, Crawler Town has its own little backstory:Crawler town roams the barren wastes of a post steam-punk world after cataclysmic climate change do to excessive coal use....
Lego Crawler Town

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

Nokia Reports Q2 2012 Results: €7.5 billion In Net Sales, Negative EPS Of -$0.09

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Nokia has just released its fiscal Q3 2012 financials. It’s reported €7.5 billion in net sales, a slight increase from €7.4 billion last quarter. Lumia sales are up to 4 million, and basic devices were also up to 73 million units. But it’s being done at discounted costs: net sales are...
Nokia Reports Q2 2012 Results: €7.5 billion In Net Sales, Negative EPS Of -$0.09

How to Blog When You’re Not a Writer

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In this post Mark Hayward shares some tips on blogging for small business when you’re not a writer. image by tomswift46 Have you ever accidentally slammed your hand in a car door? OUCH! I think that very unpleasant feeling can be compared to how some small business owners feel about...
How to Blog When You’re Not a Writer

Futurists Take Up the Cause of a Girl with Terminal Brain Cancer Seeking Comfort in Cryogenics

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(Photo: Venturist.info) A few weeks ago, a 23-year-old girl named Kim Suozzi took to Reddit with a tragic backstory: during her senior year of college, she was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of brain cancer that–after many treatment options had been explored–was deemed untreatable. Ms. Suozzi wrote that she...
Futurists Take Up the Cause of a Girl with Terminal Brain Cancer Seeking Comfort in Cryogenics

Qualcomm confirms its role in LG superphone with quad-core Snapdragon S4

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There's nothing like jumping the gun to announce your involvement with a phone that technically doesn't exist, but we've gotta say, we love Qualcomm for doing it. The company has just revealed to us its role in the production of a smartphone from LG that'll feature quad-core Snapdragon S4...
Qualcomm confirms its role in LG superphone with quad-core Snapdragon S4

Is this the next “50 Shades of Grey”?

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This weekly feature tells the backstory of how one e-book became a bestseller, and highlights bestselling titles that are selling more copies in digital than in print. This week’s featured title: ”Bared to You” by Sylvia Day. It’s #20 on the New York Times e-book bestsellers list this week and What...
Is this the next “50 Shades of Grey”?
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