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Gaming fans go wild as Blizzard promises long-awaited Starcraft 2 improvements

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The Starcraft franchise has been the crown jewel of competitive gaming for quite some time, starting in South Korea, and then spreading globally following the massive success of Starcraft 2, the latest installment in the series. Starcraft 2, however, is being released in three tranches, the second now racing towards completion....
Gaming fans go wild as Blizzard promises long-awaited Starcraft 2 improvements

Raunchy Blogger/Would-Be Senate Candidate Bows Out

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WASHINGTON -- It looks like the sudden political pressure over raunchy blogging by Marc Cenedella took its toll, as the CEO of TheLadders.com announced Tuesday that he will not challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in the 2012 Senate contest. "I will not be running for the United States Senate in...
Raunchy Blogger/Would-Be Senate Candidate Bows Out

Scaling Social Media

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If you’re a company considering using social media tools for business communications, marketing, sales, etc, you’re no doubt wondering about how much time it will add to your already busy day, especially if you’re a smaller business. The answer varies depending on how you’re using it, how many platforms...
Scaling Social Media
Here's What Happens In France When Companies Fire People
Sugar Media’s female content empire: example or outlier?

German state fights Facebook over alleged privacy violations

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Data protection commissioner says social network violates law by not allowing users to use a pseudonymA German data protection official has threatened multi-billionaire Mark Zuckerberg with a €20,000 (£16,000) fine if Facebook does not allow Germans to have anonymous accounts on the social network.In letters to the Facebook founder in...
German state fights Facebook over alleged privacy violations
Verizon to kill grandfathered unlimited data plans with 4G upgrades
3scale bags $4.2 million for API management

What if Microsoft exited the search business?

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What if Microsoft exited the search business?: Probably safe to largely throw away most of this piece as it's by Scott Cleland, a known anti-Google lobbyist (often on behalf of Microsoft). But, there is at least one interesting thought: Only some professional investors are aware that Microsoft has cumulatively lost...
What if Microsoft exited the search business?

Disney Finally Taps Into the Power of Tap Tap Revenge

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Disney has released the latest version of Tap Tap Revenge, more than a year after its last big release. So, what’s taken so long? Bart Decrem, the SVP and GM of Disney Mobile Games, said development took a back seat as the company worked on its overall mobile games strategy....
Disney Finally Taps Into the Power of Tap Tap Revenge

Bring your own device? Still the company's responsibility

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Bring your own device has its advantages but personal devices may place data at risk and the onus is on companies, not employeesThe information commissioner published data protection guidance for bring your own device (BYOD) this month after a YouGov survey showed that nearly half of British employees use their...
Bring your own device? Still the company's responsibility

George Lucas: I Sold Lucasfilm To Disney To 'Protect It'

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Though it’s obviously more of a show business story than it is a technology industry story, the news of Lucasfilm’s $4 billion sale to Disney has reverberated throughout the tech world this afternoon. This is partly just because of Star Wars’ cult status among the geeks (and I use...
George Lucas: I Sold Lucasfilm To Disney To 'Protect It'
LoyalBlocks makes rewarding customers easier with a $9M first round

Ring, ring! Skype video calls arrive in the browser.... with Outlook.com

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People pining for Skype video calls directly in the browser have something to look forward to today, provided they use Outlook.com for their email. On Tuesday, Skype announced a preview of web support for its audio, video and instant messaging services in Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome. The service is...
Ring, ring! Skype video calls arrive in the browser.... with Outlook.com
Let's admit it... Steve Jobs was lucky
Crytek exec: It would be ‘absolutely awesome’ if next-gen consoles blocked used games

Double Dutch Launches White (Chocolate) Label Check-in App at SXSW

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Lawrence Coburn is the CEO of RateItAll.com, the parent company of brand new location based iPhone App DoubleDutch (app store link).  Lawrence is also an editor of the location blog here at The Next Web.  In this interview, we discuss RateItAll’s new DoubleDutch iPhone app.Chad: So what is DoubleDutch?Lawrence: DoubleDutch is the...
Double Dutch Launches White (Chocolate) Label Check-in App at SXSW

4 Ways John Landgraf Slays Fear, Failure, And Blandness On Screen And Behind The Scenes At FX

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What do you get when you cross a vigilante lawman, a depraved Philadelphia gang, and Louie CK? Who knows, but clearly there's something wacky going on inside John Landgraf's head. He's the president of FX Networks, the cable outfit that has brought us Justified, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and...
4 Ways John Landgraf Slays Fear, Failure, And Blandness On Screen And Behind The Scenes At FX

Google Has A Magic Money Making Machine (GOOG, FB)

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Here's one thing that's clearer than ever after Facebook's IPO mess: Google has a magic money making machine, and it's possible no other internet company will ever have the same sort of (relatively) easy success. The number one comparison point for Facebook as it headed towards an IPO was Google....
Google Has A Magic Money Making Machine (GOOG, FB)

Why Most Companies Won't Be Early Adopters Of Windows 8 (MSFT)

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* Windows 8 to be released worldwide on Friday * Microsoft aims to win over young consumer crowd * Slow, selective adoption expected by core business customers SEATTLE, Oct 22 (Reuters) - There was once a time when the launch of a new Windows operating system was a huge deal...
Why Most Companies Won't Be Early Adopters Of Windows 8 (MSFT)

Cheap eats in New York -- the video edition!

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Good news for frugal chow-hounds: a new video series provides a closer look at all those tasty treats that appear in New York magazine’s annual Eat Cheap issue. The five episode series will highlight Asian buns, deli sandwiches and other non-spendy staples that provide a respite from the city’s often...
Cheap eats in New York -- the video edition!

CHART OF THE DAY: Why Facebook Is Not The Next Google (GOOG, LNKD, ZNGA)

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In the run up to its IPO, the company Facebook is most often compared to is Google. While they're both booming Internet companies, from a business perspective, the comparison is terrible. In this chart you can see Facebook's revenue growth is significantly weaker than Google's in the four quarters leading...
CHART OF THE DAY: Why Facebook Is Not The Next Google (GOOG, LNKD, ZNGA)
Well, I for one like the Bravo "Silicon Valley" show

Former Apple retail chief John Browett admits he was a bad fit at the company

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We’d already noted this long before he got fired, but Apple’s former SVP of Retail, John Browett, confirmed in an interview this week that he no longer works there because he did not fit in with Apple’s company culture. Browett led Apple’s retail empire for all of two minutes (actually...
Former Apple retail chief John Browett admits he was a bad fit at the company

Things to Consider Before Asking Friends and Family to Invest In Your Venture

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Editor’s Note: Charles Moldow is a general partner at Foundation Capital, focusing on consumer Internet companies. He was previously a founding executive at TellMe Networks and at @Home. Friends and family can be an essential source of funding for fledgling entrepreneurs. Sometimes, they are the only source. But before you ask...
Things to Consider Before Asking Friends and Family to Invest In Your Venture

Graphicly Opens Publishing Platform To Everyone, Looks Beyond Comics

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After a monthlong trial period, startup Graphicly is throwing the doors open to its digital publishing platform. Since incubating at TechStars in 2009, Graphicly has shifted strategy. Co-founder and CEO Micah Baldwin says the company was first conceived as an “iTunes for comics” — the place where existing comics publishers...
Graphicly Opens Publishing Platform To Everyone, Looks Beyond Comics

Strategist Jonathan MacDonald on 'denoising' and creating an engaged workforce [Video]

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“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back.” It was this Plato quote that Jonathan MacDonald, co-founder of This Fluid World and strategist for some of the world’s largest brands, chose to kick-start his keynote with at TNW Conference Europe last month. MacDonald delivered an impassioned talk...
Strategist Jonathan MacDonald on 'denoising' and creating an engaged workforce [Video]
Tableau CEO Chabot: Seattle is the promised land of startup America

Online publishing platform Vook listens to feedback and introduces lower pricing tier

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The e-book self-publishing platform Vook has introduced a $9.99 price plan, the company announced today. Called Vook Starter Account, this softer rate is targeted at smaller publishers and independent authors. This change occurs only a few weeks after Vook introduced its public platform, alongside tiered pricing. According to Vook’s VP of business...
Online publishing platform Vook listens to feedback and introduces lower pricing tier
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