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Casual Connect Seattle 2012: Putting Actual Strategy into Social Games

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Adding strategy to social games can help developers struggling with high user acquisition costs because strategic games attract players that will stay longer and pay more, says Dan Chao, director of product at GREE/Funzio. Chao gave a talk on adding strategy to social games at the Casual Connect conference, happening...
Casual Connect Seattle 2012: Putting Actual Strategy into Social Games

Switched on Bach: David Cope's computer compositions

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Professor David Cope speaks in purposeful abstraction, attempting to brace us for what we're about to see. We've been on the road for a while now, I tell him. We've seen a lot of strange and wonderful things -- robots and space shuttles and ghost hunts. "Yes, well," he...
Switched on Bach: David Cope's computer compositions

iTunes will host a Paul McCartney live stream concert on Thursday

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Guitarworld notes that the new Paul McCartney album ‘Kisses on the Bottom’ launches this week, and to celebrate, he will be performing live from Capital Studios in Los Angeles on iTunes. [iTunes link] Here are the details: Paul McCartney will commemorate the release of his new album, Kisses On The Bottom, with...
iTunes will host a Paul McCartney live stream concert on Thursday

iPadDevCamp: The Future of iPad Apps

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It’s Saturday morning at the eBay/PayPal headquarters, and developers are busy preparing for the second day of iPad development at the first official iPadDevCamp (brought to us by the same people who previously organized three iPhoneDevCamp events). The coffee is brewed and the bagels are served. Teams were formed last night...
iPadDevCamp: The Future of iPad Apps

Photographer Appeals Ruling Saying It's Not Infringement To Have Vaguely Similar Photos

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Last summer, we wrote about a simply ridiculous lawsuit from a photographer, Janine Gordon, against another photographer, Ryan McGinley, claiming copyright infringement for taking photos that were at best marginally similar. Seriously, the similarities between these photos is hard to see in most cases, and any claims of actual copying...
Photographer Appeals Ruling Saying It's Not Infringement To Have Vaguely Similar Photos

Tenori On Orange Now Available For $699

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Yamaha has announced that its Tenori On Orange (MSRP $999; estimated street price $699.99), is now available, along with an OS update for the original, the Tenori-on W (MSRP $1,499; estimated street price $999.99). Both versions will now be available through standard musical instrument retail channels after initial test...
Tenori On Orange Now Available For $699

6 apps guaranteed to make this Mother's Day memorable (for you and her)

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Anna Alenius-Mathson is the head of communication for Rebtel. Ever since Mother’s Day was established in 1908, Americans have asked themselves the eternal question: “What should I get for Mom?” And for more than a century the answer has usually involved giving...
6 apps guaranteed to make this Mother's Day memorable (for you and her)

Storytelling site Storybird adds poetry app, similar to Magnetic Poetry kits of yore

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Storybird, the Toronto-based website that lets users add text to professionally created art to tell a story, launched a poetry HTML5 app this week. The idea is somewhat similar to those Magnetic Poetry Kits: Users slide preselected words on top of artwork to create a poem. “The whole process takes...
Storytelling site Storybird adds poetry app, similar to Magnetic Poetry kits of yore

Auto-composing keyboard creates tunes tailored to your taste

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We love listening to our favorite tunes, as they provide a soundtrack to our otherwise dull and silent blogging existence. But, sometimes the lyrical stylings of Jay-Z and glorious jams of Trey Anastasio simply don't meet our musical needs. We need something different, something never before heard by human...
Auto-composing keyboard creates tunes tailored to your taste

You Vote, We Go: Startup Alley Twitter Challenge

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If you’re watching our livestream of Techcrunch Disrupt, you’re getting every minute of every keynote, panel and Startup Battlefield presentation, but you’re missing out on the dozens of companies in Startup Alley. We’re trying to fix that. Yesterday, we did a quick tour of the Alley during lunch, for day...
You Vote, We Go: Startup Alley Twitter Challenge
Watch this: SHOUTcraft pro monobattles StarCraft tournament

Vimeo partners with SmartSound, debuts new Enhancer tool to embed 50,000+ tracks to videos

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Expanding its music offering, Vimeo has today launched two new features to its video service, releasing Enhancer — a new tool that allows users to embed over 50,000 music tracks from its Music Store — now also offering nearly 4,000 customisable tracks via a new partnership with SmartSound. Similar to YouTube’s online...
Vimeo partners with SmartSound, debuts new Enhancer tool to embed 50,000+ tracks to videos

Focus@Will says its music app boosts concentration, opens it to public beta

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So, what were we doing? Oh yeah, blogging -- fortunately, Focus@Will understands our inability to concentrate 100 percent of the time during an eight hour day, and is now going into public beta with a music service app designed to make things better. The company says it helps productivity...
Focus@Will says its music app boosts concentration, opens it to public beta

Music Sales Are Just 6% of Average Musician's Income

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The RIAA is certain, piracy has a devastating impact on the music industry. However, a comprehensive study by Professor Peter DiCola of the Northwestern University School of Law shows that musicians themselves are divided on the subject. The survey questioned more than 5,000 United States artists on a variety of...
Music Sales Are Just 6% of Average Musician's Income

Top Startup Investor Paul Graham: This Is 'One Of The Coolest Tablet Apps I've Ever Seen' (AAPL)

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Paul Graham declared his love for an app called Soundbrush 2 in a tweet this morning. The app promises to let you "turn your drawings into music," and the video below demonstrates just what that means. Draw lines on the screen with your finger and Soundbrush will interpret it as...
Top Startup Investor Paul Graham: This Is 'One Of The Coolest Tablet Apps I've Ever Seen' (AAPL)

Nokia brings free music streaming service to the USA

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As of Tuesday, September 4, owners of Nokia's Lumia-branded and Windows Phone-powered handsets in the US can access the phonemaker's free Nokia Music service. The service was available to European Lumia owners since last year, and includes more than 150 unique playlists, each created by a devoted "musicologist." There are...
Nokia brings free music streaming service to the USA
Why the new Google server farm could displace Adobe Lightroom
Miselu's Neiru keyboard is an Android-powered, web-connected, social instrument

Edding 850 is a free modular font built by the famous Büro Destruct design studio

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Büro Destruct is an internationally acclaimed design studio based out of Switzerland. The team, very well-known for its type design, has just recently crafted a typeface based on Edding 850, the boldest marker from Edding (the German equivalent to the ubiquitous Sharpie). As Creative Applications describes, Büro Destruct’s ”team started scribbling and doodling straight...
Edding 850 is a free modular font built by the famous Büro Destruct design studio
Pixelmator 2.1 adds iCloud and Retina graphics: as close as you'll get to Photoshop for $14.99
Bio artist Simon Park grows microbial masterpieces from contaminated bacteria food

Natasha Bryant-Raible Wins Our Disrupt Remix Contest With Top Track Out Of 445 Entries

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Whoa! That was quite a response. TechCrunch got 445 entries to our Disrupt Remix Contest. Check them all out below. After many hours of music screening, our busy Event Director Joey Hinson has chosen a winner. It was a difficult pick because so many were so good. But, now we...
Natasha Bryant-Raible Wins Our Disrupt Remix Contest With Top Track Out Of 445 Entries

Sessions&You “Sealevel”

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Advertise here with BSA Gallery of photos created with a theme of loneliness and desperation. These concepts together with the tone monochrome vision conveys a cold in the compositions. Via: Alejo Malia Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Start your own Design Contest today and choose from...
Sessions&You “Sealevel”

Liz's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Hello, Techdirt readers! Fellow Kool-aid drinking Internet Pirate here. Name's Elizabeth and I like to consider myself an artist of sorts. Now I'm not sure what originally brought me to Techdirt. Probably when I was looking into self publication for a friend and discovered some related articles. But the information...
Liz's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week
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