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PlayStation 4 games revealed: a preview of what's to come

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As with any gaming console, good hardware only tells half of the story. Today, Sony announced a stable of games that'll play a large role in determining the early success of the PlayStation 4, which is set for availability this holiday season. Leading the charge will be biggies such...
PlayStation 4 games revealed: a preview of what's to come

How To Use Google to Land Your Dream Job

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How To Use Google to Land Your Dream Job is a post from Chris PirilloAlec Brownstein was bored with his job. He wanted a challenging new position with a top creative firm. Googling his favorite creative heroes one day, he noticed that none of the results had sponsored ads attached...
How To Use Google to Land Your Dream Job

Behind The App: Twitterrific 5

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I’ve always loved shows that take you behind the scenes of creative efforts: Project Runway and Classic Albums being two of my favorites. Here’s one about the development of Twitterrific 5. Since a lot of the people reading this aren’t developers, I’m going to keep the jargon to a minimum....
Behind The App: Twitterrific 5

Microsoft fires Bing marketers after internal investigation

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Sean Carver and Eric Hadley in a 2010 video interview at the Sundance Film Festival Microsoft says it has terminated the employment of two people who helped to lead marketing for its Bing search engine: Eric Hadley, who was general manager of consumer marketing; and Sean Carver, who was director...
Microsoft fires Bing marketers after internal investigation

staff: Hey everyone! I have an exciting and slightly...

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staff: Hey everyone! I have an exciting and slightly overwhelming milestone to share with you: Tumblr has broken into the Top 10 sites in the U.S., and now has a worldwide audience of 170 million people. This isn't meant to be a brag - though you should definitely try our...
staff: Hey everyone! I have an exciting and slightly...

Curebit apologizes for theft, but leaves something out

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Curebit co-founder Allan Grant has posted a public apology to 37signals for stealing its design and code. Social-referral startup Curebit made the admittedly boneheaded mistake of ripping off design and assets from 37signals, one of the best-known schools of UI and startup thought-leadership on the Web. When the mistake was...
Curebit apologizes for theft, but leaves something out

Google Quietly Acq-hires Part Of Design Firm Cuban Council For Google+

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In the midst of today’s news whirl, this tidbit slipped through the cracks; Part of the design team Cuban Council has apparently been acq-hired by Google, according to a note on their blog. Google has also confirmed the mini-acquisition in an email to TechCrunch. “We’re very excited to share that...
Google Quietly Acq-hires Part Of Design Firm Cuban Council For Google+

New Android Alarm Clock App Warmly Wants To Wake You Up Right

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Generally we seem content to be rudely shocked out of sleep, with alarms that blare at us and beep violently, rendering continued sleep impossible. New Android app Warmly, fromt he Seattle-based Chaos Collective, thinks it might be better if an app wakes you up with gradually mounting sounds that...
New Android Alarm Clock App Warmly Wants To Wake You Up Right

Curebit Apologizes for Copying 37Signals: “Stupid, Lazy, and Disrespectful”

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That’s awkward: Just as it was announcing a $1.2 million round of funding, online referral startup Curebit was caught lifting designs and code from 37Signals, the company behind popular collaboration tools Basecamp, Highrise, and others. The copying was called out on Twitter by 37Signals partner David Heinemeier Hansson, who, after...
Curebit Apologizes for Copying 37Signals: “Stupid, Lazy, and Disrespectful”

What The Curebit Saga Teaches Us About Copyright, Plagiarism And Reputation

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The startup Curebit brought something of a firestorm down on its head recently. Here's how VentureBeat broke the story: Curebit, a Y Combinator startup that just closed a round of funding from Dave McClure’s 500 Startups fund, has been caught red-handed stealing HTML code, images, and the like from 37signals....
What The Curebit Saga Teaches Us About Copyright, Plagiarism And Reputation

Adapting to Facebook Timeline is a huge challenge for brands, here are some tips on where to focus

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With all Facebook pages now upgraded to the new Timeline whether they like it or not, many brands have found themselves struggling with the challenge of adapting their content and marketing approach to the new layout. A new Simple Usability study, which uses the firm’s eyetracking technology, is giving companies an interesting insight...
Adapting to Facebook Timeline is a huge challenge for brands, here are some tips on where to focus

The Curious Vaporization Of Jesta Labs, A $15 Million Startup Incubator

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Here’s a puzzler. Back in September 2011, less than 6 months ago, Jesta Digital loudly committed $15 million to establish Jesta Labs, a New York-based mobile services startup incubator. Fast forward to today, and the incubator has vanished from the face of the planet. Their website has been taken down,...
The Curious Vaporization Of Jesta Labs, A $15 Million Startup Incubator

Don't Quit Your Day Job: Creativity Is About Passion, Not Paychecks

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There are many who argue, despite historical and ongoing evidence to the contrary, that creativity will die out if creators cannot be guaranteed some sort of livable wage. It's almost as if any creator who creates as a hobby or potential second job either a) is being shortchanged by disruption,...
Don't Quit Your Day Job: Creativity Is About Passion, Not Paychecks
Hackulous Death Only A Bump In The Road For iOS App Pirates

Don't Quit Your Day Job: Creativity Is About Passion, Not Paychecks

www.techdirt.com
There are many who argue, despite historical and ongoing evidence to the contrary, that creativity will die out if creators cannot be guaranteed some sort of livable wage. It's almost as if any creator who creates as a hobby or potential second job either a) is being shortchanged by disruption,...
Don't Quit Your Day Job: Creativity Is About Passion, Not Paychecks

THQ names game veteran Jason Rubin as president

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Jason Rubin, the co-founder of famous game developer Naughty Dog, has been named the president of struggling video game publisher THQ. Rubin will report to Brian Farrell, who remains chairman and chief executive. But Danny Bilson, who has headed THQ’s creative efforts in recent years, is resigning his post as...
THQ names game veteran Jason Rubin as president
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