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Commutist podcast: Director Jay Duplass on lo-fi movies through high-tech

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When you think about technology and movies, what probably pops into your mind are CGI dinosaurs and face melting explosions. But advances in technology have also freed filmmakers to create more organic, lo-fi films. Jay Duplass is one half of the Duplass brothers, the creative forces behind such indie hits...
Commutist podcast: Director Jay Duplass on lo-fi movies through high-tech

What If the Apollo Program Never Happened?

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astroengine writes "In a recent debate, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said he would like to beat the Chinese back to the moon. He has even been so bold as to propose setting up a manned base by 2020, driven by empowering private industry to take the initiative. It's...
What If the Apollo Program Never Happened?

Thanks to Splitsider, Exquisite Corpse Project documents the making of a film, and the end of an era

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When the book is written on the rise of web video in the 2000s, the easiest way to explore the majority of those early pioneers will be by tracking sketch comedy troupes — groups born of live comedy venues, which then moved onto YouTube and other platforms in search of...
Thanks to Splitsider, Exquisite Corpse Project documents the making of a film, and the end of an era

iWitness: A new iPhone app that looks to stop crime in its tracks

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It’s happened to all of us. You’re walking alone and you get that creepy feeling that someone is watching or tracking your movements. You feel unsafe, and you’re not sure what to do, so you clutch your mobile phone. Greg Heuss wants to turn that fear into a situation of...
iWitness: A new iPhone app that looks to stop crime in its tracks
Ooga Labs Takes A Ground-Up Approach To Generate Growth And Network Effects For Startups

Open Ed's Business Woes: Textbook Pioneer Flat World Knowledge To Revoke Free Access To Texts

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Founded in 2007, Flat World Knowledge was one of the early pioneers in the move to bring free and open access to textbooks to students and educators. The independent publisher offered its learning content for free, giving students the access to texts in print, eBook form, eReaders, audiobooks and downloadable...
Open Ed's Business Woes: Textbook Pioneer Flat World Knowledge To Revoke Free Access To Texts

Microsoft hopes to sell its Mediaroom IPTV platform to Ericsson

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It was a rumor, but now it’s reality: Microsoft is to sell its Mediaroom IPTV business to Ericsson. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The deal should go through in the second half of the year, the companies said in a statement on Monday. According to...
Microsoft hopes to sell its Mediaroom IPTV platform to Ericsson

Totally Wired: On the Trail of the Great Dotcom Swindle by Andrew Smith - review

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A cautionary account of a self-destructive internet pioneer and exhibitionist makes for entertaining readingIn the late 1990s, easy cash and irresponsibility became an art form. It was the time of the dotcom boom when a small number of clever, usually irreverent and often dysfunctional people invented great things and became...
Totally Wired: On the Trail of the Great Dotcom Swindle by Andrew Smith - review

Loopt sales shows future of location is commerce

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I’ve been following Sam Altman and his location-based start-up Loopt for years. So it was a bit of a surprise to hear that the company was sold today for $43.4 million to pre-paid card provider Green Dot Corp . But in a phone chat with Altman, it’s become more clear why...
Loopt sales shows future of location is commerce

Social networking is threatening the open public network

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We need to set global standards to secure healthy co-dependency between public spaces and commercial interestsThe thing that still blows my mind about the internet is that through all the dramatic changes over the last two or three decades, it remains a mostly open public commons that everyone can use....
Social networking is threatening the open public network
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