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CHART OF THE DAY: The Half-Life Of A YouTube Video Is 6 Days

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CHART OF THE DAY: The Half-Life Of A YouTube Video Is 6 Days
BigDog 'mule' robot wreaks havoc with herculean throwing arm
Ultra-realistic virtual reality tech makes a run at next-gen consoles

Valve to include non-game software on its Steam platform starting September 5th in hopes of becoming major App Store?

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Gaming marketplace Steam is ready to be the third major desktop application store. Valve, the parent company of Steam, announced in a press release this afternoon the arrival of new non-gaming software on its store, launching September 5th. The titles Steam will offer range from “creativity to productivity” and...
Valve to include non-game software on its Steam platform starting September 5th in hopes of becoming major App Store?

Is linking just polite, or is it a core value of journalism?

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Late last week, TechCrunch writer MG Siegler broke the news that Apple was buying an app-discovery service called Chomp — although he didn’t say where that news came from, just that it was a reliable source. The Wall Street Journal reported the same news several hours later, confirmed by...
Is linking just polite, or is it a core value of journalism?
Original 'Half-Life' finally available for OS X through Steam nearly 15 years after its release
Valve gives 'Half-Life 2' official Oculus Rift support

Valve's Newell explains company silence on the next Half-Life

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The last time we heard anything even remotely concrete about the next release in the Half-Life series was a 2008 statement that hinted at a possible 2010 release. The company's silence about the series has been deafening since then. But in a recent interview, Valve co-founder and Managing Director...
Valve's Newell explains company silence on the next Half-Life

Half-Life 2 crowbars its way out of Linux beta, brings Oculus Rift support with it

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Valve's Half-Life 2 along with Episodes One and Two are out of beta and available for download on Steam for Linux, the company announced today. While we welcome any Half-Life news, it's hard to not get disappointed when the number three isn't involved. Gordon Freeman's last known appearance uses...
Half-Life 2 crowbars its way out of Linux beta, brings Oculus Rift support with it

Here's How To Measure Influence On Twitter

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Social Authority: Our Measure of Twitter Influence (SEOmoz)"Social Authority" is...
Here's How To Measure Influence On Twitter
Newly discovered half-life of DNA douses any plans to revive dinosaurs
Play this: 'Black Mesa'
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Valve working with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on game and movie collaborations

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Filmmaker J.J. Abrams (Cloverfield, Star Trek) and game creator Gabe Newell (Half-Life, Portal) just announced they'll be working together on creating movies and games, via their respective companies, Bad Robot Productions and Valve Software. "We sort of reached the point where we decided that we needed to do more...
Valve working with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on game and movie collaborations

Apple Adds 'App Store Notes' to Featured Apps

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Apple has quietly added a new notes feature to its curated apps in the iOS App Store. Apps chosen for Editor's Choice and App of the Week now come with App Store Notes, which offer a quick description of the app. For example, here's the new note feature for Might...
Apple Adds 'App Store Notes' to Featured Apps

Gabe Newell, J.J. Abrams discussing plans for 'Half-Life' and 'Portal' movie

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Get excited, people: Gabe Newell and J.J. Abrams have plans to work together both on a movie and game. The pair just revealed on stage at the DICE 2013 Summit that there are certainly plans in the works. Newell, the Valve co-founder, said that he wants to do a ‘Half-Life’ or ‘Portal’...
Gabe Newell, J.J. Abrams discussing plans for 'Half-Life' and 'Portal' movie

Half Life remake Black Mesa now available for download

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When people think of great first-person shooters they typically recall Doom and Unreal Tournament. Not me, though; I think back to the game that really started it for me, the one that did single-player right: Half-Life. Published by Valve Software in 1998, the original Half-Life was a journey through...
Half Life remake Black Mesa now available for download
Chart of the Day: The half-life of a cellphone vendor
Ebay user selling 6,850 games and 330 consoles for $550K

Samsung's exposure: It can survive the Apple hit

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Samsung reported $41.5 billion in revenues and profits of $4.5 billion for the second quarter alone, so it can absorb the $1 billion in damages awarded by the jury in “tech trial of the century” if the verdict won by Apple Friday holds. The bigger question is whether the jurors’...
Samsung's exposure: It can survive the Apple hit
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Freeman on a free OS: Half-Life 2 now available on Steam for Linux

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You already know that Half-Life 2 for Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and OS X is excellent, but have you tried it on Linux? Well, yes, technically speaking, you couldn't actually play that version until this week when it launched on Steam for Linux, but our question stands!...
Freeman on a free OS: Half-Life 2 now available on Steam for Linux

Why PC hardware needs a company like Valve to truly innovate

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It looks like Valve really does want to start producing PC hardware, in some form or another. The company posted an opening for an industrial designer on their website recently, re-igniting rumors of a ‘Steam Box‘ gaming console. The most interesting part of the job description, highlighted by TNW’s own...
Why PC hardware needs a company like Valve to truly innovate
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Pottermore departing beta from platform nine (and three quarters) in April

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The digital exploits of Little Whinging's most famous lightning-scarred resident is belatedly exiting beta next month. The six-month delay was prompted because the server platform couldn't handle the load of the million pottermaniacs who had early access. This led to the team behind the site summoning up a whole...
Pottermore departing beta from platform nine (and three quarters) in April

'Dear Valve, Hire Me': What happened to the woman who wrote that song

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Do you remember Erin Michael Vondrak? She really, really wanted to work at Valve. So much, in fact, that she wrote a song with an accompanying YouTube video, titled “Dear Valve: Hire Me” — her unique way of supplementing her application to work for the maker of Portal and Half-Life. Erin...
'Dear Valve, Hire Me': What happened to the woman who wrote that song

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell: Linux is a "get-out-of-jail free pass for our industry"

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Valve co-founder Gabe Newell just gave a 30-minute keynote at the DICE 2013 Summit in Las Vegas. He didn’t make any huge product or game announcements — sorry, Half-Life 3 fans — and rather focused on how Valve is re-thinking what games are and how you sell them. You can...
Valve co-founder Gabe Newell: Linux is a "get-out-of-jail free pass for our industry"

8 years in the making: Half-Life 1 remake Black Mesa Source is here

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The Source-engine based remake of the original Half-Life has finally arrived. Black Mesa Source began development in 2004 as a fan-made reworking of the original classic by Valve Software and had been dubbed vaporware many times over the course of its life. Now, anyone with a PC and a copy...
8 years in the making: Half-Life 1 remake Black Mesa Source is here
Get up close with a WebGL model of the Half-Life headcrab zombie
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