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Newsmakers 2012: Jordan Weisman shows the power of crowdfunding

How To Be Happy At Work…And To Deal With That Jerk Boss

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In my last post, I wrote about how education can boost workforce productivity and lead to greater corporate success. But there is actually an even more potent ingredient for boosting productivity: happiness. According to author and business coach Alexander Kjerulf, the Danes have a word for happiness at work: arbejdsglæde...
How To Be Happy At Work…And To Deal With That Jerk Boss
Offline: Ignorance

Big numbers: Square set for $100+ million in revenue this year

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It’s always critical to look behind the bright shiny figure. Today, Square announced that it is processing payments right now at a rate of some $4,000,000,000 per year, or $109,58,904 per day. While that figure is impressive, it’s perhaps even more astounding that Square has doubled its payment processing rate...
Big numbers: Square set for $100+ million in revenue this year

TypeWith.me is for You

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TypeWith.me is for You is a post from Chris PirilloFor the most part, I’m addicted to software, hardware, and the Internet. Every so often, I learn about something that I want to share with the world – that’s why Lockergnome was created (way back when). I like having fun –...
TypeWith.me is for You

tlhIngan Hol mughwI' launchHeS microsoft bing

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That headline is Klingon for “Microsoft Bing launches Klingon language translator.” We know this because we’ve been having fun — perhaps a little too much fun — with the Redmond company’s latest creation, an homage to Star Trek that launched today as a new feature of the Microsoft Bing Translator....
tlhIngan Hol mughwI' launchHeS microsoft bing

TheWhoot Co-Founders On Taking The Flakiness Out Of Social Planning

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Back in the day, before the cell phone, people had to be where they said they’d be. There was no such thing as flaking out, and if you did, you were just a bad person. But these days, even when we make a firm commitment, the convenience of cell...
TheWhoot Co-Founders On Taking The Flakiness Out Of Social Planning
Instagram search engine Worldcam proves peril of platform dependence

Hello, Twitter, one year later

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A year ago, today, I joined a small startup with a penchant for brevity. Many of my friends were using it. My mom had only heard mentions of it. I noted some risk, but saw greater reward. Variables were undefined. The product was still in its infancy. But potential was...
Hello, Twitter, one year later

Mark Zuckerberg interview: 'Are you still having fun?'

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Mark Zuckerberg has spoken. The Facebook CEO sat down Tuesday evening for his first interview since the company's initial public offering in May. During the sit-down, Zuckerberg acknowledged the stock price's decline, expressed his regret over "betting too much on HTML 5" and emphasized that the company was looking long-term...
Mark Zuckerberg interview: 'Are you still having fun?'

Shigeru Miyamoto admits he's a fan of Angry Birds, just like the rest of us

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Mario and Zelda (amongst others) creator Shigeru Miyamoto was in Paris to promote the launch of the Nintendo 3DS as a guide in the Louvre. While company executives have previously dismissed and decried smartphone gaming, Miyamoto was asked about his favorite non-Nintendo game and for the first time, admitted...
Shigeru Miyamoto admits he's a fan of Angry Birds, just like the rest of us

The Other 99% of Entrepreneurs

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In my recent piece Reengineering Capitalism I highlighted a phenomenon that the global entrepreneurship ecosystem is paying very little attention to: Over 99% of entrepreneurs who seek funding get rejected. Yet, the entire world is focused on the 1% that is "fundable." The media, when pitched a startup story, is...
The Other 99% of Entrepreneurs

Cheezburger’s ‘Luddite’ CTO Scott Porad on why his job beats laying railroad ties

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Cheezburger CTO Scott Porad Scott Porad is the lead developer and CTO at Cheezburger, a company that specializes in “making the world happy for five minutes a day.” After a long career in tech and web development, he finally found his place creating a site that rewards him and his...
Cheezburger’s ‘Luddite’ CTO Scott Porad on why his job beats laying railroad ties

Time to flash a Galaxy Nexus custom ROM. Here’s why.

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After using the stock Google Android software on my Galaxy Nexus for two months, I’m getting antsy. Tuesday’s release of the Chrome beta for Android scratched my itch for something new, because it’s a great browser. And I’m having fun using Google Wallet to pay for purchases too. But now...
Time to flash a Galaxy Nexus custom ROM. Here’s why.

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 – review

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Xbox 360 Kinect; £29.99; cert 3+; UbisoftThe most important thing to realise about Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 is that it's not a game. It's firmly aimed at people who want to exercise, so (unsurprisingly) I wouldn't recommend it if that's not on your agenda. It's not designed for having...
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 – review

Music Startup Smule Promises To Get More Social, Starting With Its New Karaoke App Sing

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Executives at Smule, the startup that turns mobile devices into musical instruments with apps like Ocarina and Magic Piano, say the company’s apps are about to get social in a big way. Sharing has always been a key part of Smule”s products, but Prerna Gupta (who joined the company through the...
Music Startup Smule Promises To Get More Social, Starting With Its New Karaoke App Sing

How Preteens Use Web Apps to Collaborate

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Teenagers aren't the only ones on the Internet. Preteens, which we are classifying as kids ages 9-12, are growing up with easy access to smartphones, tablets and, most importantly, the Internet. Preteens can loosely be categorized as Generation *C*, which means they're using the Internet and apps to create, collaborate...
How Preteens Use Web Apps to Collaborate

Pinboard: A Social Bookmarking Tool That Literally Archives Your Web

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Imagine: You are working on something; suddenly you remember that some time back you stumbled across a piece of information that could save you hours of work.Wait, you saved the bookmark! A brief moment of exhilaration.You go to your bookmark service, find the bookmark, click on it. You wait… Wait...
Pinboard: A Social Bookmarking Tool That Literally Archives Your Web

The story behind Norman Seeff’s iconic Steve Jobs photo

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“We were two guys goofing off having fun,” he recalls 28 years later Steve Jobs with Mac. Photo by Norman Seeff. Click to enlarge. Ray Basile, who hung out in Norman Seeff’s Laurel Canyon studio as a teenager and now writes a blog called iPhone Savior, has posted a long...
The story behind Norman Seeff’s iconic Steve Jobs photo

By: Felix Torres

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The main issue with puritans is that they’re mortally afraid that somewhere, somehow, somebody is having fun. Can’t have that....
By: Felix Torres

DailyDirt: Six Million Dollar Man People

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Science fiction about bionics grossly underestimated how much advanced prosthetics actually cost to develop. The Six Million Dollar Man was off by at least a couple orders of magnitude. But bionic limbs have been getting a lot better over the years, and more Paralympic athletes are becoming famous for their...
DailyDirt: Six Million Dollar Man People
'Mario' creator Shigeru Miyamoto is an 'Angry Birds' fan

Physical rewards from companies like Kiip will change the way that apps are developed

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When you hear about winning “rewards” while using apps, you’re probably thinking about badges in Foursquare or points in a game. Companies like Kiip are not only changing the way we’re rewarded inside of games, they are changing the way that developers are thinking about creating apps entirely. The best...
Physical rewards from companies like Kiip will change the way that apps are developed

Cluster App Aims at Better Photo Curation (Especially for the Lazy)

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Can’t say I get excited when I hear about a new photo-sharing app. The market is flooded. Plus, I’m lazy, and don’t feel like investing time and energy into yet another new app. Serial entrepreneur Brenden Mulligan wants to convince me to feel otherwise. Not by changing my laziness, but...
Cluster App Aims at Better Photo Curation (Especially for the Lazy)
Broadway's Religious Raps Rake In The Ticket Sales

No ads here: Tumblr now charging $1 to “highlight” blog posts

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Tumblr founder David Karp has always dismissed the idea that Tumblr might put ads on its platform. See here, here, and just about every interview the young founder has ever given. Talking recently with The Guardian, Karp’s hatred of advertising spilled over. “”The only real tools for expression these days...
No ads here: Tumblr now charging $1 to “highlight” blog posts

Shadowrun Returns ends Kickstarter campaign at $1.8M

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Jordan Weisman We’ve been having fun tracking the progress of Jordan Weisman’s Kickstarter campaign for Shadowrun Returns, watching in amazement after it blew past its original $400,000 goal in 28 hours. Now, the Kickstarter campaign for the classic video game franchise has officially concluded. And while it was not the...
Shadowrun Returns ends Kickstarter campaign at $1.8M

Gaia Interactive launches RumbleKitten on iOS

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Monster Galaxy developer Gaia Interactive’s newest game, RumbleKitten, is now on available on the iTunes App Store. RumbleKitten is a free-to-play gesture-based game, set in a Dickensian world where orphaned cats engage in “underground tickle fights” in order to gain freedom from the oppression of local kingpin Daddy Cat....
Gaia Interactive launches RumbleKitten on iOS
Google+ Hangout Apps Come Out Of Hiding, Offer Games, Screensharing, Presentations & More

Singapore-based Fitness Buffet puts the fun and value back into exercise

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The idea for Fitness Buffet came to Callum Laing while he was on the treadmill “sweating off the excesses of Christmas”. The then Bangkok-based entrepreneur wondered why exercising had to be such an pain when his young toddler could run around the city’s sun-kissed parks without a care in the...
Singapore-based Fitness Buffet puts the fun and value back into exercise
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