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Andreessen Horowitz Hires Twitter's Elizabeth Weil to Focus on Social

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Elizabeth Weil, who leads corporate design and culture at Twitter, is leaving to join venture firm Andreessen Horowitz. She said today she will be the firm’s partner in charge of social, focused on new investments, portfolio companies and partners, working most closely with Mark Cranney. Weil had spent three years...
Andreessen Horowitz Hires Twitter's Elizabeth Weil to Focus on Social
Microsoft helps launch interactive Everest site mapping climate change and 60 years of climbs

Zoom in on Mount Everest in a gigapixel photograph

www.guardian.co.uk
An incredible new zoom photograph shows Everest in extreme detail, highlighting the effects of climate change and allowing viewers to navigate around base camp and the mountainIt's a famous view, but few have ever seen Everest as up close and personal before. Filmmaker and climate-change campaigner David Breashears spent this...
Zoom in on Mount Everest in a gigapixel photograph

All in the detail: Google Maps gets clearer depictions of terrain and the natural landscape

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Google is rolling out a slew of aesthetic updates to Maps today, with a view towards better representing the natural landscape. From today, you’ll start seeing clearer terrain, color gradations for forests and vegetation, and labels for large, natural land formations. This will include forests, deserts and mountain ranges. By...
All in the detail: Google Maps gets clearer depictions of terrain and the natural landscape

Microsoft and GlacierWorks team up to bring Everest to your screen

www.engadget.com
GlacierWorks, founded by renowned mountaineer David Breashears, has joined forces with Internet Explorer to put the world's highest peak at your fingertips with Everest: Rivers of Ice. The exploration platform works in any browser, but it's specifically optimized for IE 10's touch-based technology. In addition to bringing the Himalayas...
Microsoft and GlacierWorks team up to bring Everest to your screen

A Requiem For RIM

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Since Research In Motion made Blackberry synonymous with smartphones in the early aughts, the company has taken a pounding for mis-steps, delays, intentional blindness, equivocations and most tellingly, mediocre products. Those brickbats have often been well-deserved, but RIM should also have earned some respect, if not love, for the important...
A Requiem For RIM

Google Trekker Snaps 9,500 Grand Canyon Panoramic Pics For Maps

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Armchair exploring just got a lot more intrepid. Wish you were here? That's the Meteor Crater, in Arizona, which has now got its very own panoply of panorama photos in Google Maps. It's one of 9,500 images of the Grand Canyon that Google has added to its mapping service--more...
Google Trekker Snaps 9,500 Grand Canyon Panoramic Pics For Maps
64-bit Firefox for Windows should be prioritized, not suspended

Trippy Triggers Travel Talk With "Lowest Conversational Denominator"

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Everyone likes to talk about travel, says Trippy's founder and CEO, J.R. Johnson. His site and app helps them do just that.J.R. Johnson is the founder and CEO of Trippy, a social travel site and app. Whereas other social travel startups have focused on meeting up while abroad, or tapping...
Trippy Triggers Travel Talk With "Lowest Conversational Denominator"

Mountaineer laughs off Twitter row with 'spotty schoolkids'

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Joe Simpson engages in online spat with 'vile' GCSE students after they rubbished his book Touching the VoidEven the most successful authors have to suffer the occasional fit of spite from critics and readers. Few, however, have to contend with the twin indignities of being branded a "crevasse wanker" and...
Mountaineer laughs off Twitter row with 'spotty schoolkids'
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