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Dwarf Fortress: Ten hours with the most inscrutable video game of all time
Is your PaaS composable or contextual? (Hint: the answer matters)

Does Your Startup Need a Lawyer?

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Does your startup need a lawyer? I can't legally answer that question, of course. My background is in folklore and literature, so when it comes to lawyers I'm able to quote Shakepeare's Henry VI or reference Madame Bovary, and that's about it. Laugh all you want at my background, but...
Does Your Startup Need a Lawyer?

Mayer Brings Back Ex-Yahoo Rossiter to Lead Platforms (Memo Time!)

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According to an internal memo, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has brought back Jay Rossiter, who left the company under the regime of Scott Thompson, to lead its platforms effort “focusing on the tools and technology supporting our externally facing products.” The move also take back a huge swath of...
Mayer Brings Back Ex-Yahoo Rossiter to Lead Platforms (Memo Time!)

What Andrew Sullivan and Amanda Palmer have in common -- a fanatical devotion to users

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In many ways, conservative blogger Andrew Sullivan and alternative musician Amanda Palmer couldn’t be more different: the former writes about the Obama administration and the intricacies of U.S. foreign policy, while the latter is the former lead singer of a punk band called The Dresden Dolls and sports hand-painted eyebrows,...
What Andrew Sullivan and Amanda Palmer have in common -- a fanatical devotion to users

China's Sina didn't just launch a Path rival, it cloned its iOS app

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We’ve written about the rise of Path clones in China, and now the US-based social network might have just got its largest competitor after media giant Sina launched MeYou (密友), its own clone that hit China’s App Store today. The app, spotted by Technode, faithfully follows the design intricacies and principles of Path’s...
China's Sina didn't just launch a Path rival, it cloned its iOS app

New Skin: TheAppleBlog Redesigns

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It’s been many months in the making, but this evening we launched an entire overhaul of TheAppleBlog’s design. This redesign is part of an overhaul of the entire GigaOM network that started back in November. TheAppleBlog joined GigaOM back in September 2008 but for the past 18 months we kept our...
New Skin: TheAppleBlog Redesigns

Azure takes its IaaS service into general availability, makes new promise to match Amazon's AWS pricing

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Today Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service team announced a product milestone, and made a pricing promise that will shake up its market vertical. Today, Azure took its Infrastructure as a Service product out of pre-release, making it generally available. Customers of the service can now expect uptime promises akin to...
Azure takes its IaaS service into general availability, makes new promise to match Amazon's AWS pricing
PandoDaily Launches School House Rock for the Startup World

Tiny Review comes to Austin and to the web with TinySX

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Tiny Review has been one of my favorite new apps launched over the past few months. The app gives users the ability to instantly create on-the-fly reviews using just photos and three lines of text. It’s like a combination of Instagram, Yelp and Twitter, and a whole lotta fun. So...
Tiny Review comes to Austin and to the web with TinySX

Google's Mod_Pagespeed Is Now Out Of Beta And Ready To Make Your Sites Faster

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Google just released the first stable version of mod_pagespeed, the company’s open-source module for Apache that can automatically optimize your web pages to improve download and rendering speeds. With this release, Google is declaring this tool ready for broader adoption, though it’s worth noting that a number of large hosting providers...
Google's Mod_Pagespeed Is Now Out Of Beta And Ready To Make Your Sites Faster

Netflix, Please Fix Your User Interface On… Everything

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I’ve got a bit of a problem with Netflix. It’s actually something that I’ve been meaning to bring up for a while… but then Netflix went and made (and immediately un-made) a bunch of mega-crap decisions and everyone started railing on them. It felt like I’d be beating on...
Netflix, Please Fix Your User Interface On… Everything
Crowdtilt Launches Crowdfunding API To Give Developers Easy Access To Group Payments & Social Fundraising

Microbial music: Using sound to represent data from the deep blue sea

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Science and music, many would say opposite sides of the same coin. Unless you're DOE biologist Peter Larsen at the Argonne National Laboratory, who would probably argue your legal tender has been double-headed all along. While Larsen is more likely to be studying the intricacies of microbes than Miles...
Microbial music: Using sound to represent data from the deep blue sea

"In The Studio," Paddle8′s Aditya Julka Discuses Building Niche Online Marketplaces

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[tc_5min code="517718482"] Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. “In the Studio” opens up Q2 of 2013 by hosting a three-time founder who, after stints in engineering and the biomedical industry in India, happened to team up with a young...
"In The Studio," Paddle8′s Aditya Julka Discuses Building Niche Online Marketplaces

Coke or Pepsi? Politicians say choices like these reveal how you vote

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This is a guest post by researcher, Tarun Wadhwa If your favorite soda is Diet Dr. Pepper, the chances are that you’ll be supporting Mitt Romney tomorrow. Pepsi drinker? You’re most likely voting for Barack Obama. If you drink Mountain Dew, you probably don’t care either way. These types...
Coke or Pepsi? Politicians say choices like these reveal how you vote

Copyright... Patent... It's All The Same To The World's Third-Largest News Agency

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While we realize that the intricacies of IP law (and its often-attendant ridiculousness) can be rather difficult for the average, uninterested person to parse, it's really not asking too much to expect large international news agencies to make an effort to get the terminology right. As you recall, Kim...
Copyright... Patent... It's All The Same To The World's Third-Largest News Agency

Retro gaming challenge! Windows 8 versus classic PC games

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PC gaming is stronger than it has been in years, but the classic age of PC gaming has to be the mid- to late 1990s. The PC was a strong source of innovation in gaming, spawning new genres as well as the birth of real-time, online multiplayer games. That...
Retro gaming challenge! Windows 8 versus classic PC games
Microsoft Helps To Bring The Popular Mobile Game Contre Jour To The Web

Google's Non-Split Stock Split

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The key aspect of Google’s earnings yesterday was the don’t-call-it-a-stock-split stock split. I say “don’t-call-it-a-stock-split” because it technically wasn’t one, but it was effectively one. There will now be double the number of Google shares outstanding. It’s just that the shares won’t all be equal. Half of them will be...
Google's Non-Split Stock Split

DEAR AMERICA: Here's Why We Have To Reform The Immigration System

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For a nation of immigrants, America is acting pretty hostile to those currently trying to enter her borders. Immigration reform is now at the forefront of the national debate, but the thorny intricacies make it one of the most difficult problems to solve.  Here, we'll look at the impact immigrants...
DEAR AMERICA: Here's Why We Have To Reform The Immigration System

Oracle tries to rewrite history for Sun and alter Java's future

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The Oracle v. Google case is about copyright, patents and the intricacies of the open source world. But it's also about Oracle trying to get a do-over for decisions made by Sun's executive management. [Read more]...
Oracle tries to rewrite history for Sun and alter Java's future

Why carriers feel they were robbed by the new iPad

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They feel that they do the hard work while someone else is making all the moneyFirst: No (new) iPad report, yet. In the meantime you can feast your eyes, or nurse your dyspepsia, by googling "iPad 3" or "new iPad". This will tell you almost everything (minus the Fingerspitzengefhül, the...
Why carriers feel they were robbed by the new iPad
The Large Hadron Collider and processing data at a million gigabytes per second

Review: The Microsoft Surface Tablet (MSFT)

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The Surface is a mystery. Is it a media consumption device like the iPad and Kindle Fire? Does its keyboard cover/kickstand combo make it a laptop? Is it something in between? I'm not so sure Microsoft knows the answer. The Surface is a strange device, one that tries really hard...
Review: The Microsoft Surface Tablet (MSFT)

Can Berlin be a real startup hub without a real airport?

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Late last night I landed in Berlin. It’s been a few months since my last visit, and this time I’ve come along to speak at The Zeitgeist Project, a fringe event taking place on the eve of IFA — one of the world’s biggest consumer electronics shows. I’m taking the...
Can Berlin be a real startup hub without a real airport?

Akai Katana – review

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Xbox 360, Rising Star, Cert: 12, out nowSet during a violent conflict in a lusciously detailed alternate reality, Akai Katana is the latest western release from the respected Japanese arcade games maker Cave.What makes this particularly special is the scoring system, which gives an apparently simple, exhilarating 2D shooter real...
Akai Katana – review
OmniPlan for iPad packs a professional punch at $50, despite limited sharing and syncing features

Twitter and the (not so) subtle art of literary self-promotion | Nesrine Malik

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Some people think novelist Mohsin Hamid is Pakistan's F Scott Fitzgerald. He couldn't possibly comment...During a recent, packed-out Q&A session at a literary festival in his hometown of Lahore, Mohsin Hamid, author of the bestseller The Reluctant Fundamentalist, trod the fine line between self-promotion and maintaining his humility perfectly.He said...
Twitter and the (not so) subtle art of literary self-promotion | Nesrine Malik
Robotic wing helps scientists uncover the secrets of bat flight
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