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Why Bitcoin poses an interesting ethical conundrum for journalists

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Bitcoin is having a wild ride right now. Partly due to the euro crisis, and partly due to a lot of press coverage, some people seem to be taking a keen interest in the crypto-currency — in the last week, its value in relation to the U.S. dollar has shot...
Why Bitcoin poses an interesting ethical conundrum for journalists
Bungie melds fantasy, Tarkovsky, and space wizards in 'Destiny' concept art
'Journey' peregrinates to PSN on March 13th for $14.99

Autodesk acquires Socialcam for $60M

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Autodesk announced today that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Socialcam for approximately $60 million. The transaction is expected to close by October 31 this year and is subject to customary closing conditions. Socialcam is a Facebook and mobile app that allows users to create, edit and share videos....
Autodesk acquires Socialcam for $60M

The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 Has Special Dark Edition

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CD Projekt Red, the developer of the recent The Witcher 2 title, has confirmed that Xbox 360 owners can get a very special Dark Edition of the game in April, which is filled with real life bonus items.The Witcher 2 amazed millions of PC owners last year with its solid...
The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 Has Special Dark Edition
Fallout: The game that almost never was

ITC delays resolution of Samsung v. Apple case by another month -- new target date: March 7

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Late on Thursday, the United States International Trade Commision (USITC, or just ITC) gave notice of a scheduling decision concerning the investigation of Samsung's complaint against Apple. A previous (not the first) extension of the target date was ordered about three weeks ago, pushing it back from January 14 to February 6...
ITC delays resolution of Samsung v. Apple case by another month -- new target date: March 7

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, PC; Ubisoft; £10.99 - £11.99 (1200 MSP)Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewAlthough it uses Far Cry 3's game engine and mechanics, Blood Dragon has absolutely nothing else to do with it, eschewing all the attempted seriousness and hostage drama for a movie reference-laden story of...
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon - review

Freshplum launches Helium, a simple way for anyone to create their own online shopping cart

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Freshplum, a business analytics company for digital commerce, released its latest product today. Helium is a platform that will allow anyone to create their own shopping cart right on their own site. The advantage here seems to be that Freshplum is handling the back-end infrastructure. Helium is built on top...
Freshplum launches Helium, a simple way for anyone to create their own online shopping cart

Taking the cloud to a higher altitude

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This sponsored post is produced by Matt Quinn, CTO of TIBCO. We’re well beyond any question about whether cloud computing is the future. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) paved the way for the idea that organizations can operate some of their most important systems in an on-premise or off-premise cloud. Small, medium and...
Taking the cloud to a higher altitude
'Bad Piggies,' 'Angry Birds' sequel, hits September 27th

The Mac App Store's future of irrelevance

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Postbox's exit from the Mac App Store should sound very familiar to anyone who buys Mac software. If you read between the lines a bit, I think the real story there is one we've seen a lot since June 1: they tolerated the App Store's lack of paid upgrade mechanics...
The Mac App Store's future of irrelevance
How social video apps leverage Facebook Open Graph to rapidly gain new users
'Magic: The Gathering' creator is kickstarting new 'Map Monsters' iOS game

The Reverse of Spam: Wordpress Integration with SalesForce

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When running blogs for community, and business interests, the important question of of "who" has visited has been a big challenge. This problem was one of the inspirations for the creation of OpenID and other approaches for identity sharing. As corporate blog applications grow as operational business tools, the ability...
The Reverse of Spam: Wordpress Integration with SalesForce
The luxury and legality of secret car compartments

How Unplugging From The Internet Helped This Guy Quit Porn And Meet Real Girls

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The Verge writer Paul Miller is conducting an experiment on himself: he's going a year without the Internet. Miller's posts on the topic are routinely fascinating. His most recent is particularly good. It's about how Miller answers one of the most common questions about his year offline: "How do you...
How Unplugging From The Internet Helped This Guy Quit Porn And Meet Real Girls
Improved JScramber 3 Helps JavaScript And HTML5 Developers Obfuscate Their Code
Cars.com invests in RepairPal to keep mechanics honest

Dig deep with Glu’s Lil’ Kingdom

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Lil’ Kingdom is a new game from Glu Mobile. The title is a Tiny Tower-inspired building game, and has been downloaded over 500,000 times from Google Play since its launch, showing up as the No. 32 top grossing Android title at the end of last week. Note: This title was...
Dig deep with Glu’s Lil’ Kingdom

Daily iPhone App: Blot

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There's a lot of buzz around cloning apps lately. Zynga recently received some flak for making a clone of Tiny Tower, and there's a big lawsuit around Triple Town and its clone Yeti Town. I would argue that there's a right way and a wrong way to clone an...
Daily iPhone App: Blot
Applifier's Jussi Laakkonen Shows Off Everyplay, His Network For Sharing Mobile Gameplay Footage [TCTV]
Betable's partnership with Frima's 3Oak will put a new twist on real-money gambling games

Skype promising CD quality sound from new 'Opus' audio codec, fewer choppy calls

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Skype's got a new audio codec that it thinks you should be pumped about, and it's called "Opus." It's been kicked around at Skype since March 2009, though work didn't begin in earnest until June of the same year, and it was just certified by the IETF as a...
Skype promising CD quality sound from new 'Opus' audio codec, fewer choppy calls

Tumblr’s editorial hires lead to “Storyboard,” a hub to feature creative users

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Back in early February, word got out that Tumblr had hired an editorial team to surface noteworthy content from the network. Now, Tumblr has announced the results of this initiative, which takes the form of Storyboard, a hub for in-depth conversations with Tumblr’s creative community. We had known that Tumblr’s editorial team...
Tumblr’s editorial hires lead to “Storyboard,” a hub to feature creative users
Pippin Barr gives us 36 'Pong' variations with lasers, Tetris blocks, and more
Dyad: Chasing the anxiety of influence at 100BPM

Bazaar Labs launches Miso, a Foursquare-style app for TV and movies

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A startup called Bazaar Labs just released a new app called Miso, way to share what movies and TV shows you’re watching with your friends. Like the company’s last app, FlixUp, this is a movie-focused spin on an existing social service. The idea is that instead of sharing your location...
Bazaar Labs launches Miso, a Foursquare-style app for TV and movies

Awesome Stuff: Little Devices That Help You Out

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For this week's "Awesome Stuff" post I wasn't necessarily planning a "theme," but it seemed to mostly work out as one anyway: it's about three "little" devices that enable you to do more, but changing the way we deal with information in one way or another. This is a pretty...
Awesome Stuff: Little Devices That Help You Out

What it's like to work for Stripe

blog.alexmaccaw.com
A company’s culture is something intangible and nebulous, and yet it can be just as important to success as revenues or growth. Culture influences everything, from design and product implementation to the level of support and operations of a company. It’s crucial to get it right. I’ve been at Stripe...
What it's like to work for Stripe
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