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Editor's Note to Quinn Norton's Account of the Aaron Swartz Investigation

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We have just published Quinn Norton's account of her life inside the Federal investigation of Aaron Swartz for the alleged crime of downloading too many JSTOR articles too quickly. The story fills in a key time in the investigation, from Swartz's arrest on January 6 until about June of that year. Norton's...
Editor's Note to Quinn Norton's Account of the Aaron Swartz Investigation

38 Special: Facebook bankers got it right

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Facebook shares stay flat, and that's okay. FORTUNE -- Facebook (FB) shares didn't pop. They didn't crumble. They closed the day at $38.23 per share, or less than a percentage point higher than where the company's IPO had priced last night. The typical media narrative, of course, is catastrophic. Conventional...
38 Special: Facebook bankers got it right

Google Is Making Me Stupid

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by Chris Bodenner The Pew Research Center recently released an opinion survey of nearly 900 "prominent scientists, business leaders, consultants, writers and technology developers" regarding the impact of the Internet on intelligence and learning. The lead question was the Nick Carr-inspired, "Will Google make us stupid?", based on his...
Google Is Making Me Stupid

Seattle, DC, and San Diego are bright spots in tech hiring, report states

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Tech boom? That must be focused in the Valley, right? Or at least, you would expect that any such rapid expansion would have the largest impact in that region. However, a new study by the Praxis Strategy Group has outlined a number of critical facts that bust that specific narrative. Among...
Seattle, DC, and San Diego are bright spots in tech hiring, report states

Netflix (Still) Really Doesn't Want Your DVD Money

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Netflix said something about DVDs again! Which means it’s time to refer, again, to this Reed Hastings quote from last December: Streaming is the future. We’re focused on it. DVD will do whatever it’s going to do. We’re not — we’re going to try to not hurt it, but we’re...
Netflix (Still) Really Doesn't Want Your DVD Money
'Resident Evil 6' Xbox 360 achievement list unveiled

Sentiment Gives Way to Reality as HP Shares Crash on Goldman Downgrade

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Shares of computing giant Hewlett-Packard are getting whacked pretty hard today in the wake of a significant downgrade by Goldman Sachs analyst Bill Shope. In a research note to clients today, Shope wrote that “sentiment has moved ahead of reality,” on HP shares, which before today had risen by more...
Sentiment Gives Way to Reality as HP Shares Crash on Goldman Downgrade

Rovio Flies Into Frankfurt To Unveil Its First Book App: Expect Lots Of Pigs, Maybe An Angry Bird Or Two

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Angry Birds has become such a mobile institution, and its maker, Rovio, has gone so far in its extension of that brand — toys, books, t-shirts, cereal, theme parks, and more games – that this morning’s invitation to a launch of Rovio’s first ever book app came as something of a...
Rovio Flies Into Frankfurt To Unveil Its First Book App: Expect Lots Of Pigs, Maybe An Angry Bird Or Two

Renesas Plans Jog the Memory

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Restructuring, losses and bailouts. The latest story from Japanese chip maker Renesas Electronics Corp. is a familiar tale for the nation's semiconductor industry. But this chip narrative could have a better outcome....
Renesas Plans Jog the Memory

Watch Reddit's Biggest Troll Defend Himself

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Michael Brutsch, a 49-year-old man who posted on Reddit under the name Violentacrez until Gawker's Adrian Chen outed him, went on Anderson Cooper 360 to defend himself on camera for the first time. Brutsch's Reddit persona became famous for creating offensive subreddits, most notably r/jailbait. It was Brutsch's masterwork,...
Watch Reddit's Biggest Troll Defend Himself

Look for the smartphone's future in the PC's past

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Google's Android chief says the OS wasn't built to change the dynamics of the smartphone industry. The history of the tech biz suggests a different narrative [Read more]...
Look for the smartphone's future in the PC's past

Sims Dev to Make TV Shows

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Game developer Will Wright, best known as the man behind SimCity (and other Sim games) and Spore, has signed a deal with the Science Channel to create programming for the cable station. These are not games, they're TV shows, though they'll have interactive online components. I've always divided people into...
Sims Dev to Make TV Shows
HTC says 'sorry' to Desire HD owners, explains why ICS update isn't happening

What made Boston the media's best and worst of times | Michael Wolff

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The new digital tools and social media allow everyone to be a journalist. That lack of authority is both thrilling and disastrousEvery journalist and media pro knows that the news business advances, the profession changes, and careers are made the closer we get to real time, to events as they...
What made Boston the media's best and worst of times | Michael Wolff

2013, the year of storytelling

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Since social networking was invented, it has been powered by users. We happily fuel our favorite social networks with the snippets of content that make them so valuable: our photos, check-ins, reviews, likes, hearts and shares. We post status updates about how we feel on Facebook, photos of what...
2013, the year of storytelling

Ex-Apple President: Apple Needs To Be More Like Microsoft (AAPL, MSFT)

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Quick, name a technology company with a REALLY good reputation? Apple? Google? Facebook?  Nope. Nah. Sorry. If you're on the same page as former Apple bigwig Jean-Louis Gassée, the company that should have jumped to mind first is Microsoft. In fact, Gassée says his old firm should try harder to emulate...
Ex-Apple President: Apple Needs To Be More Like Microsoft (AAPL, MSFT)

t r u t h o u t | George Lakoff| Obama's Missing Moral Narrative

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t r u t h o u t | George Lakoff| Obama's Missing Moral Narrative

9 Things Microsoft Does Right

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M$: Short for Microsoft, used to imply Microsoft cares more for money than it does for security, stability, and anything else that could make a good Operating System." - Urban Dictionary, 2004. "Microsoft sucks." Too many times, the conversation stops there. Yes, Microsoft gets plenty of criticism, much of it...
9 Things Microsoft Does Right
Marco Tempest does it again: a motion-tracking augmented reality tale of magic from TED

Lucas and Spielberg on storytelling in games: 'it's not going to be Shakespeare'

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With titles like Quantum Break and the upcoming Halo series, the convergence of gaming and narrative storytelling has become an intense focal point — but the men behind Indiana Jones and Star Wars think gaming will never be able to provide the same type of rich experience traditional storytelling...
Lucas and Spielberg on storytelling in games: 'it's not going to be Shakespeare'
'Bioshock Infinite' creative director Ken Levine talks about how to build a world

3 Ideas for Moving Beyond List Posts: Creating an Experiential Blog

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A guest post by Tara Gentile of Scoutie Girl. As a design & craft blogger, I often struggle with putting tips from site’s like Problogger into practice. But I diligently mull them over and translate them to fit my needs. One tip I struggle with regularly is mastering the art...
3 Ideas for Moving Beyond List Posts: Creating an Experiential Blog

Use Storytelling Techniques in Personal Branding: Narrative

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As we’ve seen in the previous two parts of this series (covering characterization and plot), using storytelling techniques to help communicate your personal brand can make for clearer, more consistent, more compelling branding efforts. In this final part of the series, let’s look at the storyteller’s other tools — narrative...
Use Storytelling Techniques in Personal Branding: Narrative

Laggard Rackspace growth sparks concern: is there enough cloud biz to go around?

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Here’s the narrative that cloud vendors would like us to believe: there are infinite workloads flowing to clouds of infinite capacity. There’s enough business for all, keep moving. But there is nagging worry, sparked anew by Rackspace’s laggard Q1 cloud growth, that the appetite for cloud services may not be unlimited...
Laggard Rackspace growth sparks concern: is there enough cloud biz to go around?

Magisto brings photos into the video-editing mix with its latest iOS update, Android to follow

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Israeli startup Magisto has announced a new version of its iOS app, introducing so-called smart photo-editing which it says will refine the art of personal movie making. Just to recap, Magisto officially launched its app at CES in 2012, but was first covered by us way back in April 2011. In...
Magisto brings photos into the video-editing mix with its latest iOS update, Android to follow

The Three Things Warby Parker Did To Launch A Successful Lifestyle Brand

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Warby Parker, like so many other lifestyle/tech hybrid companies, faced the problem many small companies see while trying to launch a real brand: how do you make the story resonate? Neil Blumenthal, co-founder of the company, spoke at the Wired Digital Conference where he described Warby Parker as a “mission...
The Three Things Warby Parker Did To Launch A Successful Lifestyle Brand
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Banned TED talk wasn’t banned after all, and here it is, in all its 6 minute glory

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All right, the story was almost too good to be true: A TED talk, on economic issues and income equality and tax policy, didn’t get put onto the TED site. Enter cries of claimed censorship. It made a perfect narrative. TED, the exclusive, expensive event, a high watermark of gatherings,...
Banned TED talk wasn’t banned after all, and here it is, in all its 6 minute glory

Twitter Executive Says Site's Interface Needs An Overhaul

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If you've ever sent a tweet and thought "That seems so 1998" you're in good - and perhaps surprising - company. Let's face it: Twitter doesn't let you hyperlink text, it doesn't thread conversations and, despite a redesign late last year, it still doesn't showcase video and photos as well...
Twitter Executive Says Site's Interface Needs An Overhaul

There's A Civil War Brewing At Yahoo Over Its New CEO And His Direction For The Company (YHOO)

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During Yahoo's fourth quarter earnings call, new CEO Scott Thompson announced that he has ended a debate that long plagued the company: whether it is a technology/products company or a media company. "We need to do both," he said. "We end the debate about which is more important. We must...
There's A Civil War Brewing At Yahoo Over Its New CEO And His Direction For The Company (YHOO)
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