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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

The Silicon Valley Technology Talent Gap With The G.O.P.

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The Silicon Valley Technology Talent Gap With The G.O.P.: Nate Silver (yes, that one) examines just how heavily the major Silicon Valley tech companies swung towards Obama this election. Remarkably: Ron Paul, the libertarian-leaning Republican, raised about $42,000 from Google employees, considerably more than Mr. Romney did. Romney only raised...
The Silicon Valley Technology Talent Gap With The G.O.P.

We're live at SXSW's Virtual Reality: The Holy Grail of Gaming panel with Valve, Oculus and more

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What? You didn't think we'd make it out of the first day of SXSW without some gaming coverage, did you? We're here at the show's Gaming Expo, a room full of the latest and greatest offerings from companies big and small. We couldn't help but do a doubletake when...
We're live at SXSW's Virtual Reality: The Holy Grail of Gaming panel with Valve, Oculus and more

Top Torrent Sites Respect Copyright Takedowns, Just Like Google

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Entertainment industry groups including the RIAA and MPAA view BitTorrent sites as a major threat. The owners of BitTorrent sites, however, believe they do nothing wrong. In fact, to the surprise of many copyright holders they are very responsive when they are asked to remove infringing links. While it’s common...
Top Torrent Sites Respect Copyright Takedowns, Just Like Google
The Politics of Twitter: So Far Today, More Tweets Include "I Voted For Obama" Than "I Voted For Romney"

Spotify finally discovers social, recommends new music and more to users (but only for the Web now)

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Digital music streaming and subscription company Spotify today released a new feature called ‘Discover’, in an effort to help its many millions of users around the globe find out about new artists and music they will likely enjoy. The company aims to achieve this by not only leveraging its proprietary recommendation...
Spotify finally discovers social, recommends new music and more to users (but only for the Web now)

What Is the Point of... #Hashtags?

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Whenever a new Web trend comes along, there are people who ask, "What is the point of this?" If millions of people are using something, there has to be a reason. In our What Is the Point of... series, we'll explain it to you. This week, we're asking, What is...
What Is the Point of... #Hashtags?

Oculus Rift could work on current and next-gen consoles

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Think virtual reality is the exclusive playground of the PC gaming elite? It doesn't have to be. Oculus VR's Nate Mitchell says it's a matter of development support and interest. "Basically, the bar for a great VR experience is roughly 60 frames a second with stereoscopic 3D support in...
Oculus Rift could work on current and next-gen consoles

Viral Video: Nate Silver Declared President of United States of Pollsters

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Here’s the New York Times’ famous polling blogger, FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver, taking his bows for being right about his calculations on the re-election of President Barack Obama. His firm prediction, declaring that Obama would be well over the needed 270 electoral votes, caused enormous controversy among his detractors, who...
Viral Video: Nate Silver Declared President of United States of Pollsters

PandoList: Viral Video Gurus

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What’s better than a really funny YouTube video? Pretty much nothing. (That’s a screenshot of “David After the Dentist” to the left, one of the funniest there is.) But have you ever wondered what goes into making a video go viral? Well, we wanted to know, so we interviewed five...
PandoList: Viral Video Gurus

Arikia writes for Wired and works for Nate Silver. http://r2.ly/yggj

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Arikia writes for Wired and works for Nate Silver. http://r2.ly/yggj
Google, not Facebook, will win the true war for likes, Forrester says

Airbnb Hires Facebook's Mike Curtis as Head of Engineering

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Airbnb has hired Mike Curtis to fill a new role as its VP of engineering, the peer-to-peer travel company said today. Curtis, who started at Airbnb a week ago, was previously a director of engineering at Facebook, where he had worked on the company’s growth team since 2011. Airbnb now...
Airbnb Hires Facebook's Mike Curtis as Head of Engineering

Quick and Dirty Remote User Testing

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User research doesn’t have to be expensive and time-consuming. With online applications, you can test your designs, wireframes, and prototypes over the phone and your computer with ease and aplomb. Nate Bolt shows the way....
Quick and Dirty Remote User Testing

Nate Silver Picks the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl (Awaiting Karl Rove Guess)

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Nate Silver, the famous poll expert for the New York Times who correctly called the U.S. presidential election for Barack Obama, has really gone out on a limb today, prognosticating that the San Francisco 49ers will likely win the Super Bowl. “The reasons that exceptional defenses fare so much...
Nate Silver Picks the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl (Awaiting Karl Rove Guess)

RT morganb: RT @nate_elliott: of the 65 online videos that have 100m+ total views, 57% are music vids, only 17% are UGC http://bit.ly/4tAfbO

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RT morganb: RT @nate_elliott: of the 65 online videos that have 100m+ total views, 57% are music vids, only 17% are UGC http://bit.ly/4tAfbO
Watch this: Nate Silver talks election statistics, media flaws, and Texas Hold 'Em
How data proved the real winner in Obama reelection, Nate Silver's rise to prediction fame

Human After All: Why Nate Silver's Math Revolution Won't Kill The Pundits

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Editor’s note: Matt Baker is an engineer at Wealthfront, a software-based financial advisor that is democratizing access to high quality financial advice. Follow him on Twitter. In elections and finance, mathematical models take emotion out of the equation, but does the human element really disappear? Some people are using Nate Silver’s “triumph...
Human After All: Why Nate Silver's Math Revolution Won't Kill The Pundits

VentureBeat is hiring a half-time graphic designer

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Have a knack for great design? VentureBeat is looking for a half-time graphic designer to make sure we look pretty at all times. You’ll be working on everything from the main website, to mobile apps, to printed materials for our events. We also have some pretty cool new projects in...
VentureBeat is hiring a half-time graphic designer

Facebook users are reporting their updates are no longer being sent to Twitter

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Facebook users that have their accounts linked to Twitter started noticing on Thursday that their posts are no longer showing up on the smaller social network as expected. This appears to affect all types of content being forwarded from Facebook to Twitter: from Pages as well as from personal accounts....
Facebook users are reporting their updates are no longer being sent to Twitter
Beyond the broadcast: New social tools encourage one-on-one sharing
OMGPOP founder's new startup could be ultimate place to store your photos
'BioShock Infinite' developer Irrational Games loses two top staffers

Q&A: Statistician Nate Silver talks big data, sports analysis

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New York-based political statistician and author Nate Silver was a special guest speaker at IBM's Information On Demand conference. Big data, algorithms and sports analysis were among the topics of discussion....
Q&A: Statistician Nate Silver talks big data, sports analysis

Cops Want Carriers to Hang On to Your Incriminating Old Text Messages

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Hullo there. (Photo: flickr.com/nate) Hey, it’s the 20th anniversary of the invention of text messaging! How shall we celebrate? How about with an attempt by law enforcement agencies to make sure they have access to your old SMS messages, in case they need to issue any search warrants? CNET reports:...
Cops Want Carriers to Hang On to Your Incriminating Old Text Messages
Spotify, revenue, and the billion dollar question

The Future Is Free To Play on Game On Podcast #9

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PCWorld Editors Alex Wawro, Nate Ralph and Jason Cross join Game On writer David Daw to discuss what makes a free-to-play game great. Will we ever see a prominent publisher like Activision or Electronic Arts invest in a big-budget game that's free to play? Find out on the Game On...
The Future Is Free To Play on Game On Podcast #9

Valve's Team Fortress 2 is Oculus Rift's first game, free 'VR Mode' update coming soon

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We've known for some time now that Valve was working on virtual reality support for its perpetually updated free-to-play shooter, Team Fortress 2. The company's even giving a duo of talks at the upcoming Game Developer's Conference on the difficulties of game development for virtual reality. What we didn't...
Valve's Team Fortress 2 is Oculus Rift's first game, free 'VR Mode' update coming soon

How algorithms secretly shape the way we behave

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Algorithms, the key ingredients of all significant computer programs, have probably influenced your Christmas shopping and may one day determine how you voteKeynes's observation (in his General Theory) that "practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist"...
How algorithms secretly shape the way we behave
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