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New Super Mario Bros 2 - review

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3DS, Nintendo, cert 3Every new 2D Mario platforming game sets an increasingly difficult task for its designers. The title is expected to innovate in a genre constrained by strict conventions, a task already bedevilled as they cope with the previous 31 years of Mario gamesmakers plundering Nintendo's toy box of...
New Super Mario Bros 2 - review

The answer to API competition concerns is neither uncopyrightability nor fair use -- it's FRAND

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After this holiday weekend it probably won't take long before Judge Alsup, possibly after asking the parties some more questions in writing or at a hearing, rules on the copyrightability of the structure, sequence and organization (SSO) of Oracle's asserted 37 Java APIs. And after his decision, it won't take...
The answer to API competition concerns is neither uncopyrightability nor fair use -- it's FRAND

Yahoo's Q1 revenue of $1.14 billion doesn't excite, but its $0.35 in EPS beats expectations

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Today Yahoo reported its first quarter financial performance, including revenue of $1.14 billion, and earnings per share of $0.35 on a GAAP basis, and $0.38 on a non-GAAP basis. Analysts and the street had expected revenue of $1.1 billion, and earnings per share of $0.25. For the quarter, Yahoo had...
Yahoo's Q1 revenue of $1.14 billion doesn't excite, but its $0.35 in EPS beats expectations
Judge: Samsung can't use '2001' or UK television show to dispute Apple's iPad patents

Deezer launches Windows 8 app for its on-demand music streaming service ahead of Spotify and Rdio

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On-demand music streaming service Deezer has launched an app for Windows 8 today, grabbing an early lead over rivals Spotify and Rdio. The app is available to users in more than 180 countries, although there’s still no word on a wider release in what could be its most important market...
Deezer launches Windows 8 app for its on-demand music streaming service ahead of Spotify and Rdio

Ecommerce, search and social media in China by the numbers [Infographic]

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We’re a fairly skeptical bunch when it comes to infographics. While we love the idea of telling a story visually, we believe that the originality is long gone and it is a medium that is all too frequently misused – something tech journos/bloggers are as much to blame for. Every now and...
Ecommerce, search and social media in China by the numbers [Infographic]

Web designers love chasing trends, but nobody’s creating something that lasts

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Sure, it’s a generalization, but good lord is it true. Out of every field of design, Web design moves and changes the fastest. And all the while, as digital design evolves, there’s this strange tendency for creatives to jump aboard the trend train until there’s so much weight the engine dies...
Web designers love chasing trends, but nobody’s creating something that lasts

fastcompany: Now let us return to the tale of C1. Or should I...

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fastcompany: Now let us return to the tale of C1. Or should I say, MacMan. The agency team was heartbroken to learn that Steve had fallen in love with such a disappointing name as “MacMan.” Unlike C1 itself, for which our feelings had evolved from shock to love, there could...
fastcompany: Now let us return to the tale of C1. Or should I...

Smart As... - review

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PS Vita, Sony, cert 3, out 31 OctoberThe biggest surprise of Sony's brain-training puzzle package Smart As... is its power - running the Unreal Engine software, this is a low-demand game on, effectively, the same platform as physics-heavy action-shooter Dishonored. As a result, it looks unexpectedly pretty.Beyond the gloss there...
Smart As... - review

Originality Helps Build Hit Toys

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This week's American International Toy Fair will include several rivals for Mattel's Monster High dolls and Activision Blizzard's Skylanders videogames. But kids are rewarding toy companies that introduce original lines....
Originality Helps Build Hit Toys

Anthony Horowitz is absolutely right about publishers – apart from mine | John Mitchinson

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Don't deride crowd-funded publishing. We engage our readers and uphold qualityI enjoyed Anthony Horowitz's witty article about the writer's need for a publisher (The battle for books, 28 February). And I agreed with almost every word. Like him, working as an author and a publisher, I talk about books, not...
Anthony Horowitz is absolutely right about publishers – apart from mine | John Mitchinson

Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch - review

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PlayStation 3; Namco Bandai; £39.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewReleased more than a year ago in Japan, Ni No Kuni has benefitted from a staggeringly long localisation process, possibly most evident in your beguilingly undiplomatic sidekick, Drippy. Easily the Welshest videogame character in history, he calls good things...
Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch - review

The ethics of cloning: Why 'original' isn't always essential

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Another day, another massive wad of cash flying Rocket Internet’s way. This time it’s JP Morgan again, putting somewhere between $40m-$80m into the Samwer Brothers’ Lamoda fashion site. Lamoda is of course a Russian version of Rocket’s Zalando, which is in turn a clone of Zappos. JP Morgan has already...
The ethics of cloning: Why 'original' isn't always essential

Startup News: Kickstarter and IndieGogo Show Off Their Metrics and an App Contest for Middle Schoolers Who Love Math

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Kickstarter’s cofounders Kickstarted The crowdfunding king released its annual highlights for 2012 this week. And the startups is going about as gangbusters as well, an oversubscribed, blockbuster Kickstarter campaign. In 2012, 2,241,475 people pledged almost $320 million and successfully funded a little over 18,000 projects. That works out to about $606 per minute....
Startup News: Kickstarter and IndieGogo Show Off Their Metrics and an App Contest for Middle Schoolers Who Love Math

Google: Unlocking The Door For More Android Originality?

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It sometimes feels like an absurd story without an ending, trying to track who is attacking whom in the mobile patent game, and who is “winning.” But Google has now secured one patent that may just demonstrate that companies are figuring out ways of getting around would-be infringement issues —...
Google: Unlocking The Door For More Android Originality?
Verifeyed uses a camera’s ‘mathematical fingerprint’ to find manipuated images
You Asked It! Turns Twitter Into Chatroulette, But Without The Nudity

Not sure what font you’re after? Typekit Lists is a good place to start

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Today, type is getting more attention than ever before on the Web. What was once a barren wasteland of typographic creativity, dominated by a few overused gems and the likes of Comic Sans, is quickly growing into something that could even make a print designer jealous. We’re on the cusp...
Not sure what font you’re after? Typekit Lists is a good place to start

The Right Way To Deal With Copying: Be More Open

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We recently covered the indy developer Nimblebit and their friendly-but-snarky response to Zynga copying the mechanics of one of their games. As I argued in the comments to that post, I think people sometimes fail to recognize that copiers do add something of their own—at least, the successful copiers do....
The Right Way To Deal With Copying: Be More Open

Mark Earls explains why startups should copy other people to avoid the 'curse' of innovation

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Everyone loves innovation. In the technology industry, perhaps more than anywhere else, people want to see new products, services and ideas being developed all the time. We live for progress. Copying, on the other hand, is frowned upon. If someone launches a mobile app that has a similar premise to...
Mark Earls explains why startups should copy other people to avoid the 'curse' of innovation
Ahead Of Today’s Apple News, Samsung Files Yet Another Suit In Korea Over iPad, iPhone Models
Zynga VP calls debate over copying games 'vastly overblown'
Fair use or "first excuse"? Oracle v. Google goes to the jury

Win $15k in Appcelerator's Mobile Developer Challenge

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This sponsored post is produced by Appcelerator. Join Appcelerator’s first-ever Mobile Developer Challenge! They will be awarding over $25,000 in prizes and giving the top two apps the chance to present their app on stage at CODESTRONG 2012 in San Francisco…plus, the top two apps will have the opportunity to...
Win $15k in Appcelerator's Mobile Developer Challenge

This site mocks 37 Signals after it attacked a YC startup for stealing code

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Over the weekend, Y-Combinator graduate Curebit was caught stealing code and designs from the very well-known 37 Signals. Essentially, code was directly lifted and Curebit was called out on it rather aggressively via Twitter. The Sharebooster site is serving even more images straight off the Highrise server:yfrog.com/oddh4zoj . Fucking scumbags. — DHH (@dhh)...
This site mocks 37 Signals after it attacked a YC startup for stealing code

Mark Earls Says Influencers Don’t Exist

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Mark Earls wrote a book titled ‘Herd: How to change mass behavior by harnessing our true nature.’ So the first thing he did when he was announced today at The Next Web Conference 2010, was to ask the crowd to demonstrate that they are indeed a herd.What better way to...
Mark Earls Says Influencers Don’t Exist

Clint Eastwood in 'Super Bowl ads winners and losers (second half)'

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What better way to recover from the halftime show? More ads that continued to offer little in the way of originality of either strategy or execution. On the other hand, we had Clint Eastwood advertising Chrysler and Detroit....
Clint Eastwood in 'Super Bowl ads winners and losers (second half)'

Apps Genius opens pre-registration for GetFunded, its Kickstarter-style crowdfunding venture

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GetFunded is now open for pre-registration to all businesses more than a month after Apps Genius revealed its plans to enter the crowdfunding space. Apps Genius develops, markets, publishes, and distributes social games and applications for consumers. And in an effort to promote its latest initiative and draw in the best...
Apps Genius opens pre-registration for GetFunded, its Kickstarter-style crowdfunding venture
Apple drives another nail in hardware's coffin -- if you're not Apple

Paint-Dripping Art Bot Makes Abstract Expressionist Paintings

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The Originals Factory is an art bot by Liat Segal & Assaf Talmudi: The Originals Factory is a work in progress fusing together and questioning digital, mechanic and plastic approaches to art, abstraction and originality. It is basically a DIY robot, built and programmed to create landscape paintings in...
Paint-Dripping Art Bot Makes Abstract Expressionist Paintings
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