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Microsoft, let's be friends

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Dear Microsoft, Can we just be friends again?  Please? It’s been exactly five years now since I left you.  During our time together, I poured all the emotion and energy I had into the products I helped build for you.  In return, you treated me well and made me feel...
Microsoft, let's be friends

InMobi Acquires MMTG Labs, The Startup Behind AppBistro And AppGalleries

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We’re hearing that mobile ad network InMobi has acquired MMTG Labs, a San Francisco startup that operates AppBistro, an application marketplace for Facebook pages, and AppGalleries, which is a white-label app store platform that is in use by the likes of Brit Media. The financial terms of the deal aren’t...
InMobi Acquires MMTG Labs, The Startup Behind AppBistro And AppGalleries

Uh Oh, Microsoft's Surface Tablet Is Getting Some Awful Reviews (MSFT)

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The reviews are in for Microsoft's Surface tablet. And the verdict is not good.  The most scathing of the reviews we've read so far comes from Josh Topolsky at The Verge.  Here's a sampling of what he has to say: "It's also not very useful on your lap -- unless you...
Uh Oh, Microsoft's Surface Tablet Is Getting Some Awful Reviews (MSFT)

The Remaining LEGO Lord Of The Rings Minifigs

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Because if there's one thing people can't stand, it's a surprise, here are the remaining LEGO Lord of the Rings minifigs from the upcoming sets. Although truthfully it might not be all of them because where's Saruman? Did he not make the cut? What about a Balrog? I dunno,...
The Remaining LEGO Lord Of The Rings Minifigs
How To Staff A Startup With (Almost) No Money

888.com Can Now Legally Offer Online Gambling in (Part) Of the U.S.

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You know what happens to Joe Pesci at the end, right? (Photo: Wikipedia) The day where you can blow your paycheck playing poker over the Internet creeps ever closer! Fast Company reports that the Nevada Gaming Commission has issued U.K.-based online gambling company 888.com a license to act as an ”interactive gaming...
888.com Can Now Legally Offer Online Gambling in (Part) Of the U.S.

What Should I Do With An Extra Paycheck?

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What Should I Do With An Extra Paycheck?

Hulu's Employee Owners Are Just Employees Again, Which Means Some May Be Ex-Employees Soon

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Hulu’s employees used to be owners, too. But those days are over, so they’re going to have be happy with a paycheck and some bonuses. That’s the upshot of a new long-term incentive plan I’m told the video site is prepping. It’s meant to replace the equity stakes Hulu’s...
Hulu's Employee Owners Are Just Employees Again, Which Means Some May Be Ex-Employees Soon

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

“Will Work for $1 Billion”

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When Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion earlier this month, casual observers scratched their heads. “A billion dollars for a company with a photo-sharing app and zero revenue? WTF?” But the acquisition was not all about the app. Important as the app is to Facebook’s mobile strategy, Facebook is...
“Will Work for $1 Billion”

Texas Legislator Introduces Bill That Would Allow Legal Papers To Be Served To People's Social Media Accounts

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Well, this should be fun. A bill (a very short one) has been introduced into the Texas state legislature that would grant various entities the right to serve people legal papers via their social media accounts. This is more of an add on than an actual bill, giving process...
Texas Legislator Introduces Bill That Would Allow Legal Papers To Be Served To People's Social Media Accounts

Netflix's Hastings to get pay bump in 2013

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings will see a bigger paycheck from the video streaming service next year, with the streaming service revealing a $4 million compensation package in documents filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Hastings will receive $2 million in salary and $2 million in compensation through stock...
Netflix's Hastings to get pay bump in 2013

Livestream for Producers Android app update brings live video broadcasts over wireless data connections

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Android users of generation "Hey Look at Me!" can now add another tool to their arsenal of lifestyle sharing. The Livestream for Producers Android application received an update on Monday that introduces "single touch" sign up and logins through Facebook, a new app icon and some unnamed bug fixes....
Livestream for Producers Android app update brings live video broadcasts over wireless data connections

Duke's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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So, another week and another batch of interesting, if familiar-sounding stories. We have an Australian media executive demanding greater enforcement and new laws to protect artists (or more likely, his paycheck) from "digital bandits". While there is nothing much new here, his examples of authors who would not have survived...
Duke's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Finnish development firm offers to pay salaries partly in Bitcoins

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A Finnish developer outfit called SC5 has begun giving its employees the option of having part of their salaries paid in Bitcoins, the peer-to-peer virtual currency. This is not technically the first time this idea has been floated – the Internet Archive is planning to do the same from April...
Finnish development firm offers to pay salaries partly in Bitcoins
Achieving success through 'accidental entrepreneurship'
Startups: Build a great culture, fail small, and pay what you owe
When To Find Deals On Apple Products [Infographic]
Congress passes bill paving the way for more wireless spectrum (kind of)

What Happened When Complex Published A List Of The Hottest Women In Tech

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It didn't go so well for them in the realm of public opinion, it appears. Earlier today, Complex.com went where many magazines and websites have gone before: A slideshow of attractive women, that we're guessing was meant for pageviews.The only problem? It was the 40 Hottest Women In Tech--a...
What Happened When Complex Published A List Of The Hottest Women In Tech

Hollywood's Growing Obsession With Philip K. Dick

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bowman9991 writes "Even after Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly, Total Recall, the Minority Report, Paycheck, Impostor and Next, it appears Hollywood's lust for movies based on Philip K. Dick material continues. The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and Terence Stamp is the latest, and features some classic Dick...
Hollywood's Growing Obsession With Philip K. Dick

Confessions of a Gadget Junkie

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Ah, April Fool’s Day. Such a special day at Get Rich Slowly. Every year, I share a story of my own foolishness with money. And there are so many stories to choose from! Stories like The $1500 Frisbee and How to Turn $500 Into $7 the Hard Way. This year’s...
Confessions of a Gadget Junkie
Can you have it all? With Uproot, VC Jay Levy becomes an entrepreneur again

Ellen Pao's Lawyer: Kleiner Perkins Firing Was Retaliation

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Ellen Pao, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers venture capitalist who is suing the firm for gender discrimination, will now add termination for the purposes of retaliation to her claims, said her lawyer on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Pao disclosed on Quora that she had been asked to leave Kleiner Perkins....
Ellen Pao's Lawyer: Kleiner Perkins Firing Was Retaliation

Here's A Secret Trick From LinkedIn For Landing A Great New Job (LNKD)

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Best-selling author Nicole Williams, LinkedIn's Connection Director, has a great tip on how to land your next job. Call it "strategic volunteering." We talked to Williams, who has penned three popular career advice books, about how to volunteer your way into a new gig.  Here's how you do it: Identify...
Here's A Secret Trick From LinkedIn For Landing A Great New Job (LNKD)

Apps: The New Corporate Cost-Cutting Tool

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The biggest mall in town stopped staffing its customer-service desk in January. But perched on that same desk recently was a plastic cutout of a hand holding a smartphone. “Download the free app,” it said. Apps may be creating new jobs for developers and marketers. But around the edges of...
Apps: The New Corporate Cost-Cutting Tool

This Study Shows That Engineers Care More About Money Than Bankers

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The long, grueling hours that bankers put into work are rewarded with hefty incomes, so it makes sense to associate higher salary with the meaning of success.  But now a new study published by CareerBuilder said that engineers actually care more about money than those who work in finance.  Out of the...
This Study Shows That Engineers Care More About Money Than Bankers

PayPal Redesigns How You Buy With Its 'Digital Wallet'

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Your money is just a set of bits these days. So why shouldn't it be treated as such--and make your life easier?Your money is a mess. In principle, you've got this pot of it somewhere. But trying to use it actually turns out to be a headache and a hassle....
PayPal Redesigns How You Buy With Its 'Digital Wallet'

Why the iPad Works for Writing

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When the first iPad launched in 2010, critics were quick to lampoon the device for being geared too heavily toward content consumption. The criticisms weren't entirely without merit, especially considering that the first-generation iPad didn't even have a camera, and external media slots are still nowhere to be found. ...
Why the iPad Works for Writing

Don't Quit Your Day Job: Creativity Is About Passion, Not Paychecks

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There are many who argue, despite historical and ongoing evidence to the contrary, that creativity will die out if creators cannot be guaranteed some sort of livable wage. It's almost as if any creator who creates as a hobby or potential second job either a) is being shortchanged by disruption,...
Don't Quit Your Day Job: Creativity Is About Passion, Not Paychecks
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