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Equity is the new cash: Late Labs adds projects to crowdsourced coding community

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Fire up the “bubble” sirens, guys. Hot startup equity is now basically a substitute for cash, and it’s being used as legal tender for anything from creative and design work to Tweeting and social media promotion. Now, thanks to a group that launched earlier this year called Late Labs,...
Equity is the new cash: Late Labs adds projects to crowdsourced coding community

Neal Stephenson Hits Up Kickstarter for Realistic Sword-Fighting Game

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Author and geek god Neal Stephenson is obsessed with sword fighting; so much so he apparently runs a massive “top-secret sword lab” full of dueling medieval fighters, flying knives, motion capture sets, artists and animators. Or at least that’s what’s depicted in this pitch video, which Stephenson and his Seattle-based...
Neal Stephenson Hits Up Kickstarter for Realistic Sword-Fighting Game

Why Los Angeles could become the next technology epicenter

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Los Angeles is one of the world’s largest and most glamorous cities — it dominates the entertainment industry, produces tremendous wealth and stands as symbol of American promise and success. That’s what made the city’s longtime status as a second or third tier technology hub perplexing. The emerging tech scene...
Why Los Angeles could become the next technology epicenter

NYC Artist Satirizes Law Enforcement Drone Program; Gets Book Thrown At Him By NYPD

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If there's one thing authority figures hate, it's anything that goes counter to the narrative and/or puts their pet projects in an unfavorable light. A New York City artist is learning this the hard way after he and some friends took aim at the police department's drone program, plastering the...
NYC Artist Satirizes Law Enforcement Drone Program; Gets Book Thrown At Him By NYPD

Design The MakeUseOf T-Shirt & Get $200!

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One of our pet projects over the past year has been to launch our own line of customised t-shirts, and we have now finally decided to get this baby moving.  But we thought it would be cooler if we asked YOU to help us with the design. Instead of...
Design The MakeUseOf T-Shirt & Get $200!
Engine Yard vet starts Cloud Foundry consultancy

Kickstarter Game Watch: From classical swordplay to classic strategy

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Asymmetric Ever since Double Fine's Adventure game Kickstarter project ended up breaking records, game developers of all stripes have been flocking to Kickstarter to seek funding for their pet projects. Kickstarter Game Watch is an occasional feature calling attention to some of the most interesting and/or high-profile games currently...
Kickstarter Game Watch: From classical swordplay to classic strategy

How 15 Tech Millionaires And Billionaires Spend Their Fortunes

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If you'd founded a tech company worth billions of dollars, what would you do with your cash? That's a high-class problem faced by the moguls on this list. Naturally, many of them buy expensive things, like cars, houses, planes--even islands. But even if you're Larry Ellison, with a seemingly endless...
How 15 Tech Millionaires And Billionaires Spend Their Fortunes
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Harvard Professor Discovers A Cool Secret To Making Employees Feel Like They've Got More Time

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This Series On The Future Of The Workplace Is Brought To You By Cognizant Turns out it's a total myth that to inspire innovation in your company you've got to give your employees a bunch of free time to work on pet projects. New research from Harvard Business School...
Harvard Professor Discovers A Cool Secret To Making Employees Feel Like They've Got More Time

Last week on Pro: disrupting the university and energy efficient data centers

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It was a big week for Google and Tesla, as new information about Google Glass stirred up fresh buzz for the device, and the electric vehicle company recovered from its New York Times snafu and projected it would become profitable next quarter. Meanwhile, on GigaOM Pro, our analysts gave their...
Last week on Pro: disrupting the university and energy efficient data centers

Marissa Mayer Is Not Tim Armstrong 2.0 (YHOO, AOL, GOOG)

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Yahoo's decision to hire Marissa Mayer is reminiscent of AOL's decision to hire Tim Armstrong. A big, but dying, internet brand looks to Google for a talented executive to turn it around. Armstrong hasn't fixed AOL, largely because he's investing heavily in local-news operation, Patch. Patch is losing money and...
Marissa Mayer Is Not Tim Armstrong 2.0 (YHOO, AOL, GOOG)

DailyDirt: Science Needs Your Help

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Kickstarter isn't the only crowdfunding platform on the internet. There are plenty of folks jumping on the crowdfunding bandwagon, and with the decline of basic science funding, scientists are hoping to convince some backers that their pet projects are worth a multitude of small contributions. Here are just a few...
DailyDirt: Science Needs Your Help

What To Expect From Congress In 2013 On Immigration, Privacy, And Patent Trolls

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Beyond their own pet projects, members of Congress often know little more than the public about what the legislature will actually accomplish in a given year. The International Consumer Electronics Show provides a rare escape for America’s tech-savviest policymakers, who are normally inundated with budgets and crises, to focus on...
What To Expect From Congress In 2013 On Immigration, Privacy, And Patent Trolls

SciFi Scribe Neal Stephenson Launches a Videogame Kickstarter: Swordplay, Ur Doing It Wrong

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Mr. Stephenson, Neal Stephenson. (Photo: Kickstarter) Over the weekend, best-selling scifi writer Neal Stephenson launched his own Kickstarter called CLANG. They say every great business idea solves a problem. In this case, it’s unrealistic swordplay in video games–an issue, we imagine, that’s close to the heart of a whole legion...
SciFi Scribe Neal Stephenson Launches a Videogame Kickstarter: Swordplay, Ur Doing It Wrong
Mapping New York's Tech Jobs

It's The End Of The News As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

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Their downside to pet projects is that they invariably teach you something you didn’t really want to know. This time, it was that most of the people who do what I do are doomed. Let me explain. Mostly for fun, I’ve recently built1 a news aggregator I call Scanvine, which...
It's The End Of The News As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
How a Valley veteran found happiness and opportunity building tech in Mexico

How big tech companies are doing more than what meets the eye

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This post is brought to you by Xerox. With Xerox driving your non-core business processes, you are free to focus on what matters most. You are ready for real business. Major companies like Microsoft, Apple and Google will always have their claim to fame, but behind the scenes, the...
How big tech companies are doing more than what meets the eye
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