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GamesBeat weekly roundup: Wii U, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Xbox Live turns 10
Amazon to let you buy real stuff inside Kindle Fire apps

Plyfe Raises $1M to Make Facebook Pages Actually Interesting

pandodaily.com
Plyfe has raised $1 million from a handful of angels, Initial Capital, General Catalyst and Brad Harrison Ventures. On the surface, it sounds like just the kind of company I would hate. It offers rewards for gamifying your life. I don’t know who that sentence will piss off more: Me...
Plyfe Raises $1M to Make Facebook Pages Actually Interesting

No, That Amazing Hurricane Sandy Photo Isn't Real

allthingsd.com
People! It’s 2012, and many of you should know better. This sort of thing might seem convincing to Iranian propagandists, but the rest of know about Photoshop, right? No? In any case: This photo of the Statue of Liberty and an Emmerichian storm isn’t real. So if you want to...
No, That Amazing Hurricane Sandy Photo Isn't Real

Spoiler Alert: Amazon takes heat over ‘Hunger Games’ ad

www.geekwire.com
If you saw the “Hunger Games” movie but haven’t bothered reading ahead in the books, you might want to keep your head down when you venture outside. An outdoor ad by Amazon.com for the Kindle shows the opening page of “Mockingjay,” the third book in the trilogy — revealing a...
Spoiler Alert: Amazon takes heat over ‘Hunger Games’ ad
Square’s Sexy Growth Curve

Andreessen and Thiel debate whether we're still innovating

pandodaily.com
Marc Andreessen and Peter Thiel will pretty much debate anyone, anytime, anywhere about most anything. They’re both frighteningly good at it. It’s not fun to be on the other side of the barrage of obscure facts and rhetorical tricks both can easily employ. So, The Milken Institute decided to...
Andreessen and Thiel debate whether we're still innovating

Area Journalist Partying Too Hard

uncrunched.com
I’m obviously not getting invited to the right parties, because the Silicon Valley I know and love bears no resemblance to the “obscene” picture painted by the NY Times Nick Bilton in his article earlier today. The money here is obscene. The newly minted rich are obsessed with outperforming their...
Area Journalist Partying Too Hard

SendHub Crosses Messaging Platforms To Get Real Stuff Done — And Starts To Take Off

techcrunch.com
There are plenty of companies trying to create new forms of group texting or social networking. There are far fewer who are trying to offer a messaging service that crosses the web, email and mobile devices in a seamless way. Facebook is perhaps the most obvious example, but its utility...
SendHub Crosses Messaging Platforms To Get Real Stuff Done — And Starts To Take Off
Inkling makes its Google-friendly digital publishing tools free to everyone
Beverly Hills-ville: Maybe Americans just don't have enough imagination for social games
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