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Gaming academic Jesse Schell expounds on chocofication and motivating players to play and pay (interview)

There's only one truly open platform -- the web

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As Twitter and Facebook continue to fight a variety of skirmishes in the ongoing “platform wars,” with both companies trying to control as much of their networks as they can in order to monetize them as quickly as possible, it’s worth remembering what Sir Tim Berners-Lee did 21 years ago,...
There's only one truly open platform -- the web

Singularity University: meet the people who are building our future

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Take top thinkers from Silicon Valley and science, mix them with scientists, innovators and philanthro-capitalists, and you've got the Singularity University – on a mission to seek technological solutions to the world's great challengesIt's day one at the Singularity University: the opening address has just been delivered by a hologram....
Singularity University: meet the people who are building our future

7 stories to read this weekend

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And here I am, once again offering you seven interesting stories to read this weekend. Some of them are about tech, others about books and coffee. They are all good reads and I hope you enjoy them. The seductive foolishness of the Facebook phone: Michael Mace, one of the premier...
7 stories to read this weekend

[Video] Thinking Cities

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Ericsson's Networked Society Program has produced a second documentary, which is available for viewing by ReadWriteWeb readers a day before it is released publicly. The documentary series and program are attempts by the Swedish telecom company to investigate larger ideas, ones that affect how technology is created and used. Here's...
[Video] Thinking Cities

Now You Can Follow Influential People On LinkedIn Without Them Following You Back (LNKD)

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LinkedIn launched a new section of its LinkedIn Today news aggregator service that offers original content from influential business leaders and thinkers in their respective fields. For the first time, LinkedIn will let you follow influencers without having to be accepted as a direct connection. It's very similar to the...
Now You Can Follow Influential People On LinkedIn Without Them Following You Back (LNKD)

Thought wrestling – the sport of different thinkers

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Thought wrestling – the sport of different thinkers
4 reasons Google Reader's death signals the rebirth of RSS

Bitcoin Investors Hang On for the Ride

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Despite the lack of wide acceptance and looming prospect for regulation, a cadre of Silicon Valley venture capitalists, Web programmers and anti-Establishment thinkers are still revved up about virtual currency Bitcoin's prospects....
Bitcoin Investors Hang On for the Ride

The NY Times announces timeSpace; a 4 month incubator for early stage media startups

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The New York Times has just announced timeSpace; an incubator which invites early stage media startups into the company’s headquarters. The program will allow up to five companies to connect with NY Times staff, demo their product, and “teach/learn alongside entrepreneurs and employees who make their livings in digital media, technology...
The NY Times announces timeSpace; a 4 month incubator for early stage media startups

Taiwan proposes China-style block on overseas Internet services that infringe copyright

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China is famous for its unique Internet censorship policy — known as the Great Firewall — which restricts content, and in particular sites and services from overseas, preventing its 500 million-plus Internet users from having free reign online. Now that policy could be duplicated in Taiwan, where officials have proposed...
Taiwan proposes China-style block on overseas Internet services that infringe copyright

Mark Zuckerberg Backs Immigration Reform, Financially And Politically

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The Facebook founder goes to Washington. Mark Zuckerberg is putting his money where his mouth is--in the political arena. He's rumored to be ready to back an advocacy issues group, in an attempt to help reform immigration policy. Earlier this month, the Facebook founder signed a TechNet letter which...
Mark Zuckerberg Backs Immigration Reform, Financially And Politically

Inclusivity

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One of my favorite bloggers and thinkers about social media, Anil Dash, has a blog post up on Medium titled You Can’t Start the Revolution from the Country Club. Go read it because he's talking about some important stuff. In his post Anil observes that in many of the most...
Inclusivity
Elon Musk Says He Quit Mark Zuckerberg's PAC Because It Was Too Cynical (FB, TSLA)
Keen On… Don Tapscott: The Internet’s Real Killer App Is Saving The Planet [TCTV]

"Not a single person at the Aurora, Colorado theater shot back..."

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"Not a single person at the Aurora, Colorado theater shot back...": I just quoted Roger Ebert's excellent New York Times op-ed about the Aurora shooting, but really, you should read the whole thing. The entire thing is quote-worthy.  Another key excerpt: Should this young man -- whose nature was apparently so...
"Not a single person at the Aurora, Colorado theater shot back..."

Learning From Aaron Swartz: Content Must Not Be The End Game For Knowledge

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In the wake of the suicide of Aaron Swartz, there have been many fine tributes to the man and his work. Another growing class of posts that have flowed from this unhappy event are people reflecting on the important lessons he taught them. Here, for instance, is Jeff Jarvis recounting...
Learning From Aaron Swartz: Content Must Not Be The End Game For Knowledge

Want To Be A 'Signed' Musician? Any And All Records Will Take You

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One of the more frustrating things in the startup world is the view that many have that the "goal" is to raise VC funding, and then everything's "done." The same sort of thing seems to happen in the music industry, whereby many musicians get so focused on being "signed" to...
Want To Be A 'Signed' Musician? Any And All Records Will Take You
Some of the best articles you need to read about Google I/O
MobileBeat 2012: Two days of design, thinkers, and startups (gallery)
Hardware Startups: Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt In San Francisco

Last week on GigaOM Research: all cloud, all the time

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While a series of acronyms dominated the news this week – WWDC, PRISM, E3 – over on GigaOM Research, our analysts were laser-focused on the cloud. This week, we’re featuring three in-depth research reports that look at the cloud in three distinct ways. No surprise there, as Structure, our signature...
Last week on GigaOM Research: all cloud, all the time

Video Of The Week: Mark Suster Interview of Clayton Christensen

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Great interview by Mark of one of my favorite thinkers....
Video Of The Week: Mark Suster Interview of Clayton Christensen

ReadWrite's Mission: To Map The Programmable World

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Howdy. I'm new around here, as you may have heard. And as the site's editor-in-chief, I'm delighted to join the community of readers, writers, thinkers, tinkerers, and creators who have flocked to ReadWrite over the past decade. It's a natural reflex to ask, "Who's this new guy, and what's he...
ReadWrite's Mission: To Map The Programmable World
Hardware Startups: Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt In San Francisco

Mobile vets: Windows Phone is great, but it has a long way to go to catch Apple and Android

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Jon Irwin, President of Rhapsody, Mike McSherry, CEO of Swype, David Bluhm, President and CEO of Z2Live, and Cole Brodman, CMO of T-Mobile, at the GeekWire Summit. (Karen Ducey photography) We brought together some of the top thinkers in the mobile industry Wednesday afternoon for the GeekWire Summit in Seattle....
Mobile vets: Windows Phone is great, but it has a long way to go to catch Apple and Android

Samsung Bets A Billion On Innovation And Investment

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Samsung is investing a hug pot of money to develop innovative tech in and invest in third party firms. Samsung has announced its new Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC), based in Silicon Valley. The goal for the SSIC is to help double revenues and grow to a $400...
Samsung Bets A Billion On Innovation And Investment
How To Make The World Safer For Email
Entrepreneurs and investors meet in New York to organize for profit and for revolution

Will Transparency Trump Secrecy In The Digital Age?

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Next week I travel to Washington DC.  While I am meeting with a wide swath of policymakers, thinkers, and lobbyists, I don’t have a well-defined goal – I’m not trying to convince anyone of my opinion on any particular issue (though certainly I’m sure I’ll have some robust debates), nor...
Will Transparency Trump Secrecy In The Digital Age?
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