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Linstapaper and Linstagrams: Popular Web Apps Now Rife with Linsanity

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Jeremy Lin may be the most popular athlete in history whose physical skills are equally proportional to his consummate nerdiness. One example: The Landry Fields/Jeremy Lin "Nerdshake." For another, just look to his fanbase, which apparently includes coders and the tech-savvy users they cater to, both of whom are...
Linstapaper and Linstagrams: Popular Web Apps Now Rife with Linsanity
Wired Opinion: The Geek Shall Lin-herit The Earth (Or At Least The NBA)
GamesBeat 2012: Wil Wright shares his vision of gaming's future

27 Executives Share The Best Advice They've Received

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In her upcoming book, Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg talks about the invaluable mentors who have helped her succeed -- including Larry Summers, Mark Zuckerberg, and others. We can all learn something from those around us, no matter how vastly different their worldview, if we're open to it. That's how the...
27 Executives Share The Best Advice They've Received

Defining A Growth Hacker: Growth Is Not A Marketing Strategy

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In this series titled “Defining a growth hacker,” I will be exploring the meaning and practical application of growth hacking through a number of interviews with prominent growth hackers. This is the third post of the series on product. You can find the first post on common characteristics here and...
Defining A Growth Hacker: Growth Is Not A Marketing Strategy

Hans Rosling: the man who's making data cool | Claire Provost

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Celebrity statistician says data can help challenge common myths about the world, particularly on population and fertilityHe's been called the Jedi master of data visualisation, dubbed a statistics guru and introduced as the man in whose hands data sings. When it comes to celebrity statisticians, Hans Rosling is firmly on...
Hans Rosling: the man who's making data cool | Claire Provost

Apple and Samsung Patent Suit Puts Judge Posner's Worldview on Trial

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While technology companies continue to fight over smartphone patents, one judge has fought his way into the ring. He is 73-year-old Richard Posner, among the most potent forces on the federal bench and an outspoken critic of the patent system. Read the rest of this post on the original site...
Apple and Samsung Patent Suit Puts Judge Posner's Worldview on Trial

Getting More People Aware Of The Problems Of Patents & Copyright: Reducing Social Distance

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Tim Lee has a great blog post over at Forbes in which he discusses the concept of "social distance" and how it relates to problems in patent and copyright law. The basic point: if you actually know people who are suffering from specific problems, you're much more willing to take...
Getting More People Aware Of The Problems Of Patents & Copyright: Reducing Social Distance
APIs and data dominate TechStars Cloud demo day

Giving away a magician's secrets

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Steve Cohen makes more than a million dollars a year doing magic tricks.I will now tell you the secrets of this magic: He sells to a very specific group of people, people who are both willing to hear what he has to say and able to pay what he wants...
Giving away a magician's secrets

Norwegian Terrorist Anders Breivik: My Biggest Influence Was Wikipedia

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Anders Breivik has been testifying all day, explaining his personal history and his motives for slaughtering 77 people in a spectacular and horrifying bomb, and shooting attack in Norway last year.   David Blair reports for The Telegraph that the questioning in the trial has moved onto Breivik's ideology: What was...
Norwegian Terrorist Anders Breivik: My Biggest Influence Was Wikipedia

5 ways big data is going to blow your mind and change your world

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Some people say big data is wallowing in the trough of disillusionment, but that’s a limited worldview. If you only look at it like an IT issue it might be easy to see big data as little more than business intelligence on steroids. If you only see data science as a...
5 ways big data is going to blow your mind and change your world

In Case You Had Any Doubt About Whether Romney Believed What He Said About 'The 47%'...

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Mitt Romney made several big gaffes during the presidential campaign, but the biggest by far was his assertion to a room full of rich donors that 47% of Americans refuse to take responsibility for themselves. As even conservatives quickly pointed out, the half of the country that Romney was referring...
In Case You Had Any Doubt About Whether Romney Believed What He Said About 'The 47%'...

Larry Page wants you to stop worrying and let him fix the world

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During a Q&A following a rambling conclusion to Google I/O's marathon keynote, Google CEO Larry Page said a few things that hinted at his frustrations with the one platform he can’t seem to find the right interfaces for: government. The Man is killing Page’s buzz and keeping him from...
Larry Page wants you to stop worrying and let him fix the world

Social Luxury is Personal

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The following piece was also cross-posted on Forbes.com. Social Luxury is Personal Social networking started out as "things" - destination sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube that we browse to and use to connect with our friends, family and co-workers. Now, however, it is poised to become "everything."Just like...
Social Luxury is Personal

Apple and Google still in the hunt for control of mobile market

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Google makes huge gains in smartphone market, but use of search-free apps spells bad news for firmIn one noisy corner is Google, claiming victory for its strategy of free, ubiquitous software, while in the other, there are Apple's eye-watering profits as the world's most valuable company. This is the titanic...
Apple and Google still in the hunt for control of mobile market

Flickr co-founder once again bounces from games to business

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Both games and business loom large in Stewart Butterfield's creative cycle. His first project was an innovative MMO called Game Neverending, which never made it past the prototype stage, but nonetheless birthed the photo-sharing site Flickr in 2004. That humble little property blew up, of course, and Butterfield suddenly became a man...
Flickr co-founder once again bounces from games to business

The Fate of the Semantic Web

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This month, the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project released a study on the semantic web. The web will get smarter. It will become more useful. But whether there's significant disagreement on whether the "semantic web" will become the reality many wish. Lee Rainie of Pew and Janna...
The Fate of the Semantic Web

the next generation of “blogging about blogging”?

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[The "CFA" print. One of my favorite all-time cartoons. For sale here etc.] “Blogging about Blogging” was an early phenomenon in the early Blogosphere. It was such a new medium for us early-adopters, it was very exciting to us.  The possibilities it offered us seemed almost endless, and we...
the next generation of “blogging about blogging”?
Ben Kingsley describes what drives The Mandarin in this exclusive 'Iron Man 3' featurette
Healthcare needs a big data infusion

Qualcomm's QPrize shows its philosophy on the mobile world

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MightyText, an app that lets you text to any phone from any device, won Qualcomm’s $100,000 QPrize on Thursday evening. And while cool, the app and the other finalists also offer a glimpse into the way Qualcomm thinks about how mobility and connectivity will change our apps, our habits and...
Qualcomm's QPrize shows its philosophy on the mobile world

Before You Say Journalists Can't Be Venture Capitalists ...

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Understandably, it raises a lot of eyebrows when people go from reporting on startups to working at them--or worse, funding them. "When Journalists Believe They Are VCs, Beware," startup survivor Ben Rooney writes in the Wall Street Journal, of former Mashable editor Ben Parr becoming a venture capitalist at the...
Before You Say Journalists Can't Be Venture Capitalists ...

Zach Braff Kickstarter controversy deepens after financier bolsters budget

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Traditional investment takes total backing for Wish I Was Here to $10m, raising further questions about $2.6m Kickstarter fundsIt was Scrubs star Zach Braff who announced that his new comedy - the follow-up to 2004's well-received Garden State - could not get made without the help of fans' financial support...
Zach Braff Kickstarter controversy deepens after financier bolsters budget

Zach Braff's Kickstarter campaign closes on $3.1m

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Kate Hudson on board as Scrubs star's online fundraising drive for new project Wish I Was Here attracts 46,000 supportersZach Braff's bid to fund a follow-up to Garden State, his critically acclaimed 2004 directing debut, closed on Friday after gathering support worth a total of $3.1m from more than 46,000...
Zach Braff's Kickstarter campaign closes on $3.1m

The Net vs. The Power of Narratives

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Imagine if you were able to write all the world’s news for a week. You would have no bounds in what you wrote, and nobody would question your news – it would be accepted as unconditional truth. What would you write? The people who sit on this kind of power...
The Net vs. The Power of Narratives

Empire State Building Shooting: There's No 'Crime Scene Filter' on Instagram

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Don’t do this. Around 9 a.m. Friday 53-year-old Jeffrey Johnson, a former accessories designer with Hazan Imports, shot and killed a 41-year-old former co-worker. Reports from the scene indicate the shooter was confronted by police outside the Empire State Building and was killed when he opened fire. At least nine...
Empire State Building Shooting: There's No 'Crime Scene Filter' on Instagram

No kidding? New study says most Facebook users take multi-week breaks

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Well, consider me surprised. The Pew Internet and American Life Project just released its latest survey about user behavior on Facebook. A key figure: 61 percent of Facebook users say they’ve taken a voluntary break from the site that’s lasted at least several weeks. They gave several reasons. The three...
No kidding? New study says most Facebook users take multi-week breaks
Asana raises $28M to make the world a more collaborative place

What data can and cannot do

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Jonathan Gray argues that aspiring data journalists and civic data hackers should strive to cut back on data-driven hype and to cultivate a more critical literacy towards their subject matterIn the early days of photography there was a great deal of optimism around its potential to present the public with...
What data can and cannot do
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