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Goldman Sachs and a Sale Gone Horribly Awry

Goldman Sachs and a Sale Gone Horribly Awry | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
What does a financial giant owe to its clients? That question is at the heart of the battle between the founders of Dragon Systems and Goldman Sachs, their banker, in a sale that went horribly awry.
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How to Create Better Content: Treat Your Readers Like Dogs | Copyblogger

How to Create Better Content: Treat Your Readers Like Dogs | Copyblogger | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
If you treated your readers as well as you treat your dog, you might be surprised at the results.
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The Broken Continent

The Broken Continent | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

A fledgling webseries looking to kickstarter for funding.  Its fantasy and looks to be a hoot.  The site has a podcast.  Fun stuff.

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Limited Run Relaunches As DIY Ecommerce Platform - hypebot

Limited Run Relaunches As DIY Ecommerce Platform - hypebot | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Following up on their launch of Card Included, a low cost music download card and custom download page, the Mango brothers have announced the relaunch of Limited Run.
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How to Tell if Your Ad Is Terrible

How to Tell if Your Ad Is Terrible | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Whether you're working on an advertisement for online, print or broadcast, ask yourself these five things before publishing.
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Man-to-Machine Brain Control Goes International With Robot Avatar Bodies

Man-to-Machine Brain Control Goes International With Robot Avatar Bodies | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
It's not quite 'Avatar,' but an international group of scientist successfully linked a man from Israel to robot avatar in France.
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Where Google Is Going Next: 5 Things You Need to Know

On the last day of the Google I/O developers conference, we sat down with engineering director Peter Magnusson to digest the introduction of Compute Engine, which adds Google-scale processing power to the company's list of cloud offerings designed...

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How Can I Prevent My ISP from Tracking My Every Move?

How Can I Prevent My ISP from Tracking My Every Move? | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Dear Lifehacker, I've read that my ISP keeps logs of my activity and I'm concerned that private data is being saved on their servers. How concerned should I be, and how can I ensure they don't see everything I do?
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What in the world in Comic Fiesta? | Comic Fiesta

What in the world in Comic Fiesta? | Comic Fiesta | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Comic Fiesta IS without a doubt Malaysia’s longest-running and most epic convention that focuses on animation, comics and games (ACG).

 

We take pride in celebrating all aspects of art and creativity (as well as the ever popular ACG culture), collecting all these elements in one location and unleashing this melting pot of human ingenuity to all members of society, both locally and internationally"


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It's Awesome When Real People Go Into the Woods and Pretend to be Wizards

It's Awesome When Real People Go Into the Woods and Pretend to be Wizards | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
LARPing, or Live-Action Role-Playing, is when people take what normally goes down on a tabletop or video game and start doing it in the real world. It's been around forever, lightning bolts and all.
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How Facebook makes creepy behavior normal

How Facebook makes creepy behavior normal | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

As Microsoft researcher Alice Marwick wrote in a new paper, "[P]ractices framed variously as stalking, watching, creeping, gazing or looking are characteristic of social media use, but this social surveillance creates panoptic-type effects.".

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Lessons from Anime and Big Data (Ghost in the Shell) | Hortonworks

Lessons from Anime and Big Data (Ghost in the Shell) | Hortonworks | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
What lessons might the anime (Japanese animation) “Ghost in the Shell” teach us about the future of big data?
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Forget Tom and Katie, Twitter is leaving LinkedIn

Forget Tom and Katie, Twitter is leaving LinkedIn | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes ' split up is stealing the headlines today, but perhaps a more significant divorce is happening in the tech world: Twitter is leaving LinkedIn ."

Asil: That's bad news for LinkedIn. 

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Transmedia. It's not a brand. It's not a campaign. It's not f*cking advertising! - Journal - mikejones.tv

Transmedia. It's not a brand. It's not a campaign. It's not f*cking advertising! - Journal - mikejones.tv | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Mike Jones uses his review of the uWall.TV platform to examine how shiny tech doesn't always translate into audience engagement. Great read, if you're interested in understanding how interactive platforms work. 

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On Player Characters and Self Expression [Game Design] - What Games Are

On Player Characters and Self Expression [Game Design] - What Games Are | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
A complex article bringing many of my ideas about story, character, roleplaying and art together to explain self expression and the player character.
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B5's Boxleitner wants back on sci-fi TV in intriguing steampunk series

B5's Boxleitner wants back on sci-fi TV in intriguing steampunk series | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
His turn in the title role of the sci-fi classic Tron made him a geek icon, and now Bruce Boxleitner is trying his hand at a very different style under the sci-fi umbrella: steampunk. Boxleitner offered some info via Twitter that he is ...
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Grammar Girl : Yo as a Pronoun :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

Grammar Girl : Yo as a Pronoun :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™ | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Get Grammar Girl's take on the use of yo as a pronoun. Learn where yo is being used to replace he or she, and if it is correct.
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Facebook and Twitter feed anxiety, study finds - Telegraph

Facebook and Twitter feed anxiety, study finds   - Telegraph | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter feed anxiety and make people feel inadequate, a study has found.
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The Terrifying 'Slenderman' Goes from Meme to Free Horror Game

The Terrifying 'Slenderman' Goes from Meme to Free Horror Game | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Let us never underestimate the internet's ability to come up with freaky crap. The vast reach of the web creates mysteries as often as it dispels them, and sometimes those mysteries are truly scary.
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/Film Interview: Tim Burton Talks ‘Frankenweenie,’ Which Will Open Fantastic Fest 2012

/Film Interview: Tim Burton Talks ‘Frankenweenie,’ Which Will Open Fantastic Fest 2012 | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Now that Dark Shadows has come and gone, Tim Burton fans have another film to look forward to later this year. It’s called Frankenweenie. The 3D black and white stop motion animated film version of one of Burton’s early short films will be released October 5, right in time for Halloween. And, if you’re heading to Fantastic Fest 2012 in Austin, Texas, you can see it there as it has just been officially announced as the opening night film of the awesome festival taking place from September 20-27.

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The long life and slow death of the virtual server

The long life and slow death of the virtual server | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Many people are discovering that virtual servers never die. Should we kill them?
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Don't Publish That Book! - Forbes

Don't Publish That Book! - Forbes | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
A modicum of self-restraint would help new authors develop a career, rather than scratch a short-termist publishing itch.
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TechCrunch | The Art Of ManipulationTechCrunch

TechCrunch | The Art Of ManipulationTechCrunch | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Let's admit it, we in the consumer web industry are in the manipulation business. We build products meant to persuade people to do what we want them to do.
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Apple's patent absurdity exposed at last

Apple's patent absurdity exposed at last | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
John Naughton: US appeal court judge Richard Posner has finally said the unsayable: that tech firms' patent battles are a ridiculous abuse of intellectual property law...
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Eric Schmidt on Technology vs. Dictatorship - The Atlantic

Eric Schmidt on Technology vs. Dictatorship - The Atlantic | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

"Eric Schmidt on Technology vs. Dictatorship | How does the executive chairman of Google see the role of smart phones and social media in driving democratic change globally?"

Asil Note: Pretty ironic to read Schmidt advocating how tech can aid in the fight against dictatorships when his own product, Google+, attacks anonymity.  Anyone remember #NYMWARS?

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