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Generation Flux: Bob Greenberg

Generation Flux: Bob Greenberg | Technoculture | Scoop.it

We spotlight Bob Greenberg, CEO and founder of R/GA. After founding his firm to create visual effects for movies like Alien and Zelig, he now delivers cutting-edge digital programs for Nike, Nokia, HP, and more.

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This Is Generation Flux: Meet The Pioneers Of The New (And Chaotic) Frontier Of Business

This Is Generation Flux: Meet The Pioneers Of The New (And Chaotic) Frontier Of Business | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The future of business is pure chaos. Here’s how you can survive--and perhaps even thrive.

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Online degree? Avoid heartache, do your research first

Online degree? Avoid heartache, do your research first | Technoculture | Scoop.it

More prospective students are turning to online options. What are some factors you should keep in mind before enrolling?

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First conference for Iraqi bloggers seeks tips

First conference for Iraqi bloggers seeks tips | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Iraqi Network for Social Media invites bloggers to record a message for the first conference of Iraqi bloggers.

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Google And The Monopoly Paradox

Google And The Monopoly Paradox | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With the deep inclusion of Google+ into Search, Google is tempting fate. We’ve been over this. A lot. And this story is going to continue for some time to come. It sure looks like Google is almost asking for an inquiry into potentially anti-competitive practices (and it’s coming). Which is insane. So the next logical question is why? Why is Google risking so much to do this?

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Working In Word, Excel, PowerPoint On an iPad

Working In Word, Excel, PowerPoint On an iPad | Technoculture | Scoop.it

This week, Onlive Inc., in Palo Alto, Calif., is releasing an app that brings the full, genuine Windows versions of the key Office productivity apps—Word, Excel and PowerPoint—to the iPad. And it’s free.

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Google Takes Annual Science Fair Global With Support For Submissions In 13 Languages

Google Takes Annual Science Fair Global With Support For Submissions In 13 Languages | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Google Science Fair, which is in partnership with CERN, The LEGO Group, National Geographic and Scientific American, is open to students around the world who are between the ages of 13-18.

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Soapy: an even better anti-SOPA browser plugin

Soapy: an even better anti-SOPA browser plugin | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Soapy is a new web browser plug-in that allows users to visit websites blocked by SOPA by automatically redirecting them to the site's IP address. The Firefox version of the plugin is downloadable now; the Google Chrome version will be finished shortly.

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Exoplanet explorers

Exoplanet explorers | Technoculture | Scoop.it

TESS will look for exoplanets around nearby stars using the same transiting technique that has enabled Kepler to detect many, more distant, exoplanets.

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Best selling games of 2011: Modern Warfare 3 outguns the opposition

Best selling games of 2011: Modern Warfare 3 outguns the opposition | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Look at what's at the very top of the heap. That couldn't possibly be a Call of Duty game ... could it?

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Twitter Really, Really Hates Google’s New Google+ Integration

Twitter Really, Really Hates Google’s New Google+ Integration | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Earlier today the company’s General Counsel Alex Macgillivray, who was a top attorney at Google prior to making the jump to Twitter, called it 'A bad day for the Internet,' and stated that some of his former colleagues were likely upset by the decision to 'warp' Google’s results. And now Twitter itself has followed up with a statement denouncing the feature — and rather than relying on the wishy-washy PR speak big companies are fond of, it’s very direct.

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Steve Jobs, the Inhumane Humanist

Steve Jobs, the Inhumane Humanist | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The founder of Apple may have been a narcissistic jerk, but his humanity was revealed by the liberating objects he made.

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The man behind the latest Twitter meme: Uberfacts

The man behind the latest Twitter meme: Uberfacts | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Nietzsche once said, 'There are no facts, only interpretations.' Kris Sanchez would say otherwise. He’s the 20-year-old guy running the immensely popular Twitter account @Uberfacts.

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Generation Flux: danah boyd

Generation Flux: danah boyd | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Our talk with danah boyd, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research. She studied at Brown, MIT Media Lab, and UC Berkeley, and was named 'High Priestess of the Internet' by the Financial Times.

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Generation Flux: Baratunde Thurston

Generation Flux: Baratunde Thurston | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A look at Baratunde Thurston, the Director of Digital at 'The Onion,' a Harvard philosophy major turned consultant turned stand-up comedian and author of 'How to Be Black.'

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Des montres intelligentes pour avoir internet sur le poignet

Des montres intelligentes pour avoir internet sur le poignet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Internet peut désormais être accessible sur son poignet, sous la forme de 'montres intelligentes' équipées du système d'exploitation informatique Android conçu par Google pour fournir bien plus que l'heure.

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Bring back the busy signal

Bring back the busy signal | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Email and communication are badly broken and the solution isn’t so much new technology as new norms. We need to redefine 'rude.'

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How Much Does File Sharing Resemble Stealing--And Does it Matter?

How Much Does File Sharing Resemble Stealing--And Does it Matter? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Property rights serve a lot of functions in our society, and property rights can attach to things that are quite nebulous indeed, like accounting entries in computers that exist in a physical space not visible to the naked eye. They are highly contingent in ways we rarely think about. I'm not sure how we settled on 'it's non-rivalrous' as the reason that file sharing is a) not stealing and b) okay.

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Modular robot toys run wild at CES

Modular robot toys run wild at CES | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Modular Robotics is a Boulder, Colo.-based startup that has created a robot construction kit that lets kids--or adults, judging from those here--build a robot by snapping together powerful cubes, or what the company calls cubelets.

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Microsoft probing report of Foxconn mass-suicide threat

Microsoft probing report of Foxconn mass-suicide threat | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Microsoft is probing a report that more than 300 workers at a Foxconn factory that makes Xboxes in China threatened a mass suicide earlier this month over a pay dispute.

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Tablet as Time Machine: Old Magazine Issues Are Finding New Life on the iPad

Tablet as Time Machine: Old Magazine Issues Are Finding New Life on the iPad | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Hearst and other magazine publishers are blurring the line between past and present -- and reaping the rewards.

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Space Station Astronauts Excited for First Private Spacecraft Visit

Space Station Astronauts Excited for First Private Spacecraft Visit | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are excited for the first visit of a private spacecraft to the station, the Feb. 7 planned launch of SpaceX's Dragon capsule on its Falcon 9 rocket.

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Lockdown: The coming war on general-purpose computing

Lockdown: The coming war on general-purpose computing | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Cory Doctorow: The shape of the copyright wars clues us into an upcoming fight over the destiny of the general-purpose computer itself.

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Why The Movie Industry Can’t Innovate and the Result is SOPA

Why The Movie Industry Can’t Innovate and the Result is SOPA | Technoculture | Scoop.it

This year the movie industry made $30 billion (1/3 in the U.S.) from box-office revenue. But the total movie industry revenue was $87 billion. Where did the other $57 billion come from? From sources that the studios at one time claimed would put them out of business: Pay-per view TV, cable and satellite channels, video rentals, DVD sales, online subscriptions and digital downloads.

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Iran Says U.S. Video Games Are CIA Propaganda

Iran Says U.S. Video Games Are CIA Propaganda | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Is the CIA using video games as part of a propaganda campaign to indoctrinate Iranian youth? Iran thinks so.

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