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Gillmor Gang: Conventional Wisdom

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, May 27, 2016. Too much
Trump, TV, Twitter, and Gang thinks apps have jumped the shark. Gillmor says no way.
Plus, G3 with Mary Hodder, Elisa Camahort Page, Francine Hardaway, Tina Chase Gillmor.
@stevegillmor, @dbfarber, @kevinmarks, @fradice, @kteare
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What UX designers can learn from 1990s Japanese video games

chronotrigger_scene_03 I’m writing this from a slightly saddened perspective, revisiting my favorite SNES RPGs and realizing something: I’ve been spoiled by modern UX design. The sentiment is pretty universal. Read More


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‘Gremlins’ and ‘Innerspace’ director Joe Dante sees the good and the bad in CGI

joe dante Director Joe Dante made some of the most best-loved movies of the ’80s, including Gremlins and Explorers, so I was eager to ask him about how movies have evolved. This weekend, Dante will receive the very first Sierra Spirit Award at the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival. Shira Dubrovner, the festival’s executive director, said Dante was chosen for his persistently independent… Read More


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Who’s afraid of the IoT?

sig-fox It’s heeeere! The Internet of Things, I mean. I just spent several days at the Connected Conference in Paris, which focused on IoT hardware. They built a whole home full of connected devices, showcased the War for the WAN, and underscored that the IoT is — as always — not quite what we imagined, and not quite what we hoped. Read More


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Crunch Report | Try Amazon Alexa In A Web Browser

Amazon Alexa can now be used in a web browser to test it out. Facebook starts selling offsite ads. Apple pay wants to expand into more countries in both Asia and Europe. Nick Denton from Gawker challenges Peter Thiel to a public debate and Twilio is looking to IPO soon. All this fun stuff on todays Crunch Report! Read More


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The sweep of the Internet of Things, garbage cans and all

smart-garbage Who could imagine being wowed by a garbage can? Not much floors us anymore in our age of technological whiz-bang, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the lowly garbage can. Embedded with smart sensors, it alerts city workers when it’s ready to be emptied, which slashes fuel costs and avoids unnecessary pickups. That may not sound so impressive, but when the dumbest of items gains… Read More


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Review: VAIO’s Z Flip ultrabook shows little learned

L1030057 It’s been a long journey for the VAIO brand: sold off from Sony in 2014 to investment firm Japan Industrial Partners, the deal saw all of its then-new products disappear. Read More


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Musical.ly launches live.ly for livestreaming

Musical.ly Musical.ly is expanding beyond music videos with the launch of livel.ly, its live stream platform. Users will be able to broadcast through the livel.ly app, and the streams will be viewable on musical.ly. Launched last year, musical.ly is growing fast with about 80 million young teens using it around the globe. The app makes it easy to create music videos, by allowing users to dub over… Read More


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Comixology CEO shows off new Unlimited subscription service

comixology Comixology recently launched Comixology Unlimited, a subscription plan that offers unlimited access to thousands of digital comics for just $5.99 per month.
Given the “all you can read” model, it’s natural to compare the new service to Netflix, but CEO David Steinberger told me that Amazon Prime’s video offerings are a closer match — and no, not because of the… Read More


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Maison de Mode takes its online ethical luxury fashion brand to an offline pop-up in San Francisco

Founders of Maison de Mode San Francisco’s fashion stable seems to be ripped jeans and a hoodie. But just between the dark and edgy All Saints and Paris designer St. Laurent on San Francisco’s Maiden Lane is a rare, high-end fashion pop-up called Maison de Mode. The shop boasts ethical fashion for the luxury buyer with hard to find artisanal items from globally sourced brands you’d normally only find… Read More


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