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5 HOURS AGO - Fast Company

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The First 100 Days Of ClickHole: How Creativity (And George Takei) Keep The Onion-Y Site Sizzling

There's a reason everyone you know is obsessed with the quirky site that makes content parodying viral content--and then makes it go viral.Getting George Takei to share something you made with his 7 million Facebook followers is like crushing a piñata filled with free pageviews. It's a huge traffic boon for any publisher. And yet, somehow, the Onion's new parody ...

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SEP 17, 2014 - Mashable

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Airbus Patent for Dorky 'Isolation' Helmet Probably Isn't the Future of In-Flight Entertainment

Airbus has made another quirky patent filing. Last time, it was a design for standing seats that could make you long for the days of fights over Knee Defenders. This time, it's a dorky-looking helmet that could help you forget you're on a plane — or at least shield you from fellow passengers who are too close for comfort See ...

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SEP 16, 2014 - GigaOM

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LittleBits takes a page from Quirky to make an app store for the internet of things

Do you have an idea for a new sensor? Do you want to connect it to the internet easily and make a prototype? If so, littleBits has a project for you.

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SEP 15, 2014 - Business Insider

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Hachette Authors Write A Letter To Amazon's Board: Do You, Personally, Want To Be Associated With This War? (AMZN)

As the war over e-book prices continues between Amazon and "Big Five" book publisher Hachette, a group of authors is sending a letter to Amazon's board of directors, warning them that their reputations — as well as the company's — are at risk.  "Efforts to impede or block the sale of books have a long and ugly history," the letter says, according to ...

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SEP 15, 2014 - Business Insider

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MICROSOFT IS BUYING THE COMPANY BEHIND MINECRAFT FOR $2.5 BILLION (MSFT)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is making his first major acquisition, and it's not what you would have expected.  Microsoft is buying Mojang for $2.5 billion. Mojang is the Swedish company behind massively popular game Minecraft. This acquisition is not a complete surprise since it was reported last week.  What is Minecraft? The Guardian had one of the best explanations last year: "Minecraft ...

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