We’re not sure if Valve is making a version of Portal for the HTC Vive virtual reality headset, which is powered by Valve’s own Steam VR technology. But at least one developer has been inspired to make a Portal-like game in VR. Neat Corporation from Stockholm, Sweden, showed off Budget Cuts at Valve’s recent Vive […]
GUEST: We have a problem in the United States. Over the last 30 years, college tuition has increased 1,120 percent. And American student debt is forecast to swell to $1.4 trillion by 2020 — it’s already impossibly upwards of $1.2 trillion. College is too expensive. Ridiculously, shamefully expensive in many cases. To make matters worse, our […]
FEATURE: We’re still working on this guide. If you know something we’re missing, feel free to email us. Before we start, I want to give you one last chance to turn back. The Witness is a wonderful game specifically because it trusts in your abilities. Also, if you’re stuck, you can always turn around and go […]
Because of currency fluctuations, now may be the perfect time to visit Canada.
Marco’s Pizza rises to the top of the pizza chain.
Twitter is once again experimenting with the precious timeline. This morning I came across a cluster of five tweets on a trending topic. The tweets appeared on an Android phone under a type of heading I hadn’t seen before — “#AusOpen is trending.” #AusOpen stands for the Australian Open, a tennis tournament currently taking place […]
GUEST: When we launched SparkLabs Global Ventures two years ago, we faced a lot of uncertainty and risk as a new seed-stage fund. How would the chemistry work out between the six partners? How would entrepreneurs respond to our vision and team? How would investors respond to our thesis as a global seed-stage fund? After two years, we’ve […]
GUEST: I’ve spent many years studying, writing about, building, and funding companies (such as Bottlenose, Klout, and The Daily Dot) in Twitter’s ecosystem. Despite the media chatter, I am still bullish on Twitter – as should be any investor who understands the social network’s fundamentals and true potential. Twitter has the highest revenue growth rate of […]
Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off Turkey’s western coast.
GUEST: There are a million ways to monetize your business, and a digital advertising salesperson can sell you each one. The official theme of the Interactive Advertising Bureau event this month, the IAB Annual Leadership Meeting, was how the online ad market will get to the next $50 billion in revenue. Yet the unofficial theme that […]
Oracle earlier this week announced its decision to scrap its Java browser plug-in. The plug-in, a frequent target of hackers, won’t be included in the next version of JDK 9, which is expected to ship in September. Oracle’s action was motivated by browser makers’ withdrawal of support for the plug-in. Developers of applications that depend on it need to consider alternatives, the company said.
Energy companies are coming down to the last dollars in their wallets, a CNBC analysis found.
GUEST: As Jim Barksdale famously said: “There’s only two ways I know of to make money: bundling and unbundling — most people spend half their time adding and other people spend half their time subtracting, so that’s what works out.” Yesterday, Facebook put a bullet in Parse, its “unbundled” platform-as-a-service for mobile developers, throwing its substantial […]