All posts on January, 2016


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Budget Cuts aims to take the puzzles and humor of Portal into VR (hands-on)

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 […]

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The Witness: How to solve every puzzle (walkthrough guide)

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 […]

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How Twitter could be 10X bigger, 100X more profitable, and 1000X more awesome

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 […]

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Online ad execs repent the sins of their first $50 billion

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 […]

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Oracle Pulls Plug on Java Browser Plug-In

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.

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Why Facebook’s Parse shutdown is good news for all of us

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 […]

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