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These Nerds Are Creating the Ultimate Super Mario Level

bloomberg.com — At Facebook's headquarters earlier this week, some employees mocked up designs on whiteboards, while others, fueled by Red Bull, hunched over in front of screens, tapping furiously. The company was holding one of its signature hackathon events, which in the past have produced its chat feature, Timeline profile design, and the iconic "Like" button.
Jul 30, 2015

In addition to apps, drones and laser Internet, Facebook is developing a level for the next Super Mario game bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Jul 31, 2015

RT @markmilian: In addition to apps, drones and laser Internet, Facebook is developing a level for the next Super Mario game bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Apple’s IPhone 6 Ends China’s Cheap Streak

bloomberg.com — After years of declining smartphone prices worldwide, it looked like the hottest technology had quickly become a commodity. A slump that took decades in computers seemed to have happened to phones in just a few years. Perhaps most troubling was China, the biggest market and traditionally one of the fastest growing.
Jun 29, 2015

The iPhone 6 ends China's cheap streak, and blows up the notion that premium phones are dying bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Jun 29, 2015

RT @markmilian: The iPhone 6 ends China's cheap streak, and blows up the notion that premium phones are dying bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Why Apple, Google, Microsoft won't streamline video chat

cnn.com — (CNN) -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs made a bold gesture at the company's annual developers conference last June when he pledged to unite the technology industry under one video-calling standard. "FaceTime is based on a lot of open standards," Jobs said, referring to Apple's video-chat product.

Google Designer Says You Don't Need a Smartwatch, and That's OK

bloomberg.com — Sporting an Android Wear device on his wrist, Google Vice President Matías Duarte makes a convincing case for why no one needs the thing he has on. This wasn't some kind of reverse psychology but a declaration that the watch computer represents the future, and the future hasn't quite arrived yet.
May 02, 2015

RT @billg: "You don't need a smartwatch" bloomberg.com/news/articles/… Me: no one needs a traditional watch either. However, 1.2B are sold each year

Facebook is hiring like crazy

smh.com.au — Mark Zuckerberg is going to need to find some more pinball machines and rock-climbing walls. The social networking company, known for its many perks that make it a regular on the hottest-places-to-work lists, is increasing headcount at an incredible pace. Facebook, which reported Wednesday that sales fell short of estimates, passed the 10,000-employee mark last quarter.

Facebook Is Hiring Like Crazy

bloomberg.com — Mark Zuckerberg is going to need to find some more pinball machines and rock-climbing walls. The social networking company, known for its many perks that make it a regular on the hottest-places-to-work lists, is increasing headcount at an incredible pace. Facebook, which reported Wednesday that sales fell short of estimates, passed the 10,000-employee mark last quarter.
Apr 23, 2015

. @Facebook ups headcount 48% in 12 months! That's now 10k employees... bloom.bg/1OIDaU6 via @business

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Apple Watch May Be Winning the Hype Battle, but Samsung's Galaxy S6 Is Off to a Strong Start

bloomberg.com — The Apple Watch probably won't end up being the top-selling gadget that hit stores on Friday. Despite the enthusiasm around the big release of Apple's newest device, which is now available to try on in stores and for pre-order online, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are quietly racking up huge sales, according to analyst estimates.
Apr 14, 2015

Apple Watch or Samsung Galaxy S6: What will you blow your tax refund on? bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Apr 14, 2015

RT @markmilian: Apple Watch or Samsung Galaxy S6: What will you blow your tax refund on? bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Apr 14, 2015

RT @jessicanaziri: Apple Watch may be winning the hype battle, but Samsung's Galaxy S6 is off to a strong start bloom.bg/1ymUP1l by @markmilian

Apr 15, 2015

Apple Watch May Be Winning the Hype Battle, but Samsung's Galaxy S6 Is Off to a Strong Start bloom.bg/1ymUP1l via @business

Jay Z's 99 Problems: Music Stars Aren't Very Good at Launching Startups

bloomberg.com — One of the greatest struggles for any entrepreneur starting a new company is getting noticed. Not if you're Jay Z, who can simply call up a dozen or so of his closest friends, such as Kanye West, Madonna, and Deadmau5, to join him onstage. Problem solved.
Mar 31, 2015

Jay Z's 99 Problems: Music Stars Aren't Very Good at Launching Startups bloom.bg/1EYtEad

Mar 31, 2015

Jay Z might not have 99 problems, but he definitely has at least 4. via @markmilian bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

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Inside the Uber-Geeky Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere

bloomberg.com — Game of Thrones is a complicated, over-the-top, and weirdly effective hybrid of Hollywood production and the nerdiest fantasy writing imaginable. On Monday night, HBO arranged a suitably unusual mash-up of the two worlds to celebrate the television show's fifth season.
Mar 24, 2015

Who goes to a "Game of Thrones" premiere? "Some of the geekiest geeks from the geekiest town in America" bloom.bg/1HySZtX @markmilian

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Five amazing things we've been promised 'within five years'

smh.com.au — A prototype of a Google driverless car: The company is building cars that don't have steering wheels, accelerator pedals or brake pedals. Photo: supplied The head of Google's self-driving car unit says his team is committed to getting autonomous vehicles on the road within five years.
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Jul 31, 2015

@nateog @snackfight but you have to say "beisbol," and we can only talk about Spanish and Mexican leagues.

Jul 31, 2015

@nateog @snackfight also subscribe to my podcast for more picks. Oh and can you guys be guests, and I'll interview you about life and stuff?

Jul 31, 2015

Looking forward to catching up on some good in-depth sponsored content this weekend.

Jul 30, 2015

In addition to apps, drones and laser Internet, Facebook is developing a level for the next Super Mario game bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Jul 29, 2015

@katiedrumm I’m sure I can come up with at least a few potential suitors. Your sister is lucky to have her own human Tinder.

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