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February 3, 2013, 2:00 PM

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David Gelernter / Wired:
The End of the Web, Computers, and Search as We Know It  —  People ask what the next web will be like, but there won't be a next web.  —  The space-based web we currently have will gradually be replaced by a time-based worldstream.  It's already happening, and it all began with the lifestream …
Kevin Morris / Daily Dot:
This Facebook page you like is actually spam  —  Aly Monique spends her days studying nursing in Chicago, but at night she plays a stylist online.  At the social-shopping site Polyvore, she creates fashionable ensembles with chic bags and cute designer dresses and sexy shoes.
Tweets: @mims
Wall Street Journal:
Sycamore Networks: From $45 Billion to Zilch  —  There was a time when Sycamore Networks Inc. was the next big thing—a leader in the race to direct digital traffic across the Internet.  —  This is not that time.  On Friday, Sycamore all but went out of business.
George Dvorsky / io9:
New $1.6 billion supercomputer project will attempt to simulate the human brain  —  In what is the largest and most significant effort to re-create the human brain to date, an international group of researchers has secured $1.6 billion to fund the incredibly ambitious Human Brain Project.
More: Engadget
Tony Romm / Politico:
House puts Spotify on mute  —  Spotify apparently hit a wrong note with the House's Internet overlords, who recently blocked the chamber's Web users from listening to the famed music-streaming service.  —  While Spotify isn't a peer-to-peer program along the lines of Napster …
Matthew Lynley / Digits:
The Big Money Behind Hit Game Minecraft  —  It takes 3,000 employees for Zynga —the largest social-gaming company in the world—to generate some $200 million in annual cash flow.  —  From an office in Stockholm, a largely unknown company brought in about half that sum.  Its employee count: 29.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
InfoArmy Retreats After Crowdsourced Research Business Goes Through The Floor.  All Reports Now Free  —  InfoArmy — a startup built on the “Data 2.0″ concept of crowdsourced competitive intelligence — has today sent out a letter, printed in full below, to its researchers informing …
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
IAC Has Shut Down Hatch Labs, Its Incubator for Mobile Apps  —  Multiple sources have told Betabeat that IAC shuttered Hatch Labs—its incubator for building mobile tools, apps, and platforms—on December 31st.  Hatch Labs closed both its fifth floor offices in the IAC building on 18th street and in Los Angeles.
More: Adweek and PRWebTweets: @nitashatiku

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