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Julio Alonso / Medium:
Spain's lower house approves tax on online news aggregators; requires paying for news snippets   —  The Story of Spain's Google Tax  —  As has happened elsewhere, France, Belgium and Germany come quickly to mind, Spanish newspaper editors have been arguing for long that Google is taking unfair advantage of them.
Jul 28, 2014, 6:20 PMIn context
Robin Sloan / Medium:
Why Minecraft is a phenomenon: it requires its players to co-create it   —  The secret of Minecraft  —  And its challenge to the rest of us  —  It's almost inevitable: I encounter Minecraft somewhere online—it's easy to do, because there's a lot of Minecraft out there—and I end up convinced I'm doing the wrong thing with my life.
Jul 27, 2014, 5:45 PMIn context
Anil Dash / Medium:
As messages intended for friends increasingly become media fodder, what does “public” mean?   —  What Is Public?  —  It's so simple, right?  —  Someone could make off with all your garbage that's put out on the street, and carefully record how many used condoms or pregnancy tests …
Jul 27, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Paul Ford / Medium:
Why do programmers keep making tools like email clients and todo list apps?   —  Doomed to Repeat It  —  Learning from the things we make over and over … There's always some big deal in email—in 2013 it was Mailbox, an app that made it easy to sort and process email.
Jul 21, 2014, 2:15 PMIn context
Andy Baio / Medium:
How to fake flawless predictions for any sports event or election using social media   —  How to Flawlessly Predict Anything on the Internet  —  Spark conspiracies, incite riots, and predict the future with a confidence scam for the Twitter era  —  On Saturday, a Twitter account appeared …
Jul 20, 2014, 5:55 PMIn context
Secret / Medium:
Secret raises $25M series B, launches ‘Collections’ feature and anonymous Facebook login   —  Onward  —  The next six months  —  Six months into growing and evolving Secret, our community has shown us how much demand there is for a social network centered around honest conversations.
Jul 14, 2014, 1:10 PMIn context
danah boyd / Medium:
We need to hold all companies accountable, not just Facebook, for how they manipulate people   —  What does the Facebook experiment teach us?  —  Growing Anxiety About Data Manipulation  —  I'm intrigued by the reaction that has unfolded around the Facebook “emotion contagion” study.
Jul 5, 2014, 6:00 AMIn context
Avish Bhama / Medium:
Tim Draper Wins Gov't Auction, Partners With Vaurum to Provide Bitcoin Liquidity in Emerging Markets   —  Draper intends to put newly purchased bitcoins to good use  —  We're delighted to announce that Tim Draper has won the US Marshals bitcoin auction and is partnering with Vaurum to provide bitcoin liquidity in emerging markets.
Jul 2, 2014, 9:35 AMIn context
Parker Higgins / Medium:
A bogus SoundCloud takedown reveals a much larger issue with private sites and the public domain   —  A bogus SoundCloud takedown reveals a much larger issue with private sites and the public domain.  —  I received a bogus copyright takedown notice for using public domain audio on SoundCloud yesterday.
Jun 29, 2014, 7:05 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Medium:
Steven Levy leaves Wired for Medium to create “a new hub for tech stories that matter”   —  I'm moving to Medium  —  Creating a new hub for tech stories that matter  —  Anyone who's been in journalism for even a short time has become intimately familiar with the “change of venue” memo from a colleague.
Jun 25, 2014, 4:10 PMIn context

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