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Michael Abrash @ F8 and Quick Thoughts on VRraanan

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:01:23 +0000

To me it’s quite remarkable that Michael Abrash and John Carmack have been reunited at Oculus and now at Facebook. They drove much of the innovation in first person 3D games while at id Software, with games such as Doom and Quake. I remember in the mid to late 90s that there was a whole […]

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The new golf: free beer & easy puttingraanan

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:11:47 +0000

In this recent HBO Real Sports episode, pretty wild stats on how far golf has fallen in terms of popularity since it peaked with Tiger Woods mania a few years ago — and equally wild ideas to resurrect popularity, including making putting a cinch by expanding the cup to a massive size: As someone who […]

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Thanks Automattic, Hello Resolute Venturesraanan

Fri, 16 May 2014 19:24:51 +0000

In many ways, the number seven holds special value. It’s a lucky number in various cultures, the number of days in a week, plays a role in agriculture and crop rotation, and it’s said that your allergies reset and change after seven years. So changing things up after seven years just feels right. But as […]

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Automattic Series Craanan

Mon, 05 May 2014 15:12:18 +0000

We announced some funding news today – so no need to keep reading those rumor based posts 🙂 Here are the official details from our CEO, Matt Mullenweg: I’ll start with the big stuff: Automattic is raising $160M, all primary, and it’s the first investment into the company since 2008. This is obviously a lot […]

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What do the WordPress VIP Workshop & the Google exec team retreat have in common?raanan

Sun, 04 May 2014 00:18:44 +0000

While reading this post about Google & Larry Page on Business Insider, I ran across this blurb: In February 2013, Google’s senior executives flew in from around the world to meet at the Carneros Inn, a rustic resort in the hilly vineyards of Napa Valley. This was Google’s annual two-day, top-secret retreat for senior executives. […]

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Longreads Joins the Automattic FamilyFeatured Image -- 4012raanan

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:35:52 +0000

Originally posted on The Blog:
Today we’re excited to announce that we are acquiring Longreads, the pioneering service that helps readers find and share the best longform storytelling around the world, for reading on mobile devices. Over the last five years, Longreads and its community have created a new ecosystem for readers to…

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A New Dan Ariely Project: DisHonesty – A Documentary Feature Filmraanan

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:46:29 +0000

Really excited to see Dan Ariely working on this. I love his books, and always find him super engaging and thoughtful: They need a little bit more to get over the finish line, so if you find this kind of stuff interesting, please consider backing this project now on Kickstarter.

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Video: A Conference Call in Real Liferaanan

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 05:00:38 +0000

On a related note – finding more and more of my conference calls are now Skype video or Google Hangout video calls. And if it’s audio-only, I’m a big fan of Uber Conference. Great service and has nice little touches like showing you who is speaking, and being able to call-in through your browser.

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2013: A Year in Reviewraanan

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 21:07:28 +0000

Originally posted on The Blog:
With 2013 behind us, we can now take a look at our community’s incredible accomplishments over the past year. Here’s the year that was on 13,704,819 new blogs in 2013 That’s a 36% increase from 2012, during which you created 10 million new blogs. 489,281,136 posts in…

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New Yorker article: Sergey Brin’s case for driverless carsraanan

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:26:09 +0000

Great piece from the New Yorker this week: AUTO CORRECT: Has the self-driving car at last arrived? Most of the coverage I’ve seen on driverless cars has been focused on the convenience factor and the safety ramifications given how super distracted drivers are today – which are important. But it’s interesting to see Sergey Brin […]

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