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Destiny, Day One: First Impressions

Destiny is upon us and with it, the fall video game season. Activision and Bungie have released their game much earlier than the rest of the heavy-hitters, and that decision has handed them the undivided attention of the video gaming community: the servers are a little jittery, but so far, they’re …

'Areal' Kickstarter Finally Gets Some Gameplay Footage

There’s an expression: <i>Better late than never.</i><p>But it’s not always true. It’s not always better to be late. There are times when you should simply not show up at all. There’s a time when you should just pack up your things and go home. Maybe reschedule. Take a rain check.<p>After seeing the first …

Spotify loses Euro exec, denies IPO plans and eyes Russia

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Denys Prykhodov / Shutterstock.com<p>Spotify lost a key European executive this week: Euro VP Chris Maples, who had long …

MatterFab Launches To Make Metal 3D Printing Affordable

When most people think of 3D printing, they usually think of the plastic trinkets that come out of Makerbot machines. But increasingly, there’s interest in being able to 3D print items out of metal, which allows for more heavy-duty industrial applications of the technology.<p>Metal 3D printers exist …

20 of the Best WordPress Plugins For a More Powerful Blog

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>There’s a saying you’ll often hear around Buffer’s content team: “There’s probably a plugin for that!”<p>We’re often chasing new ways to work smarter, faster and more productively—and the same is true of our Buffer blog.<p>We’re quick to grab any and all …

Dell starts accepting Bitcoin for online purchases from consumers and small businesses in the US

Dell today announced it has started accepting Bitcoin for all items available on Dell.com (including Alienware products). The company says it is “piloting” the digital currency for consumer and small business shoppers in the US; presumably if the test goes well, the option will be expanded …

Simple Notification App 'Yo' Raises $1.5 Million From Pete Cashmore, Betaworks And The Tencent Founders

The round, which closed last week, includes eight investors. The founders of China's Tencent led Yo's seed investment, putting in more than $250,000. Mashable founder Pete Cashmore, Betaworks, and notable angel investors also contributed to the round.<p>Yo is an app that lets users send push …

Nokia MixRadio spins out of Microsoft as standalone streaming music service

Nokia's MixRadio streaming music app is spinning off as a standalone company, as part of deep cuts announced by its new parent company Microsoft.<p>MixRadio will continue to be preloaded on smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone software, but it will also have the freedom to explore other …

Y Combinator alumnus, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, returns as partner

There’s a new partner at startup ranch Y Combinator.<p>He’s Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who was also involved in getting travel site Hipmunk and social enterprise Breadpig off the ground.<p>Ohanian started San Francisco-based Reddit in 2005 with Steve Huffman (also a Hipmunk co-founder) and was …

What Kindle Unlimited Means For Authors

Now that Amazon has uncorked their Kindle Unlimited service I, like many indie authors, was curious. What does this mean for us withered scribes, scribbling away in our garrets and bobbing on the waves of Amazon’s massive literary marketplace? Will I get paid if I join Kindle Unlimited? How do I …

After 17 years, Bill Campbell steps down from Apple's board

Bill Campbell recalls Steve Jobs’ invitation to join Apple’s board of directors as the kind of request that “takes your breath away.”<p>It was 1997, …