Alexey Kosobrukhov

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The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

Hey Silicon Valley! Not every problem can be solved by giving people internet access or teaching them to code

This might go without saying, but I’m probably one of the biggest boosters of technology there is, especially when it comes to the benefits of …

Classic consoles: retro gaming at PAX Australia

New documentary to detail the rise of indie game dev

<b>A small Melbourne studio is set to produce a new documentary about the meteoric rise of independent games development.</b><p>As mainstream gaming …

Most Russians think their country is too corrupt for them to fix

The people most skeptical of their nation’s institutions are in Africa and eastern Europe, according to Transparency International’s 2013 Global Corruption Barometer. The report details citizens’ perceptions of bribery and corruption by surveying over 100,000 people in 107 countries.<p>Inhabitants of …

Late nights 'sap children's brain power'

<b>Late nights and lax bedtime routines can blunt young children's minds, research suggests.</b><p>The findings on sleep patterns and brain power come from a UK study of more than 11,000 seven-year-olds.<p>Youngsters who had no regular bedtime or who went to bed later than 21:00 had lower scores for reading and …

European capacity to grow food is plateauing, scientist warns

Britain and other countries may not be able to increase the amount of food they grow because many staple crops are close to their physiological …

PS Vita Sales More Than Double In Japan Thanks To 'Toukiden'

<i>PlayStation Vita sales in Japan prove once again that content is king.</i><p>The new monster-hunting game <i>Toukiden</i> launched in Japan on June 24th, selling 122,794 units on the PlayStation Vita in its first week and bumping sales of Sony‘s handheld console to 31,271 up from just 13,422 the week …

MIT tool connects the dots of your life through Gmail metadata

How much does the metadata gathered in your inbox reveal about you? Quite a lot, judging by what researchers at the MIT Media Lab have managed to accomplish with Immersion. They've built a web app that — once you grant it permission to do so — digs through your email history to piece together a …

Chimp genetic history more complex than that of humans

Science News<p>The most comprehensive catalog of great-ape genome diversity to date offers insight into primate evolution, revealing chimpanzees have a much more complex genetic history than humans.<p>In a new study, researchers sequenced a total of 79 great apes, including chimpanzees, bonobos, eastern …

Steve Jobs expected to be forgotten by history

In 1994, while at Next, Steve Jobs gave a 20-minute interview to the Silicon Valley Historical Association (SVHA) in which he spoke about his legacy. Interestingly, at that point, he expected that he and his accomplishments would be more or less forgotten within a few decades.<p>A clip from that …

This man lost his house because his Kickstarter was too successful

Ed Carter only asked for $21,000 on crowdfunding site Kickstarter to produce a deluxe version of “Glory to Rome,” one of several board games made by his company, Cambridge Games Factory. But there were far more board game enthusiasts willing to put money into his project than Carter expected. At …

What Games Are: E3 Was Wild, But AAA Games Are Still A Mess

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, writer of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>Between all the press conferences at E3 and the follow-up interviews, there’s been a lot of gaming news to chew on this …

Good Old Games: GOG.com And The DRM-Free Revolution

“DRM solves piracy like a bag of concrete solves hunger.”<p>That’s GOG.com managing director Guillaume Rambourg, eloquently summarizing his views on DRM—Digital Rights Management—the copy protection measures many entertainment media companies put in place to thwart piracy.<p>But Rambourg isn’t convinced …