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Why is Microsoft buying Minecraft?

Microsoft announced this week that it's buying hugely popular game franchise <i>Minecraft</i> for $2.5 billion. For that money, Microsoft gets rights to the game and ownership of its Stockholm, Sweden-based development studio, Mojang. It doesn't retain the company's founders or <i>Minecraft</i>'s infamously …

10 Steve Jobs Videos you Should Watch Instead of 'Jobs'

Apparently Ashton Kutcher’s movie titled ‘Jobs’ isn’t exactly an overnight success. Reviewers are less than impressed, the New York Times thinks it’s a dud and even Steve Wozniak (and he should know) was “attentive and entertained but not greatly enough to recommend.”<p>Oh well. Guess maybe we should …

Xbox One announced: Steve Jobs' dream device has arrived, and it's made by Microsoft.

Just before he died, Steve Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson about his dream for revolutionizing television. His fantasy device would control …

Geheime Verträge über gemeinfreie Werke? Schönheitsfehler bei "Austrian Books Online"

Anfang Mai präsentierte die Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB) das Projekt „Austrian Books Online„, in dessen Rahmen<p>Wir finanzieren uns zu fast …

Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kickin’ It Conan Style

Our own Mary Lynn Rajskub was kickin’ it with Conan O’Brien on <i>Conan</i> last night, promoting her appearance in <i>The Kings of Summer</i>, and here’s a clip of …

Television is booming, but timeslots are fading

For some college students, the very idea of a television schedule is all but irrelevant.<p>The broadcast television networks enthusiastically unveiled their fall and spring programming schedules at a series of upfront presentations for advertisers this week. For some college students, however, the …

Konferenz „Re:publica“ in Berlin: Denkt denn keiner an die Kinder?

Denkt denn keiner an die Kinder?<p>Die gleichen Wortführer wie in den vergangenen Jahren, aber ohne zündende Ideen: Die digitalen Bürgerrechtler …

The Oligopoly Problem

In a recent T-Mobile commercial, one black-hatted outlaw breaks with the rest of his gang. “Aw,” he says, “I can’t do this anymore.” The message is not subtle. Yes, we’ve all been robbing you for years, declares T-Mobile, but at least we’ve decided we’re done with it. There’s more than rhetoric …

Mining Bitcoins takes power, but is it an “environmental disaster?”

Also, Adam Smith would be appalled.<p>Mark Gimein is something of a Bitcoin skeptic, but in addition to his concerns about Bitcoin not being a "real …

Iterations: How Five Real Economists Think About Bitcoin’s Future

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah is a contributor to</i> TechCrunch<i>. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>There isn’t just a bubble in the Bitcoin economy, there’s a bubble in the number of posts about Bitcoin. I’ll pile on, even after this week’s mini-crash, but with a twist. A few weeks ago, I <b>wrote some</b> …

Geheim-Operation: Draghi erteilt Frankreich Lizenz zum Gelddrucken

EZB-Chef Mario Draghi hat den Franzosen still und leise die Erlaubnis erteilt, unbegrenzt Geld zu drucken, um die Banken des Landes vor dem …

Here's Steve Jobs Giving The Best Advice On Success And Failure

This YouTube video of Steve Jobs is making the rounds again and for good reason. It's less than two minutes long and it encapsulates one of the best bits of advice Steve Jobs ever offered on how to succeed.<p>In it, he tells of the story of being a 12-year-old kid who picked up the phone and called …

My divorce from Google - One year later

A year ago, I divorced Google. In any divorce, friends go with both sides. Most friends went with Google, but a few stayed with me. I'm in a much …

Über Medienirrtümer und alberne Bezeichnungen

Harald Martenstein macht inhaltliche Fehler und landet deshalb bei bildblog.de. Jetzt hofft er inständig: Bitte lass meinen Spitznamen nicht "Franz …

Offshore-Leaks – angsterregender Datenhandel

Nicht nur Kriege, auch Medienleistungen müssen verkauft werden. In dem Sinne handelte die Internationale der Schnüffler, welche vor fünf Tagen die …

Hinter der Paywall: Ende der Diskussion

Es gab mal eine Zeit, da waren Gastbeiträge in renommierten Zeitungen für alle Beteiligten eine feine Sache. Die Zeitung profitierte von den (meist) …

Stefan Niggemeier | Mit Geld, aber ohne Auftrag? Das komische PR-Engagement von Platoon für arte

9. April 2013<p>Die Mail begann mit den Worten:<p>Hier ist (…), wir kennen uns leider noch nicht persönlich, aber natürlich weiß ich, dass du einer DER …