Mike Villar

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March 2013

<i>We spend plenty of time here on The Millions telling all of you what we’ve been reading, but we are also quite interested in hearing about what</i> …

Gigaom | Kobo starts selling e-readers directly through its website again

Advertisement<p>Kobo has begun selling its devices directly through its website in the U.S. and Canada instead of making customers in those countries go …

Microsoft Offers Windows 8 Pro and Parallels Desktop For Free

In January, Microsoft launched modern.IE to enable developers on both Microsoft OS and Windows platforms to make the most of Internet Explorer 10 when developing projects. Today, Microsoft has announced new tools and resources to help developers test sites on not only IE 10 (as well as 9) but older …

Visions of a Post-Agile World

When I first started programming in the late 1990s my toolset was comparable to that of a manufacturer a hundred years ago; we were forced in those …

The Secrets Of Generation Flux

How brilliantly managed chaos sparks success inside Nike, Box, Cisco, Foursquare, Intuit, and more.<p><b>If Wes Anderson ever</b> conjures up a hipster mad scientist, he’ll look a lot like Aaron Levie, the cofounder and CEO of an Internet company called Box. Levie’s a mess of jangly nerves, topped by a wild …

How to See EVERYTHING in Your Facebook News Feed

Facebook introduced its overhauled News Feed in early March. If you're one of the few who can access the new design, you may wonder how the changes …

Alain Thys on Twitter: "It's probably a futile protest, but I feel that #googlereadermuststay. Please RT if u agree."

A Year After OMGPOP Sale, Zynga Exec Dan Porter Leaves

A year ago, OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter sold the games maker to Zynga for $180 million-plus, and became the head of the company’s New York outpost.<p>Now he’s …

The Branding Power of the Prank

This year, more than ever before it seems, businesses got into the spirit of April Fools’ Day. Twitter, for example, announced a policy change that tweeters would henceforth have to pay if they wanted to use vowels. Sony pretended it had launched a new product line, Animalia, consisting of …

Using Different Colored Streets To Keep Our Cities Cool

All the black asphalt roads capture tons of heat, making cities sweltering in the summer, which in turns makes them more expensive to cool. But who said streets had to be black? Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley Lab are trying to find a different way.<p>If you were going to design a cheap way to trap a …