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Why Zynga Failed TechCrunch

Sunday, October 7, 2012
Category: Internet

From techcrunch.com

Facebook put what was essentially a gaming console in front of millions of non-gamers. Mark Pincus recognized this and built games for a mass market. Click click click, simple tasks, something for everyone.

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It′s My Birthday Too, Yeah - NYTimes.com

Sunday, October 7, 2012
Category: Mathematics

From opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com

A classic puzzle called the “birthday problem” asks: How many people would be enough to make the odds of a match at least 50-50? The answer, just 23 people, comes as a shock to most of us the first time we hear it.

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Let′s start the foodie backlash Books The Guardian

Sunday, October 7, 2012
Category: Food

From www.guardian.co.uk

Western industrial civilisation is eating itself stupid. We are living in the Age of Food. Cookery programmes bloat the television schedules, cookbooks strain the bookshop tables, celebrity chefs hawk their own brands of weird mince pies (Heston Blumenthal) or bronze-moulded pasta (Jamie Oliver) in the supermarkets, and cooks in super-expensive restaurants from Chicago to Copenhagen are the subject of hagiographic profiles in serious magazines and newspapers.

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