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Confirmed: Yahoo Is Acquiring Video Ad Company BrightRoll For $640M

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brightroll-yahoo Yahoo just announced that it’s acquiring video ad company BrightRoll for $640 million in cash.
TechCrunch’s Ingrid Lunden and Sarah Buhr reported last month that a deal was in the works, with a price of around $700 million, but both companies declined to comment.

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Mobile Games Need Their Artists

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Screen Shot 2014-10-26 at 4.50.58 PM With mobile having relatively stabilized the question is what the next generation of games for the platform will look like, and how the industry needs a patron class of publisher to facilitate more creative games. Otherwise mobile may well stall.

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This Scientist Is Using Open Sourced Software Techniques To Turn Bugs Into Patent-Free Drugs

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content Chemist and “semi-recreational” codemonkey Isaac Yonemoto is running a crowdfunding campaign called Project Marilyn to create open sourced, patent-free cancer drugs. Yonemoto proposes a $75,000 stretch goal to fund an experiment he hopes will prove we can use a compound sequenced from microscopic bug cultures to treat cancer.

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Top The Charts With Your Mobile Game App This Holiday Season

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mobile-holiday The holiday season is fast approaching, and for mobile gaming studios it’s make or break time. How can you earn one of the coveted spots in Apple Store’s Top 10 list without exhausting your marketing budget? Below are five steps to help you develop an effective strategy for getting your mobile game apps noticed by consumers this holiday season.

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Security Will Need Big Insight, Not Just Big Data

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security-insight In looking for new opportunities in security, and many sectors, we look for the echoes of the current IT mega-trends: cloud, mobile, big data. These trends, and especially the interactions between them, are dramatically changing security needs.

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Twitpic Data Will Stay Alive “For Now” Thanks To An Agreement With Twitter

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twitpic And in a somewhat happy turn of events, Twitpic has announced that it has reached an agreement with Twitter to keep Twitpic photos and links alive, giving Twitter control over the domain and the full photo archive. However, the agreement also states that Twitpic will no longer be taking any new photos or data and will only exist in a read-only mode.

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PhotoSpotLand Wants To Help You Take Better Photos

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1-homepage Our smartphones now allow us to take more photos than ever before, but even as those cameras get better, they still don’t allow you to take DSLR-quality images. For that, you still need big sensors and the right kind of lens for the right kind of situation.

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