Posts Tagged: techcrunch

Crowdsourcing Publishing

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As if upending the publishing industry with its ongoing battle with Hachette wasn’t enough, now Amazon wants to cut out publishers entirely. Amazon is launching a new program called Kindle Scout, a system where customers will read excerpts and vote on which books will move forward with publication. Voting for a winner gets users a free […]

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How the Tech Industry Could Fix Gentrification

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We’ve previously written a bit about gentrification, particularly in San Francisco and usually from the perspective of the people being pushed out of their neighborhoods. TechCrunch writer Kim-Mai Cutler has a different perspective, one from inside the tech industry. And although she has no problem with the infamous Google buses, she does take issue with the way tech culture has “changed from one of […]

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The DIY Sentry Gun Scene

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Tech crunch hypothesizes that yes, contrary to what you may have believed previously, there is in fact money to be made in the DIY sentry gun scene. Rudolph Labs has released an open source tracking sentry gun system that uses household items such as your webcam, computer, and paintball gun or airsoft rifle. The sum […]

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