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Scenes From Zynga After The Fall

View this image › Jim Urquhart / Reuters At around 2:30 p.m. ET, the entire office of Zynga New York was called in for an all-hands meeting. They were brought to the room where Dan Porter, the former CEO of OMGPOP, would give his weekly updates. The person speaking to the office was not Dan…

Space Shuttle Endeavour Flies Over California, Twitter

View this image › nasa.gov This morning, Space Shuttle Endeavour was strapped to a 747 and flown around California before the retired vessel is lodged at the California Science Center museum. 3. People lined up to take pictures and tweet under #spottheshuttle tag View this image › Twitter: @kkblabs View this image › Twitter: @amy_landers…

How To Do Birthdays On The Internet

View this image › s3-ec.buzzfed.com Lindsay Lohan, yesterday, asking HuffPost Celeb to RECOGNIZE. Birthdays: the best of times, the worst of times. If it’s yours, and your friends are at least a little thoughtful, and nothing terrible happens at work, they can be mildly enjoyable reminders of the fact that you keep getting closer and…

How Not To Use Pinterest

Every news organization is trying to figure out how to use Pinterest, because why not? It’s nice and popular and people really love it, so if you use it, people might love you too. So this feels… off? View this image › Via Twitter: @steverousseau Pinterest is a place for nice things. It’s for handbags.…

The Biggest Gadget Scoops Site in the World

View this image › Nobody has a new iPad right now, save for Apple staffers, distributors and a few contractually gagged reviewers. Nobody except a guy who goes by Sonlazio. He’s not only got one, but he’s got video. He’s got a review. He’s got benchmarks, for god’s sake. This is the kind of scoop…

Austin Homeless Org: “Homeless Hotspots” Is a Good Idea

BBH, the advertising agency whose “Homeless Hotspots” experiment became the unlikely star of SXSW, is in full damage-control mode. Critics call the program, in which homeless Austinites carry 4G hotspots and exchange bandwidth for donations, everything from “horrifying,” “scary” to “dehumanizing.” Front Steps, the Austin homeless advocacy group that helped BBH design the program and…