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Removing business from government is like removing religion from God. Short of becoming a self sufficient entity, government will always need to interact with business to procure materials and services. So, it isn't a  utopian ideal, its a paradox.
A fascinating piece of research confirming that what we all suspected is actually true. American politics is entirely bought and paid for by the economic elite and this democracy thing just isn't w...
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My immediate thought is...what took Amazon so long?
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How exciting is this! Alpha Centauri is one of my favorite games of all time.
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Primetime is one of the best parts of Google TV. It seems like Google is using this as inspiration for Android TV. 
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It is easy to underestimate the value of having true access to the Google Play store and all of your previously purchased apps, especially games. My biggest gripe with Google TV is the incompatibility with the general Android ecosystem. Android TV fixes this gripe.

Regarding Chromecast, I don't think Android TV will impact Chromecast as greatly as some fear. I think they are complementary devices that will each fill a specific niche.
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While troublesome, I find this "Cuban Twitter" fiasco amusing. For once, the government was successful and is getting completely and thoroughly castigated. What makes it even more amusing is that this was a government agency successfully creating a software product when the Affordable Care Act signup portal was going down in flames.
Senator calls the subversion project “dumb, dumb, dumb.”
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Its not really confusing. People want technology to make their lives easier and more interesting, not replace them with a simulacrum. It should empower, not isolate and take away your sense of control. This tension between humanity and technology isn't rare or new. People in general are not comfortable with perceived, real or imaginary, attacks on their humanity or autonomy.
A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center shows that the majority of Americans are optimistic about the future. But when asked about specifics, they demonstrated a pronounced nervousness about some of the most plausible and beneficial advancements.
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Can you imagine ESPN being forced to pay Comcast for access to Comcast's customers because ESPN was so popular it overloaded their network demand? In reality, Comcast pays ESPN... A LOT. So, about Netflix and YouTube...
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Not sure how adding visual complexity to an already confusing product will help. It also seems to shift the focus away from Twitter's core strengths of speed and simplicity. I would rather see additional tools to manage my Twitter stream than a Facebook clone.
Rumored in February and official today, Twitter's profile pages are undergoing a fundamental redesign. The Twitter blog has announced the changes this morning, noting that they're only effective...
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Teaching myself to bake. More fun than I anticipated.
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