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Raanan Bar-Cohen
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The new golf: free beer & easy putting

In this recent HBO Real Sports episode, pretty wild stats on how far golf has fallen in terms of popularity since it peaked with Tiger Woods mania a few years ago — and equally wild ideas to resurrect popularity, including making putting a cinch by…

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Thanks Automattic, Hello Resolute Ventures

In many ways, the number seven holds special value. It’s a lucky number in various cultures, the number of days in a week, plays a role in agriculture and crop rotation, and it’s said that your allergies reset and change after seven years. So changing…

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We announced some funding news today – so no need to keep reading those rumor based posts :) Here are the official details from our CEO, Matt Mullenweg: I’ll start with the big stuff: Automattic is raising $160M, all primary, and it’s the first investment…

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What does the @WordPressVIP Workshop & the @Google Exec team have in common?

While reading this post about Google & Larry Page on Business Insider, I ran across this blurb: In February 2013, Google’s senior executives flew in from around the world to meet at the Carneros Inn, a rustic resort in the hilly vineyards of Napa Valley.…

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A New @danariely Project: DisHonesty - A Documentary Feature Film

Really excited to see Dan Ariely working on this. I love his books, and always find him super engaging and thoughtful: They need a little bit more to get over the finish line, so if you find this kind of stuff interesting, please consider backing this…

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On a related note – finding more and more of my conference calls are now Skype video or Google Hangout video calls. And if it’s audio-only, I’m a big fan of Uber Conference. Great service and has nice little touches like showing you who is speaking, and…

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Raanan Bar-Cohen:an amazing year. Originally posted on WordPress.com News:With 2013 behind us, we can now take a look at our community’s incredible accomplishments over the past year. Here’s the year that was on WordPress.com. 13,704,819 new blogs in 2013…

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New Yorker article: Sergey Brin's case for driverless cars #google

Great piece from the New Yorker this week: AUTO CORRECT: Has the self-driving car at last arrived? Most of the coverage I’ve seen on driverless cars has been focused on the convenience factor and the safety ramifications given how super distracted drivers…

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MacBook Pro 13" Retina > MacBook Air #apple

If you are deciding between these two new machines, highly recommend you walk into an Apple store and literally hold each laptop in your hand — you’ll be amazed that there is nearly no difference in weight, and the MacBook Pro is actually narrower. And I…
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