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It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.

The new new things that weren’t

We’re always looking for the New New Thing in tech, since long before Michael Lewis coined the phrase. Often we are entirely too successful. There are so many New New Things — and so many of them fall from the sky like burned-out flares soon enough, to further litter...

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Meet Binky, the anti-social media simulator

 Something happened to social media recently. I don’t know exactly when things changed, but almost overnight, randomly scrolling through feeds became a lot less enjoyable. Flame-wars, bad news, fake news, worse news and anxiety-fueling comment sections meant that...

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Venture-backed Ravel Law sells to LexisNexis

 Ravel Law, a legal search, analytics, and visualization platform that aims to turn lawyers into data analysts, has sold itself five years after its 2012 founding. The buyer: the New York-based legal research giant LexisNexis, which is paying an undisclosed sum for...

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Gillmor Gang: Emotional Healing

 The Gillmor Gang — Keith Teare, Doc Searls, Denis Pombriant, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, June 9, 2017. Denis Pombriant joins the Keith Gang for a vigorous rubdown of fake views and Comey smackdown of the Obstructor in Chief. +Doc’s biting tracking...

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