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  • Nintendo’s Move To Mobile Unlikely To Offer Retro Gamers Much More Than Memories

    Nintendo’s Move To Mobile Unlikely To Offer Retro Gamers Much More Than Memories

    Nintendo’s announcement that it would partner with Japanese mobile gaming company DeNA to create games on mobile devices using Nintendo’s intellectual property sounds like a dream come true, but will probably offer little more than muted nostalgia for retro game lovers. Unless you’re one of the nine people who have never owned one of Nintendo’s fleet of hand-held… Read More

  • My View From Outside The Anti-Echo Chamber

    My View From Outside The Anti-Echo Chamber

    Amazon’s stumble into mobile with the Fire Phone was widely and savagely derided by the tech press, and when it comes to its latest gadget, the Echo, the only way to describe the reaction is “meh-spicious.” My fellow TechCruncher Greg Kumparak wagged a finger at Amazon for providing us with yet another unnecessary way to give them our money, and others in the tech media… Read More

  • AOL Quietly Changes Our 401(k) Employer Match Program

    AOL Quietly Changes Our 401(k) Employer Match Program

    Starting this year, AOL has changed how it distributes its matching 401(k) contributions for all employees, which could put a sizable dent in the retirement accounts for workers who part ways with the company before the end of the year. Read More

  • Blockbuster’s Demise; An Elegy To Video Store Culture

    Blockbuster’s Demise; An Elegy To Video Store Culture

    After years of clinging to life, Dish Network has announced it will pull the plug on its remaining 300 Blockbuster Video brick-and-mortar locations by early next year, signaling another death knell to the age of home video rental. The once-mighty video juggernaut had more than 9,000 locations at its peak in 2004, a number that significantly plummeted over the past decade. I worked for… Read More

  • 3D Printing Is The Future, But What Kind Of Future?

    3D Printing Is The Future, But What Kind Of Future?

    The crescendo of media reports about the advent of a DIY printable firearm has caused an understandable uproar. In the wake of so many high-profile, mass-casualty incidents involving firearms — and a lot of impotent rage by our elected officials — it seems counterintuitive that, as we circle the wagons around the idea of passing rational gun legislation at the federal level, we… Read More