Gongol.com Archives: March 2014

Brian Gongol

March 25, 2014

Computers and the Internet Facebook keeps on making it rain for startups
After spending more than the company's net worth on WhatsApp, another $2 billion now for a virtual-reality product maker. If it's just a ploy to get some news headlines, it's an incredibly expensive vanity move. Buzzfeed calls it a "moonshot".

Weather and Disasters Mudslide in Washington kills more than a dozen -- or possibly many more
Warnings of the instability reportedly go back years

Health Nestle opens food-safety institute in China
The more we see imports from China on American grocery shelves, the more we should want to see this kind of private-sector supervision take over where government supervision clearly has not

Science and Technology A scientific look at why many men can't dance

Humor and Good News The most over-the-top Wikipedia entry ever?
Nobody needs that much detail about a novelty song

Computers and the Internet A subtle de-escalation of "@" replies and hashtags might just help Twitter go even more mainstream
The service's ecosystem of hashtags and insider jargon are unquestionably off-putting to new users and non-users

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