Archive | February 2014

Bilked Investors’ New Dream: A Mt. Gox Takeover


Some investors who lost thousands after Mt. Gox’s implosion are weighing a new plan: Taking over the exchange to recoup some of their cash.

The idea, which some consider pie-in-the-sky, made the rounds on the Bitcoin sub-Reddit. The gist: Investors will take over Mt. Gox and use its remaining equity to and it running for a few years. Over that time, they will generate enough money from trading fees to pay back at least some of the money they’ve lost. As Redditor Xeldel explained:

A new Xchange wouldn’t be mt gox, it wouldnt have any of the employees or management, not even the name. Call it anything. the idea would be to maintain the account balances. Take the data , put together a transparent secure exchange and run it. There is no reason to say i want anyone’s account balances dissolved and forgotten, if that is able to be preserved. There are plenty of cheap gox coins for sale right now. A working solution of this idea would be more than enough incentive for some very talented people to get involved. …

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Video Review – Tengami for iPad

Here’s my latest iPad game video review – of Tengami. Let’s get paperin’!

Be sure to check in this weekend for your latest ‘5 Under $5 iPad Games’ rundown.

Here’s an App Store link for Tengami; it’s currently priced at $4.99.

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‘Lego Movie’ Producer Bringing ‘Minecraft’ Game to Theaters


Following in the footsteps of the hit film The Lego Movie, Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the popular video game Minecraft

The game’s creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson broke the news via Twitter on Thursday

Someone is trying leak the fact that we’re working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Movie. I wanted to be the leak!

— Markus Persson (@notch) February 27, 2014

Lego Movie producer Roy Lee (with his company Vertigo Entertainment) has signed on to oversee the project, Deadline reports

No surprise there, considering the similarities of the two gamesMinecraft, which has sold more than 35 million copies since its beta release in 2009, is essentially a digital Lego set, allowing users to create avatars and build structures using various materials …

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Must Reads: Striking Gold, the WikiLeaks Ghostwriter and More


During the week, we consume words in snackable, tweetable bites. But on the weekends, we have the time to take a dive into the murkier, lengthier depths of the Internet and expand our attention spans beyond 140 characters. We can brew a cup of coffee and lie back with our iPads, laptops, smartphones and Kindles.

Since you’re bound to miss a few things during the daily grind, we present to you, in our weekly installation of Mashable Must Reads, a curated list of can’t-miss stories from around the web to read and reflect on. (You can find last week’s must reads …

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‘Maxim’ Magazine Sold to Operator of Steak ‘n Shake Restaurants


A smart business deal can help diversify a business or appeal to a core user. Sometimes the best do both.

Maxim magazine has been bought by Biglari Holdings, a company that operates Steak ‘n Shake among other businesses, according to a press release. Biglari currently does not operate any other media outlets, according to its website

Maxim will continue to operate independently.

“Maxim’s inclusion into our collection of companies will benefit from our financial strength. We plan to build the business on multiple dimensions, thereby energizing our readership and viewership,” said Sardar Biglari, chief executive of Biglari Holdings.

The magazine was said to be entertaining …

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The Key To Helping San Francisco’s Homeless: Cellphones


You won’t find “cellphone” listed within Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, but the device is certainly making a case for inclusion.

A new San Francisco-focused website, Link-SF, was unveiled Friday with the goal of helping the city’s homeless population connect with resources like shelter, food and medical assistance.

The idea for a website alone isn’t necessarily groundbreaking, but the intended use case is. Site creators built the service specifically for mobile phones, which have become an important tool in the everyday lives of America’s homeless population, too, says Kenshiro Nakagawa, a software engineer at Zendesk who helped develop the site …

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Moscow’s ‘Gay Olympics’ Are Off to a Nightmare Start


Outraged by the 2014 Winter Olympics being held in Sochi despite Russia’s harsh anti-gay climate, LGBT activists there and elsewhere had a dream they hoped would counter their disappointment

The first Russian Open Games — an Olympics for LGBT athletes meant to also promote LGBT equality in Russia — would feature more than 200 athletes from more than 10 countries competing in Russia’s capital city of Moscow from Feb. 26 through March 3. Hotels were booked, as were sports venues, and the Open Games looked set to fill an attention gap between the Olympics’ closing ceremony on Feb. 23 and the start of the Paralympics on March 7 …

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Beyonce’s NSFW ‘Partition’ Video Dominates YouTube


Driver roll down the partition please, it’s getting way too steamy in here

Beyonce released the official video to “Partition” on her YouTube channel Tuesday, and it’s a hot one. The video was technically released on Dec. 3, along with 16 other videos, during the surprise iTunes drop of Beyonce’s visual album

But the Queen has now given us common-folk access to the raunchy Jake Nava-directed video. In it, the singer seduces real-life hubby Jay Z in, where else?, the back of a car. There are also a few lingerie-filled pole-dancing scenes to really turn up the raunch factor …

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