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Quora bills itself as nothing less than “your best source of knowledge” — not your dad, not your librarian, not Wikipedia. The company, spawned by two righteous Facebook alumni (one since ousted), has raised tens of millions from investors who think it can back this claim up. But a little poking around shows Quora’s got a lot of learning to do — today it’s the Tumblr of opinions.
Yahoo has a problem: it has no idea what it’s doing, or how it’s going to do it (outside of teenage dream hires). Some people who claim intimate knowledge say the company is going to do it by throwing a serious Hail Mary: buying Tumblr for $US1,000,000,000. That’s one billion.
You don’t know Roger Dickey’s name, but you know his creation: Mafia Wars, that incredibly popular, spammy hybrid of virus and video game once played by millions, that polluted your Facebook feed some years back. Now, he’s got a new project on the way — a vague “dating coach” service — and it’s already annoying people: its own employees.
Law & Order has never been a paragon of TV realism — just take a look at the websites it makes up as plot devices. Poor Ice-T has to browse a web that’s nothing but rape sites and murder porn.
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa skyscraper is a lot of things: a testament to humankind’s love of building humungous stuff for the hell of it. It’s very shiny! And, in a bad storm, it sounds like it’s about to fall apart.