Token airdrops, which is basically when a blockchain project decides to distribute free tokens to the community, aren’t a new phenomenon in the crypto world. Airdrops became increasingly popular throughout 2017, primarily due to ICO fatigue and increased regulatory uncertainty for token issuers. Lately, there’s also been a trend towards blockchain startups raising more of their funds through private sales, leaving less tokens available for purchase from individual investors during the public sale, and with some projects even replacing the ICO with a community airdrop altogether. I wanted to find out about the reasons behind these strategies, and potential consequences for the crypto market, so I reached out to Jamie Burke, CEO at Outlier Ventures, a venture firm that specializes in cryptoassets and … [Read more...] about Blockchain startups are forgoing ICOs to give away free coins in ‘airdrops’
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posted on 09 Jul 2013, 22:37 21 1. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 256; Member since: 20 Mar 2012) Its called shutting off mobile data when you're not using it. posted on 09 Jul 2013, 22:38 3 3. Kal-el (Posts: 96; Member since: 14 Dec 2012) LOL u sir deserve my like...here take it LOL posted on 09 Jul 2013, 22:39 2 5. reten (Posts: 43; Member since: 03 Apr 2013) Thumb down. posted on 09 Jul 2013, 23:16 1 10. Mxyzptlk (unregistered) Don't say that. It makes too much sense. posted on 09 Jul 2013, 23:32 14 15. Leica_Shooter (Posts: 18; Member since: 10 Jun 2013) No data defeats the purpose of having a smartphone, doesn't it? posted on 10 Jul 2013, 13:21 1 39. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 256; Member since: 20 Mar 2012) I guess you missed the part where I said "when you're not using it" because you can turn it back on when you go to use it posted on 10 Jul 2013, 00:22 3 20. JC557 (Posts: 1870; Member since: 07 Dec 2011) So in essence a … [Read more...] about Comments for : New Droid MAXX to have “48 hours of worry-free battery life”
Amazon Coins Now Available for Kindle Fire Customers Every Kindle Fire owner in the U.S. will find $5 worth of free Coins deposited directly into their Amazon account Customers can also purchase Coins in bulk and receive a discount up to 10% Tens of millions of dollars worth of Amazon Coins are now in customers’ accounts to spend on developers’ apps SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May. 13, 2013– —(NASDAQ: AMZN)— Amazon today announced that customers can now use Amazon Coins to purchase apps, games and in-app items in the Amazon Appstore and on Kindle Fire. To celebrate the launch, existing and new Kindle Fire customers in the U.S. have had 500 free Coins—a $5 value—deposited into their Amazon accounts today. For customers, Amazon Coins is an easy way to purchase apps and in-app items on Kindle Fire, and for developers it’s another opportunity to drive traffic, downloads and increased monetization. With discounts of up to 10% for … [Read more...] about Amazon Coins are now live in the U.S., Kindle Fire owners get 500 of them free
“In a few years, men will be able to communicate more effectively through a machine than face to face.” It was 1968, and J.C.R. Licklider, a director at ARPA, had become convinced that humanity was on the cusp of a computing revolution. In a landmark paper called “The Computer as a Communication Device,” he described “a radically new organization of hardware and software, designed to support many more simultaneous users than the current systems, and to offer them… the fast, smooth interaction required for truly effective man-computer partnership.” For Licklider, this wasn’t just a new technology, but a new way for human beings to exist in the world. You’re reading this on a website, so you know what happened next: the internet. What initially seemed like a new way to transfer information turned into a revolution that rewrote the basic assumptions of society. Entirely new kinds of economic and social organization evolved on these … [Read more...] about We have abandoned every principle of the free and open internet
If you hate ads, but you’re still on the fence about jumping on the subscription streaming service bandwagon, Pandora has a deal for you. The company is looking to add a commitment-free way to listen sans commercials, charging 99 cents for 24 hours of ad-free listening.As reported by Music Business Worldwide Pandora CFO Mike Herring mentioned the option of offering ‘a la carte’ listening in a recent earnings call to investors, and the likeliest move is the new ad-free day pass to Pandora for 99 cents.“[This will work] if you’re having a party and you… just want to play Pandora but you don’t want the ads to show up over the loudspeaker when your guests are in the house, or during thanksgiving dinner or something,” said Herring. “So we’re looking at ways of supplementing [our] ad business.”This new service would be in addition to Pandora One, the service’s $5 per month ad-free subscription, … [Read more...] about Looking to shake things up, Pandora may offer 24 hours of ad-free listening for $1
Xbox Live Gold subscribers have another prime batch of free games to look forward to next month, as Microsoft revealed that Gears of War 2 and Hand of Fate are among February’s scheduled freebies.As in recent months, Xbox One owners will be able to download and play all of next month’s featured Games With Gold titles, including Xbox 360 releases, via the platform’s backward compatibility technology.All throughout next month, Xbox Live members with an active Gold subscription will be able to download Defiant Development’s action-RPG Hand of Fate free of charge. Featuring deck-building mechanics at its core, Hand of Fate deals players a series of digital cards that manifest themselves during gameplay as enemies, weapons, and dungeon floors.Hand of Fate features combo-driven combat in the vein of Rocksteady’s Batman Arkham series, and its randomly assigned gameplay elements ensure an unpredictable and challenging experience throughout.Xbox One and Xbox 360 … [Read more...] about Gears of War 2, Hand of Fate free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers in February
For millions of free-loading Spotify users, two new ad options are coming. Taking a nod from the Hulu playbook, the music-streaming titan announced today on its blog that Spotify Free users will soon be able to choose to watch a video ad on their mobile device in exchange for 30 glorious minutes of ad-free listening. Related: Spotify ads free music streaming to its Windows Phone appCalling its new venture Sponsored Sessions, Spotify is introducing the method as a means of enticing new sponsors to help it rise above the skin-tight profit margins of Internet radio. Although music streaming sites are extremely popular, garnering millions of users, Spotify, and its competitors like Pandora, Rhapsody, and Beats Music, pay huge royalty fees that make it tough to turn a profit. The new ad model is a way to both bring in more cash, and give Spotify’s 30 million free users a choice in their ad experience.In addition to Sponsored Sessions, the company is introducing something … [Read more...] about Spotify’s new video ads will grant users 30 minutes of ad-free tunes
Pay no attention to the pixels behind the curtain.Despite the movie being more than seventy years old, The Wizard of Oz is about to become the latest motion picture to be turned into a social media video game. Warner Bros. has licensed the rights to the 1939 movie classic starring Judy Garland to an independent game studio in an attempt to create the next social gaming phenomenon. The result is something that’s taken two years, and almost $8,000,000, to develop.The game is the creation of Chicago-based Spooky Cool Labs, which has created what it’s describing as “the first branded online, interactive, multi-platform social game designed specifically for Facebook.” Mixing clips from the original movie with highly-rendered 3D graphics (No glasses required, according to Spooky Cool Labs), the game aims to be the first in a new line of interactive experiences taking advantage of familiar movie brands for a potentially older demographic than tends to play social media … [Read more...] about Is ‘Wizard of Oz’ the next big social gaming phenomenon?
Today, we take it for granted that movies (and photos) are in color. But the creation of full-color motion pictures was an iterative process that took decades to perfect. The Wizard of Oz, while not the first full-color feature, is perhaps the most iconic example of early color cinematography. The Technicolor DF-24 Beam Splitter camera is what made it possible.Now on display at the Smithsonian’s Places of Invention exhibit in the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., the Technicolor camera stands as a reminder of how far image-making technology has come. Unlike later motion picture cameras which simply used color film, the DF-24 employed a beam splitter and color filters to separate an image into red, green, and blue component parts, as detailed by Smithsonian Magazine. The three discrete fields were recorded onto separate strips of 35 millimeter black-and-white film. A complex developing and dyeing process would later combine the images from all of … [Read more...] about Camera that shot ‘Wizard of Oz’ makes today’s cinema cams look like toys
Here in the Linux community, there's never any shortage of opportunities to wax philosophical about the success of our favorite operating system. After all, the traditional (read: proprietary) model had nothing to do with it, strictly speaking, so FOSS fans can't be blamed for wanting to extol the virtues of the free and open source model instead.Recently, however, none other than our friends at Linux Voice brought the point into the limelight."It might seem like a pernickety argument, but 'Free Software' and 'open source' emphasize different things," the mavens over at Linux Voice explained. "Free Software, as defined by the mighty Richard Stallman, stresses the importance of freedom for users and programmers to share things with their neighbors, for the betterment of society."Open source, meanwhile, was a term created to be more appealing to businesses, highlighting the practical benefits of having source code that anyone can look at," they added."So we want to hear from you," they … [Read more...] about Land of the Free, or Home on the Open Range?