TNW Weekend Roundup: All of the weekend’s biggest stories

TNW Weekend Roundup: All of the weekend’s biggest stories

If you didn’t have the opportunity to catch up on your daily fix of technology news over the weekend, the TNW Weekend Roundup will bring you quickly up to speed with what happened on Saturday and Sunday, linking you to the most popular and discussed stories here on The Next Web:

WordPress: The Free Software With a Big Economy & How You Can Get Involved

WordPress has evolved in huge ways over the years, and generally for the better. What started out as a system known exclusively as a blogging platform can be used to run a wide variety of site types. With the framework offered by the platform for theme developers so ridiculously easy to understand, WordPress has probably made more PHP dabblers out of designers than any other project.

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Saatchi & Saatchi just turned the “out of office” reply into ad space

If you’d expect good marketing inspiration to come from somewhere, you’d probably expect it to come from Saatchi & Saatchi. You wouldn’t necessarily associate them with guerilla marketing stunts however, which is what makes this micro marketing campaign even more impressive.

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TechStars Boulder: Inside the magic and mentorship of the top startup accelerator

All week long, nearly every interview that I had done mentioned TechStars as one of the driving forces behind the continued success of entrepreneurs in this town, so I knew that I had to get inside and find the special sauce that made the accelerator tick.

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How Mexican web design got on the map

Many would be glad to be one of the most awarded interactive advertising agencies in the world, but Mexican digital agency Grupo W is taking it further. Here is how a company and its school helped put Mexican web design on the map.

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Prehype: an incubator that helps corporations innovate like startups

Innovation is what shapes the evolution of human society. In order to create, one needs creativity, which requires room to breathe, mediate and collaborate. Too often, our societal structures hinder this necessary growth, particularly in professional settings. It’s why startups are so in vogue, because nimble Internet companies can accomplish growth like never before with engineering, design power and the expansive reach of social media.

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Goliath Helping David: How Microsoft Helps Startups Thrive

Capturing the essence of a seed accelerator whilst refraining from investing in companies it works with, Microsoft’s own BizSpark startup program is helping to support the next Facebook’s or Google’s as they strive to make their way in a wickedly competitive market.

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What should Apple buy with its billions? A carrier.

Apple has a lot of cash. As of Q2, 2011 Apple has over $77 billion dollars worth of cash reserves. This is uncharacteristically high for a company of Apple’s size and it has led to an enormous amount of speculation as to its intended purpose among tech pundits and fans alike.

The only thing that’s for sure is that whatever it is, it won’t be small.

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Getting Started With LinkedIn

So you heard that a company called LinkedIn just went public, and want to find out just what the hype is all about and how you can use it? TNW is here to get you up and running on LinkedIn before this very day is over.

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Why Brazil’s most innovative institution comes from Recife

Did you know that the majority of Brazilians who work for Microsoft in Redmond come from the city of Recife, in Northeast Brazil? You won’t be surprised anymore once you find out more about Recife Center for Advanced Studies and Systems, better known under the Portuguese acronym C.E.S.A.R.

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