On August 25 1835, the now defunct New York Sun published an article that would later become known as ‘the great moon hoax‘ – in which the author said he had proof that the moon was a hotbed of active life; beaches, trees, oceans, tail-less beavers, unicorns, goats and a trove of other highly unlikely creatures.
In hindsight, it’s obvious to see exactly how ridiculous these claims seem (and why they were told – circulation of the paper increased following them) but can you imagine how uninformed you’d have seemed back then if you’d missed the news that there are unicorns on the moon?
So. Much. Tech.
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We wouldn’t want you to run that risk, so while there are no tales of bat-like winged creatures, we spent all weekend paying attention to the happenings in tech land. All you need to do now is spend 10 minutes catching up on all the news and features you missed while doing other things. And don’t worry, they aren’t all just made up like those animals on the moon.
News from The Next Web over the weekend
- Sony is closing its PlayStation Home virtual world in Asia
- Pinterest Is Testing a News Section on Its iOS App
- The Colors of Motion Is an Interactive Visualization of Movie Color
- An International CEO’s Guide to Silicon Valley
- Behind Norway’s Edge in Online Music
- How the Himalayas Changed My View of Entrepreneurship
- Content Marketers: Start Giving a Damn About Your Content
- The Real-world Benefits of Playing a Lot of Games
- The Rise of Tech Designed for Low-Income Americans
- Startup Founders in Southeast Asia, it’s Time to Step Up
From beyond The Next Web
- Playstation Network Attacked Along With Battle.Net, Services Brought Down – Updated [Inquisitr]
- Delivery Start-Ups Are Back Like It’s 1999 [The New York Times]
- Autonomy deals raise questions as HP row escalates [The Guardian]
So, there you have it, the biggest news and features from the last two days. Of course, if you fear missing out in the future, you can always subscribe to our individually crafted newsletters or Like our Facebook Page to stay in touch.
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