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Weekly Top Stories Nov 11-17

Mashable Awards

Over the last week, the 5th Annual Mashable Awards has been the top link making its rounds through Summify summaries encouraging Summifyers to nominate their favorite companies, people, sites, apps, games and gadgets. The nomination round has now come to an end and you will hear who the 7 finalists are from each category on Nov 21, followed by a final round of voting and the winners announcement on Dec 19. We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate Summify for Up-and-Coming Social Media Service. A special shout-out is in order for @Athenesowl who voted everyday – thank you! Now onto the rest of this week’s top stories.
 

Top Stories This Week

1. Diaspora Co-Founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy Passes Away At 22



Late last night [November 13], word began to spread around the tech community that one of Diaspora‘s four co-founders, Ilya Zhitomirskiy, had passed away. With much sadness, we’ve now confirmed this terrible news with the Diaspora team. Read more

 
 
 
 
 

2. Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS


 

3. 10 Things Entrepreneurs Don’t Learn in College



I’ve written before on 10 reasons Parents Should Not Send Their Kids to College and here is also Eight Alternatives to College but it’s occurred to me that the place where college has really hurt me the most was when it came to the real world, real life, how to make money, how to build a business, and then even how to survive when trying to build my business, sell it, and be happy afterwards. Read more

 

4. The Death Of The Spec

Earlier today [November 14], my colleague Matt Burns wrote a post noting that most tablet makers may be largely failing because they’ve sold their soul to Android and are now just in the middle of a spec war, which no one can win. I’m gonna go one step further in that line of thinking: the spec is dead. Read more

 

5. Why Is China Building These Gigantic Structures In the Middle of the Desert? (Update 3)



This is crazy. New photos have appeared in Google Maps showing unidentified titanic structures in the middle of the Chinese desert. The first one is an intricate network of what appears to be huge metallic stripes. Is this a military experiment? Read more

 

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