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Weekly Top Stories Oct 21-27

1. Steve’s Final “One More Thing…”


Steve Jobs was the ultimate showman. As such, it should be no surprise that he realized the power of following up a great performance with an encore. But unlike many musicians who treat encores as a given add-on for each show, Jobs seemed to recognize that encores are much more powerful if they’re used judiciously. The Steve Jobs encore was the “One more thing…” He didn’t use it all the time, and because of that, when he did, it would whip the audience into a frenzy.

 

2. A More Accurate, Transparent Klout Score



Today we’re releasing a new scoring model with insights to help you understand changes in your influence. This project represents the biggest step forward in accuracy, transparency and our technology in Klout’s history. Joe shared the full vision behind these changes in his post last week.

 

3. Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world



AS PROTESTS against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters’ worst fears. An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy.

 
 
 
 

4. WATCH: Steve Jobs’s Biographer on “60 Minutes”


60 Minutes has posted its two-part interview with Walter Isaacson, the authorized biographer of Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs, which aired Sunday evening.

 

5. Creator Of Lisp, John McCarthy, Dead At 84



The creator of Lisp and arguably the father of modern artificial intelligence, John McCarthy, died last night. He studied mathematics with the famous John Nash at Princeton and, notably, held the first “computer-chess” match between scientists in the US and the USSR. He transmitted the moves by telegraph.

Weekly Top Stories: October 16-22

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Noses


God is the artist. I just find the Ninja Turtle in his work.

 

2. Dropbox: The Inside Story Of Tech’s Hottest Startup


Here’s that rare Steve Jobs story, one that’s never been told, about the company that got away. Jobs had been tracking a young software developer named Drew Houston, who blasted his way onto Apple’s radar screen when he reverse-engineered Apple’s file system so that his startup’s logo, an unfolding box, appeared elegantly tucked inside. Not even an Apple SWAT team had been able to do that.

 

3. Introducing Instapaper 4.0 for iPad and iPhone

This is a big update. (Impatient? App Store link.)

 

4. Are Facebook ID Cards In Our Future?

Facebook has filed for a trademark on the usage of “Facebook” on business cards and, more curiously, “non-magnetically encoded” ID cards among other things. If granted the trademark would protect using the word Facebook in the specified formats, not any actual invention.

Introducing Weekly Top 3 Stories

A couple of weeks ago we posted a question to Twitter and Facebook asking Summifyers, “What would you like to see on the Summify blog?” Dain Binder was kind enough to share his thoughts, and we’ve decided to run with one of the ideas, trying something new: Weekly Top Stories – the three biggest stories shared through the Summify community each week. Enjoy!

1. Exclusive: Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet


A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots’ every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones.

2. Last American Who Knew What The Fuck He Was Doing Dies



Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple Computers and the only American in the country who had any clue what the fuck he was doing, died Wednesday at the age of 56. “We haven’t just lost a great innovator, leader, and businessman, we’ve literally lost the only person in this country who actually…

3. KERNTYPE: a kerning game



Your mission is simple: achieve pleasant and readable text by distributing the space between letters. Typographers call this activity kerning. Your solution will be compared to typographer’s solution, and you will be given a score depending on how close you nailed it. Good luck! Post your scores in the comment section!

 

Bonus – Staff Pick

Epic Trick Shot Battle – Dude Perfect: the craziest basketball and frisbee shots you’ve ever seen (via Candidman).

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