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Post mortem – Thanks & lessons learned | Notes from the trenches
Lessons learned – Don’t operate in a market where a single player can arbitrarily decide to kill you. Especially don’t work in a market that’s controlled by an entity that explicitly refuses to communicate with you (or anyone else) or to explain their guidelines.

The Best “Entry Level” Science Fiction Books to Convert Your Friends
A lot of the greatest science fiction and fantasy books are not for newbies. They can be daunting for new readers, because they assume you've already read a lot of science fiction and fantasy. But what are the best "entry level" science fiction and fantasy books? We asked some top editors and writers, and here are their picks.

Applying Artificial Intelligence to Nintendo Tetris
In this article, I explore the deceptively simple mechanics of Nintendo Tetris.

Twitter’s Future Can Be Seen in China — Irvingside
It will be interesting to see how Twitter creates its unique ecommerce platform, but for now we can turn to China's messaging giant WeChat to predict the San Francisco-based company's future. WeChat began as a messaging service like many of its rivals Line and WhatsApp, but has recently embraced financial transactions. WeChat's users can make payments to McDonald's through the app. After the transaction is finished, WeChat provides a QR code from McDonald's for users to redeem. Last November, WeChat partnered with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi to sell the company's flagship phone, the Mi-3. In less than 10 minutes, 150,000 units of the device were sold on WeChat. Although WeChat's impressive user base of 500 million and counting far surpasses that of Twitter, one can still expect Twitter to experience similar results from ecommerce.

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