John Murrell

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Throttle Back Those Hypersonic Dreams

This morning, DARPA’s Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 was successfully launched over the Pacific on its second test flight. It separated from its booster, went into glide mode at the edge of space, bound for Mach 20, and … nothing. Sadly, much like the first test flight in April 2010, the aircraft stopped sending back data and headed to a watery grave. Hey, if it were easy, it wouldn’t require advanced research.

We’re Taking the Day Off to Eat Too Much

November 28, 2013 at 3:00 am PT

Yahoo Snaps Up Image-Discovery Startup LookFlow

October 23, 2013 at 10:43 am PT

GoDaddy Acquires Online Invoicing Firm Ronin

October 02, 2013 at 11:13 am PT

Symantec Nominates Two New Directors

August 28, 2013 at 9:49 am PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work