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Europe’s Film Heritage Now Available Online

Europe’s Film Heritage Now Available Online

Although we often invoke “Hollywood” when we talk about the movie industry, many of the world’s greatest films and much of the world’s film history comes from outside that Los Angeles district. A nod here goes to the Lumière Brothers, of course, two of the earliest filmmakers. But rousing applause should go to the European Film Gateway, which is…

Humble Bundle Launches Its Third Pay-What-You-Want Video Game Offer

Humble Bundle Launches Its Third Pay-What-You-Want Video Game Offer

The Humble Bundle is set to launch its latest package deal today, continuing its successful “pay-what-you-want” business model with the release of a new bundle containing 5 indie games.

This bundle includes: Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, VVVVVV, Hammerfight, and And Yet It Moves. As with the previous Humble Bundles, these games are all…

Startup Q&A Site Sprouter to Shut Its Doors

Startup Q&A Site Sprouter to Shut Its Doors

We’ve covered Sprouter several times here at ReadWriteStart, recommending the Toronto-based startup as a great resource for entrepreneurs – as both a professional social network and, more recently, as a Q&A site. So it’s sad to hear the news today that Sprouter will be closing its doors.

According to the Sprouter blog, the site will close on…

A Day Without Native Apps:  My Chromebook Experiment

A Day Without Native Apps: My Chromebook Experiment

I’ve had a chance to test-drive a Chromebook already, but having received my very own this week (See disclosure at the end of this post), I decided to see if, indeed, I could make the Web-only netbook work for me. I mean really work for me. Many of the early reviews of the Chromebook suggested that, while it was a great idea and a decent netbook…

FDA to Review Medical Smartphone Apps

FDA to Review Medical Smartphone Apps

The explosion in the number of health-related apps has opened many interesting possibilities for rethinking both mobile and personal medicine. But when the Food and Drug Administration starts a blog post by invoking the Apple slogan “there’s an app for that,” you know the results may well be “there’s a regulation for that.”

Indeed, the FDA is…

Harry Potter Goes Google for the New Pottermore E-book Site

Harry Potter Goes Google for the New Pottermore E-book Site

JK Rowling’s announcement last month that she would finally be releasing digital versions of the Harry Potter novels was met with great excitement. That’s no surprise as the series is much beloved and Rowling’s announcement timed with the release of the final Harry Potter film. Fans, feeling nostalgic perhaps for the books themselves, are keen to…

Textbook Rentals Come to the Kindle: Probably Not a Money-Saver

Textbook Rentals Come to the Kindle: Probably Not a Money-Saver

Amazon unveiled a Kindle Textbook Rental, giving students the ability to rent instead of buy digital textbooks. Amazon says that, “tens of thousands” of titles from some of the major textbook publishers – including John WIley & Sons, Wlsevier, and Taylor & Francis – will be available for this school year.

It’s not just the selection that the…