The mobile game “Flappy Bird” generates $50,000 per day in ad revenue for its Vietnamese developer, Dong Nguyen. Nguyen told The Verge Feb. 5 that the game will not likely receive any more updates because “anything added to the game will ruin it somehow.”
I promised myself I wouldn’t download Flappy Bird, but then I gave in last night. This game feeds on all my most base mobile gaming compulsions. I love it. I hate it.
I forced myself to uninstall over lunch. My high score was 17.
"I dealt directly with the Bush White House when they had concerns that stories we were about to run put the national security under threat. But, you know, they were not pursuing criminal leak investigations. The Obama administration has had seven criminal leak investigations. That is more than twice the number of any previous administration in our history. It’s on a scale never seen before. This is the most secretive White House that, at least as a journalist, I have ever dealt with."
Jill Abramson talks to John Seigenthaler about Edward Snowden, secrecy, and the media. Read more. (via aljazeeraamerica)
So Google put an ad that looks like an email in my promotions inbox….
"What we’re in the business of doing is building addicts, of building video addicts. The way we do that is by exposing our product, our brand, our shows, to more and more people."
HBO CEO Richard Plepler, speaking at a BuzzFeed event in New York, when asked if he views HBO Go password sharing as a problem. (via parislemon)
MUCH LOVED Photographer Marc Nixon made a series of portraits of teddy bears and other stuffed animals along with their age, size and history. Imprint : Abrams Image l Via