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The eighth annual Running of the Gnomes gets official status in ‘World of Warcraft’
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The eighth annual Running of the Gnomes gets official status in ‘World of Warcraft’

twitterThe first pink-haired gnome that Dravvie ever created.

Each year, untold numbers of pink-haired gnomes gather for one day in World of Warcraft to make a heroic trek through snowy hills, murloc-filled forests, and perilous jungles all in the name …

Weaponized narrative: the stories we tell change our theories about the world
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Weaponized narrative: the stories we tell change our theories about the world

My latest Locus Magazine column is Weaponized Narrative, about the pulp fiction convention of mashing up "man against nature" stories with "man against man" stories to tell "man against nature stories" (first the tornado smashes your house, then your neighbors …

Report: Smartphone owners are using 9 apps per day, 30 per month
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Report: Smartphone owners are using 9 apps per day, 30 per month

Smartphone users are spending more time in apps than in years past, and now access over 30 apps on a monthly basis, according to a new report from App Annie out this week. These 30 apps work out to being …

Robo-advisor WeathSimple raises another $37 million from Power Financial
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Robo-advisor WeathSimple raises another $37 million from Power Financial

With more than 30,000 clients and $750 million in assets under management, Toronto-based investment platform Wealthsimple continues to grow both in its home market and in the U.S. To bolster that growth, the company has raised an additional $37 million …