Daily Reading from February 12, 2011

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  • Broken Links — I’ve been getting madder and madder about the increasing use of dorky web links; for example, twitter.com/timbray has become twitter.com/#!/timbray. Others have too; see Breaking the Web with hash-bangs and Going Postel. It dawns on me that a word ...
  • 30 Ways to be Intimate With Your Wife — Post written by Sean Platt of Writer Dad. Intimacy can be defined in many ways. But if you’re a dude, your brain probably went exactly where mine would have; the nape of a neck, the curve of a breast, ...
  • Secrets Of Freemium Pricing: Make The Cheapskates Pay
  • The Three Functions of a Management Team — "The Three Functions of a Management Team After my quarterly Return Path exec team offsite last week, my team and I were rehashing the day’s conversation over dinner.  Was it a good day or a bad day?  An upper or ..."
  • Yep, TechStars just open sourced the Seed Accelerator model
  • A month is fifteen weekends — "Lean Startup Machine is the brainchild of Trevor Owens, Josh Horn, and Ben Fisher, a hackathon-style competition where teams come together on a Friday evening and build a brand new startup – by Sunday. It’s an impossibly short amount of ..."

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