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10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Job to Start a Business: Giving up the security of a full-time job to start your own business is a risky, often stressful move. “The biggest reason people don’t end up quitting is the fear of uncertainty. – by Alina Dizik –

Google Reader partially rebuilt in Zite: Many of our readers are mourning the impending loss of Google Reader, which will cease to function on July 1. The folks at Zite have a kinda, sorta replacement that can be used from within the free Zite personalized news app. – by Mel Martin –

Developing and Creatively Leveraging Hierarchical Metadata and Taxonomy: When confronted with projects requiring content, document or knowledge management, and presentation, more likely than not, the information architect will be expected to lead or contribute to development of the content classification requirements. And we don’t classify our content without reason. – by Christian Ricci –

Build This Lego Leica M9-P Hermes and Save Yourself $49,962: Lego master builder Chris McVeigh has cooked up a playful alternative to Leica’s obscenely and pointlessly expensive $50,000 M9-P ‘Edition Hermès’. The Lego version doesn’t actually take photos, but you’ll also pay only $38 for a kit if you can’t scrounge all the parts needed to assemble it. – by View Profile –

friends, cameras, action: friends, cameras, action vyclone is a social video platform that lets you co-create, sync and edit multiple views of a shared moment, effortlessly. –

CEO Dennis Crowley on Foursquare’s Biggest Mistake: For years, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley has been SXSW’s “It boy.” He’s sharp, quick, charming, and it helps that his location-based app blew up at South By for the first time in 2009. But four years on, Crowley finds himself in a different place. – by Mike Isaac –

The Philosophy of Time Travel: These are the pages from the fictional book “The Philosophy of Time Travel” by Roberta Sparrow . The text in these pages are crucial to understanding the movie and the rules within the Tangent Universe. –

Dear Assistant: A Twitter bot that uses Wolfram Alpha to answer your burning questions: Twitter bots are nothing new, but Dear Assistant is unique. It leverages Wolfram Alpha, the “answer engine” from Wolfram Research, to answer your questions on the social network. We first stumbled on Dear Assistant by chance earlier this morning. – by Emil Protalinski –

Coffitivity – Increase Your Creativity!: Your browser does not support the audio element. Ambient noise to boost your workday creativity! Plug in and start creating. (Note: For best results, set the player volume so your music is just barely louder than Coffitivity.) And a loud workplace can be frustrating and distracting. –

How to Make iPhone Conference Calls: While it used to require a conference calling service to get more than a couple people in more than a couple of locations onto a single phone call, the iPhone makes creating and hosting a small conference call very easy. And forget about dialing into special phone numbers and long access codes. – by Sam Costello –

Where the girls weren’t: A mil­lion years ago, back in 1978, I showed up at the Har­vard Crim­son in the fall of my fresh­man year to try out for a slot on our sto­ried school paper. Join­ing me for the first Crim­son “comp” of our col­lege lives were maybe a dozen other eager young would-be reporters. – by amy gutman –

Any.Do Moment for iOS and Android provides a new way to manage your never-ending to-do list: Reminder apps may be a dime a dozen, but Any.Do has carved out a niche thanks to its beautiful, minimalistic design, simple but powerful feature set, and cross-platform support (the app runs on iOS, Android, and as a Chrome extension). – by Nathan Ingraham –

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