Verdict Overturned for Italian Geoscientists Convicted of Manslaughter

L'Aquila earthquake prefettura

An appeals court in Italy has overturned the 2012 manslaughter conviction handed down to seven prominent scientists and engineers following a devastating earthquake in 2009. The decision came as a surprise—and a relief—to many of the accused’s colleagues, who worried that pressure from the community, victims’ families, and local press would compel the court to agree with the earlier decision.

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The Four Pillars of Success of Angry Birds

Nick Dorra - Rovio

Dorra gets through his first slides quite quickly, and not before long, you encounter Rovio’s motto: “We build business with fans, not features”. Of a company like theirs, it is to be expected. Angry Birds’ figures include 263 million active users per month and 1.7 billion total game downloads. It is a battleship that seems unsinkable. Yet to make it work, you have to top up with fresh fuel every day.

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