Meet the Women Who Are Changing Marvel and Comics – Alexander Abad-Santos – The Atlantic Wire

Kelly Sue DeConnick doesnt care about being liked. She doesnt care about making someone else uncomfortable. And she, for the most part, doesnt care about hurting feelings. She has to be tough as Captain Marvel, the heroine she writes, so her daughter and your daughter wont have to. \”I am willing to make other people uncomfortable so my daughter wont have to,\” DeConnick said during the Women of Marvel panel at New York Comic Con on Sunday.

via Meet the Women Who Are Changing Marvel and Comics – Alexander Abad-Santos – The Atlantic Wire.

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Good Old Games sympathizes with furloughed workers, offers free games

Snag free copies of The Guild: Gold Edition, Capitalism, Capitalism 2, Tropico: Gold Edition, Alpha Centauri, Alien Crossfire, Theme Hospital, and Redneck Rampage by sending in \”your picture holding the official furlough letter you received\” to (the sarcastic, though potentially offensive) thanksobama@gog.com.

via Good Old Games sympathizes with furloughed workers, offers free games.

Microsoft zooms in on hybrid cloud in enterprise portfolio refresh | ZDNet

Nadella theorized there are going to be three key things that are going to be required for making progress and remaining relevant in this market: have the most ubiquitous Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, have an \”honest-to-God\” scalable public cloud with a global footprint, and be able to take same software used to run cloud and deliver that to others.

via Microsoft zooms in on hybrid cloud in enterprise portfolio refresh | ZDNet.

HBO brings its brand of ‘not TV’ to Google Play for a la carte purchase

Pricing for the download-to-own shows, which includes Veep, Girls, The Newsroom, and (nerd-favorite) Game of Thrones, varies from $2 – $3 per episode and $19 – $29 for a full season. And more content is planned to hit Play soon, including HBO\’s famed documentaries, although the cabler didn\’t get any more specific than to say it\’d arrive in the next few months.

via HBO brings its brand of ‘not TV’ to Google Play for a la carte purchase.

Weekend Report: Houston, ‘Gravity’ Does Not Have a Problem – Box Office Mojo

Recognizing that Gravity had huge commercial potential, Warner Bros. rolled out a blockbuster-level marketing effort in the past month. Advertisements played up the movie\’s unique setting and stunning visuals, and also positioned it as a thrilling, action-packed adventure. Leading up to the release, Warner Bros. started emphasizing the movie\’s critical reception, which was nothing short of fantastic (it currently has a 98 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes). Also, Sandra Bullock was all over the place promoting the movie, which helped bring in more women than may otherwise have attended an action-packed sci-fi movie (46 percent of the audience was female).

via Weekend Report: Houston, ‘Gravity’ Does Not Have a Problem – Box Office Mojo.