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+ - Ask Slashdot: Starting a website in college?

Submitted by XPeter
XPeter (1429763) writes "I'm a freshman in New York looking for a way to start up an idea of mine. The general premise is to create a website that would connect people to find additional work aside from ones main job.

  I have a team, and have started the groundbreaking, but one crucial question remains: How would I monetize a website like this? Should I host advertisements, or take a percentage of the job cost? Also, what payment methods should I use?"

+ - Oil Rig Explodes In Gulf of Mexico->

Submitted by XPeter
XPeter (1429763) writes "For the second time in less than six months another Gulf oil rig has caught on fire; this time owned and operated by Mariner Energy of Houston. It is unclear whether or not the rig is leaking oil into the waters, when it was spotted by a patrolling helicopter this morning. All 13 people on the platform have been accounted for and rescued."
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+ - Starcraft 2 To Be Released In Mid 2010 ->

Submitted by XPeter
XPeter (1429763) writes "It's finally here folks, after over a decade of waiting the second Starcraft game is set to be released by ActiBlizz in the middle of 2010, with the beta starting later this month. The new has been equipped with multi-game voice chatting, along with a shop to purchase ActiBlizz titles. For those interested, "Thousands" of players will be given access to the beta (which you can sign up for here:, across North America, Australia, Taiwan, Europe, New Zealand, and South Korea."
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+ - Two big Blizzard releases in 2010

Submitted by XPeter
XPeter (1429763) writes "The speculation can finally end, Blizzard has confirmed that Starcraft 2 and WoW: Cataclysm will be released in 2010, with Diablo 3 following in 2011. Shacknews has the story "Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime has confirmed that just-revealed World of Warcraft expansion Cataclysm and StarCraft II are the two titles the company expects to hit in 2010"

Many hoped that Diablo 3 would be released with Starcraft 2, but this doesn't seem to be the case."

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