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Whole Foods prototype puts Kinect on shopping... →
“The quest for a high-tech “shopping cart of the future” is nothing new, but Whole Foods is planning to test a new spin on the concept, using Microsoft’s Kinect sensor for Windows. The motorized cart identifies a shopper with a loyalty card, follows the shopper around the store, scans items as they’re placed inside, marks them off the shopping list, and even checks the shopper out in the...
Disaggregating the investment drought — Marginal... →
I think a major reason for the difference between net and gross investment is the growing share of Info Tech (IT) in business fixed investment. IT now accounts for over half of real business investment. But IT has a much shorter life span than traditional business equipment or investment in structures. It is like going up a down escalator –you have to run harder just to stay even. How about...
Think Tank - Betabrand →
Like Threadless, but 100x better.
Digital strategy and recommendations from 22 year...
Robin Hanson of Overcoming Bias has an awesome article on consultants, young college grads, and snake oil (bolding mine): “The puzzle is why firms pay huge sums to big name consulting firms, when their advice comes from kids fresh out of college, who spend only a few months studying an industry they previous knew nothing about. How could such quick-made advice from ignorant recent grads be...
I made a jam on my recent trip to South America.
The Long Bubble « Traffick: The Business of Search →
“There is no question that both are big, happening companies. Facebook is enormous enough that its advertising program and other visibility options for advertisers can and will become impressive. But the reality is, they aren’t doing all that well (from the standpoint of advertising programs) for a company that has raised the amount of money it has. And with their own IPO money sloshing...
Brevia Consulting | Public Affairs Agency |... →
Really hot design here.
Fashion Brands Say Publications Are a Good... →
Brands as media companies. “The Swedish brand Acne took a similar approach in 2006 and says it has paid off. The company never advertised, instead investing in Acne Paper, a twice-yearly publication that doesn’t mention its men’s and women’s collections at all. Instead, the editors say, it communicates the company’s general values through its choice of cultural content and its clean-cut...
The Age of Reason →
The most interesting man in the world? →
suicide by jaguar.
Misfortune Teller - Atlantic Mobile →
Google tracks you. We don't. An illustrated guide. →
The Grocery Store of the Future? - Commute - The... →
digital fucking service design.
It might not work →
nice stuff from Ryan.
Product GM - OK Cupid Labs →
The team at OkCupid Labs is building awesome products that can make an impact on millions of lives every day. We are looking for entrepreneurial Product Managers to help us envision and execute our next generation of products and to launch them for the world to see. If you’re hungry, passionate, and curious about testing ideas, building new products, and scaling great businesses, we’d love to...
Inside OkCupid Labs: Men Use Math To Match You Up →
“Facebook is good for connecting people who you already know. We are interested in 2nd and 3rd degree.” “Grindr, watch out for Manhunt.” “We look at more profile vectors. You can draw discriminants and cluster them accordingly.” Translation: You’d never want to date someone you used to work with. “There doesn’t seem to be an engineer who...
I.B.M.: Big Data, Bigger Patterns - NYTimes.com →
When it comes to algorithms, “if I can do a power grid, I can do water supply,” said Steve Mills, I.B.M.’s senior vice president for software and systems. Even traffic, which like water and electricity has value when it flows effectively, can reuse some of the same algorithms. Mr. Mills, speaking at a Goldman Sachs technology conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, called it “leveraging the cost...
Retailers Shut Facebook Storefonts Amid Apathy -... →
This was never a good idea. “Facebook planned to profit from retailers buying ads to drive traffic to their on-site stores. Business consultant Booz & Co. predicted in January 2011 that physical goods sold through social commerce would balloon to $30 billion from $5 billion by 2015, with Facebook contributing a majority of sales.”
Four Ways to Slice Obama’s 2013 Budget Proposal -... →
Really like the shading, and clustering of shading.
Caterina.net » Blog Archive » Pinwheel! In Private... →
Evidence that Pinwheel is a new function. “But, that’s like…Flickr for Places! You said it, not me. Is it like Flickr for Places? Ish. Part of why making Pinwheel is so fun, is so exploding with possibility, is that a note, like a photo, can be a container for all kinds of things. It is the perfect social object. Stories, advice, jokes, diatribes, information, memories, facts,...
The Daily Show, 12 More News Outlets Join... →
Samsung's super-sized Galaxy Note changed my life... →
Suppose I have a challenge for my users, like “learn new things.” What...– I wrote a little something on Digital Mimicry and Lateral Thinking. Via mdaniels.com.
Xaphoon Jones - The Jackson Pit, posted on music... →
Really fucking impressive. Minute 1:50, Xaphoon kills it. Lovely mixing. And oh man, forgot how awesome the bass (and bass line) is in this song.
WaitAway | Features →
Really nice user experience. Meatball Shop uses it for reservations.
Heroku | How it Works →
Man, I wish I understood how this shit works.
Ask HN: What are the good old ideas that still... →
“Big Daddy G basically sees most affiliates as bugs which, if fixed, would entitle them to an extra 100%+ on the purchase at issue over what they’re getting currently. This results in a frenemy dynamic because affiliates also spend $$$$$$$$ on AdWords.” Via Noah Brier.
ESPN Falls to 3rd in Online Sports Site Rankings |... →
Further evidence of fragmentation.
What Will The Big Winners in Subscription Commerce... →
“That said, e-commerce tends NOT to be a winner take all market. This may sound like good news, but it also means that startups will have to fend off copycats and similar services very early on. But I do think that a small number of these emerging players will be able to create network effects or other significant barrier to new entrants. I have a few hypotheses about how this might...
– “The mark of a master is to select only a few moments but give us a lifetime.” –Robert Mckee, Screenwriter god Another reason to never write a 50 slide deck.
At Fashion Week, a Peek at a New Tactic for... →
Fuck that’s cool. But why not just auto-stream content into an app? “Made Fashion Week’s mobile app, which will be available for iPhone, iPad and Android, has been designed to listen for specific sound waves that will be played over the speakers during runway shows throughout the week. These sound waves, inaudible to the human ear, are synched to the shows themselves and tell the app...
The New York Times’ About.com: From All-Star To... →
About.com just isn’t relevant any more. “The company has attributed this decline in value to Google’s decision last year to downgrade About pages in its search results. With more than 80% of traffic coming from search, the Google denigration was indeed a blow but About’s problems may be rooted in something deeper.”
Wolfram Alpha Pro democratizes data analysis: an... →
Interesting new functionality from Wolfram Alpha. “The other thing we’ve discovered is that people don’t want answers, they want reports. In other words, they don’t want to know that the answer to the problem is “42.” They want this report that tells them “how does 42 fit into everything else.” We had the idea we could generate these reports from...
amanda peyton :: slash blog » Girl Walk // All Day... →
Amazing analysis of Girl Talk // All Day from Amanda Peyton. “Because all their funding was crowdsourced, they didn’t have a studio calling the shots. As a result they could make a 70+ minute music video with no dialog and no discernable “celebrities”. The script was dictated by the images and the music and the genre is up for debate. Even though they had no one to officially pimp the...
A Social Life That Pays | Lockerz →
Advocacy on crack.
All sizes | Broccoli House | Flickr - Photo... →
All sizes | Rice Krispyhenge | Flickr - Photo... →
Exhibitionist coffee cup | Flickr - Photo Sharing! →
Happiness Takes (A Little) Magic | The Wirecutter →
They say that one cannot know ones own culture. But this article pretty much exemplifies the new normal for Internet consumption. “The first thing I did was to take back my time. I quit all the online content that was id-provoking and knee jerk. I stopped reading the stupid hyped up news stories that are press releases or rants about things that will get fixed in a week. I stopped reading...
Rethinking The Oreo For Chinese Consumers : Planet... →
Good marketing shit. “If an Oreo isn’t round and black and white and crazy sweet, is it still an Oreo? What is the essence of Oreoness? What the Chinese team at Kraft figured out is that an Oreo is an experience. You pry it apart, scrape out the filling with your teeth and plop it into a glass of milk. Their shorthand for the concept: “Twist, Lick, Dunk.” All the wild...