What the F is going on at NBC?! Who’s running the show over there and why is he/she making stupid decisions? After becoming an Olympic trending topic (#nbcfail) for delaying the Opening Ceremony to increase ratings during US prime time on Friday, the decision hasn’t been flipped yet. Day 1 of the games is also being delayed, while @NBCOlympic Twitter account is ‘live’...
4 Lessons In Creativity From John Cleese |... →
7 Minutes of Terror: Curiosity Rover's Risky Mars... →
An amazing video from NASA portraying the super-complex landing of Curiosity (900Kg Mars Rover) on the surface of Mars, August 5th, 2012.
The 12 Best Ads of The 2012 Olympics | FastCompany →
FastCompany’s Meg Carter assembled the 12 best ads of the 2012 Olympics. Pay special attention to the non-official-sponsor ads, such as Paddy Power and Nike. My favorites: British Airways (Don’t Fly), Paddy Power & Nike (London France, London Ohio, etc), The Guardian (Could You Be a Medalist?) and Channel 4 (Meet the Superhumans).
I want one of those!! No spoilers please, haven’t watched it yet. The Batmobile Documentary (Teaser) (by Arwind Gajadien) Update (July 29th): the full 21min version of the documentary is available here.
20 years, and still - one of the best, if not THE best team that ever played the game. 68min of pure basketball joy —> The Dream Team Movie - 1992 USA Olympic Basketball Team Documentary (by Arwind Gajadien).
The Superfly Blog: Disruption in the Online Travel... →
getsuperfly: Here at Superfly, we are incredibly excited about the Kayak IPO. Valued at $1 billion and trading up at over $30/share, this is great news for travel startups. We believe more money will continue to flow into the online travel sector, allowing for more innovation in a largely legacy-driven…
Video: Uplinq 2012 - Day One Highlights →
Had a blast! Fast forward to 0:56min ;-)
FastCompany: The (Secret) Art of The Pivot →
What can you learn from some of the most dramatic startup pivots of all time? An insightful series from FastCompany, including Amazon, Apple, Mint.com and others.
In fact, as promising as Mayer’s career was just one year ago, we say she’d have...– Jolie O’Dell, VentureBeat: http://venturebeat.com/2012/07/17/marissa-mayer-yahoo/
Video: (How to not) Unbox the Google Nexus 7 →
Hilarious!! Makes me wanna buy one, just to experience this catastrophe firsthand. Favorite quote: ‘57th time is a charm’.
Changing your company from a brand to an... →
Building a holistic brand experience means breaking down silos within a company to foster collaboration between community managers, PR, advertising, product marketing and customer service. (via Sharon Weshler)
Although the content in Path might seem more monotonous, what makes it really...– Path’s Consistency Of Tone | TechCrunch by Brenden Mulligan.
Conscience+ helps you make moral decisions by giving you a special switch. Flip...– The iPhone app is available here. Dan Ariely » Blog Archive Conscience Now Available for Android «
The complete guide to Israeli accelerators →
The Newsgeek gang, Moran and Yaniv, have compiled a pretty extensive piece covering all you need to know about starting and building your startup in Israel. By @moranbar @yanivf @newsgeekcoil
The 18 Most Important People in Mobile Advertising →
Aside from the fact these 18 people are responsible for billions of dollars in revenues and tens of thousands of employees, they are also shaping the future of mobile advertising, and advertising in general.
Five lessons learned from Digg's rise and fall →
Digg and its founder, Kevin Rose, were the subject of numerous high-profile articles, including an embarrassing (and not-entirely-accurate) BusinessWeek cover piece with the headline How This Kid Made $60 Million In 18 Months. Yesterday, Digg’s code was sold for a rumored $500k, LinkedIn bought the patents for $1m and the Washington Post paid $12m to bring Digg’s talent (team) on...
Eric Schmidt: Google Self-Driving Cars Should... →
parislemon: Well, at least he didn’t say “in 6 months”. That’s an improvement.
Making your mobile experiences feel lighting fast. Not the code, the experience.– Mike Krieger (@mikeyk), Co-Founder, @Instagram. This quote, and many other valuable insights into mobile development and experiences, can be found here (presentation): https://speakerdeck.com/u/mikeyk/p/secrets-to-lightning-fast-mobile-design
Ken Block Goes Wild in SF →
OMG. Who knew a Fiesta can do that?! ;-)
No data is worse than no phone
It’s like owning a very sleek piece of glass, double glasses, that can only make calls and send text messages. I really prefer being without a phone at all than being with an iPhone that has no data.
How LinkedIn Has Turned Your Resume Into A Cash... →
A LinkedIn user spends a mere 18min a month on the site, compared to Facebook’s 6.35 hours, BUT - generates $1.3 in revenues to Facebook’s $0.062 (6.2 cents).
Mass-Unsubscribe From Junk In Gmail →
parislemon: pudjam666: Here’s a clever way to mass-unsubscribe from spam, marketing emails, newsletters, and other stuff you don’t want clogging your inbox. In Gmail, do a search for “label:inbox unsubscribe OR email preferences OR subscribed OR newsletter” (without the quotes) Select (checkbox) the emails you want… Brilliant.