Archive for the ‘Area’ tag
This morning, I saw a woman reading words on printed paper.
This is the most disruptive thing since Dalton Caldwell’s last bowel movement.
I saw her a few rows ahead of me and was shocked. She was reading this incredibly thin paper that seemed to offer both informative and entertaining content. From what I could see, the paper had obituaries, local news, even comic strips!
I immediately conducted a highly scientific survey of my train neighbors and saw three people on iPhones, two on iPads and two on Macbooks. Two were sleeping—I think. One actually might have been dead.
[Trolls, you can’t get mad that I only saw Apple products BECAUSE IT’S SCIENCE.]
But this maverick was flaunting her paper like nobody’s business. Can you imagine all the applications for this that we haven’t thought of?
Finally, I can read weather and local sports scores in the bathtub with no fear of electrocution from dropping my 17 inch Macbook Pro.
If we all read our news on these printed products, which would obviously be delayed from Internet and TV news, we wouldn’t have to worry about having the Olympics spoiled for us. Since when did Breaking News become so great anyway?
And the fun wouldn’t stop once you’re done reading the words. Think about all the paper mache you’re missing out on—boom! Newspaper to the rescue. Out of toilet paper in your apartment? Family Circus has got ya covered. You could even ball up the pages with your cubicle mates and have summer snowball fights.
Point of sale: much better than the Apple Store.
Competition? I don’t know…Gutenberg? No one currently in the market prints words on paper and distributes it.
Monetization? Child please—these papers will have more targeted ads than Facebook. Imagine, a whole targeted ads section where anyone can buy space and offer to exchange goods or services for money. Some people might even be willing to pay subscriptions for premium versions!
Mobile? Uh, hello? Anybody home? Think McFly! The whole thing is mobile. Carry this with you anywhere it folds right up…Web 12.0, bitches.
All right, that’s my pitch. Now I need some cash. Raise your hand if you invested in Groupon…
Thuiswinkel.org adviseert zijn aangesloten webwinkels nu in actie te komen voor een goede overgang naar de Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). Vanaf 1 februari 2014 zullen nationale betaalproducten als girale overmaking en automatische incasso niet meer werken.
I hate being tagged on Facebook but I might be out of the norm.
I guess this is a useful feature.
You search for something, can’t find the best answer on Bing and decide to ask it on Facebook and call out some friends who you think are experts in the area. It will add notifications to your friends notification menu and encourage (annoy) them to answer.
What do you think of this feature?
Here is a video of how it works from Bing:
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.
Gas stations have long been the go-to place to ask for directions if you’re lost, but for better, more reliable directions, go where the employees are pretty much required to know the area. More »
During a December 2010 fireside chat, TechCrunch founder (and then-editor) Michael Arrington asked Marissa Mayer what she would do if she hypothetically ran Yahoo.
As you all know, Mayer was VP at Google at the time, but left on Monday to become the CEO of Yahoo. The oddly prophetic interview is even more interesting to watch now that Mayer has taken the Yahoo position.
Here’s the (slightly cleaned up to remove “um,” etc.) Yahoo bit:
Arrington: Do you mind if we do some what-ifs, just for fun? Like, if you ran Yahoo, for example, what would you do?
Arrington: Just theoretically. Would you cut back? Lay everyone off, like they’re doing? Would you try to expand in a certain area? I’m just curious.
Mayer: I think if I were Yahoo—I think, one, it’s a difficult job. But I do think Carol’s done a lot of smart things. The partnership on search was smart in many ways. We would’ve liked the partnership to have been with us. But that was smart. I also think that looking at other really interesting brands that are getting a lot of traction on the internet—those are smart acquisitions for them to make to really help broaden out their base, broaden out their platform and ultimately stay relevant.
It’s no longer a hypothetical. The difficult job is Mayer’s and now we get to sit back and see how her thoughts have changed over the past two years and how they will translate into action.
The full video is below; if you just want to watch the Yahoo piece, it starts around 28:10
Thanks to Adrianne Jeffries for the heads up.
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Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, will reportedly attend the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley retreat this week and is rumored to have purchased a house in the area.
SEOs and webmasters have asked for phone support for webmaster related issues for a long time and I don’t plan on Google to offer it anytime soon.
So when I saw a thread about someone from Google calling a site owner from a 650 area code…
It doesn’t require much to call an area a workspace—all you really need is a desk—but there’s plenty more you can do in any office to take full advantage of the space. The walls, your desk, and even your doors are more than they appear to be—they’re secret productivity tools. With a few small alterations, you can unlock their hidden potential. More »
I talked to Marty Weintraub, AKA @aimClear, about the Human Development Center. I asked him to tell us about this fantastic organization and the help it provides to the surrounding communities. Here was his response: The greater Duluth/Superior area and outlying communities are incredibly lucky to have the Human Development Center. Established in 1938, In [...]