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Aug 25

fred-wilson:

cool use of jawbone data

It knows when you are sleeping. It knows when you’re awake. So next logical step: it knows if you’ve been bad or good?

fred-wilson:

cool use of jawbone data

It knows when you are sleeping. It knows when you’re awake. So next logical step: it knows if you’ve been bad or good?

(via marc)

Michael Bloomberg’s Harder Sell -

Landon Thomas Jr.:

Mr. Bloomberg, 72, has vowed to give away his $32.8 billion fortune before he dies. In doing so, he hopes to sharply reduce high smoking rates in Turkey, Indonesia and other countries; bring down obesity levels in Mexico; reduce traffic in Rio de Janeiro (and Istanbul); improve road safety in India and Kenya; prevent deaths at childbirth to mothers in Tanzania; and organize cities worldwide to become more environmentally friendly and efficient in delivering services.

Is that all?

“He made a gift to the world with his emotional epic Gandhi and he was the perfect ringmaster to bring the dinosaurs back to life as John Hammond in Jurassic Park.” — Steven Spielberg, paying tribute to Richard Attenborough, who died yesterday at age 90.

(Source: blazepress, via linxspiration)

Aug 24

“No, no, no, no, I’m good. If you booed me for 18, 19 years, boo me for the 20th. That’s the game, man.” — Kobe Bryant, in a long, excellent profile by Chris Ballard. Also noted: Kobe’s love of reading TechCrunch. Yes, really.

Aug 23

The Cavalier's Kevin Love Plan -

Reading this, you’d think Cleveland is the luckiest city in the world of sports. Until you realize that they haven’t won a championship in any major sport in 50 years…

Still, pretty insane how lucky they had to be in order to pull off this Love trade. Also, for tennis fans, that fact that Love will be wearing number 0 is perfect.

Still wrapping my head around the notion that we may be on the verge of seeing an iPhone this size.

Still wrapping my head around the notion that we may be on the verge of seeing an iPhone this size.

Points (And Size) Matter(s) -

Math professor John Gruber breaks down both Pythagorean Theorem and how the new, larger iPhone screens may work.

I saw a 5.5-inch Android device in a store the other day — hard to see myself using something like that day-to-day. But let’s check back in six months — I’ll probably be eating my words.

Creative People Say No -

Kevin Ashton:

Saying “no” has more creative power than ideas, insights and talent combined. No guards time, the thread from which we weave our creations. The math of time is simple: you have less than you think and need more than you know. We are not taught to say “no.” We are taught not to say “no.” “No” is rude. “No” is a rebuff, a rebuttal, a minor act of verbal violence. “No” is for drugs and strangers with candy.

I love and agree with everything about this post.

Aug 21

The password is…

The password is…

(Source: dj-lucky-samurai, via slimblackjeans)

“I like to think of it like you’re at a party drinking champagne, and the host is refilling your glass, and at the end of the party it’s like, ‘How many glasses of champagne did you have?’ Just one!” — James Freeman, the founder of Blue Bottle Coffee, talking to Fast Company about how much coffee he drinks each day.

RadioShack in Need of Rewiring -

The writing is very clearly on the wall here: Radio Shack seems screwed. And that’s too bad, because it was once such a great retail chain.

No one is asking, but my plan would be to create an “Apple Store for everything and everyone.” That is, use their current weakness, their insanely large store footprint, as an advantage. Create an Apple Store-like experience for more than just Apple products, all over.

Apple can’t do this for obvious reasons (they’re not going to sell Android devices). Neither can Microsoft (they’re not going to sell iPhones). Neither can the carriers (well they potentially could but they’re far too greedy). And Best Buy is just a bloated mess at this point.

It sounds like RadioShack is starting to do some of this. But I’ve seen the new stores. They’re not going far enough.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Awesome Mix Tops Billboard's Charts -

David Pierce:

By some alchemical mix of the movie itself and the combined excellence of the Jackson 5, David Bowie, Redbone, and the Raspberries, this collection of music from the ’70s has now spent two consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard 200. It’s estimated to have sold 93,000 copies in the previous week (down from 109,000 the week previous), putting it firmly above the “Now 51” collection and the never-dying Frozen soundtrack. Take that, pop music.

The film itself is good, but the music is both integral and elevates it, so no surprise here.